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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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Fast shipping. Excellent product. Thank you....

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Orange Drops

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Just what I needed.

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Tone Cap

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Used it together with the Premium Wiring Kit to upgrade the pickups on a strat with Eric Johnson Pickups, great service, Fast delivery.

All together is like having a new guitar, Custom Shop standard quality wired at home, couldn't be happier, amazing tone!!

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great for my guitars

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bought this for my bench

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Worth it

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I have gone through about every type there is except emerson paper and oil and these just seem to work the absolute best. I always toss out the ceramic caps and replace them with these because the tone control always seems to work smoother from off to full on.

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a worldwide standard cap

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I've used Orange drops for 30 years, although they are a bit pricey, but they have never let me down.

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Awesome

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I was always a PIO cap guy. Vintage tone kinda of thing. Since trying Orange Drops once.......I have now changed all my tone caps in all my guitars to Orange Drops.

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Orange you glad?

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Very quick shipping and easy install. Works better than I hoped. Leads are nice and long to accommodate any installation.

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Orange Drop Capacitors

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I bought an Orange Drop Capacitor to fit as part of an upgrade to my Hamer Flying V electric guitar that was made in Indonesia. I fitted Stewart MacDonald CTS pots and shielded push back wire and the sound was much better with the original cheap capacitor, but when I fitted the Stewart MacDonald Orange Drop Capacitor, the tone sweetened up beautifully. This Orange Drop Capacitor has made all the difference and the upgrade would not have been as good if I hadn't fitted this capacitor.

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Good Caps

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I bought this for my Bass, good sound quality.

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