This may be a silly question, but...

TKOjams

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would higher voltage cap cause volume loss when going for that "woman tone" more so than a lower voltage cap..

Having this issue with '50's wiring and 450volt cap..

just wondering if anyone else has noticed this happening..
Thanks,
Ken
 

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NO!!!!

To my knowledge, there is no documented evidence that cap voltage makes ANY difference in this application. Same goes for a lot of other cap parameters, such as cap type.

Absolutely zero possibility that it is affecting volume. None, nadda, not gonna happen. Fricking impossible (you get the idea).

Only possible difference cap voltage might make (and this is NOT documented to be an issue with guitars) is some subtle effect on tone. This is real for caps in tube amps when there are hundreds of volts across the caps. Guitars typically have fractions of a volt of signal. So it is high unlikely to matter, but as far as I know, know one has demonstrated it one way or the other.

If you really have a loss in volume from going to a higher voltage cap, you F-d something up in your wiring. Or depending one how the cap is soldered in, you might have overheated a pot, if the cap soldered to it.

Whatever your problem is, it is NOT due to use a higher voltage cap.
 


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