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!
It reads: 1000+-5% and EM under the value. Sorry about the crappy image.