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PimpMyTone

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mutant transistor
« on: December 17, 2012, 06:20:48 AM »
What can i do with 4 pins transistors . The fourth pin is called " shield " I think . Can I just cut it or I have to solder that pin somewhere ? Examples of transistor : af137 and af138 .
Simon

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Re: mutant transistor
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2012, 08:00:08 AM »
You can leave it unconnected or connect it to ground. If you cut the lug is fine, thats what I do with my transistors.

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Re: mutant transistor
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2012, 08:45:34 PM »
Seconded! I usually snip them off so they don't short anything out.

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Re: mutant transistor
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2012, 11:35:58 PM »
Thanks for the answers  ;)
Simon