Tone capacitor

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by SuperDuck, Mar 19, 2001.

  1. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    This might not belong in pickups, but since it's electronics...

    I did a search on some pickups I was interested in and saw that someone recommended putting in a new tone capacitor, replacing the one that comes stock. Apparantly Fender puts in sub-par tone capacitors?

    Does changing it help? What DOES it help? Are there different kinds beyond different microfarads?
  2. For bass you will usually want to use .047 mf (micro farads), I like to use the big orange Sprague capacitors that cost a buck or 2 depending on how many and where you buy them, the ones that fender use cost about a dime.