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Ceramic Caps

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Our most popular capacitors; they get the job done at a great price.
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Ceramic Caps
Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
1294 180pF, pack of 10 Yes
5 or more $2.98  

1290 .001uF, pack of 10 Yes
5 or more $2.98  

1291 .022uF, pack of 10 Yes
5 or more $2.98  

1292 .047uF, pack of 10 Yes
5 or more $3.59  

1293 .100uF, pack of 10 Yes
5 or more $3.99  

Quantity prices apply to multiples of the same item number Selected currency  


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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 Code Common use
180pF 181 PRS Treble bleed
.001uF 102Z Common Treble bleed
.022uF 223 Humbucker tone
.047uF 473 Single-coil guitars, many basses
.100uF 104 Basses and certain eras of vintage Fender guitars

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Ceramic Caps
Ceramic Caps
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5 12-04-2013
Sound great

Perfect for a Varitone in a congested control cavity

Washington  New York City Read my reviews (5)
5 11-16-2013
caps you!

good quality

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jiROck Custom  Philippines Read my reviews (58)
5 11-13-2013
they work with resisters as installed

I needed to relearn how to play my guitar because I thought it had increased in the quality of tone and articulation! I was shocked and impressed with mod improvements to a guitar. I'm looking for more mods!

chuck elkins  san diego, california Read my reviews (4)
5 7-17-2013

Worked really well for mine.

preetcher  Beaufort, NC Read my reviews (48)
5 5-09-2013
they do the job as well as more expensive caps

Remember, the function of this tone control cap is to shunt high(er) frequencies to ground. Signal going to the amp does not pass through it, only signal you don't want. Ceramic is as good as metalized polyester in this application, so why not save money and use ceramic?

GKW  NY Read my reviews (2)
3 4-14-2013
Good Enough

They seem to do the job. If you arent into looks and just need to get the work done quickly and cheaply, these are for you.

TisDale Custom Guitars  Renton, WA, USA Read my reviews (52)
5 3-23-2013
Good replacements

These are good for replacing old ceramic caps, but when building from now on, i'll always use drop caps.

Sander  Tromsø, Norway Read my reviews (10)
5 3-13-2013
Great if a little pricey

This do the trick, but are a little costly.

Santiago_uy  Montevideo, Uruguay Read my reviews (4)
5 2-14-2013
Great Trade Secret.

I always read or listen to the Trade Secrets, but a recent one on the tone enhancing mod was super! I bought these Caps with the intention of trying out the tip. I had to source the resistors locally, no biggie. The tone enhancer works like magic, it will be a great "profit enhancer" on electric guitar set-up jobs that are common in my shop.

David Newton  Beaumont, Tx Read my reviews (10)
4 1-16-2013
Cheap and easy to work with

These seem to do the job; I can't personally hear any difference between them and the bigger, pricier variations to be honest. As a bonus, these are cheap and smaller and the wire is much thinner than on something like an orange drop, making them much easier to bend and work with. If there was a noticeable tone difference, I'd buy the more expensive, bigger stuff; but I just don't hear it.

Lance Link  Japan Read my reviews (9)
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