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Best Source for Small Amount of ⅛w Metal Film Resistors?
« on: February 22, 2021, 05:04:35 PM »
I had NO idea how much Mouser has apparently changed in the last few years, and I am now looking at spending a boatload of $$$ to get the ⅛w resistors for a Man O' War Deluxe. I've had spotty luck with Tayda resistors values in the past; Small Bear would probably be over $60 for all the values I need; and the Vishays at Mouser are about the same size as w. Any ideas?

Barring that, will I have to use w and stand them up?


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Re: Best Source for Small Amount of ⅛w Metal Film Resistors?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2021, 05:18:52 PM »
Looking at the board in the pdf it looks to me like standard resistor spacing for 1/4w's, no need for something physically smaller.
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Re: Best Source for Small Amount of ⅛w Metal Film Resistors?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2021, 05:27:26 PM »
Looking at the board in the pdf it looks to me like standard resistor spacing for 1/4w's, no need for something physically smaller.
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There are two 1/4w's, but everything else is smaller; this is indicated in the Shopping List.

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Re: Best Source for Small Amount of ⅛w Metal Film Resistors?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2021, 06:34:13 PM »
Looking at the board in the pdf it looks to me like standard resistor spacing for 1/4w's, no need for something physically smaller.
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There are two 1/4w's, but everything else is smaller; this is indicated in the Shopping List.

https://www.madbeanpedals.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=31052.0;attach=22030;image

Google found me a Man O' War pdf and ignored the Deluxe in the initial search, you have the Man o War Deluxe which i now see is quite different.

https://www.madbeanpedals.com/projects/_folders/Delay/pdf/ManOWar.pdf

You might look at 1/2w & 1/6w resistors too that come in the same size factor as the 1/8w.
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Re: Best Source for Small Amount of ⅛w Metal Film Resistors?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2021, 06:52:48 PM »
I had NO idea how much Mouser has apparently changed in the last few years, and I am now looking at spending a boatload of $$$ to get the ⅛w resistors for a Man O' War Deluxe. I've had spotty luck with Tayda resistors values in the past; Small Bear would probably be over $60 for all the values I need; and the Vishays at Mouser are about the same size as w. Any ideas?

Barring that, will I have to use w and stand them up?
I've bought quite a bit of tayda 1/8 watt resistors and had no problems. On the rare occasion they don't have a value I usually teepee in series two values to get what I need. Or you could just get that odd value they don't sell from smallbear.
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Re: Best Source for Small Amount of ⅛w Metal Film Resistors?
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2021, 06:54:30 PM »
There is absolutely nothing wrong with Tayda resistors, in my experience. I measure every resistor before it goes on the board. Thousands of resistors without really any of them being out of spec.

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Re: Best Source for Small Amount of ⅛w Metal Film Resistors?
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2021, 07:02:58 PM »
I've used Tayda resistors for about 3 years now with no problems.  The "Royal" ones they offer have thick leads and I can't detect a noticeable difference between those and Xircons. 

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Re: Best Source for Small Amount of ⅛w Metal Film Resistors?
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2021, 09:34:58 PM »
Yeah, I am just going to go ahead and order from Tayda. Now that I think of it, it was probably caps that I had some trouble with, not resistors.

When did Mouser start having this 200 resistor minimum? I've been a little out of the loop for the last couple of years and have not kept up.