strat and tele caps

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  1. Brantleycoker

    Brantleycoker Member

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    ive got a parts strat with antiquitys and a avri 62 custom tele with lollar vintage, am i missing anything by having plain ole stock caps or should i but something to spice them up a little, they sound amazing as it is. any input would be awesome, thanks in advance!!!!
     
  2. K-Line

    K-Line Gold Supporting Member

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    orange drops, hovland. You do get a bit extra spice!
     
  3. Polynitro

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    Nope you're not missing anything. Fender CS uses ceramic caps why shouldn't you?
     
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  5. Brantleycoker

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    thanks guys i think ill leave the tele alone i just got done playing it and it sounds so smooth in the neck and honky in the bridge and i love it, so any pros and cons of caps on a strat with 60 style pickups would be great, like i said its my first parts guitar and i have the caps that come with the fender 250k pots on it now
     
  6. kludge

    kludge The droid you're looking for

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    Tweaky pots don't necessarily sound "better", just different. Electrically, they may be superior, but that may not be what you want.
     
  7. Structo

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    Unless you are a tone knob tweaker, the cap doesn't have that great of an influence on tone.

    You can get a no-load pot for a tone pot that completely takes the cap out of circuit when it is dimed.

    I put a Hovland in one of my strats and I thought it sounded better.
    Psychoacoustics?
    Maybe, but it seemed to have a smoother tone when I turned the tone down a little bit and more musical.
     

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