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Supplier for Germanium transistors ?

PostPosted: 31 Dec 2017, 18:33
by okgb
I want to build up a couple of tone bender type pedals and need some germs for these,
any current good recommendations ?

I'd like to avoid small bear as I despise their shipping model where the cost goes up in relation to the value of your order,
not the size or weight [ and they never seem to have all items I need in stock at the same time ] , tia for ideas!

Re: Supplier for Germanium transistors ?

PostPosted: 31 Dec 2017, 20:06
by tonyharker
minifux1 on ebay.

Re: Supplier for Germanium transistors ?

PostPosted: 04 Jan 2018, 18:00
by Dirk_Hendrik
okgb wrote:
I'd like to avoid small bear as I despise their shipping model where the cost goes up in relation to the value of your order,
not the size or weight [ and they never seem to have all items I need in stock at the same time ] , tia for ideas!


Really!? I cannot remember them doing that.
And I have to admit that it sounds like the most bizarre model one can imagine. Incredibly bad for business. Thanks for the heads up though!

Re: Supplier for Germanium transistors ?

PostPosted: 16 Jan 2018, 15:37
by okgb
there are weight amounts next to the parts, so perhaps this is skewed where some parts have higher or inaccurate values ?
I dunno for me, it just doesn't work out to be a good deal any time I look there. [ before I know it, a padded bag of parts is 100 bux ! ]

Re: Supplier for Germanium transistors ?

PostPosted: 20 Jan 2018, 12:49
by mastercaster
Germanium Transistor Assortments on amazon https://www.amazon.com/Germanium-Transi ... 50&sr=8-65

Re: Supplier for Germanium transistors ?

PostPosted: 20 Jan 2018, 18:17
by okgb
Thanks for the link [ but they state No shipping to Canada ] otherwise a better price

this fellow is selling npn version for ok deal

https://www.joedocmusic.com/

Re: Supplier for Germanium transistors ?

PostPosted: 22 Jan 2018, 14:44
by Gristlepig
I’d say shoot Steve at Smallbear an email asking about shipping rates.
Their Tone Bender sets are excellent and will save you a lot of time and headache sorting and auditioning unsorted germaniums. It is very easy nowadays to buy a lot of GE’s and not have any hit the gain markers for your build.

Re: Supplier for Germanium transistors ?

PostPosted: 22 Jan 2018, 16:21
by poiureza
tonyharker wrote:minifux1 on ebay.

I'd stay clear from that german seller.
I have yet to find a single useable transistor out of the dozens of different trannies I bought from him.

I've had MUCH better results with russian transistors on eBay. Check for the MP series (MP40 is a better ac128)

Eventually I'd suggest buying from real online dealers like smallbear, pedalparts, musikding, ...
Might cost a bit more but way less hassle

Re: Supplier for Germanium transistors ?

PostPosted: 23 Jan 2018, 19:16
by okgb
forgot about musikding it's a pretty good site and they even have some of the exact number Germaniums I'm looking for , thanks
guitarpedalparts has some good [ and not great ] prices on things, limited selection and no Germaniums

Re: Supplier for Germanium transistors ?

PostPosted: 24 Jan 2018, 09:07
by poiureza