Emerson Paper-In-Oil Caps

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Period-correct specs, warm tone. Genuine handmade tone caps, hand-picked by our friend Mitch Ingram at Emerson Custom Guitars and Electronics.

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Emerson Paper-In-Oil Caps .015uF (green)

.015uF (green)

Item # 1276
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Emerson Paper-In-Oil Caps .022uF (yellow)

.022uF (yellow)

Item # 1280
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Emerson Paper-In-Oil Caps .033uF (black)

.033uF (black)

Item # 1272
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Emerson Paper-In-Oil Caps .047uF (red)

.047uF (red)

Item # 1279
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Emerson Paper-In-Oil Caps .100uF (blue)

.100uF (blue)

Item # 1273
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Period-correct specs, warm tone. Genuine handmade tone caps, hand-picked by our friend Mitch Ingram at Emerson Custom Guitars and Electronics.

New old stock paper-in-oil caps from the former Soviet Union are prized by aficionados for their period-correct specs and subtle warm tone quality. 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 Common use
.015uF - 200V   With neck position humbucker for the Clapton "woman tone"
.022uF - 200V Humbucker tone
.033uF - 200V Versatile all-around cap, for single-coil or humbucker guitars
.047uF - 200V Single-coil guitars, many basses
.100uF - 200V Basses and certain eras of vintage Fender guitars


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Great paper in oil caps.They are not the be-all, end-all of caps, as one may prefer the sound and feel created by orange drops or ceramic caps better, (depending their own set up), but as far as PIO these are great.

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Emerson Paper-In-Oil Caps

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Got a .047 uf paper in oil Cap soldered in to this tele set up. Tight fit but looks nice. How can you pass up 'old school'? Cant wait to crank it up with some overwound golden age nickel hum buckers and the .001 uf treble bypass..... 5 Stars I'm hopin... still building...

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Yes, capacitors make a difference!

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I put one of these in a terrific Fender Japan Telecaster and the tone comes through in spades. Telecasters are bright by nature, but that high end can quickly become an ice pick to the ear drums with cheap components. Dialing back the tone on a Tele often means sacrificing tone. Not with these Emerson caps. Even full out, the tone sparkles but never gets harsh. Rolling back the tone control only sweetens the tone; clarity is maintained through the whole sweep range, and even the "zero" setting has a lovely, wooly quality to it. Simply put, these are among the most musical capacitors you can use, and considering the outrageous prices fetched by some of the uber-boutique caps out there, these are a bargain. Buy them. Install them. Make the best music of your life.

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I think I found my new standard!

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I had picked up a .033uf for a telecaster project of mine, and I've gotta say that I was incredibly pleased with the tone. The ol' orange drop used to be my standard capacitor, but THIS is where it's at. If you have a guitar with a tone control that....well, just doesn't seem to ever want to give you any real tone, give one of these a shot before you decide you don't even need a tone control.

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Hands Down The Best !

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I have used every cap on the market in the last 30 years including true Bumblebees and these are by far the BEST!! Very rich warm tone I will be ordering more for each of my guitars.

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My personal favorite

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I love these caps. Tone, tone, tone, tone and did I mention tone? They work great with vintage output as well as modern high output pickups. With these caps your instrument tone control won't have a sweet "spot". It'll have about 20!

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Unfreeknbelieveble.

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I'm sitting here practicing and I had to stop just to give my review of these caps. At first I didn't notice a big difference but as I'm breaking them in, I am blown away by the tones I am getting. I took a Chinese 335 knock off (with a great neck and body) and swapped all of the electronics out and put in these caps along with new pups, pots, switches, jack, wiring, bridge, tailpiece and nut. All parts from StewMac. What a difference. Best sounding electric I've owned by FAR. I got their less expensive version pups but they don't sound like it. With these caps my dog looks at me when he hears the freakin growl. Get these, break them in and see for yourself. Thanks StewMac.

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Fantastic

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Once you try them, I think I wouldn't use anything else, superb product.

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Excellent Capacitor.

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I suggest it all kind of players which who uses single coil pickups.It eliminates harsh sound. But price a little high.

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Smooth

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In my LP custom shop R9 with the addition of Joe Bonamassa pickups these caps are the icing on the cake...way to go StewMac

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