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Orange Drop Caps

Orange Drop Caps

.001uF

Item # 1250
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.015uF

Item # 1251
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.022uF

Item # 1281
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.047uF

Item # 1282
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.100uF

Item # 1252
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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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Epi SG revival

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The original oil filled cap broke off at the base and couldn't be soldered back figured I would try something different.These sound smooth and gave the Epi SG a brighter high end.

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Quality!

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Teamed up with 500k CTS pots and Switchcraft 3-way made an enormous difference with the pair of humbuckers.

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high quality! would buy again.

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i was swapping out a few pots and wanted to change the cap as well. these stewmac caps are really thick and sturdy, love the build quality. easy to solder in and sounds great.

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Quality part

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Another fine offering from Ste Mac.

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Great

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I haven't used it yet but Stew Mac as usual exceeds in quality and customer service!!

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No complaints here!

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Just installed them on a 78 Gibson LP, 05 Epiphone LP, and a 64 Gibson ES 120T. Sounds great so far.

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Quality Capacitors

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Bought these for my Tele and it really brought out that twangy sound I was seeking.

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The secret to tone!

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Inexpensive, easy way to effect your tone in a big way! Orange drop capacitors from Stewart Mac are all Backwoods Instruments Repair uses!

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Long run

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Orange Drop 0.100uF cap installed with P-Bass pup...vintage for the long run. Stew-Mac delivers the goods, literally.

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0.022uf caps

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I ordered some 0.022uf caps from Stewmac. They arrived a few days later. I had a 0.047uf cap in a Strat which made the tone controls sound very muddy. I replaced the 0.047uf cap with an 0.022uf cap which removed some of the muddiness of the tone controls.

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