[sdiy] EXT Re: 808 Q35

Needham, Alan Alan.Needham at centrica.com
Mon Jan 30 19:46:10 CET 2017

I'm sure I remember reading somewhere that a 'normal' signal transistor could be deliberately damaged to produce more noise, was it a case of reverse-biassing the base-emitter junction until it starts to zener?, then use the device in a normal noise circuit.
Maybe not very scientific, but if it's that easy I'm surprised Doepfer didn't do it... ?

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From: Synth-diy [mailto:synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org] On Behalf Of Florian Anwander
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Subject: EXT Re: [sdiy] 808 Q35


On 30.01.17 09:37 , matt holland wrote:
> I didn't think noise circuits were that picky about transistors but I 
> haven't made any myself.
Dieter Doepfer once mentioned, that he had to change the transistors for his noise module three times in the recent twenty years. Because the transistors became "less noisy" over their production run.

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