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Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by SacDAve, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. SacDAve

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    I'm buying a Classic tone OP for my 18W build the web sight directs me to Triode or Amp parts derect
    So I know Triode has become a nightmare What about APD? never bought anything from them.
     
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    Triode's become a disaster? Hadn't heard that.
     
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    ^ there were quiet a few post about poor service , Nothing very positive I noticed SoZo dropped them as a vendor. I bought stuff from them before had no problems, but that was before all the negative post about them.
     
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    I ordered some transformers from Amp Parts Direct. No issues. FYI, Tube Depot also has Classic Tone. They're more expensive though unless you order enough to get free shipping. Check the prices and shipping for both before you order.
     
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    I ordered one from Amp Parts Direct earlier. I think thats the piece of the puzzle I need. Now I have order up some time
     
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    FWIW, I've ordered from Triode three times in the last year (most recently at the beginning of July) and I've had no issues.
     
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    Absolutely no issues with Triode ever, but FWIW I also order from APD when I just need a few oddball parts they carry.
     
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    ^ maybe there back on track,
     
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    Great service from APD on several occasions!
     
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    APD has always been fast service for me with no issues. The other, not so much.
     
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    I've ordered from APD several times with no issues. No experience with the other.
     
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    Didn't AES/CED buy SoZo outright, taking over manufacturing and distribution? I thought all old SoZo vendors were dropped because it became a AES/CED proprietary part.

    That said, I agree there are a LOT of threads complaining about Triode in the last couple of years. Lots of missing parts, lots of dropped orders, etc. Plenty of threads to google is someone wants to. Enough to steer me away. I ordered from APD for my last Classictone order, everything went well (shipping was expensive). I noticed the return address was (IIRC) Valvetrain Amps.
     
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    Two for two A+ service from APD for me
     
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    I bought my ClassicTone transformers from APD. They're located about 30 minuets from me, so I called them up and just went down to pick them up from Rick who runs the shop (mainly the builder for ValveTrain amps). Super nice guy who showed me around his shop and talked about amp building. If I ever build another amp, I'll definitely buy from APD.
     
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    I had great service from APD earlier this year.
    Triode...eh...:(
     
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    I forgot to mention earlier, but the shipping cost (like most places) has a larger base cost, then incremental as you add on. If you think you will use it later, I know the 2 transformers only costs a couple bucks more than 1 to ship from APD. It's the shipping box size that costs, not how much is in it.
     
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    Well the OP showed up today pretty fast delivery time, packing was excellent.
     
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