Pedal builder types - where're you getting your bits?

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IanSavageIanSavage Frets: 1319
Trying to locate a one-stop-shop for enclosures, switches and jacks (only looking at knocking up a couple of switcher pedals at the minute, but might start making 'em in volume if all goes well) - Farnell have most but not all (and their website's a ballache), Maplins have hardly anything and their website's even more of a ballache; where're you guys going for bits?
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  • frankusfrankus Frets: 4714
    I use Rapid for 1590a enclosures, switches and the like I get from langtronics on ebay.
    A sig-nat-eur? What am I meant to use this for ffs?! Is this thing recording?
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  • juansolojuansolo Frets: 1766
    edited September 2014
    Look on my site for parts links. But I get my bits from...

    CPC
    Farnell
    Rapid
    Dr Tweek
    Tayda (mainly only pots these days, most of their other stuff is a bit suspect)

    Boxes I use Camden Boss for 1590B and 125B sizes (they're actually a little different), I prefer them to Hammond when I can get them. I get those from CPC. All the others are Hammonds and I get them from either CPC or Rapid depending on which is cheapest for the ones I want.

    Indeed, here's my little common parts list as I can never remember what we get from where when ordering:

    Enclosures
    CamdenBoss RTM5003/13-NAT (1590B) / white - RTM5003/13-WH - CPC
    CamdenBoss RTM5004/14-NAT (125B) / white - RTM5004/14-WH - CPC
    Hammond 1590A - Rapid
    Hammond 1590BB - CPC
    Hammond 1590BBLG - Rapid
    Hammond 1590XX - Farnell
    Hammond 1590XXLG - Rapid
    Hammond 1590DD - CPC
    Hammond 1590D - Rapid
    Hammond 1550G - Rapid
    Hammond 1590LB - CPC

    Jacks
    Enclosed Jack NYS234 - Rapid
    Small Jack Stereo MJ-161M - CPC
    Small Jack Mono MJ-159M - CPC
    Open jack mono NYS229 - CPC
    Open jack stereo NYS230 - CPC
    Power Jack 8mm CN14799 - CPC
    Power Jack switched MJ-10 - CPC

    Switches
    DPDT Stomp 780744 - Rapid
    DPDT switch 750087 - Rapid
    SPDT switch 750083 - Rapid
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  • mike257mike257 Frets: 322
    I've just priced some bits on musikding.de, seems pretty reasonably priced and well stocked. Decent choice of pre-drilled enclosures in various configurations too, handy if you don't have a drill press etc to do a tidy job yourself.
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  • mike257 said:
    I've just priced some bits on musikding.de, seems pretty reasonably priced and well stocked. Decent choice of pre-drilled enclosures in various configurations too, handy if you don't have a drill press etc to do a tidy job yourself.
    Musikding are the nearest thing to one stop shop I've found where you can get everything.  You won't need them at the moment (unless you want to put LEDs on your switchers) but you can get resistors and other components as singles without paying a massive premium.  Somewhere like RS is cheap but the minimum order quantities they have don't work for one off builds.
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  • GassageGassage Frets: 26449
    I asked one of my mates and he said he gets them all from BBE.

    He's a good builder, is Mason.

    Donald Trump has spoken movingly about 7-Eleven. It reminded him, he said, of the way Americans came together in 1941 after Pearl Necklace.

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  • equalsqlequalsql Frets: 4500
    Bitsbox are great: http://www.bitsbox.co.uk/


    (pronounced: equal-sequel)   "I suffered for my art.. now it's your turn"
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  • Just remembered this thread.

    http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/310/building-your-own-stompboxes

    Would be nice if it's stickied.  It is linked in the useful resources sticky in the Making and Modding section.
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