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Can I simply add another capacitor to get more lows?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by rdhbass, Jul 11, 2003.


  1. rdhbass

    rdhbass

    Jun 28, 2003
    Springfield, mo
    Hi all. I just wired my bass which is a Pbass with maple body and i love the sound, just wish it were more bassy. I have a capacitor already wired in the P-bass and I have another .045 capacitor here in the house. Can i wire both together instead of going out and buying a .1 capacitor? Thanks all you techies out there...
     
  2. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    well, capacitors actually cut bass. But in a circuit with such small amounts of current, it will actually tighten it up. But if you do wire them together, you must wire them in parallel. What are the values of the capacitors?
     
  3. rdhbass

    rdhbass

    Jun 28, 2003
    Springfield, mo
    Both are .045. I used to have an old G&L Sb-1 that had a .1 capacitor and was very bassy. Thats kinda what i want. When u mean in parallel, can i just tie the two ends of the capacitors together and solder in place? Like acting as one big capacitor? later.
     
  4. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    if you wired the capacitors in series, then they would act like one .0225mfd capacitor. in parallel they make a .09 capacitor.
     
  5. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Maryland
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    A capacitor only lets treble through, and when you wire up a tone pot, you are bleeding treble to ground. You'll be bleeding a wider band of highs to ground if you add the capacitor.

    If that's what you want, then go for it. But it might have been the pickups in the SB-1 that had better bass response to begin with.