Source for Dale resistors

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Can any one give me a source for these resistors please?
 

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anorlunda
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Google is your friend. I just tried a search for Dale resistors and found several sources.
 
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Can any one give me a source for these resistors please?
I just did a quick search at Digikey and at Mouser, and it looks like Dale is now part of Vishay. Maybe that was confusing your searches. :smile:
 
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Thanks for the replies guys, I have been searching for a supply in England with no luck, other suppliers will not sell in small numbers.
 
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What's special about Dale? What are the specs you are trying to match?
 
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What's special about Dale? What are the specs you are trying to match?
I am told that Dale resistors have low noise and are the best for guitar amplifiers, I am not sure that is right but I would rather err on the on recommendations.
 
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I am told that Dale resistors have low noise and are the best for guitar amplifiers, I am not sure that is right but I would rather err on the on recommendations.
Sounds like an Urban Legend to me. AFAIK, all resistors give you the 4kTRB type of noise:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson–Nyquist_noise

Unless the resistors have built-in bandwidth (B) limiting <something> like high parasitic capacitance, I don't know where that idea came from.
 
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I don't know where that idea came from.
It goes back to the time when carbon composition resistors reigned supreme. A wirewound Dale (with mostly thermal noise) is noticeably quieter than a carbon comp which also has plenty of contact noise, and shot noise.

Thinking back, my 70's era Bassman 50 was built using mostly carbon comp. I don't know when manufacturers began changing to metal film, but they are nearly as quiet as wire wound (and not nearly so inductive), and would have obviated the need.
 
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I am told that Dale resistors have low noise and are the best for guitar amplifiers, I am not sure that is right but I would rather err on the on recommendations.
Regardless of the noise thing. If you only need a few selected resistances, I have a some I'd be willing to give you.
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Thank you for the offer Digoff, but I have found a source and ordered my resistors :biggrin:
 
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