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An Orange Drop or Mallory capacitor for your guitar? Or maybe a more vintage paper in oil? GuitarSupplies stocks the most used capacitors and resistors for your guitar or bass.

 

This is the famous Mallory® Mustard Cap used on just so many high end guitars. This .001μF cap is often used for treble bleed purposes.
1.95
This is the famous Mallory® Mustard Cap used on just so many high end guitars. This .022 uF value cap is most commonly used with humbuckers where less high end bleed is required.
2.45
This is the famous Mallory® Mustard Cap used on just so many high end guitars. This .033 uF value guitar capacitor can be used with humbuckers as well as single coils.
2.45
.022μF Orange Drop Capacitors are well-known guitar capacitors used in many high-end guitars with humbuckers.
2.25
De treble bleed modificatie is een eenvoudige modificatie van je gitaar die zorgt voor een meer evenwichtige toon op elk volume.
220pF keramische condensator voor 'treble-bleed' mods.
0.30
150kOhm resistor widely used for treble bleed purposes.
0.25

Guitar Capacitors

A guitar capacitor is part of the tone control in your guitar. Which is capacitor is the best sounding is merely a matter of taste.

For some it is the sound of a vintage bumble bee capacitor while other want nothing else than Orange Drops in their instruments. As soon as you dive into the world of guitar capacitors you will start noticing descriptions like "warm", "balanced" or "vintage".

With some basic soldering skills you can quite easily swap the capacitors in most soldidbody guitars and test different capacitor types, brands and values. By experimenting bit you can then select the guitar cap that suits the sound you're after.

To get you started you'll find an overview of the most used values of guitarcaps and their application.

Which capacitor for what guitar?

μF nF pF Toepassing
.001 μF 1 nF 1000 pF Treble bleed
.022 μF 22 nF 22000 pF Humbuckers
.033 μF 33 nF 33000 pF Humbucker or Single Coils
.047 μF 47 nF 47000 pF Single coils (and many basses)

 

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