Re: Amp parts?

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Amplifier Building Parts and Suppliers

Postby mcconnachiea » Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:28 pm

Righto, so we have a thing in the offset section on where to get parts to build guitars...... why not have one for amps? I need one because I'll be building one if the price works out

so we need chassiss, tubes, caps, resistors, speakers, wires, transformers etc....

Post the links and I'll edit them in..... LETS GET CRACKING!!


Antique Electronics Supply- ( www.tubesandmore.com ).  Pretty good selection, they sell can multi-section caps and a lot of stuff for good prices.
Hoffman Amps-- ( www.hoffmanamps.com ).  Really good service and lightning-quick shipping especially on the eastern seaboard.  I am NYC metro and get my stuff in 2 days from clicking 'order' pretty much without fail.
Mojo Musical Supply-- ( www.mojomusicalsupply.com ).  A little high in price, but maybe the best selection
Ted Weber-- ( www.tedweber.com ) great speakers but also sells other amp parts and amp kits.  Also sells can-style multisection caps.  Some of his discrete parts are from asian suppliers and are kinda cheap, but most of his stuff is pretty good.  Speakers, cabinets, and chassis are all outstanding.  Also, they offer discounted Mercury and Heyboer transformers, which is a total bonus.
Vibroworld-- ( www.vibroworld.com ) Has been closed now since the day before forever.  They keep saying they will "reopen soon" but they never do.  But if they ever do, I used to get stuff from them for my Magnatone amp, and they also sell can-style multisection caps and some decent cabinets, etc
KCA NOS tubes-- ( www.kcanostubes.com ) good place for NOS tubes.  Not the lowest of the low prices, but the best service I've found.
Tube Depot-- ( www.tubedepot.com ) Some of the most common parts and tubes, pretty good prices most of the time.
Mouser-- ( www.mouser.com ) General electronics parts.  You can generally find something you can use here, but often it's not 'vintage appropriate.'  For some stuff though, like resistors, diodes, etc., it can be a good source especially if you need bulk and quick shipping. 
Small Bear Electronics-- ( www.smallbearelec.com ) More centered around pedals and pedal building supplies, but sometimes they have good prices on stuff that will apply for amps or general use.  Most of the resistors, etc. are 1/4 w though which are not recommended for most amp applications.
Tube Amp Doctor-- ( www.tubeampdoctor.com ) They're in Germany. Their parts are probably a tad more expensive than they are with the American suppliers, but lower shipping costs may compensate that, if you're in the UK or europe.
Ceriatone-- ( www.ceriatone.com ) Some cool complete amp kits of marshall clones and more
Mathercab-- ( www.mathercab.com )  Some really well constructed cabs.
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Re: Amplifier Building Parts & Suppliers

Postby tribi9 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:35 pm

You know you could die if you don't know what you're doing, eh?

Just saying....
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Re: Amplifier Building Parts & Suppliers

Postby øøøøøøø » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:55 pm

Might not be a bad idea.  I know I've answered this question a bazillion times.  ;D

Here are some of my 'haunts' on the web for parts, etc.

Antique Electronics Supply- ( www.tubesandmore.com ).  Pretty good selection, they sell can multi-section caps and a lot of stuff for good prices.
Hoffman Amps-- ( www.hoffmanamps.com ).  Really good service and lightning-quick shipping especially on the eastern seaboard.  I am NYC metro and get my stuff in 2 days from clicking 'order' pretty much without fail.
Mojo Musical Supply-- ( www.mojomusicalsupply.com ).  A little high in price, but maybe the best selection
Ted Weber-- ( www.tedweber.com ) great speakers but also sells other amp parts and amp kits.  Also sells can-style multisection caps.  Some of his discrete parts are from asian suppliers and are kinda cheap, but most of his stuff is pretty good.  Speakers, cabinets, and chassis are all outstanding.  Also, they offer discounted Mercury and Heyboer transformers, which is a total bonus.
Vibroworld-- ( www.vibroworld.com ) Has been closed now since the day before forever.  They keep saying they will "reopen soon" but they never do.  But if they ever do, I used to get stuff from them for my Magnatone amp, and they also sell can-style multisection caps and some decent cabinets, etc
KCA NOS tubes-- ( www.kcanostubes.com ) good place for NOS tubes.  Not the lowest of the low prices, but the best service I've found.
Tube Depot-- ( www.tubedepot.com ) Some of the most common parts and tubes, pretty good prices most of the time.
Mouser-- ( www.mouser.com ) General electronics parts.  You can generally find something you can use here, but often it's not 'vintage appropriate.'  For some stuff though, like resistors, diodes, etc., it can be a good source especially if you need bulk and quick shipping. 
Small Bear Electronics-- ( www.smallbearelec.com ) More centered around pedals and pedal building supplies, but sometimes they have good prices on stuff that will apply for amps or general use.  Most of the resistors, etc. are 1/4 w though which are not recommended for most amp applications. 

That's the ones right off the top of my head.  Most of what you need you should be able to find from one of the above suppliers.

If this could be added to one of the sticky threads or made a sticky in its own right, it might be helpful.  I know we have a similar one in the "effects" forum.
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Re: Amplifier Building Parts & Suppliers

Postby mcconnachiea » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:11 am

tribi9 wrote:You know you could die if you don't know what you're doing, eh?

Just saying....



I don't think building an amp is out the range of what I can do. Its something I'd like to try
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Re: Amplifier Building Parts & Suppliers

Postby Orang Goreng » Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:14 am

Tube Amp Doctor

They're in Germany. Their parts are probably a tad more expensive than they are with the American suppliers, but lower shipping costs may compensate that, given how you're in the UK.
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Re: Amplifier Building Parts & Suppliers

Postby tribi9 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:20 am

mcconnachiea wrote:
tribi9 wrote:You know you could die if you don't know what you're doing, eh?

Just saying....



I don't think building an amp is out the range of what I can do. Its something I'd like to try


For sure man. As long as you know how not to get electrocuted you're good.  :D
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Re: Amplifier Building Parts & Suppliers

Postby Jay » Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:00 am

I edited the title to correspond to the same post in the pedals section.  Now it's your job to continue taking care of it.  :)
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Re: Amplifier Building Parts and Suppliers

Postby tribi9 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:31 pm

http://www.mathercab.com/  Some really well constructed cabs. This is where I got my blue champ clone cab and the build quality is pretty outstanding.
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Re: Amplifier Building Parts & Suppliers

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Re: Amplifier Building Parts & Suppliers

Postby rugby style » Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:45 am

Caps and resistors for Canadian buyers: http://justradios.com
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Re: Amplifier Building Parts & Suppliers

Postby Orang Goreng » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:43 pm

A while ago I discovered this web shop in NL; they service the jukebox market, but of course there's a lot of overlap with guitar amps. At least their JJ tubes (€ 61 for a matched quad of 6l6GCs) and Jensen speakers (e.g., the C15K 8/100W... € 102 vs. € 132 at TAD) are a lot cheaper than most other places in Europe, I've noticed. Maybe useful for others?

http://www.jukebox-revival.nl/catalog/index.php
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Re: Amp parts?

Postby irv78 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:22 am

Two great suppliers of quality parts in Europe:

http://www.banzaimusic.com/home.php wide range of electronic components
http://www.tube-town.net/ttstore/index.php/language/en
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Re: Amp parts?

Postby JChrist » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:22 pm

Australia

australia.rs-online.com

Similar to Mouser in US. Best thing is - "Free Shipping" on any order.
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Re: Amp parts?

Postby JChrist » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:15 pm

Australia

http://au.element14.com
(formerly Farnell)

Free delivery on all online orders!
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