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Recycling Capacitors (help)

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Danni Moe, Jan 24, 2012.


  1. Danni Moe

    Danni Moe

    Mar 2, 2011
    I'm putting a franken-p together and just realized that I need a capacitor for my new pots. The original pups use 250k pots with a (I think) .047mf capacitor and the pups stock pups from my ibby (pj routing) use 500k Alpha pots with a (again I think) .100mf capacitor. The pots that I'm using are 250k CTS pots. Is there a chance that I can recycle on of these capacitors?
     

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  2. dune2k

    dune2k

    Sep 26, 2009
    Germany
    sure, just try them. if you don't like them (too bassy, too snappy) just try out others. :)
     
  3. Danni Moe

    Danni Moe

    Mar 2, 2011
    Ok. While we're here, the ground wire goes under the bridge right?
     
  4. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    What are the numbers on the caps? It's hard to see.

    The first one looks like "473K". That's .047µF.

    Is the other one 104k? That's 0.1µF.

    Here's a chart:

    Capacitor Chart

    There's no reason why any electronic part can't be reused as long as they are not damaged.
     
  5. Danni Moe

    Danni Moe

    Mar 2, 2011
    The green one says 104 and the red one says 473
     
  6. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    OK, that's what I thought.

    104 = 0.1µF

    473 = 0.047µF
     
  7. grisezd

    grisezd

    Oct 14, 2009
    Ohio
    A wire attached to your ground should run up under the bridge.

    Try the .047uF.
     

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