#1
i was looking around at the warmoth site for stuff i needed for my build. i came across something called a capacitator and was wondering wat they are and what they are for. also, are they necesarry?
#2
they are only used in the tone control, they cut the treble
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#4
yes, otherwise your "tone" knob will control volume. whats the big deal? there 50 cents!
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#6
no problem, it would suck to discover that ur tone knob is wired as a volume knob!
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#9
Different capacitors filter off different amounts of treble. Bigger value equals less treble I believe
#10
Quote by LP Addict
i put them on my volume knob as well...

orange drops are the best. .047 for humbuckers or 2 single coils, .022 for straight single coils. .001 for your volume knob, if you are interested.

Interesting, what advantage does this give?
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#11
Quote by Invader Jim
Also, they are called capacitors, or caps. Not capacitators.

damn, you beat me to it.
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#12
when you roll the volume knob down, youll notice you lose alot of your "tone". you slap one of those on there, you keep your tone. its like it ****s up your EQ, you lose just general response, bass, treble, etc. alot of companies come stock with them, peavey used to in the 90's... mainly just the high-end guitars.
#13
Thanks, I might look into it.

How well would it work with active pickups?
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#15
When you turn down the volume knob, you're increasing the resistance between the signal out and pickup(s), which degrades the tone. Adding a cap across this resistance essentially bypasses it, as far as the signal is concerned, retaining the tone.
#16
Bright switches on amps work exactly the same way: they connect/disconnect that capacitor.
#17
Quote by LP Addict
i put them on my volume knob as well...

orange drops are the best. .047 for humbuckers or 2 single coils, .022 for straight single coils. .001 for your volume knob, if you are interested.


The one for the volume is not used for 'tone control', it's to preserve treble and brilliance as they can get attenuated with (variable) resistors also having their own capacitance. If your guitar gets muddy, or bassy when you turn the volume down then this is the mod for you!