PNP Germanium Transistor Set – 6 pieces * for classic “positive ground” projects

PNP Germanium Transistor Set – 6 pieces * for classic “positive ground” projects


5 piece NPN Germanium Transistor Set. 2x AC130, 2x 2N1304 & 1 bonus to round out the gain ranges.

All pretested and gain sorted. Low leakage NPN Ge, Icb < 200mA!


*In stock, ships from Berlin, Germany*

JDM Pedals is now offering a selection of excellent quality vintage
PNP Germanium Transistors for your DIY Fuzz pedal build. These are the choice for “classic” Fuzz project builds, generally battery-powered, as they require a positive ground circuit. *We will be offering a finished voltage inverter add-on soon!

  • Two Vintage Toshiba brand AC121 Germanium transistors – these are the higher gain range of the kit.
  • Two European made ACY23 Germanium transistors. These are selected for gain from 60-80,
  • An MP42b USSR-made transistor, also in the 60-80 gain range. These have a brighter, more aggressive tone than the ACY23. Excellent to fine tune a fuzz or make a killer Rangemaster!

The transistors have been selected and checked to determine gain (Hfe) and leakage (Icb). Gain of each transistor is clearly labeled.

***Please note that the picture shows the tester and a bunch of transistors while sorting. You will receive five selected transistors – not what is pictured! (actually, I always put in six, just on the off chance one is noisy, which is rare anyway)

The ACY23 transistors have extremely low leakage, and a perfect gain range for “Q1” in a fuzz build. The AC121 Toshiba transistors are best suited for Q2/Q3 positions, and are the higher gain of the set will have “just the right leakage” for Q3 in a Tonebender.

Please note that we don’t supply the other parts you need for a complete build in this kit, we are supplying high quality, tested transistors to help ensure your project has the best performance and tone possible. ** If you’d like our ready-made voltage inverter daughterboard, please check our other offerings, or contact us. This allows you to run a classic PNP (positive ground) fuzz on standard +9vDC power.**

PLEASE NOTE: If you order this along with any other product (PNP Transistors, JDM Pedal, guitar pedal kit, etc) shipping is free. If the site adds shipping, just complete the order and we will refund the shipping cost.


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