me with info about any broken links:
in 2001, my good friend from the
Recordist list, Chris Preston, and I began our Sunday Afternoon
conferences, and very early on, a favorite topic was
For one silly moment, we thought we could actually fabricate our own
Chris had experience winding guitar pickups, and I held Hope Eternal
about anything could be built in "the garage" (and VLSI chips could be
built in the bathtub <g>).
In the course of my web searches, I
some interesting companies and materials suppliers. I whined and
pleaded a few times on the various Recordist lists, and gained some
insight (Tom Bethel supplied a few useful links which are incorporated
here). All that being said, I'm still a LONG way from rolling my
The Usual (and some
Suspects, offering Finished Goods:
Probably the most famous brand in the US. Plenty of info,
and price lists.
Good Jensen alternative from the UK for many apps, including "vintage"
Quality Swedish iron, including tooob amp transformers.
Speaking of toobz, Recordist list contributor John Atwood offers nice
iron and other related parts. He also has founded the "Tech's
Cabinet", a great collection of Linkage.
Toroids R Us from Canada.
Also from Canada, iron, enclosures, and other goodies.
UK manufacturer of some Neve iron. USA
contact is Vintech.
Another apparent Neve UK supplier. One other Neve supplier who's
name escapes me has "Radar" in their name. Anyone remember??
These are a few suppliers, and their
Materials. Laminations supplier.
Arnold. Not exactly a supplier of transformer materials, but
many useful links and papers.
Directory of materials manufacturers.
Pacific. Toroid and ferrite supplier, but little about iron
Corp. Bobbin maker that actually replied to a catalog
the book has great engineering info.
trade show. Transformer Equipment & Material Show,
an exhibitor list and links.
Transformer Association. Another trade group.
Guitar Specialties. OK,
not transformers, but guitar pickup winding is an allied art!
Tube. More parts for the power transformer builders, I'd
Dang...wish I could find a supplier like this UK company here in the
Winding machines from Italy.
power tranny info. Wish he'd included photos, but a
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