#1
some one told me JFETs work well for overdrive pedals, but i have no clue what JFETs are so yeah what are they? thanks
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#2
JFETS are junction field effect transistors...i only know that from studying electrical stuff at uni..i have no idea what they do or how they are used in guitars though :P


either that or you are talking about a different JFET
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#3
oh really? hmm thanks, anyone know anything more than that?
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#5
they're transistors basically

you can use them for various applications, like amplification.

whenever you see something that kinda looks like this symbol in a schematic, it's a JFET:


sorry I couldn't find one in an actual schematic
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#6
so if i switched out the regular transistors in my boost for those of the same value it would work better? or do i have the wrong idea? thanks.
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#7
you have the wrong idea.

if you need to use BJT (bipolar junction transistors), you can't just switch them off with JFETs. Although, to be honest, in the linear boost circuit, you actually CAN replace a BJT with an NMOS transistor. Although... it wont' make it sound any better. So I guess you do have the wrong idea. Anyways, JFET's have different operating regions than a BJT, if that makes any sense. Which is why they'll use one over the other in different applications.
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