Tung-Sol

Tung-Sol

Tung-Sol Lamp Works was established in 1907, Newark New Jersey USA. The brand name Tung- Sol is a contraction of the syllables ‘Tungsten’, the material used to make the filament from in a tube, and ‘Sol’, the Latin word for sun.
In the first years of their existence Tung-Sol made foremost head- and pilot lamps for the automotive industry. Tung-Sol made the first headlights for automobiles and was also credited for the flashing turn signal.


Tung-Sol incandescent car lamps

Starting in the twenties of the 20th century, Tung-Sol entered the field of manufacturing vacuum tubes. They were striving for perfection and their process of making tubes was governed by laboratory-standards and strict quality control. In the years to come Tung-Sol became a major player adjacent to RCA, GE and Sylvania in the market for vacuum tubes.

The most famous Tung-Sol tube is the 6550 beamtetrode introduced in 1955. This powertube is used in amplifiers with plenty of power like the Ampeq SVT bassamps and the Marshall 50 and 100 guitar amplifiers, produced between 1974 and 1986 for the US market. The EL34 was seen in the US as rather unreliable.


“Cokebottle” Tung-Sol 6550

A nice YouTube movie about 6550 Tung-Sol tubes can be found at:
Introduction to Tung Sol 6550 Tubes


Tung-Sol is now owned by the New Sensor company and we sell their Tung-Sol tubes as our premium brand.


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Tube poweramplifier with twelve 6550's

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  1. Tung-Sol KT150 matched pair

    €159.95
    In stock
  2. Tung-Sol EL84 / 6BQ5

    €15.95
    In stock
  3. Tung-Sol 6V6GT

    €20.95
    In stock
  4. Tung-Sol 5751 Gold

    €29.95
    In stock
  5. Tung-Sol 6550 matched pair

    €74.95
    Out of stock
  6. Tung-Sol KT120

    €42.95
    Out of stock
  7. Tung-Sol KT120 matched pair

    €85.95
    In stock
  8. Tung-Sol EL84/6BQ5 matched quad

    €71.95
    In stock
  9. Tung-Sol EL84 / 6BQ5 matched pair

    €31.95
    In stock
  10. Tung-Sol 6V6GT matched quad

    €81.95
    In stock
  11. Tung-Sol 6V6GT matched pair

    €41.95
    Out of stock
  12. Tung-Sol 6L6G

    €41.95
    Out of stock
  13. Tung-Sol 6550

    €37.95
    In stock
  14. Tung-Sol 6550 platinum Matched Quad

    €149.95
    In stock
  15. Tung-Sol KT120 matched quad

    €169.95
    In stock
  16. Tung-Sol 5AR4 rectifier, gelijkrichter

    €27.95
    In stock
  17. Tung-Sol 12AX7/ECC803S Gold

    €21.95
    In stock
  18. Tung-Sol 12AX7

    €11.95
    In stock
  19. Tung-Sol 12AT7W

    €16.95
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