Anyone know a source for blue paktron caps?

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Anyone know a source for blue paktron caps?

Postby deltablues on Tue Jun 19, 2001 10:21 am

In another thread the subject of the original blue mylar paktron capacitors came up. (The one's that came in the 60's & early 70's Fender Amps).<P>Does anyone know any techs out there that have these in stock?
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Re: Anyone know a source for blue paktron caps?

Postby Bluesky on Tue Jun 19, 2001 2:57 pm

I don't think that they are available as new caps, but there are some folks that have them laying around. I have a few pulls from old amps. Dan Torres used to sell them too, though I believe that they are referred to as tubular Mallories. I am not familiar with the paktrons.
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Re: Anyone know a source for blue paktron caps?

Postby deltablues on Tue Jun 19, 2001 3:06 pm

I realize they're not being made anymore. And thanks for the tip on come people calling them blue mallories. But I'm pretty sure Paktron was the one that made them, although I could be wrong. <P>I'll check with Torres thanks.<P>If you'd be interested in selling the pulls you have (as long as the leads aren't cut REAL short), shoot me an email with your price, values, and quantities of each.<P>Thanks<BR> larry@deltabluesman.com
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Re: Anyone know a source for blue paktron caps?

Postby mike1 on Wed Jun 20, 2001 3:46 am

This place has some values in stock, not many but you can give it a check:<P>[URL=http://store.yahoo.com/triodeel/capbarbin.html  
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Re: Anyone know a source for blue paktron caps?

Postby deltablues on Thu Jun 21, 2001 1:44 pm

UPDATE:<P>Skip "Torres" as a source for these. First check out the prices: (These are "pulls" not NOS).<P>.1's - $3 ea<BR>.047's - $6 ea<BR>.022's - $12 ea !!!<P>So like I was, you'd probably be expecting caps that are in pretty damn good shape at those prices right?<P>But in addtion to those prices, if you have to contend with leads that have been cut off as short as 3/8", and the very longest leads only being 3/4". <P>Ie., you'd have to solder your own leads on to them just to make em useable.<P>The only thing I can figure was that it was faster to "cut" them out than to just desolder them.<P>I guess I lost my mind for a second and thought maybe he'd be a good source for something. But true to form as always, he's always pain to deal with on anything. :confused:
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