Where do you buy your small parts?

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  1. guitaardvark

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    Hey all,

    I'm working on a number of projects and need a lot of small parts (pots, nuts, jacks, switches, tuners, frets, etc.). Normally, if I need just one or two things, I'd just find them on Reverb, but it wouldn't make sense to do so with the amount of parts I need since shipping would add up quickly.

    I'm aware of Mojotone and GFS, but any other suggestions are appreciated!
     
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    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    StewMac
     
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    True, they do have everything. They tend to be pricey on their tools, but I haven't looked at their parts. Thanks for the suggestion!
     
  4. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Amazon, honestly. They usually have just about everything and it's usually cheaper and the shipping is fast and free too, mostly.

    Outside of Amazon and StewMac, give LMII and Guitar Electronics a look.

    If you need something really "different" electronically you can't really beat the selection of Mouser, and for screws, nuts, and bolts McMaster-Carr has absolutely everything.
     
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    I have some ethical qualms about Amazon, but I'll check the others out as well!
     
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    budda Do not criticize as this Contributor

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    Next gen guitars in ottawa is a Canadian parts supplier.
     
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    Literally anywhere on the internet that has them, including random people selling things on ebay and websites straight out of the 90s (https://www.guitarpartsfactory.us/).

    Edit: They updated their website :/
     
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    Philadelphia Luthier Supply is a favorite of mine. I've also had some success from Bitter Root guitars for truss rods and nut blanks.

    My wife got me a StewMac MAX (free shipping membership) and it has been the best.
     
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    Not sure if it’s mentioned but I’d look up Madhatterguitarproducts (might have to googlet) they have ....unorthodox mods that are interesting to say the least.
     
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    High quality parts I've ordered were from Philly Luthier Supply.

    Questionable quality is usually amazon realm. Haven't had to order any parts since 2018 though.
     
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    Hipshot: sporthitech ebay or direct
    Tools and random parts: stewmac, guitarpartsresource
     
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    banjomikez has the goods
     
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    How long does it usually take you guys to get parts from StewMac? Usually stuff from Ohio gets to me in 2-3 days, but I placed an order with them last week and tracking still hasn't updated. I don't know how long I should wait before touching base with them.
     
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    Likely delays with the carrier. I know USPS has been hammered by covid in many areas.
     
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    That seems like a bit of a long time by their standards so I would touch base.
     
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    Guitarelectronics.com has a wide range of parts, I've bought tuners, bridges, volume pots and also pickup covers from there, never had a problem with them and the shipping was fast.
     
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    I can second that. Guitarelectronics is pretty good for electronics.
     

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