Orange Drops, Green Chicklets and what Affect Caps Have on Tone

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Orange Drops, Green Chicklets and what Affect Caps Have on Tone

Post by Sigmania » Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:39 am

OK guys, how do capacitors affect tone?

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https://tonecaps.com/
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Re: Orange Drops, Green Chicklets and what Affect Caps Have on Tone

Post by Sigmania » Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:37 pm

Great video at the bottom of the article showing the tonal differences in cap values on one guitar.

https://www.fralinpickups.com/2017/08/ ... tors-work/
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Re: Orange Drops, Green Chicklets and what Affect Caps Have on Tone

Post by Sigmania » Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:30 am

Another side by side. This one all roughly the same value in an LP Custom.

I’m honestly not hearing a difference worth noting. Maybe I would notice if I were the one playing, but it’s hard for me to perceive.

And in the real world things are not typically side by side.

If the tone is lacking in a Les Paul, I don’t know if I’d be switching to bumble bees. My two cents. 8)

https://youtu.be/Lpi1p0DIb5E
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Re: Orange Drops, Green Chicklets and what Affect Caps Have on Tone

Post by Sigmania » Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:43 am

And as a disclaimer I rarely touch my tone knobs and keep them wide open, which I guess means they are essentially doing nothing.

While playing, I adjust tone with pickup selection, the amp, and my fingers.

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