Which Caps for Brighter Guitar Tone

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by adlibmusic, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. adlibmusic

    adlibmusic Member

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    Can any of you tell me which caps (in the guitar) would make the overall tone brighter: .022 or .047? The guitar currently has 2 humbuckers, 500k pots and .022 caps.
    Thanks,
    Loren
     
  2. mistercoffee1

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    Considering you already have 500k pots and .022 caps:

    .015 caps would roll off fewer highs when turning the tone knob down. However at 10, you won't hear much of a difference.
    550k+ pots (Vol) will make the overall tone brighter.
    50s wiring will also prevent highs from being lost when turning the vol knobs down.
     
  3. adlibmusic

    adlibmusic Member

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    Thanks. I forgot about that. Wide open = no difference.
    I have an old Esprit that has 1meg pots and it's pretty bright and punchy. I might try 1megs in this Yamaha I'm messing with.
     
  4. K-Line

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    Wide open does not equal no difference. It is subtle but it is the cap still effects things.
     
  5. gillman royce

    gillman royce Supporting Member

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    what type of guitar - solid, semi hollow ? Bolt on or set neck ? Scale ? Strings ? How bright do you want it ?
     
  6. Jef Bardsley

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    If the effects are so subtle they can't be heard, then most players are comfortable claiming "there's no difference".
     

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