Lawrence's P-46 - what capacitance?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by miholc, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. miholc


    Aug 17, 2009
    I've just ordered Bill's P-46 precision pickup.

    There's 0.1uF capacitor on wiring scheme. I have some 0.047

    laying around but I'm curious which one do you use with these

    pickups? I'll be on a market for some el. parts and I'll buy some

    other value cap-s to try out, if recommended. Thank you!
  2. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    the 0.1uf is used as a treble bleed. For the tone cap a .047 or sometimes a .022 can be used depending on your tastes.
  3. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    Treble bleed caps are often 0.002µF.

    0.1µF is what some old Fender basses used. I like 0.047µF better. It leaves more midrange.