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Recommend me some resistor and capacitor "kits"?

Discussion in 'DIY Effects Forum' started by adiabatic, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. adiabatic

    adiabatic Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 2, 2013
    Western Canada
    Does anyone have a recommendation for good value in kits to accumulate a decent number of essential parts at once. I'm getting back into hobby electronics and want to start breadboarding pedal circuits. Looking for the best value on something like this to stock up on parts:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006XGK05A/?tag=strattalk05-20

    Alternatively, what would be great is a pedal builder's starter kit with a selection of resistors, caps, transistors, pots, etc.
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2018

  2. DIYrocker

    DIYrocker Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 16, 2013
    Pennsylvania
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  3. jball85

    jball85 Strat-Talker

    455
    Mar 16, 2014
    East Texas
    By best advice would be to start by accumulating values needed for tubescreamer builds and go from there.
     

  4. Greg

    Greg Strat-Talker

    403
    Apr 25, 2017
    Atlanta area
    Go to radio and vintage TV swap meets and just buy up old parts that have tested good.
     

  5. CountryGent

    CountryGent Strat-Talk Member

    59
    Aug 20, 2014
    Gloucester, UK
    nice! - I've done electronics since the 1970s, those kits look perfect! I sometimes buy packs as Greg mentions and there's small online shops selling what are company closure or surplus inventory sell off, although they usually yield unusual component values.

    Those kits mentioned above are good because they offer the standard "preferred" values, always a good starting pont, then I suggest know the basic calculations for Rs and Cs as sometimes I need a value of capacitor that I can't find in my parts bin so make the value up. This usually happens in filter circuits where the precise value tends to matter.