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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quiet please

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All I know is that those with CTS pot, it quiet down a noisy Les Paul type guitar. Good product

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Orange Drops Worth It?

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In my opinion....YES! I put these in EVERY LP that I upgrade with my custom wound pups. Would I recommend that even newbies get 'em? 100% yes! If you're in there changing the pots or pickups or anything, just do the cap upgrade and you'll NEVER look back! Just this one upgrade alone on most all Epi LP's and Gibs LP's will wake up the pups and you'll have a new respect for your AXE!

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Who care about the hype?

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I've been using those since 1996 and I just love them + it gives a really unique professional look to your wiring when building a high quality custom guitar - see picture!

If you build a high quality custom guitar and place cheap capacitors inside, it may not make any difference but the day the cover gets removed, somebody will notice that you wanted to save money on a little detail and that's not good!

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Worth the price?

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I'm not sure I believe the hype. I can't hear any difference between these and the ones here on StewMac that cost 6x less, but if you believe you can, or if you're building guitars to sell and this will add value, hey go for it. Rookies beware: the .047 is really big with a thick wire that is kind of hard to bend and a little clunkier to work with. It'll fit in your cavity, but in a tight one like on some of the Epi's it is a squeeze depending on the size of your pot, and the really thick wire requires you to get the bend/shape just right before you go to solder, because you won't be getting it to bend on the fly. Anyway, just something to watch for if you're relatively inexperienced like me. Otherwise, sure, good cap. Whether it's worth the price difference is pretty much your call.

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For Squire Tele Rebuild

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I am not sure if I can tell the difference between these caps and others, but the price was fair.

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FINALLY they have orange drops!

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Whenever I build my guitars I order these capacitors from separate places - its very inconvenient since i order much of my stuff from Stewmac. This just makes everything easier and they look good, sound good, etc.

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