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Cap substitution
« on: May 17, 2019, 01:38:14 PM »
The muddbunny civil war calls for 430p caps.  The suppliers I use don't carry that.  Can I substitute that with another value without compromising the circuit?
The only resource that I know has them is mouser, but they have so many options I always end up getting weird sized caps because I don't know all the details to match what I'd get from mammoth or small bear.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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Re: Cap substitution
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2019, 02:37:52 PM »
390pF or 470pF would work fine. Orange drop ceramic caps (which is mostly what EHX used at the time) tend to have high tolerances (20%) so their "430pF" caps could have been anywhere between 344pF and 516pF, if not even more out of the box.

If you are feeling neurotic, buy a handfull and meter them to find the closest to 430. Or just use a close value and know its likely as close as anything used in the actual construction.


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Re: Cap substitution
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2019, 10:04:18 PM »
EHX used whatever they could get their hands on that was cheap, back in the day.

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