Emerson Chicklet Caps .050uf 150v

.050uf 150v

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Emerson Chicklet Caps .100uf 150v

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Emerson Chicklet Caps

About This Item

CLOSEOUT! Great repro look and vintage tone for aficionados of 1950s Fender guitars and basses.

Emerson replica tone caps are painstakingly handcrafted, using highly-sought "new old stock" paper-in-oil Soviet military surplus capacitors.

Value Common use
.050uF - 150V Single-coil guitars, many basses
.100uF - 150V Basses and certain eras of vintage Fender guitars

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

Trade Secrets!

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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