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Re: Germanium diodes color code ?

8/29/1999 12:28 AM
JohnC
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Re: Germanium diodes color code ?
Arnaud.  
 
 
 
In read in another message from you that you where from France, or you lived there.  
 
 
 
I once asked about those AA series germanium diodes, and they semt not to be common in America.  
 
You can still find them in Spain too. Those AA, (not the OA: OA90, OA91...) are very very good sounding diodes for the clipping stage in fuzz efects.  
 
 
 
I think *vintage* Ibanez fuzzes sometimes used them (I've got a Double Sound, and it has a couple of those posibly AA with the red stripe on one end, in the clipping stage of the fuzz)  
 
 
 
I don't know if they had code colors. All tha AA's I found had the red stripe on them. Maybe the color had something to say about the type of diode, and it uses, I don't know. But the red ones, at least, are great for those purposes I mentioned before.  
 
 
 
JohnC

 
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Arnaud Thank you John !The... -- 8/29/1999 9:16 AM