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Ah, but that was 1999; we don't party like that any more.
I wanted to share this experience and solicit comments, especially if any of you have had similar problems
Hey Brad...I've got a very large inventory of tantalum nitride melf resistors in 805 and 1206. I've used the Beyschleg/Philips resistors in the past. They are thin-film nichrome (I think). There are other thin-film, non-melf 805 resistors as will (Digi-Key has them to 0.1%). I'll send you some of the melf resistors to try out if you want them. Send me an email (not PM).
It is going to be a long and tedious day...