Orange Drop Caps

Orange Drop Caps

.001uF

Item # 1250
In stock, ready to ship!
10% OFF SALE

$4.53
$4.08

+

.015uF

Item # 1251
In stock, ready to ship!
10% OFF SALE

$4.53
$4.08

+

.022uF

Item # 1281
In stock, ready to ship!
10% OFF SALE

$4.53
$4.08

+

.047uF

Item # 1282
In stock, ready to ship!
10% OFF SALE

$4.53
$4.08

+

.100uF

Item # 1252
In stock, ready to ship!
10% OFF SALE

$4.53
$4.08

+
 
Total:
Qty:
Scroll to Top

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).



CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


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.

Customer Reviews

  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Average
  • Fair
  • Poor
Write a review
5.0
  • 4.91 average rating from 133 reviews
Sort by
5.0

Worked fine

By

Verified Buyer


werent expensive and I can’t see any faults.

5.0

Great caps!

By

Verified Buyer


They are everything that I heard and read about them. My guitar sounds so much better with these caps!

5.0

Necessary Upgrade

By

Verified Buyer


I installed these capacitors to upgrade my Epiphone double neck. Might be the chic thing to do, but I did it anyway. :-)

5.0

Great products! Great service! Great tutorials!

By

Verified Buyer


My most recent purchase from StewMac was a set of 3 Orange Drop Capacitors.
They arrived bundled up in a package that could have safely transported a dozen eggs over many miles in an off-road vehicle over rough terrain.
If you are thinking of ordering a variety of items for your guitar, I recommend StewMac as your one source shop. Quality parts. Excellently delivered.
Sincerely,
Mark Rafter

5.0

Very nice.

By

Verified Buyer


This is a great upgrade. Very well-designed; very aesthetically pleasing; very solid and easy to work with; very smooth tone.
I installed the .100mf in a guitar with Lace Alumitones and 500k pots (Lace recommends 250k pots for the Alumitones). The tone using the 500k pots was a little too bright with the tone full up, but with the .100mf cap, there is a huge range of useful rolloff range. With distortion on, and the tone rolled fully off, the amplified sound is almost acoustic. I've never used my tone control much because the change in sound was so minimal. Now, with the .100mf Orange Drop Cap, I can go from full-blown heavy metal to (almost) acoustic guitar sounds with a couple of twists of the volume and tone knobs.

5.0

Richer tone

By

Verified Buyer


I have a tele standard that sounds great. Everyone who hears it comments on its great tone. A customer brought me his 52 custom shop RI tele and asked me to make it sound like mine. I ordered an orange drop to rewire his tele and one for mine. When his was finished I was so blown away by the tone that I immediately changed the cap in mine. Now my tele sounds even better! Fuller, richer tone!

5.0

Orange Drops

By

Verified Buyer


Nice cap. Price could be a little better. But I know there is a cost to keeping stock.

5.0

Sound great

By

Verified Buyer


The orange caps sound better than anything I’ve ever heard. They really bring out great tone that was previously locked inside my tile.
Also, I reworded a customer’s 52 RI Tele an orange cap and the new tone blew his mind!

5.0

Great deal, delivery, and quality

By

Verified Buyer


Purchase for my guitar

5.0

My go-to caps

By

Verified Buyer


Never had a bad one. Good for peace of mind.

Showing 10 of 133 Read more reviews >>
 


StewMac PDF Catalog, page 74 See Orange Drop Caps
on page 74 of our StewMac Digital Catalog