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Re: Amp parts?

Postby bedroomrockstar01 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:59 am

www.mojotone.com Great website, and the staff is very helpful. I restored an old beat up touring Mesa last year and bought almost everything from them.
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Re: Amp parts?

Postby kiwicano » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:11 pm

Hey all, here is a link to a kit that I built up myself last year.
http://www.ironsounds.com/
look under kits for there 18 Traveller Kit. I made it and I have a basic to medium skill level. I work alot on guitars and the occasional fix it job on tour as a Guitar-tech so felt up to the level needed- but like people have said the volts inside any amp can kill you. I got 3 shocks during the making of this due to my own stupid mistakes., one bad enough to blow the fuse in my workshop, Tube amps contain voltages high enough even when turned off to give you quite a scary shock. Its a toy that an kill so must be treated with respect but if your slow and careful then its a great thrill to plug into your own amp.. My main advice would be take it to an amp tech or someone that knows more to give your amp the once over just before you take it out and play. its better to be safe than dead. I can assure you of that. I've taken more shocks from amps and things on shows to not enjoy any of them..
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Re: Amp parts?

Postby tubeswell » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:28 am

kiwicano wrote: I got 3 shocks during the making of this due to my own stupid mistakes., one bad enough to blow the fuse in my workshop, Tube amps contain voltages high enough even when turned off to give you quite a scary shock. Its a toy that an kill so ..


Well they ain't toys. Glad to hear you are still alive. Get your ticker checked out. Electric shocks can kill off fragments of your heart muscles. These are my self-imposed disciplines for working on amps.

Never put your hands in the chassis unless the amp is switched off and unplugged from the wall

Use insulated test clips/gator clips to take voltages/scope readings (I don't bother with pop-tests anymore, they are too risky)

Never do electronic testing standing on a concrete floor - concrete is a great conductor.

Never do electronic testing on amps late at night, or under the influence of any sort of inebriator.

Keep kids and pets and innocent bystanders out of the room when doing electronic testing on tube amps.

If you're going to make a business of selling your amps to someone, get personal liability insurance.
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Re: Amp parts?

Postby sookwinder » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:12 am

tubeswell wrote:Never do electronic testing on amps late at night.


yes totally agree .. nothing is that important that it can't wait till better light and after a good sleep
relaxing alternative to doing actual work ...
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Re: Amp parts?

Postby øøøøøøø » Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:38 am

the worst shock I ever got was at 3 AM while frustrated and talking on the phone at the same time. Luckily it knocked my hand off and didn't knock me out, but it WAS about 600 volts.
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Re: Amp parts?

Postby Drewbertca » Wed May 29, 2013 2:38 am

http://qcomponents.ca/home.php

Canadian dealer for Speakers, hardware, caps.....
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Re: Amp parts?

Postby DisasterArea » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:38 am

Fliptops - http://www.fliptops.net

Mostly Ampeg spares, but they do carry other stuff as well. Not as good a resource for building a new amp but great if you need to fix an Ampeg!
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Re: Amp parts?

Postby Mil » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:28 pm

http://www.amplifiedparts.com/ (believe that they have the same owner as tubesandmore.com)
www.solen.ca (in Canada, got some fancy capacitors from them a few times)
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Re: Amp parts?

Postby Jimmy Rocket » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:54 am

I primarily shop Mojotone because they're practically local to me and they ship really quickly, but I've found some good deals at Watts Tube Audio

http://www.turretboards.com/

Voltage is certainly to be respected, but current kills. I sometimes hear people say that the current inside a tube amp isn't enough to kill, and maybe, (all things being equal and ideal) it isn't, but you can't ever take that for granted. Skin resistance isn't linear and at 300-400 you can easily get 100ma to 250 ma of current across your heart which is enough to cause fibrillation.
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Re: Amp parts?

Postby aegert » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:26 am

Not trying to sell anymore but I have a ton of components new lying around.. If you need anything get to me I will sell off stuff cheep. Like at my cost or current wholesale if I can't locate invoices
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Re: Amp parts?

Postby jbennett » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:55 pm

http://www.angela.com/
is my favorite place for guitar and amp parts. Good prices on cabinet hardware.
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