Where do I find a .1 mfd cap?

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  1. lespaulnmarshall

    lespaulnmarshall Member

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    Hi everyone,
    i am looking for a good quality .1 mfd cap for my strat. I am in the usa and I can't really find any. Callaham has SoZo's for sale but you have to order for at least 25$ from him. Does anyone know where I can buy a good .1 mfd cap in the US?
    Thanks!
     
  2. americananalog

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    Any electronics supply store.
    Radio Shack for about 65 cents.
    Mouser.com has them in about 500 different varieties.
    0.1uf (.1mfd) is one of the most common values in existence. Any broken electronic device will likely have a few.
    Ebay has vintage ones for cheap.
     
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    Sounds good, I didn't know mouser had them actually.
    Anything else I could try?
     
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    In addition to mouser.com, try digi.com and partsexpress.com

    There are some ebay sellers with Russian PIO caps I'd be trying.... o_O
     
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    I've put these in a few different Les Pauls:
    https://www.tubesandmore.com/products/C-U-630V

    Avoids the microphonics of ceramic caps, yet doesn't incur a second mortgage like the mojo brands. For about $1 a pop, they are a tremendous value.
     
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    eBay. I was looking for Sprague "Bumble Bees" not long ago and I saw so many readings in different listing I lost track of what I was looking for in the first place haha.
     
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    I would go with the Mallories posted earlier for $1.80. That's as much as anyone should pay for a cap going into a guitar.
     
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    Orange Spague's are really good and available everywhere. Those little green "chiclets" are also really good and available everywhere.
    Electrically, even cheapo ceramic caps do the same thing. The whole zoso and bumblebee cap thing is, IMHO, a scam with no scientific basis. But this heretical thought always seems to raise outrage here. Add this to the list of superstitions guitarists follow.
     
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    Depending on how picky you are, I have some spare orange Spragues here - send me a PM and I'll drop one in the mail. Needed one for a project bass and had to buy 5, which is about 4 more than I will ever use.
     
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    +100 :agree

     
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    The Panasonic poly caps are a lot smaller but work well, too. The Mallorys, Spragues and Orange drops work fine but you don't really need a 630V cap in a guitar. They do look cool if that's important to you.

    If you want to try a Panasonic, shoot me a PM and I'll mail one to you. I use them all the time for building pedals, so I have some on hand.
     
  15. lespaulnmarshall

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    Thanks so much everyone for the help! Especially the two quoted posts, Thanks so much for the offer. I made an order from ron kirn and he found a .1mfd in his stash that he is sending me so luckily I found one already, but that you so much for the offers though :)
     
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    Awesome. Good luck with the Strat :)
     
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    Poor Mouser, now that all the Radio Shack stores have closed, everyone who needs a capacitor or a resistor has to get it from them, and they have to package and ship a $1.00 order which probably costs them $3.00 for the paperwork alone let alone the package and the guy who has to run down the aisles to get it. They're going to get murdered with these small orders.
     
  18. lespaulnmarshall

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    thanks!
     

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