Surface mount vs . thru hole pedals. Interesting video

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    Thin white duke Tele-Afflicted

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    I always thought that a lot of guitar players when trying some new tool judge 50 % with the ears and 50% with the eyes.

    The blind tests could make save a lot of money. :):):):)

    This is a video by Rhett Shull, very interesting.

     
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    Not surprised at all. It's a little funny though, there's a 50-50 guess to be 100% correct, so if one can "tell the difference" it may have been luck in the first place. The player should not know if or when he is listening to A or B, but it speaks for itself anyway.

    An SMT device is often the same device within a differently packaged part, particularly IC's. "Tighter tolerance" can be a toss-up between R's and C's, but not too relevant to IC's/transistors/FET's. A different package facilitates different leads for the end application: mass production/automation speed=low cost.

    As a hobbyist, leaded parts are far easier to work with. It makes me a little sad that some of these leaded parts are going obsolete when they still make a 6SL7 dual triode...
     
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