1n914 vs 1n914B -- Sound difference

tdukes

Active member
I am doing inventory to order for my next few pedals. Infinnidrive has 1n914 for clipping. I have a pile of 1N914B already. A quick internet search shows that the capacitance between the two is different. But is this enough to make a difference in the sound? I may go ahead and get some 1N914 and see, but I was wondering what everyone here thought.
 

PedalPCB

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Staff member
I can't comment on the difference between those two, but I personally prefer 1N4148 instead of 1N914 in this one... and 3mm Red LEDs over silicon diodes altogether.
 

PedalPCB

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It's been quite a few years, but I remember 1N914's sounding like there was an underlying clean tone that I couldn't get rid of no matter how far I cranked the gain.
 
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