RCH Labs is now selling US-made tubes!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by kbgear, May 2, 2015.

  1. SuperReverb2

    SuperReverb2 Member

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    Maybe said builder is willing to post his experiences on here?

    :)
     
  2. Bluesful

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    Yeah, it would certainly be interesting to hear.
     
  3. rreiser

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    I'll ask him if he wants to chime in, but I guess if I were him, I would not get involved with the controversy. I just passed on what he told me in an effort to inform. I just hope there is positive outcome with RCH.
     
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    I couldn't imagine the costs to get something like this started, never mind the regulations, etc. in the US :confused:

    you'd have to be crazy or dedicated to tubes, or both... maybe not so far fetched afterall? :p with deep enough pockets perhaps ;)

    I think making silicon chips would be wiser o_O
     
  6. Timbre Wolf

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    Just dropped in today to see what condition their condition was in: http://www.rchlabs.com

    ...Expired :thud

    Poof!
     
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  7. Bluesful

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    Interesting as a few posts back there were claims of a builder using their tubes.
     
  8. plumberstrummer

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    Thanks for the update... Bummer. I feel bad for them, always hard to hear about disappointments like this. I just hope it didn't break someone's life in the process...
     
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    I guess it has been a few years now that i spoke to (via email) the woman and son that owned the company. I asked if either her or her son knew how to make tubes.?
    She answered no, but she had a capable staff that was making good headway on a few models and that production was "just around the corner".
    She avoided my question of....."Why are you two pursuing this.?"
    Do not know if their family had a tube history, or if somebody had convinced he it would be a money-maker, or a dozen other possibilities.......:dunno
    Kind of an odd thing to do, but she might have had a very sound reason. Never know i suppose.
     
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  12. Ilduce

    Ilduce And now for something completely different! Supporting Member

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    I don't have a clue as to what all that equipment is, but it does seem like they really were trying to get a real tube manufacturing business going! It's sad that it didn't work out. :(
     
  13. zzmoore

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    That site says.....
    BY ORDER OF SECURED CREDITOR FOR RCH LABS

    Is that inferring that they filed bankruptcy and forfeited, well it Looks Like everything they owned +
    As if they were in (a lot) debt.?
     
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  14. circusinthesky

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    If they were actually able to produce good tubes, it might make sense for a Tube seller to buy it, and produce an in-house line.
     
  15. steam boat

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    Here's hoping.
     
  16. Bluesful

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    I don't think they could.

    There's a thread form a few years back where a TGPer took the plunge and ordered a matched pair.

    IIRC they tried a few times to make them for him but couldn't get them right and after a number of times he cancelled the order.
     
  17. misa

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    I'm no tube manufacturing expert, let alone beginner-level knowledge of this stuff, but that sure doesn't look like a production level type of setup. Seems more of a one-by-one individual kind of thing. Maybe I'm wrong, but that may explain why all their bottles looked unique. :dunno
     
  18. Oatie

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    I have the 1968 Fender price sheet and new Tung Sol 5881 were 4.75 each, how many you need?
     

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