Diodes & Rectifiers

Diode - 1N34A Germanium
The 1N34A Germanium diode is an old standby in electronics. Widely used for detecting the rectifying efficiency or for switching on a radio, TV or stereo etc.
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Diode - 1N60, Germanium, Striped Clear Glass, DO-7
1N60 point-contact germanium diodes in a DO-7 package with striped clear glass. 1N60 diodes were used in many vintage electronics and also make for great clipping diodes in stompbox effects pedals.
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Diode - small signal fast switching, 1N4148A
A semiconductor device which passes current in the forward direction(from anode to cathode), and blocks current in the opposite direction. For extreme fast switches.
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Diode - 1N914, Small Signal
The 1N914 is a small signal diode similar to the 1N4148 and is common in many older electronics. The 1N914 is general purpose and can be used in a multitude of different applications.
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Transistor - BC183L, General Purpose, TO-92 case, NPN
The BC183L is a general purpose NPN transistor in a TO-92 case. The BC183L is commonly used in fuzz pedals and has a reputation as a warm sounding silicon transistor for fuzz. The BC183L was used in some of the earliest silicon Fuzz Face pedals. The ECB pinout matches the arrangement on the P-PC-FUZZ-ISS2-BRN Iss. 2 PCB
  • NPN polarity
  • Collector emitter breakdown voltage 30V
  • Collector base breakdown voltage 45V
  • Collector current 100mA
  • Power 1W
  • Transition frequency 120MHz
  • TO-92 case
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Diode - OA74A, Amperex, Germanium, Black Glass
NOS OA74A germanium diodes from Amperex. OA74A diodes were used in many vintage electronics and also make for great clipping diodes in stompbox effects pedals. The red end is the cathode. OA74A is a near-exact replacement for OA81.
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Diode - KD521V, Silicon, used in Russian Big Muff
New-old-stock Soviet silicon diodes KD521V (КД521B) in a SOD27 package. These diodes were used in EHX/Sovtek Big Muff models from Civil War to Black Russian. The KD521V is a high-speed switching diode encapsulated in hermetically sealed, leaded glass. The SOD27 packages are similar to DO-35.
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Diode - KD522B, Silicon, used in Russian Big Muff
New-old-stock Soviet silicon diodes KD522B (КД522Б) in a SOD27 package. These diodes were used in EHX/Sovtek Big Muff models from Civil War to Black Russian. The KD522B is a high-speed switching diode encapsulated in hermetically sealed, leaded glass. The SOD27 packages are similar to DO-35.
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Diode - Small Signal Fast Switching, 1N4448
A semiconductor device which passes current in the forward direction(from anode to cathode), and blocks current in the opposite direction. Features
  • Silicon epitaxial planar diodes
  • Low power loss, high efficiency
  • Low leakage
  • Low forward voltage
  • High speed switching
  • High current capability
  • High reliability

Used in a variety of Fender amps. Replacement for Fender part number 0006260049
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Transistor - 2N5135, Silicon, TO-105 case, NPN
The 2N5135 is a silicon NPN transistor in a TO-105 case. This transistor is a close match to the rare 2N5133 but with higher voltage ratings and is in a larger package. The hFE range is less wide than the 2N5133 with more values in the range found in the batches used on vintage Big Muff pedals. The lower hFE range also makes these a great option for silicon fuzz pedals.
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Diode - 1N60, Germanium, DO-7
1N60 point-contact germanium diodes in a DO-7 package. 1N60 diodes were used in many vintage electronics and also make for great clipping diodes in stompbox effects pedals.
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