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Old 31st July 2006, 10:11 AM   #1
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Default Best place to buy valves and components?

Anybody got any recommendations on a cheap / reliable supplier of components either in the UK or who will deliever to the UK?

Also somewhere who supplys transformers.

Thanks very much

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Old 31st July 2006, 11:57 AM   #2
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has some valve stuff,

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Old 31st July 2006, 12:03 PM   #3
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they have 3 transformers and a 700 kit! Im after some tubes and different transforemrs
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Old 31st July 2006, 12:07 PM   #4
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for tubes, can't be beat (no affiliation)
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Old 31st July 2006, 12:11 PM   #5
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For valves try, also present on

There is also a place near Crystal Palace Football ground, Langrex Supplies but I haven't been there in a while and their eBay store has disappeared so I can't say if they are still around.

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Old 31st July 2006, 02:14 PM   #6
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Another possibility is Bluebell Audio in Dundee, Scotland.

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Old 31st July 2006, 03:57 PM   #7
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This is 'Ask Jan First'
They're very good, they take PayPal and deliver to the UK.
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Old 31st July 2006, 04:02 PM   #8
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Couple more:

Crowthorne Tubes Gerry's great for tubes and vintage stuff.
Farnell All the components.

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Old 1st August 2006, 10:03 PM   #9
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There's a guy in Norway that has a lot of tubes....
Lot's of stuff here you wouldn't find many other places....
If it's stuck, force it... If it breaks, what the hell, it needed replacement anyways....
Amateurs fixing a fault: they succeed but then discover another fault in addition to the part they just broke....
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Old 2nd August 2006, 09:51 AM   #10
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Not the cheapest around but lots of nice stuff, and good service. I bought the glasshouse 300b kit, and love it=)
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