Tube Factory 4 Sale...

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  1. Pietro

    Pietro 2-Voice Guitar Junkie and All-Around Awesome Guy

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    Anybody heard about this? Anything to it? Is it even possible to make all that stuff work again? Could you even make money?
     
  2. smolder

    smolder Gold Supporting Member

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    Let co-op it. I'll throw in a hundred bucks!
     
  3. Pietro

    Pietro 2-Voice Guitar Junkie and All-Around Awesome Guy

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    I got the impression that Fender never owned this factory, it was the property of the GT founder and not part of the sale of GT to Fender.
     
  4. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Gold Supporting Member

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    Well if Aspen Pittman with his resources and contacts never got this off the ground...
     
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    Trotter Supporting Member

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    I was about to buy my wife a new car... then I saw this. I wouldn't know how to use any of it, but at least I'd have bragging rights!
     
  6. GT100

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    Aspen never got it up and running.
    Too many obsticles such as getting anyone to produce the micas.
    And no it had nothing to do with the restrictions on the use of chemicals.
    Also the tooling itself needed major work to run.

    Lloyd
     
  7. diagrammatiks

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    man i could buy that just for ***** and giggles.
     
  8. Trout

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    Several times in the past 6 months there has been a second hand /consignment store on ebay selling tube manufacturing equipment from groove tubes.

    I would guess that even if you bought this stuff a lot of needed items will need to be fabricated before you could ever think about building a single tube.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Groove-Tube-Antique-Electronic-Electron-Tube-Mfg-/200699176949?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item2eba9a67f5

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Groove-Tube...pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item2c6239c9ed
     
  9. ken374

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    Mullard UK buy please:)
     
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  11. Blue Strat

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    Maybe if you did what GT did, employ a Chinese company who knows something about making tubes as your production facility, in which case owning this real estate is of virtually no value.
     
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    guitarcapo Senior Member

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    I would think that you could import from China any parts you needed that couldn't be manufactured. But probably at that point you are better off just doing the whole thing in China.
     
  13. Blue Strat

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    Which is exactly what GT did with mixed results. They had a lot of problems with half of their exclusive issue tubes.
     
  14. big mike

    big mike Moderator - EL34 Emeritas Staff Member

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    Yep. Remember teh GT 12AX7M 'Mullard Reissue'

    The 12AX7 that motorboated like a mad fool, and was REALLY about on par with a weak 5751.

    Sounded good in a cathode follower spot though.
     

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