1. The Stahl SSVT variable temperature soldering station from Parts Express This costs less than $20 and works well. Use moderate heat for soldering on circuit boards. Crank up the heat level for chassis connections.
2. Tubes ..
A. Rectifier tubes. One of the best buys is the Sovtek 5AR4 sold by The Guitar Center. $13.39 each and you get free shipping if your order is over $49.
Link > Sovtek 5AR4/GZ34 at The Guitar Center
NOTE - The Guitar Center has recently gone way up on their pricing of the Sovtek 5AR4's. They are now $30+ and not a real good buy anymore.
B. Shuguang made EL34's. These work really well, sound great and their failure rate is low. There is a fellow on Ebay that sells them for $38.50 for a matched quad with free shipping. Link below ..
Link > Shuguang EL34's on Ebay
C. Any of the interconnects or speaker cables sold by either > Signal Cable OR Blue Jeans Cable
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