Anyone upgraded the caps in their Nocaster?

Redfish

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I always upgrade the Caps in my Les Pauls but haven't in my Nocaster. It sounds so good now I wonder if some nice PIOs could even improve it more? Mine is wired modern and I can't make heads or tails out of the numbers on the Caps. Anyone know what the values are on these?
 

Jollyb

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If it ain't broke don't fix it!

Gibson is a different story...........Pay $2000+ and then its a must to change out the electronics to get it decent.

Whatever floats your boat I guess.:BEER
 

Redfish

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I actually enjoy tinkering with this stuff. It definitely ain't broke but those little ceramic caps have to be robbing some tone.
 

bunny

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Replaced the stock ceramic with the huge oil-paper vintage reissue cap (actualy NOS soviet cap wrapped in paper and sealed). Great thing to my taste.
 
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I will give you guys a clue.PIO's are not the best for Fenders-look into Mylar by Dupont,epecially those made about 1960...
 

Redfish

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Yeah, I put the Luxes in my R8 and it really made a difference. Anyone know the values on the two caps in a modern wired Nocaster?
 

59 Deluxe

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if its modern, then usually the tone cap will be .50uf. if you have a cap on the volume pot, then that is usually a .001uf. this is not necessary though as it only allows highs to pass when the volume pot is turned down.
 

Chrissy

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I have a Nocaster and also replaced the .047 stock cap with a NOS (Sprague or Cornell, I can't remember) from Tonebender (forum member, see Seegs' link above). Much like the difference - well worth the dough and a good guy to deal with).

Chris
 

Mr.Hanky

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I put an RS kit in mine and I must admit of all the guitars (3 les pauls) I've done this in the Nocaster yielded the least improvement.

The Fender custom shop really has their smeg together.
 




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