Tone Caps

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    If you’re already under the hood of your instrument, grab a few tone caps to play with. These are great, inexpensive ways to shape your tone to your liking!

     

     

     

     

     

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    Tone Caps INFO:

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    Tone Caps FEATURES:

    Shape your pickup’s tone the easy way with our high-quality tone caps! From our Paper and Oil caps to our simple Ceramic Disc caps, you can achieve a wide array of tonal versatility, on a budget.

    Check out our article here on how Tone Capacitors work, and which value to choose.

    Check out our modification here, where you can select two-tone caps with a push-pull pot.

    Fralin Tone Cap Family

     

     

     

     

     

    Available Models

    • Fralin Magic Cap: Lindy’s favorite cap to boost the midrange of a shrill single-coil pickup. This value is extremely subtle and tends to work on bright pickups only.
    • .0022: Great for bridge pickups and bright sounding guitars, this cap will boost your midrange and tame a few of your high frequencies. It’s a little stronger tone than our Magic Cap.
    • .02mfd: This popular cap is very usable throughout the entire pickup line, and works well on Humbuckers and Single Coil pickups. Gibson and Fender use this cap as a standard for more modern guitars.
    • .05 / .047mfd: This popular cap works well with Humbuckers and Single Coils and goes pretty deep into the upper midrange. Use this cap if you want a warmer jazz tone from your pickups. You’ll see this cap used on vintage Fender Telecasters and Strats frequently.
    • 1mfd: This cap will provide the deepest roll-off available. You will find this value in vintage instruments. The roll-off of high frequencies will start quicker and go deeper into the midrange than the other capacitors offered.

     

     

     

     

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      Hey, I've got an Ash body Strat with a Maple neck with the Steel Pole 42's in the Neck and Middle and a High Output Strat w/baseplate in the Bridge. It Currently has the Fender .1 MFD tone cap which sounded great with the original late 50's pups, but now I always leave the tone on 10 (it also has a blender). The Steel 42's sound incredible and took away the shrill high end. Honestly the pups sound basically perfect as they are, but it would be ni... Read more
    1. Q Hey, I've got an Ash body Strat with a Maple neck with the Steel Pole 42's in the Neck and Middle...... Read more
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      I'd recommend a 0.02 tone cap. If you need more overall brightness, I recommend changing from a 250K volume pot to a 300K volume pot.

    2. Hi… Is there a standard cap to use for the split series jazz bass p’ups? I’ve got the stock neck p’up and 5% overwind on the bridge p’up. Regards Phil S
    3. Q Hi… Is there a standard cap to use for the split series jazz bass p’ups? I’ve got the stock neck ...... Read more
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      Hey Phil, we always recommend either 0.02mfd or 0.047mfd - 0.02 is the standard, but if you need more roll-off, the 0.047 will provide that.

    4. Is it necessary to even use a cap.? I see they come in different voltages as well. What would i want to use for a p/j bass setup. Do I even need a cap?
    5. Q Is it necessary to even use a cap.? I see they come in different voltages as well. What would i w...... Read more
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      Hey Rich, if you want a tone control, you need a tone cap. If you don't use your tone, you can forego a tone cap. I would recommend using a 0.02 cap for a P/J setup - it's a good balance of tapering highs without going too deep into the midrange. Regarding Cap Voltages, you don't need to pay attention to this as guitar and bass pickups produce millivolts - unlike in a guitar amp, where cap voltage is very important.

      All in all, I'd reco... Read more

    6. Would these caps also do well with Bass pickups? I see a lost of how they affect guitar pickups, but ma curious of how they would affect bass pickups. Thanks!
    7. Q Would these caps also do well with Bass pickups? I see a lost of how they affect guitar pickups, ...... Read more
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      Hey Autumn, yes, these caps will work perfectly for bass. Typically, you want to go with a higher capacitance value, like 0.047 or 0.5.

    8. What caps do you recommend for pure pafs? I ordered all the install parts I need from Fralin except wire and caps. And i love my new Blues Special Teles with the preloaded plate. Install was great, sound is out of this world. Thanks to all at Fralin
    9. Q What caps do you recommend for pure pafs? I ordered all the install parts I need from Fralin exce...... Read more
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      Hey Gerald, we always recommend 0.022 caps for our Pure P.A.F's. They will provide you with enough roll-off. - Tyler

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