quadwould

good places to find parts in Los Angeles??
« on: May 03, 2005, 05:07:27 PM »
i am new here, and would like to know of some places to find parts components, suplies  etc etc
"Feck, Arse, Gurls!" -Father Jack


bcarso

good places to find parts in Los Angeles??
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2005, 05:15:11 PM »
Essentially all of the old outlets have been shut down or greatly diminished by the likes of Mouser and Digi-Key, although there is still a chain called ITC.  Fry's has an odd and poorly maintained stock of parts, at least the one near me (Canoga Park).

Compatriots nearer the recording scene in and around Hollywood may know of some places that still are useful.

quadwould

good places to find parts in Los Angeles??
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2005, 05:43:09 PM »
actually i think all of the Frys have sh*te for Stock.

its rather sad.

where might i find ITC

i live in the CulverCity area and am working in Burbank.....

I just wish I was back in Camden.
"Feck, Arse, Gurls!" -Father Jack

nacho459

good places to find parts in Los Angeles??
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2005, 06:57:23 PM »
Places I go to for parts in LA.

Marvac Electronics 12453 Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90066

Ametron 1546 N. Argyle, Hollywood

APEX Electronics, 8909 San Fernando Rd., Sun Valley, CA, 91352
(The Mecca of surplus! and It's just up the 5 from Burbank)

C&H Surplus 2176 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107

quadwould

good places to find parts in Los Angeles??
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2005, 07:11:41 PM »
Ahhh Brill!!!

that is what i am looking for.....


btw the is a lot of nachos..  459 of them.. i hope it wasn't in one sitting.

 :guinness:  :guinness:  :guinness:
"Feck, Arse, Gurls!" -Father Jack

Brent Casey

good places to find parts in Los Angeles??
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2005, 08:32:54 PM »
That MarVac on Washington is within about 6 blocks of my house. Very convenient. They are down to one aisle of boat anchor stuff, but there is still quite a bit to sift through. Also, they seem to keep a lot of stuff behind the counters - I think for security purposes. Ask if you don't see it on the floor.
APEX fooking rules.

Brent Casey
Brent Casey
PMI Audio Group
877-563-6335

bcarso

good places to find parts in Los Angeles??
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2005, 08:43:42 PM »
Apex is a funny place--it's been years since I've been in there.  Old Slater had a son who described himself as an S.O.B., meaning Son of Boss.

They had a guy working behind the counter who was amazingly inert and uncooperative.  I was looking for discrete semis and they had no stock list.  He considered it an affront that I kept trying new part numbers and that he had to keep moving from the counter to look if they had them.  I suggested that perhaps I could come back to where they were and scan the stock.  Of course this was out of the question.

magicchord

good places to find parts in Los Angeles??
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2005, 09:25:11 PM »
Pacific Radio Electronics Inc, (818) 556-4177, 2243 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA

Electronic City Inc. (818) 842-5275, 4001 W. Burbank Blvd. Burbank, CA

...where I go when I can't wait for email-order.

The above PacRadio is next door to the Burbank Fry's, as well.

bigugly

good places to find parts in Los Angeles??
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2005, 06:53:15 AM »
All Electronics on Oxnard about a block and a half west of Van Nuys.

Plus, they're open Sat & Sun till 5pm.

Oh, and one of our very own members works at Apex.
"...the land of the free*, and the home of the brave"
*some restrictions may apply, see Congress for details

babyhead

good places to find parts in Los Angeles??
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2005, 12:20:53 PM »
All Electronics is very good for some stuff, retail for others. They have a bunch of polystyrene caps, BTW.

There is also a Pacific Radio at 962 N. La Brea.

 :guinness:


nacho459

good places to find parts in Los Angeles??
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2005, 08:37:19 PM »
Pacific Radio mainly just has cabling stuff.

There used to be a Marvac in Pasadena, but they lost their lease. Right after they closed a banner went up that said "Coming Soon... Du Vac Electronics" but nothing is there last I checked.

Has anyone ever been to APEX Jr?
http://www.apexjr.com/

It's in La Cresenta which is just up La Tuna Canyon from APEX.

APEX JR.

Apex Jr.
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2005, 02:48:06 PM »
Just found this forum and I did work for my father for 30 years
at Apex and started on my own about 13 years ago doing Audio
Surplus. And YES I did say I was a S.O.B. which was Son of Boss
or also in my case Son of Bill. I do have a few warehouses and
open to the public by appointment only. The main warehouse is
located by the 2 and 210 freeways in Los Angeles. Also have a
website  www.apexjr.com
Hope I can be of help to you guys on this forum..
Steve @ Apex Jr.

gyraf

good places to find parts in Los Angeles??
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2005, 03:13:09 PM »
Cheers, Steve - :thumb:  - Welcome to GroupDIY!

Always nice to have well-connected people on board..!

Jakob E.
..note to self: don't let Harman run your company..

bcarso

good places to find parts in Los Angeles??
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2005, 04:05:18 PM »
Indeed welcome Steve!  Is your dad still with us?  I do fondly remember those days, although I haven't been into the store in many years.  My own father, George Wood, left us in 1994.

pucho812

good places to find parts in Los Angeles??
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2005, 04:22:25 PM »
armetron os the worst IMO. all the others are nive. pacrad is mainly tools and cable.
frysis mainly conps ans meters.

apex rulls. and I have heard many a good think about apex Jr. but have yet to set up an appointment. welcome to the lab steve.
You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I'll tell you what his 'pinions is.

APEX JR.

good places to find parts in Los Angeles??
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2005, 04:57:30 PM »
Bcarso...
Sorry No my Father did pass April of 2001 and still miss him.
But Apex his baby is still going stong with my brother Don
at the helm.. It is an amazing place and I did learn alot working
there. Mostly about parts.. If I'm not mistaken I knew your Dad.
His company was AMCO always kidded me too, called it "All My
Company" am I correct. Also a wonderful guy...
Hence my company name...
Steve @ Apex Jr.

bcarso

good places to find parts in Los Angeles??
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2005, 05:16:13 PM »
Quote from: "APEX JR."
Bcarso...
Sorry No my Father did pass April of 2001 and still miss him.
But Apex his baby is still going stong with my brother Don
at the helm.. It is an amazing place and I did learn alot working
there. Mostly about parts.. If I'm not mistaken I knew your Dad.
His company was AMCO always kidded me too, called it "All My
Company" am I correct. Also a wonderful guy...
Hence my company name...
Steve @ Apex Jr.


Yep Steve, that was indeed George.  Amco was formed after he realized he didn't need a business partner---also, as a Wood, he wanted a name that started near the beginning of the alphabet for a change.   After he retired my brothers and I efficiently put it in the toilet, although it did take a few years (at least I'll never have to work with them again  :razz: ).  It sounds like your family business has worked out quite a bit better.

Brad

nacho459

good places to find parts in Los Angeles??
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2005, 05:30:39 PM »
Hey Steve, I gotta swing by Apex Jr sometime. I hope it's a little more organized then Apex Sr. :wink:  Also, whatever happened to good old Mike the Russian? that guy always reminded me of Steve McQueen.

APEX JR.

good places to find parts in Los Angeles??
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2005, 06:27:12 PM »
bcarso...
What a small world, I guess we meet awhile back, as they say the
olden days....

Nacho459:
Mike is working at a EBAY reseller taken in items on a percentage.
Give me a call and we can set a time to meet at my warehouse.
phone # on my website.. warehouse address is different then
mailing address...

Steve @ Apex Jr.


 

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