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Offline oguinn

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Re: Western Electric 300B (2019)
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2019, 03:45:32 PM »
They only have one set. I buy all my tubes in sets of six, so if I can’t drop as much money on tubes as I did on my private cabana at the Fyre Festival, what’s even the point
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Re: Western Electric 300B (2019)
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2019, 02:30:13 AM »
I have to wait for the 15 Feb 2019 date as I am outside of the US.  I haven't found the list of countries that will be included in this, has anyone else seen that information anywhere?

Just tube dreaming over here, hoping they ship.  I would put them into my Kaiju and BeePre........
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Re: Western Electric 300B (2019)
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2019, 03:51:01 AM »
I'm in the same boat (I'm in the UK). I've been hoping/assuming we'll be in the next batch. Maybe an email to [email protected] to check?

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Re: Western Electric 300B (2019)
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2019, 08:07:27 PM »
I did email them, and if they write back, I will post it to this thread!

I still cant decide if I want to get the Emission Lab 300bs or the Western Electrics.  I have not heard either.
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BeePre 300B w/ BeeQuiet and Cinemag Transformers
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Re: Western Electric 300B (2019)
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2019, 07:24:30 AM »
Why not get a pair of each. Try them in both your BeePre and Kaiju. You would get to hear any difference yourself and decide which you like best. I know it’s an expensive experiment but your ears should be the judge. You might decide you like both, i.e. WE in the BeePre and EL in your Kaiju.  Reguardless please post your comments.

Ken
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Re: Western Electric 300B (2019)
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2019, 05:49:28 AM »
My order's in now. Reeling a bit from the shipping charge ($220) but what the heck...

Now we wait  ;D

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Re: Western Electric 300B (2019)
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2019, 06:13:30 AM »
My order's in now. Reeling a bit from the shipping charge ($220) but what the heck...

Now we wait  ;D

Shipping to where? Makes a difference!

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Re: Western Electric 300B (2019)
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2019, 09:26:19 PM »
I'm in the UK. I can probably also look forward to a bracing customs bill 🇬🇧

Offline dth31

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Re: Western Electric 300B (2019)
« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2019, 01:16:10 PM »
It's July:  curious if anyone has actually received their tubes, yet.  Given the reorganized Western Electric's past history, I've been very hesitant to send them that much money, until I hear that others are for sure receiving theirs.

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Re: Western Electric 300B (2019)
« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2019, 01:52:35 PM »
In case anyone is interested, Parts Connexion has a matched pair of Takatsuki 300Bs on sale for $1575 USD. The few reviews I've read of this tube suggest that it is close to the original, pre-80's WE 300B.


I almost pulled the trigger on them, but decided to "cheap out" and get two pairs of the EML 300B for Beepre and Kaiju.


cheers,


derek
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Online Gerry E.

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Re: Western Electric 300B (2019)
« Reply #25 on: July 04, 2019, 04:03:31 AM »
They haven't shipped yet.  However, after sporadic updates since the pre-order in January, I received an encouraging email yesterday.  Production appears to be progressing and here's what they wrote in the email about the pre-order process:

"In January we introduced pre-ordering as a way for you to reserve 300B’s online. Soon we’ll honor your spot in line, shipping tubes from our warehouse to your front door as they become available. No action is required and you’ll be notified when the fulfillment step of this process begins.  Today, we’re notifying pre-order customers that the online Order Lookup function will be phased out July 15, 2019. By that date, we will export all orders from our online database to our internal database for fulfillment, therefore ending the pre-order phase."

Are they really that close to shipping or is this something to make you feel good?  We should know soon.

Gerry
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Offline pduk

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Re: Western Electric 300B (2019)
« Reply #26 on: July 07, 2019, 05:45:22 AM »
I think it's important to note that they haven't actually taken any money yet. This apparently will be done shortly before shipping, with advance notice and opportunity to rectify any failed payments. Seems to me they are going about things in the right way though I wish they'd hurry up a bit...