Tone Capacitor...Need Help!

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Lovin Bass, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. Lovin Bass

    Lovin Bass

    Feb 8, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Hello Everyone, I did a search and didn't find the answer I was looking for.

    The standard values for Tone Capacitor's seem to be around 0.047uF and 0.05uF.

    I understand that the capacitor "bleeds off" to ground but don't know which direction the capacitance values behave in relation to the tone.

    What does a higher value do to the tone? Increase treble or increase bass?

  2. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    from the Stew-Mac site
    Also, one of their free info sheets -- What is a capacitor and how does it work?
  3. Lovin Bass

    Lovin Bass

    Feb 8, 2002
    Los Angeles
    "The higher the value, the more bass output from the tone control at its "zero" setting."

    Perfect! That's what I needed to know. Thank you.