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6BQ5 / EL84 TUBES CURRENTLY IN STOCK



This page lists all of the 6BQ5 type tubes I currently have in stock, including all industrial and European versions.

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These are extremely high demand vintage tubes, so I have these listed on their own page, as my stock changes rapidly. If you need a quantity of these tubes, or have specific needs such as matching, special construction, etc., please e-mail me. NOTE: Our inventory is being simplified to show that we either have adequate stock on hand ("in stock"), are out of stock ("temporarily out of stock"), or stocks change very rapidly with rare, high demand tubes ("call/e-mail"). Stock levels with actual quantity on hand shown are being phased out as we update inventory. The only exception to this will be very scarce tubes where we typically will only have a small stock on hand. Of course, any time you need a large quantity of tubes of any type, is is a good idea to email us for a stock check first.

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The 6BQ5 is a small beam power pentode vacuum tube. It is a finger sized tube, all glass, and has a standard 9-pin base (like a 12AX7) with a large cylindrical plate structure inside. This tube is truly a mouse that roared, as it can handle 12 watts on the plate at 300 volts, and 300 volts on the screen at 2 watts! The early Beatles music was all heard through 6BQ5 tubes (Mullard EL84s actually) as they exclusively used VOX British made amps that were full of these little guys. This tube was also popular in the 1950s and 1960 in larger hi-fi table radios, hi-fi amps, smaller console stereo systems, and "portable" tube amps that were found in better record players and tape recorders. The USA factories were primarily RCA, GE, and Sylvania that made this tube, despite what the label says. RCA has the number in the "stop sign" octagon, GE has the number and a code of dots etched into the glass, and Sylvania usually has 6BQ5 and the letters U.S.A. in dark grey paint at the top of the tube. Both grey and black plates (early type) were used. The early RCA tubes had black graphite sprayed on inside the glass for shielding. Some are quite dark, others have a variable density "smoky glass" look to them, giving them the term "smoked glass" types. This "greyglass" makes the tube look used, but it is normal, and these tubes are rare and excellent sounding! Later 1960s and 1970s USA 6BQ5 tubes were often made by Amperex, Mullard, or Siemens, and can be spotted by the factory date code near the bottom of the tube. This tube is currently being made in China and Russia, but caution needs to be used when using these in a vintage amp, as some of the current tubes cannot handle more than 200 volts on the screen or plate.

The 7189 is an "industrial" version of the 6BQ5. It can handle 400 volts on the screen and plate, but otherwise looks just like a 6BQ5. Usually you can use a 7189 in place of a 6BQ5, but NOT the other way around! The 7189A has even higher ratings, at 440 volts, and has a different pinout. The pinout difference may make this tube incompatible with 6BQ5/EL84 circuits, unless you know it will work!

NOTE ON COMPATIBILITY WITH RUSSIAN TUBES: All NOS 6BQ5 tubes have an internal pin connection that is according to the established standards for this tube type. SOME RUSSIAN TUBES HAVE DIFFERENT INTERNAL PIN CONNECTIONS AND ARE NON-STANDARD! If your amp was built after 1982 and was shipped with Russian tubes installed, check with your dealer or amp technician to be sure NOS tubes can be used in your amp. This affects very few amps but I have seen some designed around non-standard Russian tubes!

NOTE ON MATCHING PAIRS AND QUADS: We can supply matched pairs or quads when stock is available. Usually pairs are listed on this page if available. Inquire if you need quads and we can check availability for you. Matching is within 5% of plate current draw under load, and within 5% of transconductance (Gm). This has proven to be well within tolerance of most amps over 15 years of selling these pairs. Of course, various amps will run these tubes at differing plate voltages, which may affect the match on any particular amp. Our tubes are guaranteed to match properly on your amp. However, it is expected you will adjust the bias or otherwise inspect your amps bias operation when installing these tubes. Our guarantee does not cover tube or amp damage caused by incorrect bias adjustment or amps in need of internal repair.

NOTE ON GROOVE TUBES: The EL84S types of pairs and quads made by Groove Tubes may be ordered with factory matching with respect to both Gm/plate current AND "hardness" ratings. The hardness rating is the degree to which the tube breaks up or distorts, when driven to it's limits. The standard "normal" breakup hardness is numbered 4-6. You may request early breakup ratings of 2-3 where the tube will distort nicely in a guitar amp when moderately overdriven. For very clean playing, or for use in hi-fi or stereo tube amps, you may request a late break up number of 7-9. These are very low distortion at high output tubes, and will not break up until heavily overdriven. There is no extra charge for hardness requests. All Groove Tubes are new and come in boxed pairs or quads, and GT power tubes have a 90 day defect warranty in addition to our 30 day satisfaction guarantee.

6BQ5:

The standard USA designation for this tube. The usual brands predominate in the NOS tube market: RCA, GE, and Sylvania. Zenith was often made by GE, and Westinghouse was often made by Sylvania. Any of these USA NOS tubes will sound better and probably last longer than the current production 6BQ5 tubes. Early tubes used blackplates, later versions had grey plates, and a limited production period of RCA produced smoked glass tubes. These are still reletively plentiful and prices are reasonable.

EL84:

This is the European designation for the 6BQ5 type tube. It is the same tube as a 6BQ5 and often the tube has both type numbers on it. The popular vintage tubes here are those by Telefunken, Amperex, or Mullard. Virtually all European EL84 tubes used grey plates, often with cooling fins at the top, and seams in the top glass. The Telefunken are said to sound the best, and are the most difficult to find of all of these brands. Telefunken tubes have wonderful air and three dimensional imaging at the top end, and very accurate mids and bass. All Telefunken tubes have a tiny diamond shape molded into the glass on the bottom, and have a very chalky ink on the surface which often is partially wiped off. Beware! These tubes are being reproduced in China, and look like the real thing, complete with diamond mark. The tipoff is the label: the fake labels will not wipe off.

The Amperex can be found with a white label and the treble clef logo (rare), the Bugle Boy cartoon tube logo, Amperex in white ink, and the orange world logo. The Bugle Boy is the most popular, almost to being a "designer" label, which has driven the price up and supplies down. Amperex made many tubes for the USA market, mainly for Zenith and Motorola. These are excellent tubes, identical in quality to Bugle Boys. The sound is gentle with nice air at the top, and a carefully controlled warmth in the lower mids. They usually say "made in Holland" in white around the top, and have the Heerlen, Holland factory code near the bottom. All of the Dutch Amperex and Philips made tubes were burned in at the factory, which created small "sooty" patches inside the glass in the genuine old tubes. This is not a sign of use or wear, but rather a sign of authenticity. Watch for the 1950s vintage versions with the "D" shaped top getter, as they are rare and fine. Even more scarce are the pre-1957 "disc getter" that were the first generation of these tubes. They are getting pricey due to demand outstripping supply.

Mullard EL84 tubes were made in both the old "shield" logo in white ink, and later the IEC/Mullard logo in white. They are rarer than Amperex, but worth seeking out. The are powerful, yet creamy, with a nice deep richness and warmth in the lower mids and bass. Mullard made these for GE, Raytheon, Admiral, and many other USA brands. They can be spotted by the seams on the top of the glass, "Great Britain" in white at the top or bottom, and the "B" code for the Blackburn factory at the bottom. Like the Amperex tubes, Mullard tubes are burned in at the factory, so even new ones have small "sooty" looking spots near openings in the plate. Just a few hours of use will make Mullard tubes get large sooty patches inside the glass. This in no way affects the life or sound of the tube. Many found today were "aged" at the factory or by hi-fi shops, and the sooty marks inside the glass is actually a sign of authenticity, as the fakes will not develop the dark marks. Again, watch for the 1950s versions with the square top getter, they are just great.

Siemens and Tungsram tubes often look very similar to Amperex. Most have the Munich factory mark near the bottom, looking like the "unequal" sign (equal sign with a slash thru it) and plates similar to Amperex. Siemens have a number molded in the glass on the bottom, and usually say "made in Germany". They made many EL84 tubes for Realistic-Radio Shack with gold pins. Tungsram are also nice German tubes, usually with "made in Austria" printed on the bottom. Two types of plates were used, one type with a slit in the center like Mullards, and another with several large circular holes in the plate. Early Austria-made Tungsram tubes are easy to spot, as the gettering process usually made large, bright silver spots on the glass at every opening in the plate. This is normal, and not a sign of use!

EL84 made in Japan:

There are still quite a few of these tubes floating around in the NOS marketplace. Many are actually excellent tubes, and are a great bargain currently. Those made by Matsushita (who made much of the Japanese tubes available) were made in a factory that was set up by Mullard, and their tubes are very similar to the famous Mullards. Japanese brands include Towa, Matsushita, NEC, Toshiba, Futuba, and Hitachi. They also made tubes for late 1970s Realistic, RCA, Raytheon, Motorola, Zenith, and others. Try 'em, you may find they kick the butt of the Russian and Chinese tubes!

7189 and 7189A:

This is the "industrial" version of the 6BQ5. It has a bit higher screen voltage maximum, at 400 volts, but is a plug-in replacement for a 6BQ5. Mullard made a wonderful version of this tube, and is what is usually found in the USA in a European made 7189. Probably the best non-USA 7189 available. Mullard and Amperex also made these as OEM for Scott, Heath, and other amplifier makes, with the brand of the amp on the label. The other types more often found are RCA, GE, and Sylvania. The USA brands are also about all you will find in the 7189A, which is slightly different in pinout and voltage ratings. The screen and plate maximum voltages are up to 440 and 400 volts, respectively, which is significantly higher than either the 6BQ5 or the 7189. Replace a 7189A only with another 7189A unless you know a 7189 will work OK. These are all getting hard to find, especially the European versions, and prices are beginning to soar. Grab some while you still can.

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Quantity in Stock new listing categories: "In Stock" = we got 'em, come and get 'em! "Temporarily Out of Stock" = Dang it, we just ran out, but check back real soon! "Call/e-mail" = these are rare tubes and stock changes quickly. Please call us for the latest inventory, and we can often outsource these tubes for you.

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TELEFUNKEN

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6BQ5/EL84 Telefunken, diamond mark, made in Germany, NOS MATCHED PAIR

New Old Stock in white box and original boxes. MORE JUST IN!! Great early 1960s vintage German tube sound! These have the bottom diamond mark. These tubes are scarce. These nice pairs are matched to within 3 percent Gm. SINGLE TUBES $80 EACH. Some have poor labels (typical of old vintage Telefunken tubes) but these are the genuine diamond bottom Ulm, Germany made tubes. SINGLE TUBES ARE $90.00. One pair of 7189, which are excellent industrial versions of the EL84 with slightly higher specs, and can be used anywhere an EL84 is used.

$190.00 per pair

in stock

6BQ5/EL84 Telefunken, diamond mark, made in Germany, light use MATCHED PAIR

Light use tested good, in white box. Great early 1960s vintage German tube sound! These have the bottom diamond mark. These tubes are scarce. A great chance to try these rare tubes at a savings, they test at least 75% of new. SINGLE TUBES $50 EACH.

$105.00 per pair

out of stock

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SIEMENS / SIEMENS UND HALSKE / VALVO

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6BQ5/EL84/E84L Siemens, made in Germany by Siemens Halske, NOS MATCHED PAIR

New Old Stock in white box. More stock just in! Great 1960s vintage German tube sound! Many made for Audiophile grade Philips SQ, some have original Siemens labels and Valvo labels, a few are CBS. These tubes are similar to Telefunken in quality, and just as scarce. Siemens sometimes made tubes for Telefunken and CBS, the quality is the same. All are S&H factory marked. Carefully matched pairs. One pair is the military CV2975.

$169.00 per pair

In Stock

6BQ5/EL84 Lorenz, made in Germany, NOS

New Old Stock in original box and white box. Great 1960s vintage German tube sound! These all have the Lorenz marks and labels, and are from the Stuttgart factory. These tubes are similar to Telefunken in quality, and just as scarce. Some are made for Zenith and other brands. MATCHED PAIRS ARE $100.00.

$40.00

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6BQ5/EL84 RARE Valvo D-GETTER, made in Germany, NOS MATCHED PAIR

New Old Stock in white box. Rare early 1950s Valvo made tubes with the large, solid D-shape top getter. These all have the Valvo Hamburg factory mark. These tubes are similar to Telefunken in quality, and just as scarce.

$190.00 per pair

2 PAIRS

6BQ5/EL84 Valvo, made in Germany, NOS MATCHED PAIR

New Old Stock in original box and white box. Great 1960s vintage German tube sound! These all have the Valvo Hamburg factory mark. These tubes are similar to Telefunken in quality, and just as scarce. SINGLE TUBES, WHEN AVAILABLE, ARE $50.00

$120.00 per pair

In Stock

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MAZDA

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6BQ5/EL84,Mazda made in France, 1950s with D-getter, NOS MATCHED PAIR

New Old Stock in original box and whiteboxes. Very scarce early to mid 1950s D-Getter Mazda French made tubes. Sweet and clean. Punchy with excellent dynamics, too. A rare European tube at a very nice price.

$150.00 per pair

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6BQ5/EL84,Mazda made in France, NOS MATCHED PAIR

New Old Stock in original box and whiteboxes. Large lot just in direct from France! A rare tube in the USA, these French made 1950s to early 1960s vintage EL84 tubes are similar to Amperex, with a nice balance of air and midrange warmth. Punchy with excellent dynamics, too. A vintage European tube at a very nice price. Some made for R/T or Philips but French Mazda factory codes.

$120.00 per pair

out of Stock

6BQ5/EL84,Mazda made in France, NOS, single tubes

New Old Stock in original box and whiteboxes. A rare tube in the USA, these French made EL84 tubes are similar to Amperex, with a nice balance of air and midrange warmth. MATCHED PAIRS ARE $120.00 PER PAIR.

$60.00

out of stock

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MULLARD / BRIMAR

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6BQ5/EL84 Mullard made, RARE early 1950s disc or square getter, Mullard white label, MATCHED PAIR

New old stock, in white box. RARE 1950s vintage British tube sound! European EL84 tubes are rare, and the Mullard made tubes are among the very best. These are the first generation of this excellent tube, with 1954 and 1955 date codes, and the top disc getter and square getters. Tested and burned in at the factory, with dark marks visible on the inside glass from this. Excellent match confirmed by us. SINGLE TUBES ARE $95.00 EACH. These first generation EL84 Mullards are nearly extinct!

$190.00 per pair

singles only in stock

6BQ5/EL84 Mullard 10M Series gold pin, MATCHED PAIR

New old stock, in purple and gold matched pair box. Great 1960s vintage British tube sound, original 10Ms with Blackburn UK Mullard factory codes! The 10M series is noted for excellent sonics, gold pins, and 10,000 hour heater life. A rare pair, since these tubes are so hard to find. Tested and burned in at the factory, with dark marks visible on the inside glass from this. Excellent match confirmed by us.

$190.00 per pair

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6BQ5/EL84 Mullard made, white label or OEM label, MATCHED PAIR

New old stock, in original box and white box. MORE JUST IN!! Great 1960s vintage British tube sound! European EL84 tubes are rare, and the Mullard made tubes are among the very best. A rare pair, since these tubes are so hard to find. Tested and burned in at the factory, with dark marks visible on the inside glass from this. Excellent match confirmed by us. Some are Mullard label, most made for other brands or blank organ stock. All are Blackburn factory coded, tested NOS and curve tracer matched by us to within a few percent!. SINGLE TUBES ARE $75.00 EACH.

$150.00 per pair

In Stock

6BQ5/EL84 Mullard Great BritainMATCHED PAIR

Light use in white box. Great 1960s vintage British tube sound! European EL84 tubes are rare, and the Mullard made tubes are among the very best. Some are no label, some have the Mullard logo, all are Mullard UK made.

$90.00 per pair

in Stock

6BQ5/EL84 Mullard Great Britain

Light use in white box. Great 1960s vintage British tube sound! European EL84 tubes are rare, and the Mullard made tubes are among the very best. Some have other brands on the label but are definitely Mullard made UK tubes.

$30.00

in Stock

6BQ5/EL84 Brimar, England, MATCHED PAIR

New Old Stock, original box. Great 1950s vintage British tube sound! European EL84 tubes are rare. These were from tested spare matched pairs in stock in a British radio shop. These 1950s Brimar tubes are very similar to the early Mullards. In the original orange Brimar boxes. Fully guaranteed.

$160.00 per pair

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AMPEREX / PHILIPS

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7189 Early Amperex and Philips Holland, 1950s D- getter, Holland, RARE MATCHED PAIR

Tests like New Old Stock, white boxes and original boxes. Almost extinct, these are the very first generation of the Heerlen, Holland EL84 tubes with the rare top D getter. Sweet, musical, and powerful, these tubes have become virtually impossible to find in pairs. Labels are fair to good, these have 1950s date codes, most are Bugleboy, some are Zenith or Motorola label. Hand selected and carefully matched in pairs. SINGLE TUBES, WHEN AVAILABLE, (SOME OEM BRANDED) ARE $100.00 EACH.

$220.00 per pair

out of stock

6BQ5/EL84 Early Amperex, Amperex Hammond, or white label type OEM, 1950s with "D" getter, Holland, MATCHED PAIR

New Old Stock, white boxes and original boxes. MORE OF THESE RARE BABIES JUST IN!! These are among the rarest and most sought after Holland made EL84 tubes, the incomparable D-getter version from the late 1950s. Sweet, musical, and powerful, these tubes have become virtually impossible to find in pairs. Labels are fair to good, most have 1956 to 1959 date codes, most are Hammond or other label. Hand selected and carefully matched in pairs. SINGLE TUBES, WHEN AVAILABLE, (SOME OEM BRANDED) ARE $70.00 EACH.

$190.00 per pair

Pairs and singles in stock

6BQ5/EL84 Early Amperex white label type OEM, 1950s with "D" getter, Holland, USED TESTED GOOD! MATCHED PAIR

USED TESTS VERY GOOD, white boxes. These are the rarest and most sought after Holland made EL84 tubes, the incomparable D-getter version from the late 1950s. Sweet, musical, and powerful, these tubes have become virtually impossible to find in pairs. Labels are good. Try these very rare used tubes at a huge savings, plenty of life left in these!. Hand selected and carefully matched in pairs.

$99.00 per pair

in stock

6BQ5/EL84 Amperex Bugle Boy type MATCHED PAIR

New Old Stock, white boxes. These are the classic essence of 1960s original Amperex/Philips tubes, and some say the this type sound the best. All Holland factory marked, 1960s date codes, top halo getter element. The old white labels are not the best, but the tubes test great and are matched within 5% or better for plate current under full load. Most are Heerlen, Holland made for various brands, all Amperex tubes. Hand selected and carefully matched in pairs.

$160.00 per pair

out of stock

6BQ5/EL84 Amperex label, Teonex (England) label, Dario, organ stock, or Philips, original Holland made, MATCHED PAIR

New Old Stock, in original and white boxes. MORE JUST IN!! Great 1960s vintage Dutch tube sound! European EL84 tubes are rare, and the Amperex made tubes are among the very best. Heerlen, Holland (Bugleboy) factory and date codes, excellent match. Fully guaranteed. Nice pairs like these are getting scarce! SINGLE TUBES ARE $60.00 EACH. CUSTOMER COMMMENTS: "Man those Amperex el84 are unbelievable. I have them in an AC15 replica with the Mullards in V1 and V2 and a longplate Raytheon black plate I had in the phase inverter. Sounds like an old Beatles album! Thanks again for everything. D.K."

$140.00 per pair

In Stock

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OTHER EUROPEAN BRANDS

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6BQ5/EL84 Tungsram, made in Austria, NOS MATCHED PAIR

New Old Stock in white box. Great 60s-70s vintage European tube sound! Early Tungsram production, the late 1960s are easy to spot by their large silver getter spots on the top, sides, and bottom. The early 1960s look more like an early Siemens tube. These tubes are similar to Telefunken in quality, and just as scarce. Many made for Siemens or other labels, and all pairs are matched to within 3 percent Gm.

$80.00 per pair

in STOCK

6BQ5/EL84,Tungsram, NOS

New Old Stock in original box and whiteboxes. Great 60s-70s vintage European tube sound! Early Tungsram production from Austria, easy to spot by their large silver getter spots on the top, sides, and bottom, but these have various other brands on the labels. These tubes are similar to Telefunken in quality, and just as scarce. Perfect for European antique radio restoration. Priced per single tube.

$40.00

in stock

EL84-S (6BQ5) Groove TubesMATCHED PAIR

New production tubes, original matched pair box. Groove Tubes is making available matched pairs of these nice JJ made current production tubes. They are nicely made, and closely matched by Groove Tube techs in California with regard to Gm and plate current. They come boxed in a matched pair box with instructions. Pretty decent sonics for a modern tube.

$72.00 per pair

available by special order

6BQ5/EL84/7189 Japan made NOS.

NOS in original box and white box. Various singles and pairs of these often overlooked but excellent tubes. All are Japan made with various brand labels. Great for spares or fun tube rolling. You will be surprised at how good these really are. WHEN AVAILABLE, MATCHED PAIRS ARE $40.00 PER PAIR,

$15.00

in stock

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RCA

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6BQ5/EL84 RCA Blackplates, 1950s version, MATCHED PAIR

New Old Stock in original box and whitebox. Nice early version of this USA classic. These have the flat blackplates and the unmatched sound that made RCA the leading brand in the West. All are RCA USA made, carefully matched into pairs, and fully guaranteed. 3 SINGLE TUBES ALSO, $38.00 EACH.

$99.00 per pair

out of Stock

6BQ5/EL84 RCA rare smokeglass MATCHED PAIR

New Old Stock in original box. Nice late 1950s, early 60s classic cylinder "no hole" plate RCA tubes. These are the rare smoke glass versions with the tilted top disc getter, some very dark glass and some almost clear. A sweeter toned tube than the later clearglass rectangular plate versions. These rival the European NOS types at a big savings! Some labelled Dynaco for OEM use in amps, some blank OEM stock but RCA made. All are RCA USA made, carefully matched into pairs, and fully guaranteed. SINGLE TUBES ARE $45.00 EACH.

$109.00 per pair

In Stock

6BQ5/EL84 RCA, clearglass, NOS.

NOS in original box and white box. The famous, and best known USA 6BQ5. These are long lived and great sounding tubes. This is the 1970s rectangular plate version with the slot in the center. Some are unlabelled, some labelled for other brands, but are definitely RCA made. Matched pairs RCA made, $65.00!

$29.00

out of Stock

7189 RCA, clearglass or greyglass

New Old Stock, original box. Rare beefy power version of the 6BQ5. Excellent step up from the 6BQ5, these RCAs are the best made in the US! These tubes can be used, with improved sonic results, in any application calling for a 6BQ5, 7189, or EL84. For a 7189A type tube, check with your dealer or manufacturer of your device to see if they will substitute .MATCHED PAIRS JUST $130.00!

$60.00

single tubes only in Stock

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GENERAL ELECTRIC

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6BQ5/EL84 General Electric, NOS.

NOS in original box. A solid American tube, will blow the pants off the current production junk. These are the original 1960s grey oval plate GE tubes. Some made for other brands, but all have the GE factory etched dot code label. MATCHED PAIRS, JUST $80.00!

$40.00

In Stock

7189 GE, MATCHED PAIR

New Old Stock, original box. Rare beefy power version of the 6BQ5. Excellent step up from the 6BQ5. This fine pair has plenty of power. SINGLE TUBES ARE $60.00 EACH.

$120.00 per pair

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7189A GE MATCHED PAIR

New old stock, in original box and whitebox. Nice USA made power tubes. This tube is similar to the 6BQ5/7189 but has higher power ratings and screen voltage specs. These tubes are not in production anywhere currently, and are getting very scarce. Some rare pairs here, carefully matched. Grab some now! Single tubes are $60.00.

$130.00 per pair

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SYLVANIA

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6BQ5/EL84, Sylvania organ screened for Baldwin, NOSMATCHED PAIR

New Old Stock in original box. These are the rarer early production Sylvania 6BQ5s, with grey oval plates made specifically for Baldwin organs. Long lived, excellent sonics, an all around good ole USA boy tube. Great match on these pairs.

$60.00 per pair

1 pair

6BQ5/EL84 Sylvania BLACKPLATE, NOS.

NOS in original box and white box. Another legendary USA tube, same quality as the GE. These rare blackplates are the older and considered better type of USA made EL84. A few are made for RCA or organ brands. MATCHED PAIRS ARE $80.00 PER PAIR.

$40.00

In Stock

6BQ5/EL84 Sylvania, NOS.

NOS in original box and white box. Another legendary USA tube, same quality as the GE. MATCHED PAIRS ARE $60.00! Some made for other brands.

$25.00

In Stock

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OTHER USA BRANDS AND RARE TYPES

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6BQ5/EL84 other USA brands NOS.

NOS in original box and white box. A mix of NOS Motorola, Westinghouse, Raytheon, TungSol, GE or RCA made, etc. Various singles of these famous and excellent tubes. These are the versions made in the USA, some unlabeled OEM tubes for manufacturers. MATCHED PAIRS, WHEN AVAILABLE, JUST $55.00 PER PAIR. Great bargains!

$29.00

in stock

6BQ5/EL84 used tested good.

Used tested very good in whitebox. Various singles of both USA and West European brands. These are the best priced way to go for spares or experimenting.

$13.00

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7189/A Raytheon, Sylvania, GE, or RCA, single tubes

New old stock, white box. Nice USA made power tubes. This tube is similar to the 6BQ5 but has higher power ratings and screen voltage specs. These tubes are not in production anywhere currently, and are getting very scarce. Grab some now! MATCHED PAIRS, WHEN AVAILABLE, ARE $120.00 PER PAIR.

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