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Question on capacitor voltage

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Dr. PhunkyPants, Aug 27, 2004.


  1. Dr. PhunkyPants

    Dr. PhunkyPants Guest

    Aug 11, 2002
    USA
    If I'm putting together a passive Jazz bass control set with a .033uf capacitor and the capacitors come in 400v, 600v, and 1000v versions, which one is best for bass?

    Thanks to anyone who can answer that!
     
  2. Let's see, the output from your pickups are less than 1 volt....so as far as voltage, any of them are fine. I wouldn't use a ceramic disc cap for this though.
     
  3. Dr. PhunkyPants

    Dr. PhunkyPants Guest

    Aug 11, 2002
    USA
    ahh, i see. talk about "headroom".... thanks
     
  4. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    Yep. A small 100 volt polystyrene or mylar type cap should be available at Radio Sh*ck or your local electrnics store.
     
  5. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Wow! 1000V cap in a bass? No need for that. 10V cap will easily cover you.
     
  6. Dr. PhunkyPants

    Dr. PhunkyPants Guest

    Aug 11, 2002
    USA
    But....I was planning on routing out a cavity for it.....