Category Archives: Stompbox Lore

Substituting the 2N5457

Since Fairchild finally discontinued the 2N5457 JFET along with a number of other JFETS in the TO92 package, prices have been rising and tales of fakes have been increasing on audio and stomp-box forums. You can still buy the 2N5457 from Central Semiconductor, but they are very expensive – too expensive for Stompville to consider… Read More »

Which? Diecast Box

So I was trawling through the enclosures section of a few of my favourite suppliers and decided to buy a few different diecast boxes. It seems that the Hammond 1590B is the standard for a small diecast stompbox.  Fine, no problem, you can even get a pre-painted version.  But the 1590B isn’t the cheapest of… Read More »