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D9E Diodes
« on: February 12, 2020, 10:24:06 PM »
 Wow... Go search those diodes now. My 2 cents...  Klone peeps out there better get those while you can before they are GONE!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: D9E Diodes
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 07:05:08 AM »
Are these the magic unicorn tears?


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Re: D9E Diodes
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2020, 08:17:23 AM »
Are these the magic unicorn tears?


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I think it BYOC who measured the magic unicorn tears and declared that the D9E was as close as you could get.

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Re: D9E Diodes
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2020, 08:19:19 AM »
Are these the magic unicorn tears?


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I think it BYOC who measured the magic unicorn tears and declared that the D9E was as close as you could get.
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Re: D9E Diodes
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2020, 08:38:00 AM »
Are these the magic unicorn tears?

Dude... That's hilarious.

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Re: D9E Diodes
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2020, 12:24:07 PM »
I'll go grab them from the russians and get hassled by usps when they finally show up ...  overdue for restocking my germaniums
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Re: D9E Diodes
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2020, 09:55:28 PM »
stahhhhhhhp.

The klon diodes are just 1N34A. There's no speculation, Bill F told everyone on The Gear Page.

Please stop using up cheap Russian diodes with a .27 forward voltage telling people they're magic in some stupid overdrive pedal, they're more useful in designs that need the lower forward voltage.

p.s. I know something about this first hand. I once told people on this forum I liked how a diode sounded in a klone and the next thing I knew they were bought out from ebay and cost like $5 each, and those weren't even remotely close to a 1N34A (they were much higher fv).
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Re: D9E Diodes
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2020, 10:49:10 PM »
The best kind of clipping diodes are the ones you can easily get. If you don't monkey with the circuit values, and use the right type of diode (ie, not a germanium (any Ge) when it wants a high Fv LED), you're going to get pretty darn close to the original builder's sound.

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Re: D9E Diodes
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2020, 07:43:14 AM »
stahhhhhhhp.


Please stop using up cheap Russian diodes with a .27 forward voltage telling people they're magic in some stupid overdrive pedal, they're more useful in designs that need the lower forward voltage.


^this, so much this^

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Re: D9E Diodes
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2020, 08:14:53 AM »
I'm not big in to Klon's but I thought the consensus was that magic diodes (firmly with Jon on this) or not, no one really liked the clipping sound all that much anyway?
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Re: D9E Diodes
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2020, 08:32:40 AM »
Unicorn tears


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Re: D9E Diodes
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2020, 06:10:22 PM »
I can buy them in bulk cheap enough from Russia/Ukraine and they've got a useful Vf ... don't really care about the unicorn tears aspect of it.
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Re: D9E Diodes
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2020, 06:53:35 PM »
I wondered briefly if unicorn turds are as magically useful as their tears, but then I remembered the Squatty Potty video....
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Re: D9E Diodes
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2020, 06:26:37 AM »
stahhhhhhhp.

The klon diodes are just 1N34A. There's no speculation, Bill F told everyone on The Gear Page.

Please stop using up cheap Russian diodes with a .27 forward voltage telling people they're magic in some stupid overdrive pedal, they're more useful in designs that need the lower forward voltage.

p.s. I know something about this first hand. I once told people on this forum I liked how a diode sounded in a klone and the next thing I knew they were bought out from ebay and cost like $5 each, and those weren't even remotely close to a 1N34A (they were much higher fv).

You jerk!

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Re: D9E Diodes
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2020, 12:36:28 PM »
stahhhhhhhp.

The klon diodes are just 1N34A. There's no speculation, Bill F told everyone on The Gear Page.

Please stop using up cheap Russian diodes with a .27 forward voltage telling people they're magic in some stupid overdrive pedal, they're more useful in designs that need the lower forward voltage.

p.s. I know something about this first hand. I once told people on this forum I liked how a diode sounded in a klone and the next thing I knew they were bought out from ebay and cost like $5 each, and those weren't even remotely close to a 1N34A (they were much higher fv).

I pretty much use D9E's for everything that requires a germanium diode because they are pretty much the cheapest germanium diode I can get. Can't remember when was the last time I saw an affordable 1N34A.