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Old 4th October 2018, 06:07 PM   #21
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Western Electric New 300B made in USA 2018
Hey, i don't have any 300Bs but i do have the poster.
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Old 4th October 2018, 07:22 PM   #22
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Congratulations DAK808 it's a beautiful poster
http://www.westernelectric.com/stati...amplifiers.pdf
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Old 5th October 2018, 06:53 PM   #23
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There is a small amount of 300B tubes at that price that are being sold worldwide (and I mean asian market included sales). So I bet they have to limit their output. When looking at that much workspace, I suspect they could produce a hell of an outcome with maybe 500 tubes a day. I wonder where the market for such a pile of WE 300B tubes should be? If the tubes are of real good quality, they should last 5 to 10 years in an amp. I think they should produce other types, too. That could help to keep the factory under full production. With only the 300B type, I really don't see the people who will buy this tube at that price and in the necessary quantity. Most 300B amp users simply don't have the money to buy original WE. That was true for the past and that will be true for the present and future. Its a very small market niche they are producing for. And in the long term, maybe another 30 years, all the old music lovers of tube gears are dead and gone. So this famous tube has seen the longest part of its production time anyway.

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Old 5th October 2018, 07:40 PM   #24
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If you look at their website, they are building other tubes and audio products.

Western Electric - Vacuum Tubes - 300-B Vacuum Tube

I'm looking forward to buying some 300B's now that I know they are more affordable and I won't need to take a loan to buy some.
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Old 5th October 2018, 11:42 PM   #25
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Oh, I see, they need a massive amount of tubes for their amp. But at that price, they won't sell too many of them. BTW, I don't see anything inside, that would testify this price tag. Just the same cheapo PC-boards for audio as everywhere else.
Most of their products are too expensive for their value (cable).
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Old 6th October 2018, 01:36 AM   #26
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We usually read a lot of posts in several audio forums that claim the vintage x-x-x and re-issued x-x-x sounds totally different. I always think those posts are from the owners of vintage x-x-x, but usually true, in my experience... Let's see what will happen.
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I saw the statement about filament original recipe from several sources already. Anybody found anything mentioned on the plate material?
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Industrial producers frequently keep secret his materials composition.
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The restart of WE in the Chattanooga area has been discussed for several years. A person who owns a large guitar and amp manufacturing company told me about this 6 or 8 years ago, but nothing came of it until about two or three years ago. That's when the old bank? building in Rossville got a facelift and a clean out. I talked to the same person a few months ago and he told me some other interesting info more important to him than 300B's. It seems than Mr. Whitener also owns the rights to use the RCA name for vacuum tube production and was considering the remake of the Black Plate 6L6GC. Unfortunately they would be expensive, or they would need to find a large scale market rather quickly, preferably before production actually started, hence the discussions with guitar amp makers.
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