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 Post subject: Strat volume bypass cap
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:37 pm 
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Hey Guys!

I found a capacitor to bypass the volume control on my strat. I've done this in the past and didn't care for the brittleness, but this one works great! It's probably old, and I bought a few of them. I got them from my local electronic shop that lets me dig thru their old junk on occasion. It's a 1000pf 5% tolerance silver mica, brown in color. (I've used the newer black silver micas in recent amp builds and repairs) I've had them laying around for a while and the new strat I have needed one badly, as I'm doing more with the volume control and single channel amps. This is probably known by most of you hackers, but I didn't realize what a difference in sound that old silver mica caps would make. The Tele is next!
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It reads: 1000+-5% and EM under the value. Sorry about the crappy image.

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 Post subject: Re: Strat volume bypass cap
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:39 pm 
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Sounds interesting rjake,

So, you have no volume control on your guitar, or is this a treble bleed or something?

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 Post subject: Re: Strat volume bypass cap
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:18 pm 
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Treble bypass cap. As in sending the high frequency signals around the volume control and not be attenuated by the volume control resistance. Guess I should have added "treble" to the topic.

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