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IRF510 sucks for distortion as amplifier

8/14/2000 8:14 AM
aron
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IRF510 sucks for distortion as amplifier
I cascaded 2 IRF 510 power mosfets hoping to hear _something_. I did manage to make it distort and bias ok, but it doesn't sound very good even when distorting.  
 
Kind of a rough distortion with not much sustain. I was hoping to get something good going.  
 
I used Gus' MOSFET overdrive as a starting point but added a tone control as well as biasing trimmers.  
 
If anyone has gotten it to sound good, let me know.

 
Replies:
Doug H I've tried them in a 2 stage cascod... -- 8/14/2000 10:58 AM
Jake Aron, Did you use b... -- 8/14/2000 11:55 AM
aron Re: IRF510 sucks - HERE IT IS - SAMPLE -- 8/14/2000 8:40 PM
Joe Re: IRF510 sucks for distortion as amplifier -- 8/15/2000 4:17 AM