Where to buy caps, resistors, and such in Atlanta?

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by gemini5, Oct 23, 2021.

  1. gemini5

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    I'm starting to get back into working on old amps and am looking for a local source for parts. For years I was spoiled by ACK Radio, but they went out of biz. Then I found Fry's Electronics had caps & resistors which was great because I live right around the corner. Of course now they have closed!

    So, if anyone has a recommendation for a source on the north side I'd love to hear about it.

    Thanks!
     
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    Physical electronics stores are a dying breed unfortunately like everything else. It was nice to have Radio Shack in a pinch and they’re gone too.
     
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    Smallbear is closing (retirement). Tubes is great though and they keep adding new stuff!

    Can’t forget about Mojotone if you don’t know already.
     
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    Smallbear has been slacking off for a while and expected them to close soon.
    Forgot about Mojotone, but they don't always have what you may want.
     
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    Thanks for the quick replies everyone. I have ordered from mojotone as well as AES, however I was hoping for a miracle. I guess I'll just have to get used to waiting on my internet sales purchases to arrive. Just got some stuff from tubes & more the other day and immediately realized I didn't get everything I needed. Doh! Oh well, I'm not in a hurry.
     
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    Microcenter Duluth has a small selection. Not sure about their other georgia store.
     
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    It may be a stretch, but you could give Maple Street Guitars a call and see what they have on hand for repair work and if they'd part with any. Really great shop and they'll probably help you out if they can.
     
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    I used to go to Fry’s up Alpharetta way all the time :(

    Sad they have gone. Got my lead solder supplies there.
     
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    What do you need? I usually order more than what I need so I have a fair amount of stuff.
     
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    I didn't know that, I'll have to check them out.
     
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    That's very nice of you. I really need to make a list because I've got too many projects!
     
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    The selection is tiny. I have lucked out getting a capacitor I needed that saved me having to order and wait for shipping, so they're not 100% useless.

     
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    Since I moved out into the badlands between Atlanta and Athens, I've ordered my electronic components from the usual online suspects.

    There's Audio Labs of Georgia in Doraville that people I know who restore old stereo consoles have used but I've never been there myself.
     
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    I miss electronic stores. Being able to go to Rat Shack & just buying what you need. I recently needed just one resistor. The thought of paying pennies for one + many times its value to ship just doesn't appeal to me. I found a set of them with different values on Ebay for a nominal fee & purchased. More than I'll probably ever need, but they are there just in case.
     
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    +1 for Tayda. They are great for resistors and pedal parts. I get hookup wire and pots there too, but you may not be happy with those for amp use if you are picky. Unfortunately they don't carry high voltage caps though, so you still have to buy some stuff elsewhere.

    Weber is an option too. I've been happy with their parts and their prices tend to be the best, but shipping is usually a total ripoff any AES ends up being cheaper unless you are buying speakers anyway.
     
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    ACK was great. I often went in to grab some tubes and caps.

    Fry’s was ok in a pinch but there is nothing now.

    only options now are online orders. I like AES and mouser.
     
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    I’ve picked up a few tubes from Audio Labs in Doraville before. I’m not sure if he’s still running though.

    For amp related parts maybe try Andrew’s Amp Lab.
     
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    Digikey, Mouser, Newmark
     
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