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Orange Drop Caps

Orange Drop Caps

.001uF

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.015uF

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.022uF

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.047uF

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.100uF

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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).



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.

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same ole stewmac

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Great part. Ridiculous shipping charges

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great

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great service, great company to buy from

5.0

Orange Drop Caps

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Excellent quality and good price.

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Great service.

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One couldn't get the tone pots to work on my wilkinson strat. After the tech, Gene, looked at my photos of the wiring decided it was the cap so he sent a better one than the one in the kit. The guitars works great now. Thanks, Phil

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great product

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Nothing but the best from StewMac and these Caps are top notch!

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My order

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everything arrived earlier that expected , the quality was excellent, as always, except I messed up and ordered 250k pots I needed 500k .thats what I get for rushing my guitar build.

5.0

Excellent upgrade and great affordable better tone sounds !

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what else can i say about Orange Sprague Tone caps ?! I put them in all my own guitar models and change my customer's caps evreytime i can to get a wider range and more exploitable tone knobs from 0 to 10.

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love Stew Mac

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Good prodyct great company.

5.0

Widely used for good reason

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Great results for filtering try out the resistor/capacitor on volume big results

5.0

Worked out great

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Bought this for a project guitar. For the tone pot.
My friend mentioned that these are one of his preferred Caps.
So far so good.
Also, these parts arrived at my front door surprisingly quick. I live in Texas.

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