where do you buy your parts

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by popthree, Dec 10, 2018.

  1. popthree

    popthree Poster Extraordinaire

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    i need to get a few things, volume pots, a couple of different input jacks, maybe a bridge pickup, a few other odds and ends... where do you like to buy from ?

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  2. Geo

    Geo Friend of Leo's

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    Mainly Ebay and Stratosphere most recent here but have bought from Guitar Parts Resource, Guitar Fetish, Guitar Electronics and Angela's over the years.
    I find better deals and more options on ebay.
     
  3. jfgesquire

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    All of the above, plus sellers on Reverb, Darren Riley, even Guitar Center and Musician's Friend had what I needed, quickly and at a good price.

    Eyes always open for stuff...
     
  4. SPUDCASTER

    SPUDCASTER Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Philadelphia Luthiers Supply has some good prices on certain things.

    I tend to shop around the ones already mentioned too.
     
  5. jrblue

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    Like others, I go everywhere, including through eBay now that so many dealers use it for retail. I definitely do not have a single source for most things -- unfortunately! -- as nobody comes close to stocking a full range of the stuff I end up buying, like pots, caps, and all kinds of hardware. And when it comes to resistors and other electronic parts, I end up going ever farther afield. I have not encountered any sleazy sellers, I'm glad to say.
     
  6. bsman

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    Same place as these guys get there parts...

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  7. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    FenderGuy53 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yep. Angela's Instruments, Darren Riley's, Chicago Music Exchange, Stew Mac, Musicians Friend...
     
  9. jfgesquire

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    I purchased from them on their eBay store, 3 CTS tone pots and an orange drop cap... reasonable price and quick reasonable shipping.
     
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  11. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Locally, from the Mom & Pops type stores.
    South Austin Music, Guitar Rez, Austin Vintage Guitars.
    They all are very well stocked.
    Austin is a "guitar town".
     
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    Treynor Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    Similar vendors to already mentioned. But wanted to point out I have found a number of great parts vendors with competitive prices looking thru Reverb.
     
  13. slauson slim

    slauson slim Friend of Leo's

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    Angela, Guitar Parts Resource, Antique Electronic Supply, eBay. A couple of necks and bodies from Stratosphere.
     
  14. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Another vote for Philly Luthier.
    I like to buy from a small guy and help grow his business.
    He's expanded a lot over the years.
    Shopping around to save 2 or 3 dollars isn't worth it to me.
     
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    Darren Riley.

    Bill Callaham.

    Marc Rutters.

    Wilde Pickups (Bill and Becky).

    Glendale Guitars.

    Mojotone.

    Your local friendly Allparts dealer.

    Musicians Friend.
     
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