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Old 24th December 2006, 06:53 PM   #1
lochness is offline lochness  United States
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Well this is my first post so...uh...hi...

Anyways I'm going to be making my first Gainclone and I had a question about some components specifically the resistors.
I have a lot of metal film and wirewound resistors lying around collecting dust that are of the right resistance for the schematic I'm following (here ). So do the type of resistors used make a difference?
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Old 24th December 2006, 08:24 PM   #2
Minion is offline Minion  Canada
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Well Metal Film resistors are good resistors to use in any electronics application so Yes you can use the Metal Film resistors for this Project as long, You should also be able to use the wirewound ones but I have very little experience with them but hear they are good for certain applications....

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Old 24th December 2006, 08:37 PM   #3
cpemma is offline cpemma  United Kingdom
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I'd avoid the wire-wound, they're more likely to have a significant inductance which could give frequency-related effects. But metal-film no problem unless you're into spending a fortune on hyperaudiophile parts elsewhere.
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Old 25th December 2006, 03:51 PM   #4
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I only use flavored resistors normally. AB Carbon comps were my choice, then some tight tolerance bulk metal foils. Big difference in sound.
Some claim the exact resistors used in the original Gain cube were a magical synergy. Cheap industrial types. Do a search. If I was going to build one that is where I would start.
A very good one for every application is the Dale RN55, RN60 series. These are likely as good as any and cheap. Plus easy to locate.
Circuit layout, values used, and power supply are all more important than resistor brand. Resistors only contribute a small amount.

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Old 28th December 2006, 02:01 PM   #5
CarlosT is offline CarlosT  United States
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I just got some simple LM1875s and I'm gonna use some carbon comp resistors just for the heck of it...go for that old school sound
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