5Y3GB-PHILIPS ST SHAPE 5Y3GB-PHILIPS ST SHAPE Click on image(s) above to view larger

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Philips was founded by Frederik Philips and his son Gerard Philips in 1891 in Eindhoven in Holland. They concentrated on mass production of incandescent lamps. By the end of the 1890s Philips & Co. is one of the largest producers in the Netherlands and, with 1,000 employees, the country’s largest industrial employer. In 1928 Philips bought Mullard after a joint venture in vacuum tubes. Philips had been one of main originators with in the musical field. They invented the compact cassette and CD discs and also some of the great valve designs such as the EL34 and EL84.
These are the Original Philips French 5Y3GB rectifier that date from the mid 1960's.

These have the famous 1950's ST style shoulder shape 5Y3G bottle or coke bottle as it is sometimes called.This is fatter than the small bottle 5Y3GT. The 5Y3GB is 4 inches tall by 1.75 inch wide a 5Y3GT is 2.5 inches tall by 1.5 inch wide by comparison.

Visually these look stunning as the Philips 5Y3GB has the grey welded ridded 34mm anode plate and bottom large d sided rectangular getter and made in the CFTH Bagneux plant.

The valve also has the Philips shield logo in green print.

This valve in both audio and guitar applications offer superb performance and headroom.



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