Orange Drop Caps

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Upgrade to the quality caps used in Fender and Gibson guitars.

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Product Details

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.
Sold individually.

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.

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

Product Instructions

How a tone control works

An overview of how a tone control works.

Ratings & Reviews

Orange Drop Caps

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These are just the Best.

By D. Bennett from San Antonio, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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

Great Cap

By Palaver from MetroWest MA - USA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, April 05, 2014

Just follow the recommends and you'll get a great tone. A .022 bridge & .015 neck for your LP tone.

orange drop cap

By norton blues from canada
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 27, 2014

I love these caps because of the long legs they make it easy to ground to the back of the pots. I have never had one that failed. Keep up the good work. Thanks Jim

proper tonality is a must

(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 21, 2014

They have always been my favorite cap for tone circuits. I first used these to repair organ sound cards and they do present the true tonality of the instrument you install them in. I am so glad stew-mac has added them to their inventory. I installed these in two fender p-basses and zowwie perfect tone once again with my p-bass.

Great caps!!

By Z.W.T. from Michigan, U.S.A.
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, March 01, 2014

Installed these into my guitar and the tonal difference was noticeable right away!!

Can't go wrong with these

By parque from redlands, ca
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, February 16, 2014

What is there left to say. These are the best caps around and are worth the effort to put these babies in. Really tightens up your tone.

Never fail caps

By ElectricLarryLand from New Braunfels, Tx
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, February 07, 2014

I've used orange drops for so long I don't think twice about stocking them here at ElectricLarryLand Guitars. I've never had one fail, even from very close soldering heat. Quick delivery at a good price.

Orange Drop 100uF Caps

By Phil bogart from Columbus, Ohio
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, January 17, 2014

Fast Ship by Stew Mac, I put them on my Fender Aerodyne Jazz and Mexi Jazz, love em...

Orange Gum Drops

By Hosner Guitars from Science Hill, KY
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 04, 2014

I keep a few of these on hand to drop some cheap tone into any guitar.

A little limited!

By Greg G. from Coldwater, MI
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Great quality, but would like a little more variety to choose from in size.

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