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Old 13th September 2008, 02:35 PM   #1
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How about a thread to list out of the way local sources. I was just going to post asking about little tubophile dives in Northern Indiana but figured why not expand the scope.

I see threads now and then on where to pick up stuff in Hong Kong or Outer Mongolia, so how bout some less exotic locations. So how about it? Tubes, Iron, HV Caps etc. just down the street.
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Old 13th September 2008, 03:35 PM   #3
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Mike,

No idea where you live but you can probably find stuff down your own street. There's a lot of different places I obtain parts from... mail order and all in the USA. Living in South Florida there's virtually nothing left for local electronic parts shops. Anyway, here's a few places I get stuff from:

http://www.surplussales.com/
http://www.zalytron.com/
http://www.angela.com/
http://www.percyaudio.com/
http://www.mouser.com/
http://www.tubesandmore.com/
http://www.tube-amps.net/
http://www.magnequest.com/
http://www.kcanostubes.com/
http://www.audiotubes.com/

In general, I've settled on numerous types of parts and the above sources can pretty much handle everything. For less expensive gear I use Dale/Vishay resistors and Mouser has excellent stock and good pricing. I prefer NOS tube sockets and WW pots. Surplus Sales is about the best for these along with NOS fuse holders and a large stock of tubes. In almost all gear I use Axon caps, Zalytron has good stock and pricing. Michael Percy is the best source for Caddock and Mills resistors and silver wire which is always expensive... and some other high-end boutique parts. Transformers... from Hammond to Magnequest and Hashimoto. Both Mike at KCA tubes and Brent Jesse at audiotubes are good sources for NOS which are tested and matched. It really depends on what you're looking for.

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Old 13th September 2008, 03:55 PM   #4
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Halted Specialties Corp - Sunnyvale, CA

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Still stocks an entire wall of carbon comp resistors.

No tubes or audio transformers, but digging through the bins one
finds kiwame resistors, rubycons (no BGs for a while), etc. Variacs,
isolatiopn transformers, vacuum pumps, rack hardware, odd cable,
magnet wire...

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I can't say I know exactly where you are in Indiana, but if you are anywhere near the n-w corner of the state, you could take a drive up to Triode Electronics. They are good for tubes, caps, guitar amp replacement transformers, and Dynaco transformers.
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Around here it's R5D3,or Cascade Surplus

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