5Y3GB-PHILIPS STRAIGHT SIDE 5Y3GB-PHILIPS STRAIGHT SIDE 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.
Original Philips 5Y3GB Straight side rectifier that dates from the mid 1960's.

Philips 5Y3GB has the grey welded double pinched ridded 34mm mono anode plate. It has the large d sided rectangular getter with silver grid wire and made in the CFTH Bagneux plant.

The valve also has the Philips shield logo in green print. These were specially made with straight sided glass for use in smaller industrial enclosures.

Performance wise these are stunning as in both audio and guitar applications offer superb performance and headroom.

These are Like a mini GZ34 and is our number one choice for Audio and guitar amplifier upgrades.



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