Im making a tube screamer and on general guitar gadgets it says i need an ic socket even though the ic fits into the pcb without one, so do you think i need one?

thanks in advance
they help to prevent you overheating the IC while soldering, you dont need one, but it helps

EDIT: Damn you fast bear, you beat me, but subtlely different points though
i probaly will then, i'll just have to wait for it if i order one (there are no electrical shops near me),
thanks for the help
I recommend you to get one... i cant say they are expensive, like 0.35 dollars :P
good luck with your project!
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