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Old 25th Jul 2013, 9:29 pm   #61
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And in central France...Excellent proper shop. Boxes of stuff up the walls if you know what I mean. Certainly worth a visit if you're in the region.


Centre Electronique du Limousin C.E.L.

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4 Rue des Charseix, 87000 Limoges
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No website that I'm aware of
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Old 7th Sep 2013, 9:30 am   #62
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I have just ordered some pots for a Marshall amp from Watford Valves. Their minimum order is £10 + minimum £4 postage + VAT
As a footnote to the above (from another thread) I have just received these pots. To make the order up to the £10 minimum I ordered a couple of internation octal valve bases and they have turned out to be really nice quality.

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Old 16th Oct 2013, 7:32 pm   #63
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Geoff Davies (Radio) produces (by subscription) monthly list of the often very rare components and valves phone 01788 574774 (Rugby) email geoffdavies@fsmail.net .

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Old 21st Oct 2013, 11:47 pm   #64
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http://www.audiocap.co.uk/
F and T high voltage capacitors in stock and Royal Mail £4 delivery (standard) (at 21/10/2013) and free 1st class if order over £40.
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Old 23rd Dec 2013, 2:31 pm   #65
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Just come across this

http://www.diversed.fsnet.co.uk/compfull.htm (Dead link)

who seem to have any number of mechanical and electrical bits and pieces.

I wondered if it was the remains of Greenweld?
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Old 20th Jan 2014, 11:09 pm   #66
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There are still a few old school radio and television shops around, though they are dying away now. Here in Cheltenham in lower high street GL51 there are still a couple, though we did lose Modern radio last year....First up is Gtv tv hifi and radio repairs, tel 01242 235194......The guy opens only a couple of days a week as his hobby now, though when I called in , a modern lg flatscreen was in for repair. Packed full of radio sets, hifi and speakers, and old tellies, its a treasure trove!Best to telephone as he is retired now and only opens up as his hobby a couple of times a week
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Old 20th Jan 2014, 11:12 pm   #67
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And just a few doors up in Cheltenham to the above post is Hardings electrical, jam packed full of our stuff( except for dac90 bulbs- he's sold out!) ...First class componment suppliers and great prices too 01242
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Old 16th Apr 2014, 8:31 am   #68
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Default Re. Recommended Component Suppliers.

I notice that whereas you want a 50mm long shaft Tony, those on e-bay have only a 44mm shaft, though I guess might do. (Also, there are two in the pack).

I’m probably too late to say that pots with 50mm long shafts are available from Bowood Electronics, who some forum members might be familiar with. (Bowood was established some years ago by Wilf and his wife Jan. He's great guy who used to work for Bardwell’s in Sheffield). I recently needed a 1 meg switched log pot and they're not so easily come by, but Wilf stocks them. He also stocks 470k (as needed for the DAC90A etc, and 2 Meg, as well as lower values, and linear pots, and stocks un-switched pots too:

They're nice and compact, which I was pleased about as space is very limited in a Dynatron record player that I'm restoring, in which the switch on the pot was duff. The one supplied by Bowood was identical in size. Often the plastic shafts are quite ‘bendy’ but these are quite stiff, so make a good replacement for metal-shafted pots.

I assume that the pot you are looking for is for the volume control and hence, needs to be log law, but if it is a tone control would need to be linear. Bowood sell both. Here is the link to the 10K ones you are after - log and linear tracks:

http://www.bowood-electronics.co.uk/...switched-p-652

http://www.bowood-electronics.co.uk/...switched-p-651

£2.45 eac + £2.85 p&p

Wilf sells lots of other useful stuff and post is modest, as are his prices. Service is speedy too - my pot arrived next day.

(No connection with Bowood, other than as a long term satisfied customer).

Hope that helps - if not now, in the future or to someone else.
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Old 16th May 2014, 1:47 pm   #69
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Another vote here for Langrex, I have just used them for a couple of NOS valves and a Mazda Octal valve base. Excellent fast service.

http://www.langrex.co.uk/
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Old 17th May 2014, 12:31 pm   #70
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I've used

http://www.component-shop.co.uk

0843 2898 528

for some years now and find them very reliable, with fast delivery at reasonable cost.

Good for tools/solder, resistors, LEDs, batteries, power supplies/chargers, switches, leads, connectors etc .

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Old 15th Jul 2014, 11:45 am   #71
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www.mullardmagic.co.uk

Mullard Magic have a fantastic selection of valves and provide a prompt service with regular emails to update on order status. Informative website too.

Steve the owner has proven to be supportive when helping me with a power supply issue.. he rectified the situation for me very well (sorry poor pun)
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Old 17th Jul 2014, 10:06 pm   #72
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Old 1st Oct 2014, 1:20 pm   #73
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Hi Folks

Here is another supplier of valves, passive components, and all sorts of odds and ends.

Geoff Davies (Radio) of Rugby
13 Bowen Road
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Old 5th Oct 2014, 5:04 pm   #74
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Hi all. No connection with me but I can only sing the praises of Just Radio in Canada. I've recently sent for a small quantity of their high voltage electrolytic caps totalling about £23. I think there were about 14 in total. Postage was about £5 odd for airmail and they were with me in a week .Can't say fairer than that!

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Old 20th Mar 2015, 4:39 pm   #75
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www.retrospecialist.co.uk

Successor to Traditional Radio Grilles (Sid Chaplin). Due to near full retirement Sid is now taking more of a back seat. Russell Chaplin is continuing to offer cloths and fittings for vintage wireless & audio use.

The new website offers a expanding range of cloths, fittings and used recordings from 78s to CD Singles.
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Whilst shops, other than Maplin, selling Electronic components, are thin on the ground now, Hardings in Cheltenham High Street, is still very much in business. I recently bought some capacitors and other items there, and found them to be very helpful. Well worth a visit.
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Old 25th Jul 2015, 1:37 pm   #77
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http://www.audiocap.co.uk/
F and T high voltage capacitors in stock and Royal Mail £4 delivery (standard) (at 21/10/2013) and free 1st class if order over £40.
I have had a recent email about AudioCap, they have been taken over by Hifi Collective;
http://www.hificollective.co.uk/

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Old 9th Sep 2015, 11:47 am   #78
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Rapid Electronics ,UK, General components, Kits and tools etc.

http://www.rapidonline.com/
Another vote for them from me.

Just used them today for the first time since I was at school(!). The range is excellent, the website miles easier to use than CPC's, delivery was very rapid (complete with text message telling me the precise predicted delivery time), and the packing looked like it had been done by someone with a brain (take note, other suppliers!).

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Old 10th Sep 2015, 9:05 pm   #79
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Another thing with Rapid, applicable to us, is that if you select 'all products' rather than just the electronic range, you gain access to emery cloth, sandpaper, humbrol enamel paints, wire wool, rustins wood finishes, plastic card and all sorts of craft-related radio restoration materials!
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Old 18th May 2016, 8:08 pm   #80
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This site is based in Germany and I've had good success with them. Jan speaks perfect English (the website is in English too). Great selection of valves and electrolytic capacitors.
http://www.askjanfirst.de/eindex.htm
Excellent service with good humour! What more does one need?

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