Orange Drop Caps

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Orange Drop Caps

Upgrade to the quality caps used in Fender and Gibson guitars.
Made of durable high grade polyester, and favorites for vintage restorations or new builds.

Capacitors are energy-storage devices that filter the high frequencies. A cap lets the tone control roll off the treble response, progressively warming the tone. The higher the value, the more bass output from the tone control at its "zero" setting.

A cap wired to a potentiometer creates a standard tone control, as explained in this Article: How a tone control works.

100V. Sold individually.

Value Code Common use
.001uF 102K Common Treble bleed
.015uF 153K With neck position humbucker for the Clapton "woman tone"
.022uF 223K Humbucker tone
.047uF 473K Single-coil guitars, many basses
.100uF 104K Basses and certain eras of vintage Fender guitars


Trade Secrets!

How to let your ears find the best tone cap for your guitar

Ever wonder whether a different capacitor would affect your tone? It's between you and your own ears, nobody else can tell you what you hear. Erick Coleman's got a simple way to prove to yourself which cap is the choice for you.

Product Instructions

How a tone control works

An overview of how a tone control works.

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I've used these in strats before. Use Eric Coleman's technique on" finding the right cap" to help you determine which might be right for your setup, as different caps will influence the sound and ultimately the feel you're after. Sometimes on a HSS strat, I'll use 2 caps, one influencing the sound of the humbucker and another for the 2 single coils. Check out the pic for this wiring.

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Made my guitars scream!

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They say it doesn't matter what kind of cap you use, and that they don't have any effect until you fiddle with the tone knobs, but I swear that as soon as I swapped out my cheap little ceramics and put Orange Drops in, my guitars just started to SCREAM! Both my LPs and my Tele growl with a ferocious tone that just makes my pants tight. Even at a full 10 tone setting, I swear that there is a difference. The sound just opened up when I put in the Orange Drops. Beautiful!

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These are just the Best.

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I remember when you could just walk into your local electronics shop and get these. They are the best and StewMac always has them.

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