I have some vintage vacuum tube testers for sale, and are listed here on this page. Anyone who has a sizeable investment in vacuum tubes or vacuum tube hi-fi equipment owes it to themselves to have a good tube tester on hand to periodically check the tubes they are using. You can take a more active role in "tube rolling" as you can match your own pairs, and keep tabs on the tubes you are currently using and know well in advance of when replacement time is near.

Tube testers have been out of production since the late 1970s, and supplies are only fair at this time. The prices have been steadily on the rise, especially with the frenzied buying of certain vintage testers on eBay and other online auction sites. Some of these sell prices of certain brands and models are grossly inflated. Hopefully on this webpage I can present good vintage tube testers at reasonable prices, away from the frenzy of the online auctionplace.

Sencore Model TC-28 Hybrider Tube/Transistor Tester

Sencore TC28 photo

This is probably the most popular vacuum tube tester Sencore ever made, and one of their best made emissions tester. It is one of the best emissions testers I have ever used, and will make fast, accurate work of your testing needs. It is very easy to learn this tester, and it is FAST! This has sockets for all post WWII tubes, but no 4 or 5 pin antique sockets. Antique tubes with the large pins and no keyway are about the only tubes it WON'T test. It does test compactrons, magnoval, nuvistor, octal, loktal, and all of the miniature glass type tubes, in short, virtually every tube introduced since 1940. It also has a very simple yet complete transistor tester, designed in such a way that it can never become obsolete. Very sensitive shorts/gas/grid leakage tests read directly out on the large meter, catching problem tubes a neon lamp indicator would miss. Life test circuit and a front panel calibration pot round out it's very sophisticated features. Housed in a rugged vinyl over metal brief case, very compact and light weight. All solid state chassis, nothing to wear out. Comes with all manuals, settings booklets and other data. I have one of these testers left in stock, and the tester is 100 percent tested and functional, and is very clean. Our calibration, bench testing, and 30 day guarantee are included in the purchase price. Highlights include:

$499.00 Plus Shipping


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