Orange Drop Caps

Orange Drop Caps

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Orange Drop Caps

About This Item

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

Orange Drop History & Timeline
In the 1960s, capacitors began to be developed using more modern materials like mylar. During this time, Sprague Electric introduced the 'Orange Drop' capacitor, and it was quickly adopted by many industries due to its robustness and performance.

1960s: The 'Orange Drop' capacitor was developed by Sprague Electric.
1992: Vishay, a leading manufacturer of components used in electronics for industrial and military/space application, acquires 'Orange Drops' from Sprague. SBE Inc (dba SB Electronics) takes over production of Orange Drops as Vishay/Sprague.
2012: Cornell Dubilier Capacitor (CDE) acquires 'Orange Drops' from SBE.
Current: All Orange Drop Caps manufactured today are by Cornell Dubilier Capacitor (CDE).


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.

Instructions

Product Instructions

How a tone control works

An overview of how a tone control works.

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cool cap

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Normally I'm not one to use a tone control at all, as a general rule I feel I lose to much gain and I'm not into the "nasal" sound
I find with these caps I can take a little of the bite off without killing whats left

5.0

Orange Caps

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They are good quality, and I have never had a problem with them.

5.0

It's a capacitor with a heritage

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Orange Drop capacitors have always has a pedigree in both instruments and amplification.

The price seemed right (I simply needed a single one for a P-bass tone circuit to pair up with a set of CTS pots).

They do as claimed, and my bass certainly sounds vintage when I roll off the tone knob!

5.0

Very Happy

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Good quality part that came quickly. I tried to buy the same part at Mojotone and there was a 3-month back order.

5.0

project perfect

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i bought this cap for my bass kit and like the rest of the components i purchased they all were perfect for my project . i really enjoyed building this bass kit as it was my first time and upon looking at the electronic it came with i knew as picky as i am my first build deserved better and stewmac has all the products i need . just so ya know i will be a repeat customer

5.0

orange drop caps

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switched from original to the orange drop cap..to my ear it made my telecaster's sound just that much sweeter and fuller sounding.

5.0

Perfect for Stratocaster

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I bought these for my HSS Strat gave it the tone I was looking for.

5.0

Good Product

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Excellent capacitors.

5.0

As always!

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The right part, on time for the right price!

5.0

Great for tone like a LP

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I use it for all m'y guitar with two humbuckers...
It works absolutly great with the tone pots...
When yu turn off the tone pot on the bridge pickup yur guitar seems to talk "by the nose"
It's awsome ! !
Great product !!

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 54 See Orange Drop Caps
on page 54 of our StewMac Digital Catalog