Vacuum Tube Accessories

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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Plug - 8-Pin octal tube base, Black Plastic
Black plastic 8-pin plug. This is the bottom portion of an octal tube base including all 8 pins and guide key between pins 1 and 8.
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Turret Strip - Socket Mount , Gold Plated Copper, Single Row
Single row turret strips with a tab for mounting directly to tube socket mounting holes. The screw mount turrets are made of gold plated brass and are pre-mounted to the 2mm thick boards. The mounting hole is 0.15” in diameter. These turret strips are a great option for components connecting to the socket lugs of point to point builds.
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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 - 8 pin octal, Fork Connectors, 1" with Bracket
Ceramic Tube socket used for octal power tubes.
  • Chassis hole: 1” to 1-5/32” depending on mounting (Top: 1” Bottom: 1-5/32”)
  • Mounting Centers: 1-1/2” with oblong mounting holes
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Tube Shield - Belton, Push Twist for Socket P-ST9-AWS
2" tall, for use with P-ST9-AWS. Push/twist to chassis, no mounting centers. Belton manufacture. Aluminum sleeve with natural coil spring. Spring length: 26mm
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Socket - Belton, Micalex, 8 Pin, Octal PC Mount, Long Lead
Belton 8-pin Micalex PC mount tube socket with long leads 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 mount capabilities
  • 1-1/4” chassis hole required
  • 1-1/2” oblong mounting centers

Features:
  • Paddle saddle mounting
  • Easy mount with the saddle of extruded screw hole
  • Phosphorous bronze pin terminal with tin plating
  • Glassfiber filled PPS Insulating material
  • Long 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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Socket - Belton, 9 Pin, Crimped with Shield Base, PC mount
Belton 9-pin tube socket, crimped with shield base. Applicable for use with all types of electronic equipment using vacuum tubes.
  • Top mount, PC pins
  • 3/4” tail diameter
  • 1-1/8” mounting centers

Features:
  • Paddle saddle mounting
  • Phosphorous bronze pin terminal with tin plating
  • Glassfiber filled PPS Insulating material
  • Easy mount with collar attached socket
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Socket - 7 Pin, Miniature, Ceramic with Mounting Ring
Ceramic 7-pin socket with center shield and mounting bracket.
  • Convenient top or bottom mounting capabilities
  • 5/8” chassis hole required
  • 7/8” mounting centers
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Socket - 9 Pin, Ceramic with Center Shield and Shield Base
9-pin ceramic tube socket with attached shield base commonly used for preamp tubes or EL84 power tubes (without shield)
  • Top mount
  • 7/8” chassis hole required
  • 1-1/8” mounting centers
  • P-SS9-325 and P-SS9-325XL are compatible tube shields.
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Socket - 8 Pin, Phenolic, top mount
8-pin phenolic tube socket commonly used for octal based power, preamp, and rectifier tubes.
  • Top mount
  • 1” to 1-1/8” chassis hole required
  • 1-1/2” mounting centers
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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 - 8 Pin Octal, Ceramic, with Separate Retaining Ring
8-pin ceramic tube socket commonly used for octal based power, preamp, and rectifier tubes. Great replacement for Fender, Marshall and others.
  • Convenient top or bottom mount capabilities
  • Includes mounting bracket
  • Spade type pins
  • 1-1/16” to 1-1/8” chassis hole required
  • 1-7/16” oblong mounting centers
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Bracket - for 9 Pin vacuum tube socket
Washer fits around sockets to hold them to chassis.
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Socket - 9 Pin Miniature, Ceramic Base, Aluminum Shield
9-pin tube socket commonly used for preamp tubes or EL84 power tubes (without shield)
  • Top mount
  • 1-15/16” shield height
  • 7/8” chassis hole required
  • 1-1/8” mounting centers
  • Includes shield
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Tube Shield - For 9-Pin, Aluminum, Extra Long
Extra long (70mm) aluminum tube shield for noval tubes. Ideal for tubes that are longer than a standard preamp tube such as the 6CG7, 12BH7, etc.
  • Includes shield base
  • Designed for longer than standard pre-amp tubes
  • Sold individually
  • Compatible with P-ST9-212
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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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Covers - for Chassis Socket Hole, Steel
Steel plates for covering unused socket holes on modified chassis. These covers provide a safe solution for modifying any chassis. These covers use elongated mounting holes to fit a variety of socket hole sizes. P-ST9-CVR
  • 9 pin (noval) socket hole cover
  • 5mm x 3.5mm mounting holes
  • 27.1mm center to center

P-ST8-CVR
  • 8 pin (octal) socket hole cover
  • 6.5mm x 3.5mm mounting holes
  • 40mm center to center

P-ST8-ST9-CNVRT
  • 8 pin to 9 pin (octal to noval) socket adapter
  • Bottom mount 9 pin socket recommended
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Grid / Plate Anode Cap - Ceramic for tubes
Diameter listed is the inside diameter. The anode cap is used for making an electrical connection to vacuum tubes which have anode high voltage connection from the top. Its contact resistance is less than 0.01 ohm, insulation resisitance is over 10,000 Mohm. Life time is about 200 cycles.
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Socket - 8 Pin, 1" Chassis Hole, 1-¼" Mounting Centers
8-pin plastic tube socket commonly used for octal based power, preamp, and rectifier tubes.
  • Bottom mount
  • Includes mounting bracket
  • 1” chassis hole required
  • 1 ¼" mounting centers
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Solid State Rectifier - Yellow Jacket® YJR, For 5AR4, 5U4, 5Y3
The YJR is a direct plug-in replacement adapter for use in most amplifiers that use 5AR4/GZ34, 5U4, 5Y3 or similar full-wave rectifier tubes. The YJR converts your amp's vacuum tube rectifier to a solid state rectifier, reducing tube sag for a tighter sound and feel.
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Socket - 9 pin miniature, ceramic, bottom or top mount
Ceramic tube socket commonly used for preamp tubes or EL84 power tubes.
  • Chassis hole: 7/8”
  • Mounting Centers: 1-1/8”
  • Bottom or top mount
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Socket - 9 Pin, Ceramic, PC Mount, with center shield
9-pin ceramic tube socket with center shield lug and PC pins commonly used for preamp tubes or EL84 power tubes
  • PC mount
  • 7/8” chassis hole required
  • ⅞" tail diameter
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