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Old 31st July 2006, 10:11 AM   #1
matthew2456 is offline matthew2456  United Kingdom
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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

Matthew
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Old 31st July 2006, 11:57 AM   #2
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http://www.maplin.co.uk/

has some valve stuff,

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Old 31st July 2006, 12:03 PM   #3
matthew2456 is offline matthew2456  United Kingdom
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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
sorenj07 is offline sorenj07  Germany
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for tubes, www.tubedepot.com 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,

http://www.pmcomponents.co.uk/
http://www.websamba.com/colomor also present on eBay.co.uk
http://www.watfordvalves.com/home.asp
http://www.chelmervalve.com/

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.

Transformers
http://www.sowter.co.uk/
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Old 31st July 2006, 02:14 PM   #6
colinB is offline colinB  United Kingdom
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Another possibility is Bluebell Audio in Dundee, Scotland.

http://www.bluebellaudio.com

Regards
Colin.
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Old 31st July 2006, 03:57 PM   #7
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http://www.die-wuestens.de/

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
i_should_coco is offline i_should_coco  United Kingdom
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Couple more:

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

Cheers,
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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....
www.demostenes.no
Lot's of stuff here you wouldn't find many other places....
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Old 2nd August 2006, 09:51 AM   #10
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http://www.hificollective.co.uk/

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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