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Where To Purchase Tube Amp Parts in the UK
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Old 17th November 2009, 09:29 PM   #1
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Default Where To Purchase Tube Amp Parts in the UK

The subject line says it all... What are the best places to purchase parts in the UK? Im a complete beginner so just for future reference...

Can I purchase parts from America, or will the voltage difference be a problem?

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Old 17th November 2009, 11:09 PM   #2
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https://www.watfordvalves.com

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SOWTER AUDIO TRANSFORMERS

Mesa boogie amplifier VALVES TUBES ECC83 12AX7 EL34 El84 JJ

vintage-parts.com ...............this should link to vintage-parts.com

and theres many more...........!
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Old 17th November 2009, 11:14 PM   #3
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Brilliant, thanks!

Im just getting into DIY audio, so anything will help!
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Old 18th November 2009, 12:09 AM   #4
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Farnell? I just ordered a bunch of stuff that Mouser and Digikey didn't stock. I believe they are UK.
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you may get lucky with RS and rapid also
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Old 18th November 2009, 01:50 AM   #6
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RS Components
Farnell
CPC
Rapid
Cricklewood
Maplin
Mouser and Digi-Key supply to the UK now, as do Antique Electronic Supply

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Old 18th November 2009, 07:45 AM   #7
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Yes to all posted, plus -

BLUEBELL AUDIO do a lot of parts, plus, HAMMOND transformers

DANBURY for transformers too. Will make to order. Excellent!

COLOMOR for valves.


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Old 18th November 2009, 09:17 AM   #8
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Old 18th November 2009, 11:40 AM   #9
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I get most of my basic parts from either Maplin (resistors and connectors) or Farnell (semiconductors , decoupling caps etc.), but I tend not to buy valves or film caps in the UK since they are generally rather cheaper on the continent. I have had good service from BTB in Germany and Vintage HiFi in Italy.

However, if you are looking for a specific exotic part it is worth trying Michael's Electronics Emporium - I have had good service from him, and his prices are fair.

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Old 18th November 2009, 11:43 AM   #10
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I forgot to mention that I have had excellent dealings with Sowter, as well as with Variable Voltage Technology on the Isle of Wight, who make transformers and chokes to order.

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