Vacuum Tube Accessories

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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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. The tube rectifier can easily be swapped back in when sag is desired. This Yellow Jacket® is a solid state device and as such does not come with vacuum tubes.
  • Converts most audio amplifiers which use a vacuum tube rectifier 5AR4/GZ34, 5U4 or 5Y3 to a solid state device.
  • Safe for all common amplifiers and transformers.

All Yellow Jacket® converters have a one year warranty against manufacturer defects.
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Socket - 9 Pin, Ceramic, PC Mount with Aluminum Shield
9-pin ceramic tube socket commonly used for preamp tubes or EL84 power tubes (without shield)
  • Top mount with PC pins
  • 1-15/16” shield height
  • 7/8” chassis hole required
  • 1” mounting centers
  • 13/16” tail diameter
  • Includes shield
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Tube Converter - Yellow Jacket®, YJC, Converter Only
Converter-only version of the P-YJC. Tubes not included. Requires an EL84 vacuum tube, such as:
  • T-EL84-EH (Electro-Harmonix)
  • T-EL84-GEN (Genalex)
  • T-EL84-JJ (JJ Electronic)
  • T-EL84-MUL (Mullard)
  • T-EL84-MP-PV (Peavey)
  • T-EL84-S-MP-GT (Groove Tubes)
  • T-EL84-SOVT (Sovtek)
  • T-EL84-TAD (Tube Amp Doctor)
  • T-EL84-TUNG (Tung-Sol)
  • T-EL84_6BQ5 (NOS)
  • T-EL844-JJ (JJ Electronic EL844)
  • T-EL84M-SOVT (Sovtek EL84M)

We also sell an EL84 sampler set containing 9 EL84 tubes:
  • T-EL84-SET

The YJC is similar to the YJS, but for use in amps with cathode-biased power tubes. Cathode-biased power tubes have a bias resistor connected from their cathode to ground. The ground wire of the YJC is used to bypass the amp’s cathode bias components so the Yellow Jacket® converter’s internal bias components are used instead.
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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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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 KT88 and 6550 Tubes
Rubber ring for retainer S-H143 fits KT88 and 6550 tubes. Dampens vibration.
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Tube Converter - Yellow Jacket®, YJS
The YJS is a specialized, current-limiting/voltage-conditioning adapter for use in most 20 to 100 watt amps that use 6L6, EL34, 6550 or 6V6 output tubes. The YJS is for amps with fixed bias power tubes. (Fixed bias tubes have their cathode connected directly to ground and a negative DC voltage applied to their control grid). All Yellow Jacket® converters come with JJ Brand EL84/6BQ5 vacuum tubes.
  • All Yellow Jacket® converters come with JJ Brand EL84/6BQ5 vacuum tubes.
  • Converts most audio amplifiers with 6L6s, EL34s, 6550s, or 6V6s and similar-based tubes to EL84s without modification or rebiasing.
  • Converts: Class AB to Class A operation
  • Drops Output Power: 50% to 70%.
  • Safe for all common amplifiers and transformers.

Yellow Jacket® converters are a type of specialized adapter which permit the use of EL84/6BQ5 power tubes in place of 6V6, 6L6, EL34, and 7591 type vacuum tubes.
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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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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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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 - 9 Pin, Ceramic, Magnoval, bottom or top mount
9-pin premium ceramic tube socket used for magnoval (EL504/EL519 size) base tubes. Can be top mounted or bottom mounted, using unique ring mount. Great replacement for vintage amplifiers and other equipment.
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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 - 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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Tube Converter - Yellow Jacket®, YJS, Triode version
The YJS is a specialized, current-limiting/voltage-conditioning adapter for use in most 20 to 100 watt amps that use 6L6, EL34, 6550 or 6V6 output tubes. The YJS is for amps with fixed bias power tubes. (Fixed bias tubes have their cathode connected directly to ground and a negative DC voltage applied to their control grid). All Yellow Jacket® converters come with JJ Brand EL84/6BQ5 vacuum tubes.
  • All Yellow Jacket® converters come with JJ Brand EL84/6BQ5 vacuum tubes.
  • Converts most audio amplifiers with 6L6s, EL34s, 6550s, or 6V6s and similar-based tubes to EL84s without modification or rebiasing.
  • Converts: Class AB to Class A operation
  • Drops Output Power: 70% to 90%.
  • Safe for all common amplifiers and transformers.

Yellow Jacket® converters are a type of specialized adapter which permit the use of EL84/6BQ5 power tubes in place of 6V6, 6L6, EL34, and 7591 type vacuum tubes.
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Tube Converter - Yellow Jacket®, YJUni
The YJUni is a simple pin-converting adapter for use in most amps with 6V6 or similar based tubes like 6F6, 6G6, 6K6, 6Y6, etc. The YJUni is shorter than standard Yellow Jacket®. It is designed for use in lower power output amps (20 watts or less) when no power reduction is desired. If your amp is cathode-biased, then no bias adjustment is needed. If your amp is fixed biased, then the bias should be adjusted just as it would be according to the standard biasing instructions included with the amp.
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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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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 - 9 Pin, Miniature, PC mount, with Shielded Base
Top mount, mounting centers = 1", chassis hole = ¾".
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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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Socket - 4 Pin, Ceramic Plate, bottom-mount
Bottom mount ceramic socket has bossed mounting holes and recessed rivets to allow sub-panel mounting. Socket fits 300B, 811 size tubes.
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Socket - 8 Pin Octal, Saddle Plate, Black, Top Mount
8-pin plastic tube socket commonly used for octal based power, preamp, and rectifier tubes.
  • Top mount
  • 1-1/16” chassis hole required
  • 1 ½" mounting centers
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Tube Converter - Yellow Jacket®, YJUni, Triode version
The YJUni is a simple pin-converting adapter for use in most amps with 6V6 or similar based tubes like 6F6, 6G6, 6K6, 6Y6, etc. The YJUni is shorter than standard Yellow Jacket®. It is designed for use in lower power output amps (20 watts or less) when no power reduction is desired. If your amp is cathode-biased, then no bias adjustment is needed. If your amp is fixed biased, then the bias should be adjusted just as it would be according to the standard biasing instructions included with the amp.
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Bracket - for 8 Pin vacuum tube sockets
Washer fits around the socket in in order to hold it to the chassis. for 8 pin sockets.
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