Tone Cap preference?

LePaul54

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On my non-vintage LP's I have been using Neck.047 and bridge .20 using the orange drops. They are ok but there has to be something else short of dopping 100's on ebay-bumblebeezzzzz!?!?!
 

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The Mallory 150s, .022µF, work fine, too ... together with 50s wiring - or without that ... :)
 

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I prefer PIO caps.
.022uf for both or .015uf for the neck and .022uf for the bridge.
 

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So let me ask?
What does the neck position sound like heavy or light?
 

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I prefer .010 or .015 neck, .015 or .022 bridge.

You don't have to spend hundreds to get real bees. Buy 600v instead of 400v, buy used instead of NOS, buy 'other' values - a month or so ago I scored 3 used .010 400v Bumblebees for $10. They measure about .013. Sound just great.
 

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...errrr...nevermind. : )
 

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I use Jensens made in Denmark, 0.015 for neck and 0.022 for bridge.

BTW, this is my first post ;)
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ODs are fine. Keep in mind, in a guitar circuit you are just bleeding highs to ground. Don't waste your money on more expensive caps.
 

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there is a difference. IMO there are nothing as good as real bees to get a vintage tone. Cept for maybe vintage black beauties, lol.
 

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there is a difference. IMO there are nothing as good as real bees to get a vintage tone. Cept for maybe vintage black beauties, lol.
I find the difference so minute that it simply isn't justified by the price difference. And I don't find them "better". But that's my opinon and you are certainly entitled to yours.
 


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