#1
Ok, I'm gonna make a pedal and at the moment im still gathering parts.

Here is a list of what i will need.

Resistors

1 - 33k
1 - 8.2k
1 - 470 ohm
1 - 100k

Potentiometers

1 - 1k linear
1 - 500k log (audio)

Capacitors

1 - 2.2uF
1 - 22uF
1 - 0.1uF

Transistors

For Q1 and Q2, NKT275 or other good germanium transistor of
the PnP Configuration. JD Sleep (www.generalguitargadgets.com)
recommends these other substitutions:

NKT275
AC128
2N508A
2N527
NTE158
NTE126


Thats was just cpoied and pasted from a website.

I can get the 33k and 100 k resistors from maplin, but where in the UK could i get the others ?

I cant get either of the pots from maplin.

I can get the capacitors from maplin luckily, but i cant get the transistors.

Now heres my question, Where in the UK, preferably a website can i get these parts ?


p.s I will also need perfboard i believe.
#2
What pedal are you building? Yes you will need a perfboard, because thats what you will be building on. You have a soldering iron right? What wattage? Do you have tools like a heat sink? You will need that so the parts dont get overheated.
#5
heat sinks are only metal clips. very cheap. you can probably get it at a radio shack or a small electronic shop. you might even be able to just use plyers and hold the wires coming from the components so they dont overheat and die.
#6
Quote by thesumoftwo
www.rhselectronics.co.uk cheaper than maplins on everything apart from pots and switches. I just ordered a load of stuff from them, should be here thursday, i finish work friday so plan to start my builds on monday, good luck!



dude that link doesnt work, could u try and find one that does cos i cant find that company in google, cheers.
#7
Quote by thesumoftwo
www.rhselectronics.co.uk cheaper than maplins on everything apart from pots and switches. I just ordered a load of stuff from them, should be here thursday, i finish work friday so plan to start my builds on monday, good luck!


The link doesn't work
EH


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#9
yeah I know, that time you put "electonics"

plus I don't really like that website. The delivery is not good if you are only ordering small amounts of things.
EH


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#10
i order in large amount, like 3 pedals worth at a time, so i do normally order over £25 worth of stuff. As far as i can find, its the only cheap UK site, wel the only easily navigationable one anyway
#11
Thanks guys, but im still having trouble fining those transistors, could you help me out at all ?
#12
if you wanna use the sight i pointed you to, type in the transistor number into the search box on the right

they should have them, but i think that that site is only benneficial if you are ordering quite a bit, unles it does work out cheaper even with the P&P
#13
See thats the problem, I can't find those transistors on that site, I'm having alot of trouble finding a site in the UK that does them.

Is there sometihng i could use instead of them ?