Parts sourcing, or where to buy what
Sourcing parts and figuring out where to get what can be difficult. There are many things to consider before purchasing from different vendors. The scarcity of some parts and the increase in both prices and transit times, both caused by the ongoing pandemic situation, throws yet another wrench in that complicated problem. This post discusses where different components can be acquired from. Links to the different vendors are provided at the end of the article.
Caveat: the prices mentioned below were taken from each vendor's website on July 10th 2022, and are in Canadian dollars EXCEPT for Tayda Electronics which uses US dollars.
Selecting a vendor
1) Vendor location
2) Parts origin and authenticity
3) Parts quality
4) Parts cost
Where to get what?
Capacitors (electrolytic, film box, MLCC)
Diodes, transistors, and ICs
Switches, toggle switches, and footswitches
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