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Re: Small bear retiring
« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2021, 12:36:25 PM »
Oh man, what a bummer. 

I just placed a "oh crap" order.  Wish I had more projects lined up.  I'm sure I'm going to need something obscure as soon as they're gone  :P


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Re: Small bear retiring
« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2021, 01:26:26 PM »
There are already a ton of things out of stock.  I placed a panic order this morning to ensure I would at least have some JFETs and some EOL ICs.  Also bought some wire, of course.  Many things I wanted to buy are gone for good.  I am sad too.

I placed a very large order myself. I'm bummed there were no more matched germanium fuzz sets but at least I have a few good ones left. Mostly I got lots of wire, some mojo Si transistors and some other potentially hard to replace items. I expect I'll do another big order before it's all over for some EOL IC's, too.

What EOL ICs are you looking for? Stock has already been diminished and many go-to chips are OOS already.

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Re: Small bear retiring
« Reply #32 on: September 24, 2021, 02:20:47 PM »
Steve Posted a nice letter in a post over in DIYSB.
Pedal building is like the opposite of sex.  All the fun stuff happens before you get in the box.

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Re: Small bear retiring
« Reply #33 on: September 24, 2021, 02:51:29 PM »
https://smallbear-electronics.mybigcommerce.com/autumn-2021/

The same letter is on the Smallbear website.
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Re: Small bear retiring
« Reply #34 on: September 24, 2021, 03:13:55 PM »
https://smallbear-electronics.mybigcommerce.com/autumn-2021/

The same letter is on the Smallbear website.
Ah, I hadn’t seen it yet. I’ve been checking the website to see if he said anything about it.


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Re: Small bear retiring
« Reply #35 on: September 24, 2021, 03:38:30 PM »
Good time to buy vactrols if you don't like rolling your own.  I wish Steve had more BBDs and compander chips.
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Re: Small bear retiring
« Reply #36 on: September 24, 2021, 04:16:08 PM »
Good time to buy vactrols if you don't like rolling your own.  I wish Steve had more BBDs and compander chips.

Check out cabintech. They’ve got a comprehensive selection and dirt cheap shipping.

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Re: Small bear retiring
« Reply #37 on: September 24, 2021, 04:20:46 PM »
Good time to buy vactrols if you don't like rolling your own.  I wish Steve had more BBDs and compander chips.

Check out cabintech. They’ve got a comprehensive selection and dirt cheap shipping.
No counterfeits?
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Re: Small bear retiring
« Reply #38 on: September 24, 2021, 05:44:34 PM »
Good time to buy vactrols if you don't like rolling your own.  I wish Steve had more BBDs and compander chips.

Check out cabintech. They’ve got a comprehensive selection and dirt cheap shipping.
No counterfeits?

Nope. They’re a US authorized xvive distributor. I’ve never had an issue with anything from them.

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Re: Small bear retiring
« Reply #39 on: September 24, 2021, 07:44:14 PM »
Good time to buy vactrols if you don't like rolling your own.  I wish Steve had more BBDs and compander chips.

Check out cabintech. They’ve got a comprehensive selection and dirt cheap shipping.
No counterfeits?

Nope. They’re a US authorized xvive distributor. I’ve never had an issue with anything from them.

That's awesome!  Thanks for the info!
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Re: Small bear retiring
« Reply #40 on: September 24, 2021, 08:00:23 PM »
So what are ya'll planning on doing?

I seriously used Smallbear for all the hard-to-find stuff. Is Ebay basically the place we are going to have to use if it's not available from Mouser or Digikey?


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Re: Small bear retiring
« Reply #41 on: September 24, 2021, 08:20:51 PM »
I'm staying very far away from ebay.  I'll use Mouser as much as I can.  BLMS for switches and knobs.
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Re: Small bear retiring
« Reply #42 on: September 24, 2021, 08:37:34 PM »
I just looked back at my order history to see if there was anything in particular that I always ordered from there. Lots of pots and caps that tend to be out of stock other places but almost every order I've made had switches, optocouplers, and a v571.

Also, my very first order (way back in early 2017 ) had jellybean transitor and diode kits that I have zero recollection of ever receiving or using. Weird
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Re: Small bear retiring
« Reply #43 on: September 24, 2021, 09:58:18 PM »
I just looked back at my order history to see if there was anything in particular that I always ordered from there. Lots of pots and caps that tend to be out of stock other places but almost every order I've made had switches, optocouplers, and a v571.

Also, my very first order (way back in early 2017 ) had jellybean transitor and diode kits that I have zero recollection of ever receiving or using. Weird

Damn, I forgot 571s!  They're gone  :(

What are jellybean transistors? Sound pretty sweet  ;D

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Re: Small bear retiring
« Reply #44 on: September 24, 2021, 10:07:11 PM »
Jellybean parts are stock standard ones that you can use in nearly any situation, like TL07x opamps and BC5x7 transistors.
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