Guitar capacitors

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by Sparky6string, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. Sparky6string

    Sparky6string Member

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    I recently replaced a couple of ceramic capacitors in my guitar with two polyester film caps, keeping the values the same. There is a sound difference, but I'm wondering what others think about either capacitor. Are either of these considered good options?
     
  2. Chiba

    Chiba Gold Supporting Member

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    I usually replace the ceramic disc caps in my guitars with quality parts - Sprague Orange Drops in my particular case - and also notice an improvement in overall sound.

    It's a fast and inexpensive way to boost your guitar's sound a bit.

    --chiba
     
  3. rooster

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    I picked up a big ol' bag of Sprague Vitamin Q caps from the 50's or 60's, the big silver ones with the clear tubing over them. They absolutely sound different than any other type of cap I've tried. Paper-in-oil is fantastic on a nice guitar with a good amp.

    rooster.
     
  4. CAFeathers

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    I recommend RS Guitarcaps by Hovland from RS Guitarworks www.rsguitarworks.net or better yet get one of their RS Kits.
     
  5. Mickey_C

    Mickey_C The Original Racketeer

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    You know what's funny? I have bins full of those sozo capacitors, so I thought I would try them - AND THEY POSITIVELY ROCK!

    Thinking I was some freaking genius innovator - I checked on the LP forum, before I posted my 'new' discovery, and found out --- IT'S COMMON KNOWLEDGE. A number of LP players already use the Sozos.
     
  6. Sparky6string

    Sparky6string Member

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    Interesting. Care to sell a few?
     
  7. Tone_Terrific

    Tone_Terrific Supporting Member

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    So....what did you notice and at what pot positions and with what cap values?
     

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