Capacitor/condenser questions

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  1. gs_waldemar

    gs_waldemar SS.org Regular

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    Hey!

    First of all, I am talking of the green little things, soldered to the tone poti. I am not sure which expression is correct, sorry.

    I am trying to figure out which ones to use. DO you have any sensible suggestions?
    Setup: (3 of them needed)
    1. 8string Humbucker -> 1000K Vol -> 500K Tone
    2. 8string Singlecoil -> 1000K Vol -> 500K Tone
    3. 2x 6string singlecoil -> 250K Vol -> 250K Tone
    singlecoils are in line...

    Its a funny guitar setup with a total of 20 strings :) I will post it when I am done, which will be around end of november.

    cheers
     
  2. Ishan

    Ishan Giant Fridge Magnet Contributor

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    Some of the best for guitar use are Sprague Orange Drop.
     
  3. gs_waldemar

    gs_waldemar SS.org Regular

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    thanks for your reply! So how "strong" should they be? What difference does the 0.022uF or 0.470uF make?
     
  4. Dead Undead

    Dead Undead Thundercrafter

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    It'll make a difference in how much treble they roll off. .047uf will take off more top end than .022. Typically you would use .047 with single coils and .022 with humbuckers. You can experiment around with them though and get the sounds you want.
     
  5. gs_waldemar

    gs_waldemar SS.org Regular

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    okay, very cool! thanks

    how do you "thank" people in this forum??
     
  6. MistaSnowman

    MistaSnowman Play It LOUD!!!

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    ^The best way to 'thank' someone is to add positive reputation to their profile. In this case, go to the post of the person you want to thank, look to the far left hand side of the page and underneath the 'Feedback Score' click on the pic of the 'justice scale' in order to add positive rep.

    Hope that helps
     

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