Brimar EL34 vs. Mullard EL34.........Opinions

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Re: Brimar EL34 vs. Mullard EL34.........Opinions

Postby Lyre-crunch on Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:07 am

Originally posted by Britivalvenut:
I know thats an old post but had to correct some of the comments on it,
Brimar did make their own Tubes my dad worked there! they had 4 Plants and were part of STC standard telephones and cables then were part of the Thorn group
they had Plants in Manchester Kent Warwickshire and in the early days 1920's in London
up until as late as 2012 the Manchester plant was still making electron tubes for military displays, but thats not where it ends , they are now in Warwickshire again and buying up Ex mullard tooling and have a pretty good range of tubes I tried their ECC83 and its a great sounding pre-amp tube, i think they have a website but could not find it when I looked today something like brimaruk


Yes the bit about Brimar not manufacturing tubes is incorrect. But I think most people posting back then came to know that, and for example the ECC83/CV4004 gets mentioned a lot. What is still true is that Brimar (very probably) didn't make an EL34.

Thanks about the info on the new Brimar manufacturing project and recent history. I found the website:

http://brimaruk.com

I hope they succeed better than the ex-Mullard people (TechTube) who tried to resurrect British valve manufacturing a few years back. They got as far as selling a completely new version of the ECC83 for a short while before running out of money.

http://www.effectrode.com/techtube-blackburn-e813cc/
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Re: Brimar EL34 vs. Mullard EL34.........Opinions

Postby OldSchoolDave on Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:19 pm

Britivalvenut wrote:...they are now in Warwickshire again and buying up Ex mullard tooling and have a pretty good range of tubes I tried their ECC83 and its a great sounding pre-amp tube...


It is not clear from their website:

http://brimaruk.com/valves/triodes/brimar-ecc83/

http://brimaruk.com/about-us/great-brit ... e-project/

...whether they are actually manufacturing these tubes or simply re-branding ones that test to a certain specification (a la Groove Tube).

Do you know their current status?

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