Best current vendors for hook up wire and a few pots...

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  1. DrPepper

    DrPepper Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    That are processing and shipping during the current mess.
     
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    Here are two:
    Amplified parts and Tube depot
     
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    Philadelphia Luthier.
    Small, local, helpful, and, so far, I get the impression that their inventory size is manageable enough that they are familiar with all their products and know everything is good.
    It's always a bummer when a company gets too big to realize they have a product (or products) that is sub-standard until the complaints start rolling in.
     
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    I shop Stewmac and Antique Electronic Supply. Some people complain about Stewmac, but the parts are good quality and the shipping fast.

    The present situation has everything going slow.
     
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    This is my favorite hookup wire. It is pretinned, holds it shape like solid core and does not melt as easily as cheaper wire. I use the 22awg for everything except the power grounds where I prefer 18awg.

    http://valvestorm.com/Products/Wire
     
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    I always buy non fraying waxed hook up wire from Marsh amps. They are small, they don't overcharge, and will sell you a foot or 100 feet. Be careful, There's a lot of bad wire out there.
     
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    Try Apex Jr. If they have what you want they'll be Very Affordable. And Steve is Very Nice.
     
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    AES it's still shipping oh, I've heard some stuff from him a couple weeks ago and they actually shipped it out quite a bit faster than they normally would though transit time was pretty slow.

    They're good source for most things, but they don't carry any hookup wire I like personally.
     
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    I usually buy from Art of Tone or Philadelphia Luthier. Both seem to be up and running right now.
     
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    I got resistors, and a small OT from Tube Depot in two days - Not sure how it got here so fast but was USPS - maybe because it was a small enough package to fit in a mailbox...???
     
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    Tube Depot is still shipping fast. As is Mouser.

    So far, the only impact I've felt is that the Canadian distributor for Celestion and Eminence decided to close shop even though they are still allowed to do business online, so even the re-sellers can't get anything. Have to find a store with what you want in stock.
     
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    Agree with valvestorm pre-tinned 22awg and 18awg (for heater wiring). I’m also a fan of Hoffman solid core 20awg.

    On the topic of wire, we can’t forget about strippers...

    I recently discovered Felo strippers. Incredible tool.

    German made. They make very accurate and repeatable strip lengths. Just set the length with a movable stopper and that’s it. They work in tight spaces well. You apply them straight on the wire rather than from the side like most. Takes the guess work out of which gauge hole to use because the tool automatically adjusts. Just wow.

    https://www.germantoolreviews.com/felo-62681-automatic-wire-stripper/
     
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