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    Am I crazy?

    Or are there no new production drop in replacement octal sockets that fit in vintage fenders??
    It seems that the ones which have the same mounting hole dimensions have a base diameter that is too large. Yet, any of the ones I dig up (ie - surplus Cinch octal sockets) have the same base diameter, yet the mounting holes do not line up.
    Anyone else run into this?

    Oh, I should add that New Sensor does make a ceramic that fits, but it's complete garbage. The terminals take solder about as well as RTV silicone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    Yeah, those don't fit. At least not in any of the vintage models I've tried anyway. The fenders which I've worked on have a base mounting hole diameter of 1". Almost all the sockets advertised as "drop in replacements" for vintage Fenders have a base diameter of 1.125" (1 1/8" )
    I was just hoping to find an actual 1-for-1 replacement. I have a step drill that has a max diameter of 1.125" if I need it. But, time is money, so trying to do my do diligence in the interest of being efficient.

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    Hoffman has them. I just picked up some for a vintage Marshall with 1" chassis hole.

    https://hoffmanamps.com/MyStore/perl...R_ID=!ORDERID!

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    It's weird, because it WAS working fine.....

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    Parts Express has what appears to be the same socket on sale for 95 cents. They do have a $6.95 shipping charge though, unless your order totals $100 or more, in which case it's free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall View Post
    Hoffman has them.
    Looking at Hoffman's tube socket page, it has the best descriptions of the socket mounts and measurements I've seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tboy View Post
    Looking at Hoffman's tube socket page, it has the best descriptions of the socket mounts and measurements I've seen.
    Hoffman's the man. And you support a small business .

    nosaj

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    Some on this page: https://www.amprepairparts.com/fendertubehw.htm
    ebay seller nostubesupply has some.
    Fender current part # is 0990724000

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    Thanks for those sources, appreciate it!

    You guys are alright, you know that? I don't care what everybody else says. I think you're the best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulFetish View Post
    Thanks for those sources, appreciate it!

    You guys are alright, you know that? I don't care what everybody else says. I think you're the best!
    I thought we wuz sums of beeches? Now we's ok? What gives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by g1 View Post
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