[sdiy] When vintage stuff comes as an ideal....

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Tue Jun 10 23:31:14 CEST 2014

On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 09:05:30PM +0100, Steve Lenham wrote:
> I recapped a TR909 the other day at the request of a client and I
> confess that my hand, full of the old electrolytics, hovered over
> the bin as I thought "I bet some idiot on eBay would pay stupid
> money for these knackered, 30-year-old cheapo generic capacitors
> because they reckon that only the old ones have THAT sound".
> I put them in the bin :-)
> Steve L.

They're probably not even knackered.  Cheap crappy SMPSUs aside, I think I've replaced less than a dozen electrolytic capacitors in nearly 30 years.

Disc ceramics, however... ooft.

Gordonjcp MM0YEQ

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