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Death Cap

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Oren Hudson, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    Is the wire used in older heads that's referred to as the "Death Cap" a standard size wire or were there different sizes used? If it's a standard size wire used in all heads of the time period, what is the size and where might I find it? FYI - In restoring a '68 Kustom bass head, I lost the original one and want to replace it. Thanks. :cool:
  2. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    It isn't a wire, it's a capacitor. The size is typically 0.01 to 0.1uF.
    In any event, if your Kustom has a 2 wire cord do not use it. Replace it with a 3 wire. If you don't know how to safely do so, and how to install line noise shunt caps, have a qualified technician do it for you.
  3. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    Thanks for the info. :cool:

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