Vacuum Tube Accessories

Tube Boxes - generic, for storing vacuum tubes
Heavy plain white boxes with dividers to cushion tube. Minimum order of 10 per size.
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Socket - 9 Pin, Ceramic, PC Mount, bottom or PC mount
9-pin ceramic tube socket commonly used for preamp tubes or EL84 power tubes
  • Bottom, PC mount
  • ¾” chassis hole required
  • ¾” tail diameter
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Socket - Belton, Micalex, 8 pin octal, MIP
High insulated 8-pin tube socket commonly used for octal power tubes. Fits 1 3/16" to 1 1/4" chassis hole diameter. Applicable for use in all types of electric and electronic equipment using vacuum tubes. Features:
  • Panel saddle mounting
  • Easy mount with the saddle of extruded screw hole
  • Phosphorus bronze terminal pin with solder plating
  • Glassfiber filled PPS insulating material.
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Socket - Belton, 9 pin, crimped with shield base, Micalex
Belton micalex tube socket commonly used for preamp tubes or EL84 power tubes
  • Fits ¾" chassis hole diameter
  • See P-SS9-400 for a compatible tube shield
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Tube Shield - High Quality, Fits P-ST9-700 with Spring
New production, aluminum, 2" tall, for use with P-ST9-700 and P-ST9-700-PC.
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Damper Rings - High Temperature Silicone, Red
High temperature silicone damper / dampener rings great for remedying microphonic oscillations and tube rattle. These red dampening rings are rated for temperatures up to 240°C and come in various sizes to fit a variety of tubes. Please verify your tube sizes to ensure a proper fit.
  • 20mm: Recommended size for 12A_7 (i.e. 12AX7, 12AT7, 12AU7, etc.) types, EL84, or any other tube with a ~20mm diameter.
  • 28mm: Recommended size for 6V6, 6SN7, 5AR4, or any other tube with a ~28mm diameter.
  • 30mm: Recommended size for some EL34, Svetlana EL34, JJ GZ34, Gold Lion KT77, or any other tube with a ~30mm diameter.
  • 32mm: Recommended size for some EL34, 6L6, 6CA7, or any other tube with a ~32mm diameter.
  • 35mm: Recommended size for 6L6GC, 5U4G, 6146B, or any other tube with a ~35mm diameter.
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Socket - Belton, 9 Pin, Miniature, Top Mount
9 pin miniature Belton socket. Applicable for use with all types of electric and electronic equipment using vacuum tubes.
  • Paddle saddle mounting
  • Phosphorous bronze pin terminal with tin plating
  • Glassfiber filled PPS Insulating material
  • Easy mount with collar attached socket
  • 1-⅛" mounting centers
  • Fits ¾" chassis hole
  • Top mount
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Tube shield - for 9-pin miniature, aluminum, multiple colors
Colors Available:
Protect your preamp tubes and customize them to suit your style with these colorful aluminum tube shields.
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Tube Clip - Belton, for Octal, sold individually
Grips tube base with 'teeth' to securely hold tube in place. For use with octal sockets with 1-1/2" mounting centers. Super high quality. Spring plate with Nickel plating. Please Note: This tube clip will not work with socket P-ST8-500
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Socket - Belton, 9 Pin PC Mount Standoff
(Belton) Micalex, 9 pin miniature socket with PC pins, stand off mounting. Fits 3/4" chassis hole diameter (bottom mount). Applicable for use with all types of electric and electronic equipment using vacuum tubes. Features:
  • Paddle saddle mounting
  • Phosphorous bronze pin terminal with tin plating
  • Glassfiber fileld PPS Insulating material
  • Easy mount with collar attached socket
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Socket - Belton, 9 Pin, Miniature, Bottom Mount
Belton Micalex tube socket used for 9 pin miniature tubes, bottom mount. Applicable for use with all types of electric and electronic equipment using vacuum tubes.
  • Chassis hole: ¾”
  • Mounting Centers: 1-1/8”
  • Bottom mount

Features:
  • Paddle saddle mounting
  • Phosphorous bronze pin terminal with tin plating
  • Glassfiber fileld PPS Insulating material
  • Easy mount with collar attached socket
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Retainer - fits EL34 / 5881 and 6L6GC Tubes
For use with guitar amps and applications where tube is suspended upside down in chassis. Use with suspended 5881, 6L6, and EL34 tubes.
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Vacuum Tube Retainer - for EL84 Tubes
Tube retainer for EL84. for use with guitar amps and applications where the tube is suspended upside down in the chassis. Supports a maximum tube height of 2.8 inches
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Socket - 9 Pin, Miniature, Ceramic PC, China
9-pin ceramic tube socket commonly used for preamp tubes or EL84 power tubes
  • PC mount
  • 13/16” tail diameter
  • Available with standard or gold pins
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Covers - for Chassis Holes, Nickel-plated Steel
High quality chassis hole covers for a wide variety of hole sizes. These covers use tapered tabs that easily snap into the hole to securely hold the cover in place. If a more permanent solution is required, the metal tabs can be bent outward after installing to secure the hole cover to the chassis. These nickel plated covers are a great way to modify an existing chassis or cover up mistakes. This list shows some common hole sizes for a variety of parts used on amplifiers, pedals and other equipment.
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Socket - Belton, Micalex, 8-Pin Octal, MIP, Flanged Holes
Belton 8-pin Micalex tube socket commonly used for octal based power, preamp, and rectifier tubes. Applicable for use with all types of electronic equipment using vacuum tubes. This version has circular extruded holes.
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Socket - 9 Pin, Ceramic Base with Aluminum Shield
9-pin tube socket commonly used for preamp tubes or EL84 power tubes (without shield)
  • Top mount
  • 1-15/16” shield height
  • 3/4” chassis hole required
  • 1-1/8” mounting centers
  • Includes shield
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Tube Clip - Octal, Sold individually
Vacuum tube base clip. Grips tube base with teeth to securely hold tube in place. For use with octal sockets with 1-½" mounting centers.
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Socket - 8 pin octal, Sleeve Connectors, 1" with Bracket
Ceramic Tube socket used for octal power tubes.
  • Chassis hole: 1” to 1-1/4” depending on mounting (Top: 1” to 1-1/16”, Bottom: 1-1/4”)
  • Mounting Centers: 1-1/2” with oblong mounting holes
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Socket - Belton, 8 Pin Octal, Micalex, MIP, PC Mount
Belton 8-pin Micalex tube socket commonly used for octal based power, preamp, and rectifier tubes. Applicable for use with all types of electronic equipment using vacuum tubes.
  • Convenient top or bottom, PC mount capabilities
  • 1-1/4” chassis hole required
  • 1-1/2” mounting centers

Features:
  • Paddle saddle mounting
  • Phosphorous bronze pin terminal with tin plating
  • Glassfiber filled PPS Insulating material
  • Easy mount with saddle of extruded screw hole
  • Short leads
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Ring for Retainer - rubber, fits EL34 / 5881 and 6L6GC Tubes
Rubber ring for retainer S-H141 fits EL34/5881 and 6L6GC tubes. Outer Diameter: 1.38" Inner Diameter: 1.00" Thickness: 0.16"
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Vacuum Tube Retainer - Belton, for EL84s, High Quality
Retainer (Belton). for use with EL84 tubes, mounts to chassis. Steel plate with nickel plating and natural coil spring. Note: these retainers are for specialized socket below chassis mounting. (See mounting drawing below.) The springs are too short for standard sockets mounted level with the chassis surface.
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Socket - 9 Pin, Miniature, Standoff Ceramic PC Mount
9-pin ceramic PC mount tube socket commonly used for preamp tubes or EL84 power tubes
  • Standoff, PC mount
  • 0.70” outer diameter
  • 3/4” tail diameter
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Socket - 9 Pin, Ceramic with Center Shield
9-pin ceramic tube socket commonly used for preamp tubes or EL84 power tubes
  • Bottom mount
  • 3/4” chassis hole required
  • 1-1/8” mounting centers
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