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  1. Tubes for Instrument Amps (75)

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    JJ Electronics 12AX7 / ECC83 Preamp Vacuum Tube JJ Electronics 12AX7 / ECC83 Preamp Vacuum Tube
    $12.69
    MSRP:
    $15.00 (save 15%)
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  2. Orange Amplifiers Tube Tester Orange Amplifiers Tube Tester
    $499.00
    MSRP:
    $699.99 (save 43%)
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    $399.99
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    Tung-Sol 12AX7 Tube Tung-Sol 12AX7 Tube
    Tung-Sol 12AX7 Tube

    High gain, ultralow microphonics, and superb linearity. Full, musical sound.

    $15.49
    MSRP:
    $20.94 (save 26%)
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    Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-12AX7-C Preamp Tube Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-12AX7-C Preamp Tube
    Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-12AX7-C Preamp Tube

    The ever-popular and sorely missed Chinese 12AX7 is finally back! This tube has a warm, fat, old-style tone...

    $19.99
    MSRP:
    $24.99 (save 20%)
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  1. Electro-Harmonix 12AX7EH Preamp Tube Electro-Harmonix 12AX7EH Preamp Tube
    Electro-Harmonix 12AX7EH Preamp Tube

    Its detailed, musical tone rivals the most desirable NOS types. Unique spiral filament eliminates the...

    $13.39
    MSRP:
    $22.17 (save 40%)
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    Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-6L6-R Matched Power Tubes Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-6L6-R Matched Power Tubes
    Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-6L6-R Matched Power Tubes

    Slightly less power and a more aggressive edge when pushed into distortion.

    Starting at $47.94
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    $69.99 (save 32%)
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    JJ Electronics EL84 Power Vacuum Tube JJ Electronics EL84 Power Vacuum Tube
    Starting at $13.92
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    $32.00 (save 27%)
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    Ruby 6L6GCMSTR Matched Amp Tubes Ruby 6L6GCMSTR Matched Amp Tubes
    Ruby 6L6GCMSTR Matched Amp Tubes

    A Santana favorite with full, clear tone. Comes with 6-month replacement warranty.

    Starting at $34.99
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    $100.00 (save 50%)
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    Ruby ECC83 (12AX7A) Preamp Tube Ruby ECC83 (12AX7A) Preamp Tube
    Ruby ECC83 (12AX7A) Preamp Tube

    Get that true Marshall tone!

    $13.99
    MSRP:
    $17.50 (save 20%)
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    Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-EL84-S Matched Power Tubes Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-EL84-S Matched Power Tubes
    Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-EL84-S Matched Power Tubes

    This Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-EL84-S power tube comes in duet and quartet sets. This European version with...

    Starting at $46.74
    MSRP:
    $119.99 (save 28%)
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    JJ Electronics 6L6GC Power Vacuum Tube JJ Electronics 6L6GC Power Vacuum Tube
    Starting at $19.78
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    $54.80 (save 31%)
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    Mullard 12AX7 Preamp Tube Mullard 12AX7 Preamp Tube
    Mullard 12AX7 Preamp Tube

    $18.99
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    $24.03 (save 21%)
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    Sovtek 12AX7WA Preamp Tube Sovtek 12AX7WA Preamp Tube
    Sovtek 12AX7WA Preamp Tube

    $16.29
    MSRP:
    $17.11 (save 5%)
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    Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-E34L-S Matched Power Tubes Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-E34L-S Matched Power Tubes
    Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-E34L-S Matched Power Tubes

    The 1st choice of pro players.

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    Ruby EL34 Matched Power Tubes Ruby EL34 Matched Power Tubes
    Ruby EL34 Matched Power Tubes

    Formidable output and rugged construction!

    Starting at $34.99
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    JJ Electronics 6V6 Power Vacuum Tube JJ Electronics 6V6 Power Vacuum Tube
    Starting at $16.23
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    Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-6L6-GE Matched Power Tubes Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-6L6-GE Matched Power Tubes
    Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-6L6-GE Matched Power Tubes

    The Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-6CA7GE power tubes comes in a matched duet set and are the reissue of the...

    Starting at $54.46
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    $159.99 (save 33%)
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    JJ Electronics 12AT7 / ECC81 Preamp Vacuum Tube JJ Electronics 12AT7 / ECC81 Preamp Vacuum Tube
    $13.95
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    Electro-Harmonix EL84 Matched Power Tubes Electro-Harmonix EL84 Matched Power Tubes
    Starting at $22.99
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    $72.80 (save 38%)
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    Tung-Sol 6V6GT Matched Power Tubes Tung-Sol 6V6GT Matched Power Tubes
    Starting at $35.99
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    $54.73 (save 34%)
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For many musicians, there's no question about it: tubes are the best way to go. If you're here looking for tubes, you're probably in the same boat. Fortunately, there are plenty of tubes available for your instrument amps, from vintage models dating back to the tube's golden era all the way to modern amps that stick to tube-based circuitry for that irreplaceable character they can add to your sound. Generally, the most crucial tubes in your amplifier are the preamp tubes. Responsible for handling the raw signal from your instrument and pedals, the preamp section not only gives a power boost, it also defines the overall tone and gain of the sound. Because the preamp tubes are so central to the amp's function, changing them has a big impact. If you want to learn about all the different sounds your amp is capable of, experimenting with various preamp tubes is a great place to start. In an amplifier with more than one preamp tube, pay special attention to the very first one, nearest to the input—it's in the point position, and that means it's going to have the greatest effect of any one tube on the sound that eventually comes out of the amp. Power tubes come later in the amplifier's circuitry, and their job is to kick up the power level of the signal so that it can drive those big speakers. With this role to fill, power tubes don't quite have the same impact on your sound as preamp tubes—but that isn't to say they have none. If your preamp tubes were coffee, the power tubes would be cream and sugar: they don't create the 'flavor', but they sweeten it to taste. Depending on your amplifier, you may also have rectifier tubes to customize. Many tube amps use solid-state rectifiers, so you're most likely to need one of these tubes if you're using a vintage amp or a strictly all-tube model. Rectifier tubes can be difficult to classify because they don't have a direct impact on your sound. The rectifier determines the voltage that goes to the other tubes, and those tubes will give a slightly different sound at different voltages. But rectifier tubes do have one quirk that plays into your sound: when you come in strong on the attack, the tube will drop the voltage, giving a distinctively soft lead-in that builds to a swelling note as the voltage goes back to normal. When you're choosing your rectifier tubes, it's this characteristic that you're looking for. If you have a hybrid amplifier, you may only have preamp tubes—or maybe you have an antique amp that needs all three. It all comes down to what you need, whether you're fine-tuning your sound or just stocking up on replacements of your favorite tube.

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