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Where do you all buy your parts?

Discussion in 'Guitar, Amp and Gear Shows in Canada' started by Scott F, May 20, 2020.

  1. Scott F

    Scott F

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    Chilliwack
    Hey all,

    I've been out of tube amp repair for about 20 years. Life and other interests had replaced my love for repairing and using tube amps.

    With more time on my hands I have decided to try and bring my three old amps back to life. I have a 1957 Champ, a 1972 Deluxe Reverb and a 1970 Traynor YBA 2A. They are all in different states of repair.

    I am just wondering who everyone buys their parts from. Things like caps, resistors, tubes, pots, etc. Is there anyone in Canafa that you can recommend. I did order some items from Antique Electronics about 4 weeks ago but the shipping and duty almost killed me.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Scott
     
  2. knight_yyz

    knight_yyz Gold Member

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    Hamilton, Ontario
    Amified parts. The Tube Store. Tube Depot
     
  3. JeremyP

    JeremyP Gold Member

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    I got my last caps from digikey , super fast delivery. Like ,mouser the site can be a little bit of a pain to navigate but i managed. I know they dont have tubes but for all your resistors and caps they are great.
     
  4. greco

    greco Gold Member

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    Kitchener, Ontario
    NextGen is getting more and more amp parts in stock.
    It is located in Ottawa and @jbealsmusic (Jon) is the owner.
    Excellent customer service!
     
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  5. dtsaudio

    dtsaudio Gold Member

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    Hamilton, ON
    As someone in the business, and spends about $10k a year on parts, I use the following:
    Tubes, sockets etc - The Tubestore
    Most parts - Digikey, Mouser
    Sometimes - NextGen
    I also have the advantage of having a terrific little store called Nutech Electronics near me. Great for odds an ends, and emergency supplies.
    I have a variety of specialty suppliers as well, but usually not applicable to guitar amps.
     
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  6. 1SweetRide

    1SweetRide Gold Member

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    Location:
    Ottawa, Canada
    NextGen for everything I can source from them. Otherwise it’s Amazon or
    Amp Repair Parts - Powered by Studio Sound Electronics
    Antique Electronic Supply
    DigiKey Electronics - Electronic Components Distributor
     
  7. mhammer

    mhammer

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    Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
    I buy many (though not all) of my passive components from dipmicro in Niagara Falls - Electronic components - dipmicro electronics
    They don't have a huge selection, but their prices are fantastic for some things, and shipping is fast and cheap.
     
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  8. Frenchy99

    Frenchy99

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    Antique for certain items that I cant get elsewhere.
    Abra in Montreal for resistors.
    NextGen now for caps, tolex and parts.
    Just Radios to fill in some gaps.
    Tube Store for tubes and parts.
     
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  9. Scott F

    Scott F

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    Chilliwack
    Hey all,

    Thanks for the suggestions. Time to do some research. I had forgotten how much fun this all is.

    Thanks again for the help.

    Scott
     
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