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SOLD Vintage Precision Bass Wiring Harness - NEW

Discussion in 'For Sale: Parts, Strings, and Accessories' started by HEADbass, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. Price:
    Brand new Precision Bass wiring harness #PB17006

    Direct replacement for Fender Precision Bass (with 3/8" holes in pickguard).

    It's made of standard CTS 250K potentiometers, Russian military K40Y-9 capacitor .047uF/200V, Switchcraft jack and Gavitt vintage wires. For easier installation I already soldered output wires to pickup and bridge-ground. Instructions and heat shrink tubing included.

    Price is without knobs, includes US shipping
    +8$ for two Flat-top plated brass knobs

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    Last edited: Mar 15, 2017
  2. If asking: What's the difference between Orange Drop and Russian K40Y-9 capacitor?

    The main difference is in capacitor construction since I use the same value .047 uF in all capacitors.

    Regarding the sound it's matter of opinion, matter of feel and the story you believe.

    I prefer Paper In Oil (PIO) capacitors. These K40Y-9 are high quality Russian PIO capacitors made for military. The conductor is made of aluminum foil and the dielectric is oil saturated paper, glass sealed in a metal body. These capacitors provide excellent sonic characteristics, high tolerance is kept within a wide temperature range.
    They provide neutral, smooth mids and highs, with an extended but flat high frequency response, and no loss whatsoever in the bass frequencies.
    It is reported that the magic of vintage pure PIO tone caps develops slowly over the long years, the paper and oil react and settle, changing over the decades
    , like wines that mellow with age, these capacitors have this recommendation, and these k40Y-9 happen to "tick all the boxes", for a component that can sit and "settle" and age and mellow over the decades into something unique.

    Sprague Orange Drop is high performance Polypropylene Capacitor. It's manufactured with polypropylene film and extended foil. Polypropylene has a very low dissipation factor, low dielectric absorption and exhibits excellent capacitance stability. This 716P series is designed with copper leads, thus adding to it's performance in high frequency and high pulse current applications. It's perfectly stable and I take it as a high standard for tone capacitors.
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