these caps are awesome. The Quack is back. My strat has never had this tonal quality. I used 500k tone pots and the 500k push pull to split the pups. Just awesome.
Several years ago I made up a test card with about a dozen caps of differing brands, types and values. I attached each to a small sheet of cardboard with a little dab of silicone, so they could be removed later. Then I soldered leads from the tone pots (about 8" long), with alligator clips on the ends. I can test each cap in action, but not have to re-solder each time I change. I've used this process now for several years, on many different guitars. The thing is, every guitar likes something different, probably because no two pots are exactly the same, and pickups differ, and hearing differs as well. Sometimes the Orange Drop in a certain value sounds best to my ears, sometimes a cheap cap sounds great. I always use the cap (which I like best) right off the card, that's why I attach them to the cardboard with silicone. Even another cap - the same brand and value - might sound a little different as they all vary some. I also find that a neck pickup will often need a different cap than the bridge pickup, so I always wire in each pup it's own tone control. Hope this helps.
These are great caps. If you want to use them in a guitar, you can't go wrong. They are top notch and they are widely known and respected - in case you choose to sell it they wont harm the value. Also, most of the "Orange Drop" series are made in the USA -American jobs and workmanship are not "hype". I build and repair Tube Amps and i mostly use these caps on American designed / built amps. They perform better than cheaper stuff. An amplifier (or a guitar) is a machine. A machine is the sum of, and is only as good as, it's parts. Using high quality parts is a no-brainer if you want a high quality machine. Using cheap-o parts will yield a cheap-o machine.
put the smaller orange drop in my strat. the tone knobs never did much before, now there is a big change when I twist the knobs, so I am impressed.
All I know is that those with CTS pot, it quiet down a noisy Les Paul type guitar. Good product
In my opinion....YES! I put these in EVERY LP that I upgrade with my custom wound pups. Would I recommend that even newbies get 'em? 100% yes! If you're in there changing the pots or pickups or anything, just do the cap upgrade and you'll NEVER look back! Just this one upgrade alone on most all Epi LP's and Gibs LP's will wake up the pups and you'll have a new respect for your AXE!
I've been using those since 1996 and I just love them + it gives a really unique professional look to your wiring when building a high quality custom guitar - see picture!
If you build a high quality custom guitar and place cheap capacitors inside, it may not make any difference but the day the cover gets removed, somebody will notice that you wanted to save money on a little detail and that's not good!
I'm not sure I believe the hype. I can't hear any difference between these and the ones here on StewMac that cost 6x less, but if you believe you can, or if you're building guitars to sell and this will add value, hey go for it. Rookies beware: the .047 is really big with a thick wire that is kind of hard to bend and a little clunkier to work with. It'll fit in your cavity, but in a tight one like on some of the Epi's it is a squeeze depending on the size of your pot, and the really thick wire requires you to get the bend/shape just right before you go to solder, because you won't be getting it to bend on the fly. Anyway, just something to watch for if you're relatively inexperienced like me. Otherwise, sure, good cap. Whether it's worth the price difference is pretty much your call.
There not expensive, and will do the job.
I am not sure if I can tell the difference between these caps and others, but the price was fair.
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