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handles [message #27943] Sat, 26 December 2020 21:28 Go to next message
RPatt is currently offline  RPatt
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Hey guys, thanks for letting me join. I don't know how to down load pictures from my computer yet but I thought that I'd contribute to the group. I recently acquired a pair of vintage Kustom PA speakers. The kind that has two 15" speakers and a Altec like horn at the top. They need a lot of TLC so this group probably will come in handy. I haven't read all the postings about handles yet so if someone has already post this information, just disregard mine. I just wanted to let you know that you can get brand new replacement handles that are exactly like the old ones if you go to etsy.com. If you type in the search bar "vintage suit case handles", you'll find all different kinds. Two vendors there sell the black handles like the Kustoms. One vender sells them for about $2.00/piece. "The other vendor sells them for about $6.00/piece. Like I said, if I could down load pictures, I could show you side by side comparisons.
Re: handles [message #27950 is a reply to message #27943] Wed, 30 December 2020 10:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
oren hudson is currently offline  oren hudson
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Welcome to the joint and congrats on the score. There is no way to post pics on this site. I've located the handles that you referenced and they look like pretty much the same as the originals. I've ordered some, so thanks for the heads up. Smile
Re: handles [message #27951 is a reply to message #27950] Wed, 30 December 2020 11:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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the thing I found out when it comes to repairing or restoring old amplifiers is, a lot of the parts are still being made today.
Re: handles [message #27952 is a reply to message #27951] Sun, 03 January 2021 10:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
oren hudson is currently offline  oren hudson
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You're right. Sometimes just finding them is the roadblock.
Re: handles [message #27959 is a reply to message #27943] Tue, 12 January 2021 21:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
oren hudson is currently offline  oren hudson
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The handles from Etsy arrived today, 1/12/21. I'm happy to report that they are exactly like the originals. Took a few days to get here, but well worth the wait. Smile

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Re: handles [message #27960 is a reply to message #27943] Wed, 13 January 2021 07:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
stevem is currently offline  stevem
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Sweet!

I have 8 on order also.
Re: handles [message #27987 is a reply to message #27959] Mon, 08 February 2021 03:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey,
Please shoot me a message with the link to those handles. I need at least 8 of them. Smile
Re: handles [message #27996 is a reply to message #27943] Mon, 08 February 2021 13:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Just go to the Esty site as that's who carrys them.
Re: handles [message #27997 is a reply to message #27996] Mon, 08 February 2021 18:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Cody UNO is currently offline  Cody UNO
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I did the search exactly as you suggested in a previous reply and nothing came up. That's why I was hoping you could just shoot me the link.
Re: handles [message #28002 is a reply to message #27943] Tue, 09 February 2021 06:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
stevem is currently offline  stevem
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Do search for Esty replacement handles and it comes right up!
Re: handles [message #28010 is a reply to message #27997] Tue, 09 February 2021 14:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
RPatt is currently offline  RPatt
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make sure you type "vintage suitcase handles" in the search box and you'll find them
Re: handles [message #28028 is a reply to message #27943] Mon, 15 February 2021 04:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Cody UNO is currently offline  Cody UNO
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Hey,
I found them! Ordered several. Maybe I'll break even from selling the 3 originals I have that are still intact. Smile
Re: handles [message #28084 is a reply to message #28028] Fri, 05 March 2021 21:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Cody UNO is currently offline  Cody UNO
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Update: I ordered 8 of these handles off of Etsy and they arrived today. They are exact replacements and I plan on ordering 8 more of them tonight. Thank you again for the suggestions. This website is absolutely amazing and I cannot express my gratitude enough for all of your suggestions and help.
Re: handles [message #28108 is a reply to message #27943] Fri, 12 March 2021 13:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey all. I found some handles on etsy also from a company called likebags. They do come from China wasn't happy with that but they got here and they are a very close replacement. They come in packs of 5 for like $8 plus shipping. Total under $20. Go to Etsy search for likebags. If you still have hardware the plastic inserts fit as well.
Re: handles [message #28111 is a reply to message #28108] Sat, 13 March 2021 03:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Cody UNO is currently offline  Cody UNO
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They are $2.20 each plus shipping. Not sure how you got them for $12 shipping unless you only got a couple. I ordered over a dozen so that may explain it.
Re: handles [message #28114 is a reply to message #28002] Sat, 13 March 2021 13:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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$17.87 total with shipping. 5 handles total. Why do people always have to try to discredit what you say especially here. We are all only trying to pass information to help others. I can send you a copy of my receipt if you want.
Re: handles [message #28115 is a reply to message #27943] Sat, 13 March 2021 18:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
RPatt is currently offline  RPatt
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it's kind of amusing that a lot of musicians have viewed this post. Apparently, the original handles were breaking all the time. As far as I can tell, the only difference between the old ones and the new ones is, the old ones used a brad while the new ones use a screw. If these are prone to break, maybe it would be a good idea to take them apart and reinforce the screw posts with some kind of epoxy dough. That's great that the plastic insert fits the old hardware if you want to keep things as original as possible. I figure, once again you could fill the screw holes with JB weld or some other epoxy and set the brad into the glue before it hardens.
Re: handles [message #28120 is a reply to message #28114] Wed, 17 March 2021 04:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Cody UNO is currently offline  Cody UNO
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Why do you have to have a bad attitude when you clearly misunderstood what I wrote? I wasn't discrediting anything. Maybe you should stop being such a jerk and actually read what I wrote again. I simply stated that you got it for a cheaper price because of the quantity. There's no reason for you to have that negativity especially when you wouldn't act that way to my face.

So what you call "passing information" is falsely accusing me of something because you don't know how to read? Let's look over what I wrote again.

"Not sure how you got them for $12 shipping unless you only got a couple. I ordered over a dozen so that may explain it."

You admitted yourself that you only ordered five of them. Which was exactly what I was suggesting.

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Re: handles [message #28245 is a reply to message #27943] Mon, 07 June 2021 21:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
RPatt is currently offline  RPatt
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Hey! My post made it to over 5000! That's cool. Must be a lot of broken Kustom handles out there.
Re: handles [message #28246 is a reply to message #28245] Tue, 08 June 2021 07:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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There where a boat load of tuck & roll Kustoms made and every one that was not a just a head had atleast one handle on it .
Re: handles [message #28326 is a reply to message #27943] Sat, 11 September 2021 15:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Im not finding these handles I need 4 of them for some PA speakers
Re: handles [message #28329 is a reply to message #28326] Sun, 12 September 2021 07:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
stevem is currently offline  stevem
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I use duck duck go to search and I typed in Esty vintage suite case handles and they came right up!!
They have them in many colors .
Re: handles [message #28332 is a reply to message #28329] Sun, 12 September 2021 10:34 Go to previous message
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https://www.etsy.com/listing/606915618/plastic-handle-15cm-b lack-silver-box?ref=related-2 is the link for the handles.
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