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Unread 03-19-2008, 01:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Jensen Copper Foil Paper In Oil Caps

Ive read a bit on these and all the audiophiles claim these are the cream of the crop... A bit on the pricey side though! I was just curious to see if anyones ever heard them in a LP... or other guitar for that matter, and if they were that good? I dont plan on spending that much on caps.... I have a set of .033 and .047 orange drop 715p's on the way that im going to try, ive never messed with the caps so im eager to give them a try... i did a lot of looking around before i got them and chose them for the good review/price ratio... now im just curious about other types and ive never seen much said about the jensens as far as guitar use goes... heres a link to them on fleabay lol

Two .047/630VDC Jensen Copper Foil Paper In Oil Caps! - eBay (item 310020103763 end time Apr-03-08 06:14:15 PDT)
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Unread 03-19-2008, 02:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Jensen Copper Foil Paper In Oil Caps

I've used them many a time with much satisfaction. They sound marginally better ( ie warmer more vintagey ) than regular aluminium foils that Jensen manufacture too.
My only complaint is that their true cpacitance varies a bit more than other caps. The best thing is to usea meter and select them according to their real value.

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Re: Jensen Copper Foil Paper In Oil Caps

They are the same, or similar to these: RS Guitarworks Online Store
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Re: Jensen Copper Foil Paper In Oil Caps

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They are the same, or similar to these: RS Guitarworks Online Store
RS sells the aluminium type. Angela.com sells the copper type. as stated above they sound slightly different
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A set came in my 2001 58 RI.Both were .015.I thought they were thin sounding.Changed the to Sprague Vitamin Qs...awesome tone.check out Holy grail for caps ebay store p-s-i-love you.
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Re: Jensen Copper Foil Paper In Oil Caps

What would you say are the differences in tone? Thanks
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Re: Jensen Copper Foil Paper In Oil Caps

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A set came in my 2001 58 RI.Both were .015.I thought they were thin sounding.
I prefer the Qs but... never thought the Jensens were very thin sounding, especially the copper foil version. I still have one in my G&L bass and I love it.
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Re: Jensen Copper Foil Paper In Oil Caps

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A set came in my 2001 58 RI.Both were .015.I thought they were thin sounding.Changed the to Sprague Vitamin Qs...


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I prefer the Qs but... never thought the Jensens were very thin sounding, especially the copper foil version.


Actually, in my experince (which is installing Jensen's & Vitamin Q's hundreds of times over the years), I find the Jensen's warmer/'woodier"/fatter than the Vitamin Q's...

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Re: Jensen Copper Foil Paper In Oil Caps

really? Like I said I like both and I use both all time so...

I also like SoZos for the tone control in single coil loaded guitars
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Re: Jensen Copper Foil Paper In Oil Caps

I've got the Jensen's in my SG and they were definitly better than stock.
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Re: Jensen Copper Foil Paper In Oil Caps

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I've got the Jensen's in my SG and they were definitly better than stock.
probably a potato plugged in would sound better than the stock ceramic discs....
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Re: Jensen Copper Foil Paper In Oil Caps

I bought some Jensen Aluminum PIO .022 caps for my R8. I look forward to trying them out.

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Re: Jensen Copper Foil Paper In Oil Caps

This thread has been dead for three years, but I suppose now that it's been bumped already I'll chime in and say that I love the Angela Copper Foil PIO caps in LPs. I've A/B'd them in the same guitar as other (tested for equal value) caps with alligator clips while playing. I thought they were very similar to Zoso caps and the RS Super Caps in sound, but the Angelas definitely had just a touch more clarity.
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Re: Jensen Copper Foil Paper In Oil Caps

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probably a potato plugged in would sound better than the stock ceramic discs....
PIO = potato-in-oil cap? Also known as french fry caps?
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Re: Jensen Copper Foil Paper In Oil Caps

A little to pricey for me,IM going after some k-40 or 42's
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Re: Jensen Copper Foil Paper In Oil Caps

Pricey but looks so good... I've been on Vitamin Q's but the Jensens to intrigue me.
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Re: Jensen Copper Foil Paper In Oil Caps

wow! this one was from way back when!

I never got the Jensens. I got some orange drops which i later replaced with NOS Russian PIO caps.
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Re: Jensen Copper Foil Paper In Oil Caps

the jensen I am using the most these days is in my G&L 1980 bass... nice. Also it cost me nothing... I found it inside an old 70's TV set .... cool or what?


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the jensen I am using the most these days is in my G&L 1980 bass... nice. Also it cost me nothing... I found it inside an old 70's TV set .... cool or what?
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