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Global Annoucements / Re: Very sad news
« on: June 13, 2017, 02:06:01 PM »
I am saddened by this news as well. Like everyone else, I admired Mark's work. May he rest in peace, and may his family also find peace.

Brian, thank you for passing this sad news along to the group.

Global Annoucements / Re: VTL5C4/2 for Sawse Source
« on: June 13, 2017, 02:00:07 PM »
Guys, I have sold all 160 pieces of the PerkinElmer VTL5C4/2 vactrols. I spent quite some time looking for more, and found some by EG&G/Vactec, which I have added to my website. These were significantly more expensive than the last batch, which unfortunately means that I had to raise the price by a dollar. That dollar does not even cover the price increase, but I am trying to keep the cost as low as possible since these are already quite expensive. If you need them, I suggest you act soon, as I am not sure if I will be able to acquire more after these are gone. Shipping to USA is still $2.95, and the cost each is now $13.50.

Build Reports / Re: Success in 2017
« on: March 23, 2017, 10:28:28 AM »
Very nice! I about to build that same project. Got my board a few weeks ago. I assume following the Moosapotamus trimmer adjustments was pretty straight forward?

Open Discussion / Re: wtf Mouser?
« on: March 22, 2017, 09:48:03 AM »
I buy the Xicon resistors, and I saw Mouser raised the price maybe a year ago. I have instead been ordering them from Small Bear or PPP, but Small Bear now says he's dropping those in favor of another brand, Topmay. I ordered some of the Topmay to check them out, and I can tell you, the leads are definitely not as thick as Xicon.

The Koa-Speer seem reasonably priced in quantity. Do you think they are on-par with the Xicon ones? Are they flimsy, or have nice thick leads?

I am pretty sure that the price increases start at the manufacturer and work their way through distributors onto us. As to the cost of single resistors doubling, I doubt the price doubled at any manufacturer, but maybe they figured out their labor cost, labels and baggies and decided they were not making money at pennies per each resistor.

Global Annoucements / Re: VTL5C4/2 for Sawse Source
« on: March 04, 2017, 07:09:43 PM »
Jules, Yes, I can ship to Australia with a $25 order minimum. Just use the contact form on my site to let me know what you need, and I will send a PayPal invoice.

Thanks Brian!

Global Annoucements / Re: VTL5C4/2 for Sawse Source
« on: March 04, 2017, 11:24:23 AM »
Since I need to post here to avoid having my account purged, I figured I would take this opportunity to thank Brian for promoting this item in my store. I still have some of those vactrols left, as well as 2n5952 matched quad sets for phasers, if you're looking for those. It seems they are getting pretty scarce as well.

Thanks all!
Bruce Robertson
Pedal Parts and Kits

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