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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: iolli on Feb 17, 2014, 07:26 pm

Title: electronic based "hardware" components manufacturing companies
Post by: iolli on Feb 17, 2014, 07:26 pm
Hello everyone.
Does somebody knows where some of the major musical instrument manufacturing companies for keyboards and midi controllers like 
moog, clavia, access, native-instruments, dave smith instruments, novation, m-audio, akai pro, axiom, alesis, roland, yamaha, korg and so on...
buy their electronic based "hardware" components like:
digital/analog potis, leds, lcds, boards, keyboards and so on?
Are there some well known companies that produces hight quality components?
If I search on the web for potis, I get a billion offers...
Thank you!
Title: Re: electronic based "hardware" components manufacturing companies
Post by: CrossRoads on Feb 17, 2014, 09:31 pm
www.music123.com
www.guitarcenter.com
www.partsxpress.com

then mouser.com, digikey.com if you have specific parts/values in mind.
Title: Re: electronic based "hardware" components manufacturing companies
Post by: Paul__B on Feb 18, 2014, 09:51 pm

If I search on the web for potis, I get a billion offers...


99.9% total garbage (spam) in fact, thoroughly wasting your time and making it virtually impossible to find genuine ones.

That's the "Web" for you!

I wish Google would/ could get rid of all the bogus "parts finders" with no actual information, from their searches.
Title: Re: electronic based "hardware" components manufacturing companies
Post by: Chagrin on Feb 19, 2014, 08:03 am
"potis" = potentiometers? Bourns (http://www.bourns.com/ProAudio.aspx?name=pamm) manufactures a large number of pro audio potentiometers.
Title: Re: electronic based "hardware" components manufacturing companies
Post by: circuit_spider on Feb 23, 2014, 02:02 am
I use taydaelectronics.com for most of my parts sourcing needs... They even have cheap stacking headers (12-22ยข each) Definitely the place to go if you are making guitar pedals and the like. Their stomp switches are cheap, but sturdy.  8)


Other than using them, I am not in any way affiliated with them ;)