Help idendifying vintage part

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  1. Vintage Headaches

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    Looking at a vintage guitar effects pedal and trying to find out what this component is. Thanks!
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    On the board it can be seen here.
    http://i61.tinypic.com/22ept0.jpg
     
  2. DerStrom8

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    How many pins has it got?
     
  3. ISB123

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    Could be some kind of tube?
     
  4. MrChips

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    0.5uF 70V electrolytic capacitor?
     
  5. BR-549

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    What's the other side of the board look like?
     
  6. Vintage Headaches

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    I thought cap as well but can not find anything like it
     
  8. BR-549

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    Un solder it from the board and ohm it.
     
  9. GopherT

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    You won't likely find one and you won't likely need (want) an exact replacement. On the other hand, looking for someone else's exact sound can be difficult - chuck berry poke holes in his speakers with a screwdriver to get some unique sounds. Good luck.
     
  10. ISB123

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    Probably a cap since it has positive and negative markings.
     
  11. DerStrom8

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    My guess would be that it is a capacitor as well, 0.5uF 70V. Best way to know for sure is test it with a capacitance meter.
     
  12. Vintage Headaches

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    Iron warming up
    Meter found
    Post results in a few
     
  13. ISB123

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    I believe its Bakelite capacitor.

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  14. DerStrom8

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    @ISB123 , I think you hit the nail on the head!
     
  15. Vintage Headaches

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    ISB 123 has the winner is seems
     
  16. Vintage Headaches

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    So any .5uf polarized cap will do then

    Thanks everyone!!
     
  17. ISB123

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    Probably since those aren't produced anymore.
     
  18. DerStrom8

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    Provided it is also rated for 70V or higher, yes.
     
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  19. MrChips

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    Non-polarized might be better for this application.
     
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  20. Brevor

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    Thats a very early version of an ElectroHarmonix Electric Mistress flanger pedal. The part you show is a .5 uF electrolytic cap.
     
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