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    GE 6072 Black Plate (3 Mica)


    The GE 6072 Black Plate tube is renowned for its exceptional sound quality, low noise floor, and longevity, making it a favorite among recording engineers, guitarists, and audiophiles in the music industry.

    One of the standout features of the GE 6072 Black Plate is its low noise floor, allowing you to capture or enjoy the subtle nuances of your audio with greater clarity and detail, without unwanted hiss or hum.

    In addition to its low noise floor, this tube delivers warm, rich tones that are perfect for various applications, including microphone preamps, vintage Fender guitar amps, and hifi systems, providing character and body to your recordings or warming up your guitar tone.

    What makes the GE 6072 Black Plate even more appealing is its sturdiness and build quality, making it one of the most durable tubes ever made. These tubes were built to last and are perfect for gigging musicians who are tired of replacing microphonic tubes. Our entire collection is balanced and reads at nearly an identical 1700 / 1700 Gm, a testament to their build quality.

    Furthermore, the GE 6072/12AY7 is a vintage tube, giving you a piece of audio history. All of these tubes were made in the 1950s, and their unique construction and materials provide a sound that is impossible to replicate in modern tubes.

    In conclusion, if you're looking for a vacuum tube that delivers exceptional sound quality and is built to last, the GE 6072/12AY7 Black Plate Vintage Vacuum Tube is the perfect choice. Order yours today and experience the warmth and richness that only a vintage tube can provide!

    Need help deciding what tubes are best for you?

    Use our plate cheat sheet and vacuum tube buyers guide to determine which tubes are best for you. Likewise, you are welcome to reach out to us directly at or by using our chat located on our shop page if you have further questions.

    NOS vs. ANOS vs. Test NOS

    These designations are strictly used to describe the cosmetic condition of our tubes. All tubes we sell test identically, come with 100% life and are guaranteed to work in your device!

    If you are picky about owning an original box or wanting a specific logo please reach out to us before purchasing.

    1. NOS (New Old Stock) Tubes- are 100% brand new vintage tubes in mint cosmetic condition with show zero signs of use. You should expect a legible logo and clean straight pins. An original box is likely but not guaranteed. 
    1. ANOS Tubes- otherwise known as “almost new old stock” tubes are basically new, but may show slight signs of use in cosmetic condition, such as a missing logo or slightly bent pins. An original box is possible but unlikely. 
    1. Test NOS Tubes- are used but still operating to specification with 100% life. These tubes are equal in function to NOS valves, yet they cost considerably less because they have cosmetic blemishes. If you plan to disappear your tubes into the back of an amplifier or do not care what the tubes look like, then this is cost effective choice. Blemishes and cosmetic imperfections do not affect tone…

    Logos: Vintage tubes were have a wide variety of logos printed on them. It is not uncommon to see a Mullard made tube with an RCA or GE logo, or a GE made tube with a Mullard logo. Your tube may come with a logo such are Heath Kit, Baldwin, Fisher, Hammond, Magnavox, Fender, Gibson, Silvertone, etc. but the true manufacturer of that tube will be correct to your order. If you are looking for a specific logo please reach out before purchase.

    Our Standards:

    • All tubes are tested for microphonics and are guaranteed to work in sensitive audio applications
    • All tubes sold are guaranteed to have strong (to spec) NOS test scores with 100% life
    • All tubes are tested on a calibrated Hickok 539C, Maxi-Matcher, E-Tracer or other industry standard tube analyzers
    • Tubes are guaranteed for one year and can be returned within 30 days
    • Preamp tubes matched by gain and mutual conductance (Gm)
    • Power tubes matched by mA and Gm

    Don’t forget to email or reach out to us via chat if you need help picking out valves for your device.

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