Originally Posted by beans-on-toast
I find that vintage reissue parts are available for big name amps that sold in large numbers but more obscure parts can be next to impossible to find other than sites such as ebay.
You're not wrong!
NZ specific site is www.trademe.co.nz
but Jansen spares rarely come up.
One tip I got is that Jansen often used luggage/suitcase handles and sure enough I found the handle for the amp head on a pic of a suitcase:
My amp's handle has the chrome cover (currently being re-chromed), but many amps have this missing.
Even the corner protectors are a slightly different shape to the 'regular' ones e.g. from fliptops.net
It might help to find a musical instrument parts place in Germany and enquire if they have what you are looking for. The handle is so close to the Marshall one. If all else fails, I'd either replace all the handles with the one Marshall sells or have a metal shop build or adapt the Marshall one to your needs. That could get pretty expensive.
I've looked around a few luggage/suitcase repair sites, but nothing yet.
I agree that the handle is very close to a Marshall one, so replacement is in the back of my mind if I have no other luck.
The possibility of getting some made up is not completely silly. There are other Jansen enthusiasts in NZ, who might like replacement bits like this. Unfortunately there is no forum or website (yet) to co-ordinate this sort of thing.
I have/am restoring a couple of slightly obscure British cars, so I'm getting used to this sort of thing