Sales and Wants
The latest announcements about Vintage Vet including stuff for sale and any requests for equipment or spares I want to buy.
25 Mar 2016 - email problems! My (very) old ntlworld email address worked perfectly well for years, but has recently become extremely dodgy. Currently, I can receive emails from this account but not send them. To be honest, it’s only indolence that prevented me from setting up a proper email account from the Vintage Vet website a long time ago, but it looks as though fate has now forced my hand (the coarser element might say “Forced his finger out of his backside, more like”. Whatever. It’s done now, and you can contact me at the cleverly-named email@example.com. Please use this new address instead of the old vintage-vet@ntlworld one, because the time will no doubt come when I’m not even able to receive emails from that account. The alternative email address I give on the ‘Contact Me’ page is completely unaffected by these changes, and still works perfectly.
17 April 2015 - a major revamp! I’m sorry to say that a lot of it represents the triumph of style over content (in other words, it’s the same old site tarted up), but apart from that there are a number of changes and additions - look out for the new repair in the Repair Gallery for one.
Parts for sale
Despite a note on the old FAQ page of this site to say that I DIDN’T supply parts, I was always getting emails and phone calls to ask if I had a spare such-and-such that I would sell. I’ve decided I may as well go with the flow!
Valves: I have large stocks of valves going back to the 1930s. Let me know what you need and I’ll see what I can do. What I DON’T have is stocks of ‘desirable’ audio valves (such as 300Bs; PX4/PX25s; KT66/88s, Mullard EL34s/ECC83s, and so on) so if these are what you want, you need to look elsewhere.
Capacitors and Resistors: Most of the usual suppliers can sort you out with the ordinary kinds of these, and at a better price than I could. However, if you need unusual values or specific, authentic types, it might be worth contacting me.
Wound components: I have some stocks of good used tested mains and output transformers. I’m NOT able to supply transformers to match the kinds of audio valves listed above.
Parts to fit specific equipment: Large stocks of vintage knobs - send a photo if possible.
Stuff not mentioned here: Ask!
Equipment for sale
Given the current popularity of vinyl, I’ve started to keep one or two record players in stock. These are fully serviced by me and carry exactly the same 12-month guarantee as the rest of the equipment I repair and restore (see the Services page for the details of my guarantee). As well as servicing the mechanics and electrics, I also clean up the cabinets so that they look presentable. What I have in stock changes fairly frequently, so there’s llittle point listing it here - there’s a fair chance that that if you were interested in something you saw here it would already be gone. if you are interested in purchasing a record player Contact Me and I’ll tell you what I have available.
Hi-Fi: I’m sometimes in the market for sensibly-priced valve Hi-Fi. Obviously, and unlike most buyers, I’m in a position to accept faulty or cosmetically-challenged equipment. What ya got? (Perr-lease, no chancers, duckers-and-divers or wide boys hoping to take a mug to the cleaners. Don’t forget, after twenty-odd years of doing this every day I do have a fair idea of what’s what.) On a more positive note, I won’t try to take advantage of your ignorance, either - Unlike some dealers I could mention I won’t be trying to talk you out of a mint pair of Quad IIs for a fiver. You’ll get an honest appraisal of what your item is worth to me, and an explanation of why.
Nothing much else I need at the moment, apart from World Peace. Oh, and a big lottery win would be quite acceptable
Repair and Restoration of Valve Audio and Radio