Web shops

A list of links to web shops that sell parts for building effects.

Dutch web shop focused on the DIY builder. Great selection of parts with decent prices. Pre-payment only, no Paypal, Ideal or credit card. Really fast delivery if items are on stock, generally within 2 to 3 working days.

https://www.newtone-online.nl/catalog/

German webshop focused on the DIY builder. Great selection of parts with good prices. Delivery times are an issue, it can take more than a week before orders are picked and then it can take up to another week before the order gets delivered.

https://www.musikding.de/

German webshop selling all kinds of items and parts related to making music and building instruments, effects and amplifiers. Great selection of parts with good prices. Delivery can be slow, up to 7 working days.

https://www.banzaimusic.com/

UK webshop for electronics hobbyists and makers with quite a nice catalogue for effect builders also. Attractive international shipping fees, especially for smaller orders. Relatively fast delivery, within 5 working days.

https://www.bitsbox.co.uk/

Love this web shop for their great selection of NOS transistors and diodes. They even had (with the emphasis on had) MA165 diodes. Yeah, bought all they had left. What's so special about these diodes? One word: Mostortion. Fast delivery also, orders arrive within 4 to 5 days.

https://www.silicon-ark.co.uk/

Dutch web shop with custom designed PCB's and some components.

https://www.nucleonfx.com/

Thai web shop renown for their low prices and good selection of parts. Take care with what you order, not all parts are of a trusted origin, especially components like IC's or branded capacitors, these might be fakes. Their Alpha pots seem to be the real deal though and also their powder coated enclosures are nice, especially considering their low price. Delivery is extremely slow though, orders can take up to more than a month to arrive.

https://www.taydaelectronics.com/

Big German web presence of which I knew it existed but where I stumbled upon by accident when I needed C25K pots and 2N7000 transistors for a Mosfet based fuzz. Also ordered some of their 0.25mm² wire which looks exactly the same as the 0.25mm² wire from Musikding. Fast delivery, within 2-3 working days.

https://www.conrad.com/

eBay can be handy for getting stuff in bulk like capacitors or resistors. Delivery times vary wildly as most merchants of electronic components are Chinese so you're left to to whims of the customs of the importing country. Expect 2 to 4 weeks for delivery.

Resistors

Try the following search for an assortment of 1280 resistors with 64 different values. Price should be around $6.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=resistors+64+values+1280pcs

Bear in mind that the leads of these resistors are thinner than those of good quality resistors.

Great for things like knobs, DC sockets, switches and other components that regular web shops get from China too. In some cases ordering directly can be cheaper.

https://www.aliexpress.com/

Daier

For switches and knobs, check Daier.

https://daier.aliexpress.com/

GD-PARTS

More knobs. And also ludicrously expensive vacuum tubes.

https://gd-parts.aliexpress.com/

Kokko

Nice cheap effects for modding.

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/3082024/