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Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by markman, Mar 12, 2006.
Whats your favorite online place to buy all your electrcal parts?
Electrohill or axesrus
-I get mine from either Warmoth or Black Rose Customs. Excellent service from both companies.
AllParts. If they don't have it in stock, then Stewart MacDonald. They will have it. It'll cost a couple bucks more, but it will be good stuff, and you'll get it fast.
I aim to buy everything I need for a project with the minimum number of orders because of shipping costs. StewMac has pretty much everything I need so I use them.
And they give great service.
i've had good luck with Acme. i buy only in small quantities do i don't know about prices so much
+1 on Acmeguitarworks.com. They get guarantee their pots at 10% tolerance.
Thanks for the info!
I really Love dealin w/ Stew-Mac for other stuff..(they are Great)...but wouldn't be my choice for what you're asking...they have too many "ODD" electrical parts....ie pots for 5/16 holes (Import)...coarse splined shafts..instead of fine splined like CTS......etc. etc. I'm much happier here on the east coast w/ Acme or Hoffman Amps, for those kinds of Parts.
Another vote for guitarelectronics.com and Black Rose Customs.
For one-stop shopping for me, it's GuitarElectronics.com. They have a phone line that is covered by people who know what their talkin about & the shipping is cheaper than most mega stores
why all these split-shaft sources?
guitarelectronics and Stewmac have plenty of split shaft pots, but not solid shaft pots. Black Rose Customs has mostly split shaft, the only solid shaft is a 500k - the 250k item is a better match and more commonly used on single coil Teles. None of those sources carry Fender branded CTS pots, which are a nice option when buying.
guitarpartsresource (no affiliation) has a wide selection of Fender branded and Allparts branded CTS pots, both split and solid shaft.
If you have a Tele and want knobs with a knurl that is at least as good for gripping as stock Fenders, or if you have an MIM or MIA Tele with the stock solid shaft pots and need a replacement pot that fits without having to replace your decent solid-shaft knobs, solid shaft pots seem to be necessary.
I'm just curious, why some folks here are favoring these sources and these split shaft pots? Are you putting together Teles somewhat from scratch and the cost savings of those parts make them desirable? Or are you working more with non-Teles, or non-MIM/MIA Teles, that already use split shaft pots/knobs?
Maybe not all...
my electronics parts, but I just installed this "telekit" and the parts were top-shelf for $22.79.
Re: why all these split-shaft sources?
The ones i got from Acme were both
solid shaft and Fender branded. Got my caps and switchcraft jack, etc. all from them. They even got old style push back wire (which i don't really care about, i got no beef with tefzel wirez).