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    I wish I'd known about this before I bought some NOS valves recently, will buy from them next time to help a worthy project. Does anyone know how they sound?

    https://brimaruk.com/menugbvp/about-the-gbvp/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence001 View Post
    I wish I'd known about this before I bought some NOS valves recently, will buy from them next time to help a worthy project. Does anyone know how they sound?

    https://brimaruk.com/menugbvp/about-the-gbvp/


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    Looks a great project. I'll be supporting it.
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    Great news, thanks for sharing, will definitely support this.
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    You have been able to buy them for a good while.

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    Is the new bunch of Brimars UK made?

    12 GBP for EL84 is peanuts compared to vintage prices.
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    When I last looked at these I came away with the impression that the dream hadn't been fulfilled and they were just rebadging third party tubes, have they actually started manufacture now?

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    I can't believe that EL84s made in the UK could be sold at that price, they would have to be rebadged Chinese surely? I hope I'm wrong...

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    Quote Originally Posted by anubisgrau View Post
    Is the new bunch of Brimars UK made?

    12 GBP for EL84 is peanuts compared to vintage prices.
    No. But with each purchase you bring the UK manufacture closer to actually happening.

    Or at least that is what it says on the website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by User211 View Post
    No. But with each purchase you bring the UK manufacture closer to actually happening.

    Or at least that is what it says on the website.
    I think these guys were going to perfect and market a valve tester for about £500. I’ve been waiting patiently for about 2 years.
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