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Supplier Index

PostPosted: 17 Apr 2015, 20:22
by granpa
New to this and after researching a few clones i'ld like to build and now wondering where to source the parts, and thought i'ld find something in the forum (well maybe there is pages in) thought it would be a good idea to have a sticky post listing reliable / affordable suppliers in various regions.

if it exists already my apologies and please point me in the right direction

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UK
http://doctortweek.co.uk
http://www.bitsbox.co.uk
http://shop.pedalparts.co.uk - for more involved dedicated bits like specific pcbs, belton brick, etc

USA
http://smallbear-electronics.mybigcommerce.com - ships internationally
http://turretboards.com - ships internationally
https://www.jameco.com
http://tinkersphere.com
http://www.mouser.com
http://www.digikey.com

Poland
https://amptone.pl - ships internationally

Re: Supplier Index

PostPosted: 18 Apr 2015, 02:52
by tabbycat
hey granpa, welcome to fsb.

useful suppliers depends on where you are. a rough location would help narrow it down.

speaking for the uk, the two i use most are dr tweek and bitsbox. they are pretty much geared up to stompbox building so source a good range of stomp-appropriate parts of audio-grade quality. they also know the difference between a useful germanium diode and an olive on a cocktail stick, which is not the case with a few ebay sellers. but obviously, the prices reflect that attention to detail.
http://doctortweek.co.uk/ (shop temporarily being rebuilt)
http://www.bitsbox.co.uk/

for more involved dedicated bits like specific pcbs, belton brick, etc, i use fuzzdog pedalparts.
http://shop.pedalparts.co.uk/

have had excellent service from all the above.

there are a few other uk places but they seem (to me) to be for bulk orders, if you are making lots of pedals, rather than one-offs.

for resistors (the bits you will use most of) it's probably worth buying a kit of various values (10 or 20 of each) to get you started. a lot cheaper and less fiddly than ordering odd bits as you go along. something like this is a good beginners kit (well i got it and i thought so) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161270963805.
also worth using chinese ebay sellers for bulk ordering offboard things (10x 100K pots, 10x jacksockets, etc) you will always need. but maybe hold back with that until you really get the habit and know you will definitely use them all.

enjoy your building,

tabbycat.

Re: Supplier Index

PostPosted: 18 Apr 2015, 08:05
by sinner
It does existing

Not sticky through

Keep it coming, i will edit first post and stick it up

Re: Supplier Index

PostPosted: 19 Apr 2015, 17:32
by granpa
im based in australia but am in NYC for teh next 3 months so am looking for usa suppliers so far this is what ive found

https://www.jameco.com
http://tinkersphere.com/
http://www.mouser.com/
http://www.digikey.com/

Re: Supplier Index

PostPosted: 19 Apr 2015, 21:30
by sinner
Please add short description + info about international shipping along with the link to the shop

First post edited

Re: Supplier Index

PostPosted: 16 Mar 2018, 07:33
by karua
PCB's Kit's and enclosures:

https://guitar-electronics.eu/en_US/index - ships internationally

Re: Supplier Index

PostPosted: 07 Apr 2018, 15:59
by lmkv15
http://www.uk-electronic.de/onlineshop/index.php , shipping worldwide - all what you need :-)

regards Uwe

Re: Supplier Index

PostPosted: 14 Aug 2018, 01:51
by ilcaccillo

Re: Supplier Index

PostPosted: 18 Sep 2018, 10:35
by andy-h-h
Anyone know of suppliers in Hong Kong with a store front that's worth a visit? Heading to Hong Kong, must be a few gold mines around the place - couldn't find anything useful via google search

Re: Supplier Index

PostPosted: 23 Sep 2018, 20:49
by ilcaccillo
andy-h-h wrote:Anyone know of suppliers in Hong Kong with a store front that's worth a visit? Heading to Hong Kong, must be a few gold mines around the place - couldn't find anything useful via google search


Hi,
I've been in HK last year and I also thought there would be some "gold mines" to be found.

Overall, electronic parts and products are not cheaper in Hong Kong than anywhere else, those days are long gone.
Also, even the cheap stuff you get there is the same exact products you get in Ebay or Aliexpress for the same price and free shipping.

Hong Kong sellers are pretty rude, and you will not find that many nice people in stores, sometimes they don't even care at all about the costumer an can be quite arrogant and non-interested in the costumer.

Most electronic stores are in Sham Shui Po area.