1. The Gear Page is run by musicians for musicians. We listen, we learn and if we misstep we are not afraid to do the right thing. We proposed some changes to the Emporiums. Based on feedback from members, we have decided to not go ahead with those changes. However, it has also highlighted that we need some community input into what is working and what is not working for members here. Primarily focused on the Emporiums, we'd like input on your thoughts about TGP and how things work in the Emporiums for you and how you'd improve them. The discussion thread on the is here!

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  1. Dr Blasto

    Dr Blasto Guest

    I need to perform some basic maintenance (caps, etc.) on my SF Bandmaster and think I'll try out an upgrade or two--I'm considering replacing the OT with a Bassman unit while it's apart.

    Has anyone done much business with these guys? Recommend a better parts supplier?
  2. Gabriel E.

    Gabriel E. Guest

    Their web ordering is pretty clumsy (you have to send them an email with the orders and credit card info).

    I've heard the guy is a jerk but aside from the ordering routine, the service was quick and efficient. No complaints from me.
  3. Troy Baer

    Troy Baer Member

    Jan 6, 2002
    Their pricing is really good, especially on Hammond transformers and chasses for homebrewing. God help you if you email them with a technical question, though...

    I've been sourcing most of my amp homebrewing "specialty" parts (i.e. things you can't get from Mouser or Digikey) from http://www.triodeelectronics.com/ lately. They have a pretty good selection of tubes, caps, and other stuff.

    Another good source is http://www.eurotubes.com/. They only sell JJ/Tesla stuff, but recently they expanded from just tubes to also selling can caps as well.
  4. cnardone

    cnardone Member

    Mar 7, 2002
    Stony Point, NY
  5. Dr Blasto

    Dr Blasto Guest

    Hey, thanks for all of your input. Just shows me that more research is required.
  6. blave

    blave Member

    Apr 24, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    I didn't see a mention of Hoffman, so I'll pipe up. I have done two small $50-ish orders with Doug recently, and I found the shipping/handling fees to be reasonable (not always the case!) and the service to be very quick.


    He has the best prices on GeorgeL cable and ends that I've found, BTW.

    Dave Blevins
  7. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    Northern VA
    If it were me, I'd cop the transformer from David Allen (Allen Amplification), no doubt about it. No one knows BF/SF amps like Allen and upgraded their transformers is one of his specialties.
  8. garbud

    garbud Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    St. George Utah
    I've done a lot of business over the years with Steve at Angela. He can be a little abrasive from time to time, but he won't BS ya. I've never gotten anything but excellent service. I've also done business with the others and have no complaints. Shop around! The best deal on Hammond transformers is at Antique Electronics in Arizona.


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