Is this capacitor too big for guitar wiring?

Central Scrutinizer

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Hello, I have started wiring my own guitars.

Purchased several 0.0022 uF capacitors from a Seller on Reverb.

Purchased a few capacitors from another source. Ended up buying several 0.0022uF Caps., and a couple 0.0015 uF Caps. as well. They were very reasonably priced.

My questions:

1. Are the bottom 2 Caps. In the attached pictures too big for a wiring harness?

2. If too big, use for an amp?

3. The top Cap. in the picture is the regular size have seen used.

4. Now for a subjective question; quality of bottom 2 Caps. .

Sorry for the goofy questions in advance. I am a newbie at wiring guitars. Have always just played them as they came from the factory.

Thanks again.
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I hope they are actually 0.022 and 0.015 uF?

I doubt they are too big. I've used plenty of the Sprague Vitamin Q 196p caps and they are pretty big and so are some of the Russian PIOs (the green ones). Les Pauls especially have plenty of room in the cavity.
 

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Thanks Roxy.
They are indeed 0.022 and 0.015 uF, Russian Caps.

They just seem enormous compared to the top capacitor in the picture.

I need to test the values and of the Caps. to be sure.
 

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Ueah they look about the same size as the bumble bees, which to be fair are probably pointlessly big, i have some nos russian cost 2 quid each, and half the size.
 

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Or you could be a crazy person like me and parallel some big caps together:

I'm so glad I'm not the only knucklehead who does this :laugh2: I had a couple old PIO caps that I salvaged from my grandfather's electronics drawer when he passed - both were in the 0.008-0.010uf range, twisted those guys together and they did just what I wanted.
 

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I'm so glad I'm not the only knucklehead who does this :laugh2: I had a couple old PIO caps that I salvaged from my grandfather's electronics drawer when he passed - both were in the 0.008-0.010uf range, twisted those guys together and they did just what I wanted.
I've been doing it for a long time. This combo is 1 Brazilian PIO @ 0.01 uf paralleled with a 0.012 Sprague Mylar "Bee". Perfect 0.022 uf caps!

I had an old set of 0.001 PIO Sprague Bumblebees paralleled with 0.022 Mylar Black Beauties. I still kick myself for unloading my electronics stash years ago when I moved.
 


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