Vintage Electronics Resources
At the HiFi Clinic, we use only the finest vintage electronics resources that we come across. We don’t have corporate sponsors nor are we part of big electronics treating our planet like a toilet. Our experts use whatever we need to get the job done to turn our clients dreams into memories.
We want to share our list of vintage electronics resources with you:
- Variac to control the voltage applied to a newly acquired or recently restored electronic chassis.
- Surge Suppressor to prevent any major short from affecting the power within the HiFi Clinic and surrounding neighborhood.
- Weller soldering iron to all soldered connections.
- Analog Oscilloscope to test analog signals in the circuitry.
- Glue Gun
- Heat Gun to shrink wire coverings
- Tube Tester
- Digital multimeter to get accurate voltage, resistance and capacitance measurements during restoration
- Flashlight to see inside crevases and under console
- Homemade CRT tube tester to test internal validity of an unpowered CRT
- Dental picks for getting into tight spaces
- Needle nosed pliers
- Small head wire cutters
- Wire stripper
- Alligator clipped wires
- Sears Craftsman socket set with extenders
Lubricants and Cleaners
- White Lithium Grease
- Synthetic turntable oil
- 3-in-1 gear oil
- Isopropyl Alcohol
- Water based cleaner in spray bottle
- Boxed paper towels
- Polypropelene capacitor pack
- Resistor pack
- Electrolytic capacitors
- TubeDepot – For replacement vacuum tubes, we prefer TubeDepot for their selection, fast delivery and fair prices.
- RadioMuseum – We typically procure our schematics from the quirky, but very accurate folks at RM.org.
- Phils Old Radio
- Tubes and More
- Antique Radios
- Sticker Mule – Our sticker, button and magnet swag is produced by our friends at Sticker Mule.