Friday, December 5, 2008

carbon comp v.s. metal film resisitors

This is another test post of sorts - seeing how well the video works.

The videos show a comparison of the heat stability of metal film resistors compared to the traditional carbon comp ones.

After watching the video, imagine what those carbon comp screen resistors hanging over the top of the tube socket of your old Fender are doing as your amp heats up. They aren't going to get as hot as they do when hit with the heat gun. But if you imagine all the carbon comps in your amp drifting a bit with heat you can imagine the amp's not going to sound the same. Might be better might be worse but it won't be consistent.

Here's the IRC metal film one:

And the carbon comp:


Anonymous said...

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akavalve said...

Thanks! Glad you liked it.