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It's a nice Fall day. Can we roll up our sleeves and resolve this eternal question? ; )
Based on member demand, The Gear Page is pleased to announce that our Apparel Merch Shop is now open. The shop’s link is in the blue Navigation bar (on the right side), “Shop,” with t-shirts, hats, neck buffs, and stickers to start. Here’s the direct link: www.thegearpageshop.com
You’ll find exclusive high-quality apparel and merchandise; all items are ethical, sustainably produced, and we will be continuously sourcing and adding new choices.
We can ship internationally. All shipping is at cost.
Ex---ackly!Try both to find out if you hear any difference and forget a what others think.
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I agree with this. Plus, for some very nerdy, nonsensical, reason I like knowing some old Vitamin Q or Russian made PIO is under the hood of my guitar. Nobody will ever see it, and yes, shhhh, only the value matters, but I suppose I like the idea of utilizing old, otherwise obsolete, components when I can.There's only one legit answer: PIO so my old eyes can see them better and my fat fingers can more easily pick them up. Let's not even get into soldering.
Are you sure it wasn't a .022 percent difference? ; )Several years ago I had a Tele built (that is still my #1). When I got it, it was about 90% where I wanted it on tone, but it wasn’t open and airy sounding enough. I changed pickups and it was about 99% there. I peaked inside and it had a “NOS” PIO; I took it out and soldered in a plain old .022 ceramic from Radio Shack and BAM! There it was.
I'm in the same boat, I've never had the pick guard or control covers off my guitars. Don't know what's in there.I don't use my tone controls enough to care about their composition of the capacitor used to roll off the top end. For those that do care, more power to you.