13 Best Guitar Amplifier Tubes

List Updated November 2020

Bestselling Guitar Amplifier Tubes in 2020


JJ Electronics Amplifier Tube (T-12AX7-S-JJ)

JJ Electronics Amplifier Tube (T-12AX7-S-JJ)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • 12AX7 vacuum tube,
  • U.S. Product Code: 12AX7
  • European product Code: ECC83
  • For guitar and Hi-Fi amplifiers,
  • Can be used in any preamp or microphone application

Peavey Super 6's 6L6 Power Amp Guitar Amplifier Tubes

Peavey Super 6's 6L6 Power Amp Guitar Amplifier Tubes
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • 6L6GC Tubes that last
  • Popular tube choice
  • Two tubes per package
  • High quality tube
  • Fits many guitar tube amps
  • Legendary Peavey reliability

Marshall MG15CFX MG Series 15-Watt Guitar Combo Amp

Marshall MG15CFX MG Series 15-Watt Guitar Combo Amp
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • 15 Watts
  • 1x8 combo
  • 4 programmable channels
  • Effects
  • MP3 input

Monoprice 611502 Mini Headphone Amplifier for Guitar,"Tube Overdrive"

Monoprice 611502 Mini Headphone Amplifier for Guitar,
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • As a musician you know you need to practice regularly to hone your skills and learn new songs
  • For those times when quiet is required you can both practice and hear the amplified output from your instrument using this Mini Headphone Amplifier for Guitar from Monoprice!
  • This amplifier is designed to provide amplification to the output of instrument level devices such as electric guitars and bass guitars

Marshall DSL5C 1x10" 5-Watt 2-Channel Tube Combo Guitar Amp

Marshall DSL5C 1x10
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020

Blackstar HT1R Series Guitar Combo Amplifier with Reverb

Blackstar HT1R Series Guitar Combo Amplifier with Reverb
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • 1 Watt, all-tube, 1 x 8-Inch Combo amp with Reverb
  • Tube Complement: 1 x ECC83 (12AX7), 1 x ECC82 (12AU7) Power Tube
  • Volume, Gain, and ISF Tone control; Overdrive switch
  • Emulated Speaker/Headphone Output; 8 Ohm speaker output
  • MP3/Line input

Monoprice 611815 15Watt, 1 x 12 Guitar Combo Tube Amplifier with Celestion Speaker & Spring Reverb

Monoprice 611815 15Watt, 1 x 12 Guitar Combo Tube Amplifier with Celestion Speaker & Spring Reverb
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Superior guitar tone and flexibility using this 15-Watt, 1x12 Guitar Combo Tube Amplifier with Celestion Speaker & Spring Reverb from Monoprice!
  • Features a 15-watt tube power amplifier and a Celestion brand speaker. Amplifier Load Range: 8 ~ 16 ohms
  • Uses three ECC83/12AX7 preamplification tubes and two EL84 power tubes for the amplifier section, plus a Celestion Red Truvox 1215 speaker.
  • Handles frequencies between 80Hz and 10kHz, with hum and noise -75dB below the rated power and 0.5% total harmonic distortion.
  • The cabinet is ported in the rear and features a leather handle, cloth speaker grill, and a cream-colored, textured, synthetic leather exterior with chrome corner guards

CALIFORNIA TONE RESEARCH SET5 Single End Tube Guitar Amplifier

CALIFORNIA TONE RESEARCH SET5 Single End Tube Guitar Amplifier
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • All Tube Guitar Amplifier
  • Single End Tripod design
  • 5 Watts of Pure Class A power
  • Perfect for Jazz, Blues, or Surf's Rock

Marshall DSL Series DSL100H 100-Watt All-Tube Guitar Amplifier Head - Black

Marshall DSL Series DSL100H 100-Watt All-Tube Guitar Amplifier Head - Black
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020

Monoprice 611705 5-Watt 1x8 Guitar Combo Tube Amplifier - Tan/Beige with Celestion Super 8 Inch Speaker, 12AX7 Preamp, Versatile and Durable For All Electric Guitars

Monoprice 611705 5-Watt 1x8 Guitar Combo Tube Amplifier - Tan/Beige with Celestion Super 8 Inch Speaker, 12AX7 Preamp, Versatile and Durable For All Electric Guitars
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • As the title indicates, this guitar amplifier features a 5-watt tube power amplifier and a Celestion brand speaker.
  • It uses a ECC83/12AX7 preamplification tube and a 6V6GT power tube for the amplifier section, plus a Celestion Super 8 GBA-15 speaker.
  • The amplifier handles frequencies between 80Hz and 10kHz, with hum and noise -75dB below the rated power and 0.5% total harmonic distortion.
  • It includes a Low input and a High input, with the former attenuating the signal by approximately 50% and the latter being easier to overdrive.
  • While tone is always debatable, the increased dynamic range and even-order harmonic distortion of tubes produces the better sound.

Laney Amps CUB All TUBE Series CUB 10 10-Watt 1x10 Guitar Combo Amplifier

Laney Amps CUB All TUBE Series CUB 10 10-Watt 1x10 Guitar Combo Amplifier
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • 10 Watts RMS; 10" Celestion Driver
  • 2 x ECC83 Pre Amp Tube
  • 2 x 6V6GT Output Tube
  • Hi & Lo Input
  • Tone, Volume, Gain

Behringer Vintage Tube Monster VT999 Classic Vacuum Tube Overdrive Instrument Effects Pedal

Behringer Vintage Tube Monster VT999 Classic Vacuum Tube Overdrive Instrument Effects Pedal
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Classic tube overdrive pedal based on a hand-selected 12AX7 vacuum tube
  • This BEHRINGER product has been designed to compete head to head with leading products on the market
  • Get a whole tube amp in a pedal and take off with anything from warm blues overdrive to heavy distortion
  • Integrated and switchable Noise gate with adjustable Threshold keeps your sound noise-free
  • Dedicated Gain, 3-band EQ and Master controls for awesome sound shaping

Fender Frontman 10G Electric Guitar Amplifier

Fender Frontman 10G Electric Guitar Amplifier
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020

Gear Review: Crate BX100 Bass Guitar Amplifier

This is another one of those great Crate amps that has been discontinued in the last few years since Crate was bought out by Loud Technologies Inc, but you can still snag one on eBay, at your local Guitar Dealer, or pawn shop.

Normally I'm not a fan of combo bass amps or even solid state bass amps, but about 10 years ago a friend was short on money and asked if I'd buy this Crate BX100 amp off of him. I knew it was a good amp since I had gigged with this bassist friend before and the Crate BX100 always performed well for him at every gig. He was only asking for a $100 which even back then that was way below the new and used retail price for this bass guitar amp.

So I bought the amp and took it home, cleaned it up a little and started playing. For its small size it proved to be a power house pushing its 15 inch speaker really well for only a 100 watt amp.

Its features are nothing to laugh at either with a pre and post gain control knobs it handed passive and pre-amped bass guitars well. It features a 7 band graphic equalizer and two shape/contour knobs to dial in any kind of sound. It also features an effects loop patch, 1/4th inch headphone output jack, and a very handy XLR direct line out for patching the amp in to the P.A. system at gigs or even when recording.

This is another one of those great Crate amps that has been discontinued in the last few years since Crate was bought out by Loud Technologies Inc, but you can still snag one on eBay, at your local Guitar Dealer, or pawn shop.

It turned out to be a real bargain for me since my other bass amp at the time was a 400 watt Ampeg SVT full stack amplifier so having a smaller combo amp around made it much easier on the back when needing to pack a smaller amp to band practice or small gigs.

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