Tele Wiring question - 2 Caps? Please school me

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  1. Tommy Tourbus

    Tommy Tourbus Senior Member

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    I've seen some Tele wiring kits that have 2 caps in them...what for? I get the standard tone cap, but what's the other one? Here's an RS Tele kit. There's the black one and the little yellow one:

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  2. dotlikeimpact

    dotlikeimpact Supporting Member

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    I'm guessing that's the "treble bypass cap", so that when you roll back on the volume knob, you maintain treble.
     
  3. RSRelic

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    That's an Esquire kit not a Tele you are showing, so that small cap fakes the neck pickup sound.
     
  4. alvagoldbook

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    There's all kinds of things you can do with a cap. A treble bleed circuit for instance. you can also put shock protection in your guitar with a certain kind of wiring. For instance, when you're playing and the microphone stocks you when your lips touch it.
     
  5. jaydawg76

    jaydawg76 Supporting Member

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    Here is a diagram showing whats going on in that style esquire wiring.
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  6. Tommy Tourbus

    Tommy Tourbus Senior Member

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    so the extra cap, the .05 cap, is only needed in a single pickup config?
     
  7. scottywompas

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    If I'm not mistaken old tele's ( I don't know what years) were wired with a cap on the neck pickup so it had the sound of the tone knob rolled off.

    I believe this was done in an effort to really establish the neck pickup as a rythm pickup and fatten the sound even more which in turn made the bridge pickup seem like it was screaming when you switched over for a lead.

    I could be wrong, anyone....Beuller....Beuller......


    Scott
     

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