Tantalum cap value substitutions

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Tantalum cap value substitutions

Postby menlow » 25 Mar 2010, 02:00

I'm going to build the Alembic Stratoblaster replica they have over at General Guitar Gadgets (http://www.generalguitargadgets.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=64&Itemid=26) as my next build. I was going to try to source all the parts from Small Bear but I'm running into a problem with the tantalum cap - Small Bear doesn't carry the 1.5 value needed for C2. Would a 1mf or 2.2mf be a noticeable change? Thanks for the help!
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Re: Tantalum cap value substitutions

Postby RnFR » 25 Mar 2010, 02:03

either would probably work fine with little difference. since that design doesn't have a trimpot, i would be prepared to try a number of fets to get the best sound.
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Re: Tantalum cap value substitutions

Postby IvIark » 25 Mar 2010, 02:08

Here's a perf layout if you haven't already got one:

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Re: Tantalum cap value substitutions

Postby menlow » 25 Mar 2010, 02:25

Thanks for the super fast responses - you guys are the bees knees!
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