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What LP wiring caps are these?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by JackButler, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. JackButler

    JackButler Supporting Member

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    Got a killer LP I just love. The last owner is not sure what cpas, etc ar ein it, nor am I. I do know RS did some finish work to it.
    Never saw these two yellow large caps like this. Thery are taped together. ANy clue if they are the RS or other?
    Also, what are those small caps or resistors on the tone control for?
    Any help is appreciated!
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  2. CitizenCain

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    JackButler Supporting Member

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    Thanks, any clue what those little resistors are for? I'm not a tech guy in this stuff, I learn as I go. The guitar sounds alittle brighter than I would like. When I swapped out stock orange drops on my Nocaster for Vit Q's, it totally warmed that guitar up.
     
  4. rooster

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    The little resistors with the little cap are to preserve the high frequencies when you roll the volume down.

    rooster.
     
  5. JackButler

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    So if i pull the resistors, then it will dull up when I back the volume down? Cool, think that's for me!
     
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    So the next logical question would be - how much are they worth?
     
  7. whitewave

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    I made an A/B test with the same guitar, a PRS CE-22, with alligator clips for some capacitors. So I was listening directly to the differences, cause I could change them while a friend of mine was playing.
    Orange Drop, Mallory 150 and RS Guitarworks branded Hovland cap, same value.

    The Hovland was way better than the other two, the Orange Drop the worst. I mean in terms of sound fidelity, sweetness, power and so on.
    The differences are very audible.

    On your guitar you have two Hovlands, and a treble bleed mod with the small yellow one which is supposed to be a Mallory (famous to be used on real Marshall amps) and two carbon resistors.
    I guess who made the mod knew what he was doing, really.

    But you could change the wiring to a late '50 wiring without using the treble bleed.
     
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    That's the setup I prefer. I have a LP Pro Deluxe that has Hovland caps and '50s wiring. The sound is there.
     
  9. IndieHead

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    CitizenCain,

    Where can I find the diagram for the late 50's wiring?
     
  10. go7

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    RS guitarworks or Seymour Duncan websites. Good luck!
     
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    Has anyone tried Hovlands in a strat???
     

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