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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

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    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.
     
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    DIYrocker Senior Stratmaster

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    jball85 Strat-O-Master

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    By best advice would be to start by accumulating values needed for tubescreamer builds and go from there.
     
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    Go to radio and vintage TV swap meets and just buy up old parts that have tested good.
     
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    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.
     
  6. adiabatic

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    Good idea but there's no such thing around here.
     
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