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What Capacitor is this?

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by decibel, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. decibel

    decibel Tele-Meister

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    Ah yes, one of these has brass and the other steal saddles.
    I'll swap those out and see if I like it better. It's hard to describe this one pickup...the 3D adjective is best. The other is very flat compared to it. I'm not sure what would make it sound that way. I don't see myself buying a $20 cap but might just to try to eliminate variables as an experiment.

    I actually measured the pickup height with calipers and set them both the same. But anyway, the original question has been answered, so thanks! Now it's just how much more experimenting I feel like doing.
     
  2. sjtalon

    sjtalon Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I use this oil in my caps:
     

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    I prefer this boutique cap.

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    SuprHtr Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Best tone I've found is with Westinghouse dashpot oil, preferably used, for that well-used vintage tone. It's getting harder to find unless you have access to retired 1950's power plants. If you play metal, it should be contaminated with PCB's.
     
  6. Ivyjane

    Ivyjane TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    Thanks guys for confirming something to me that the actual cap type doesn’t really matter (other than the cap been electrolytic)

    just the value and tolerance. It’s
    Just something that had been bugging me.

    regarding oil to refill your caps. I recommend purified whale oil ;)
     
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    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Jeeze...nary a bad piece of advice in the bunch.
    Gotta do some thinking.
     
  8. TimTam

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    Yeah a ridiculous after-market cap like that would be a red flag to me. It either says that the person who spent $20 for it has no idea what they are doing (so what else is wrong with this guitar ?), or they're a snake oil salesman (so what else are they trying to con me on) ?
     
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    Nut, bridge, strings,pots, pick ups and their height, caps and their values not voltage, general set up are all important and will effect things mostly in an electric.
     
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