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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    Due to the nature of Raw Nickel, Raw Nickel may contain slight cosemetic defects or abrasions.

    Recommendation

    We recommend using 2-Conductor With Shield Lead when purchasing a single pickup. 2-Conductor lead allows you to reverse the phase should you have phase issues. Learn More

    Lead Time

    A Lead Time of 2-3 Days is just an estimate. Lead Times are subject to change depending on the current shop capacity and size of the order. We will always try to complete your order quicker than the stated lead time.



    Tone Caps INFO:

    Want to learn more about our Tone Caps? Here's all the information you'll need:

    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.

     

     

     

     

    Tone Caps Questions And Answers:

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      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!
    1. 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.

    2. 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
    3. 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

    4. Hi, I am buying the set of Split Blade Blues output P/Us for my Strat. I have added the blend pot and 2 500k pots to the cart. 2 questions: 1. Jazz Blues player, what Tone cap should I buy? 2. How do I make the Tone Pot a master? Thanks
    5. Q Hi, I am buying the set of Split Blade Blues output P/Us for my Strat. I have added the blend pot...... Read more
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      Hey Robert, we'd recommend 0.02mfd for the tone cap. If you're buying our Prewired Pickguard, simply select "Master Tone" for Tone Pot 1. Otherwise, follow our diagram here.

    6. What cap do you recommend for getting a great blues tone on a fender strat with single coils? Looking for hollow hate to say it SRV tone
    7. Q What cap do you recommend for getting a great blues tone on a fender strat with single coils? Loo...... Read more
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      Hey Dennis, we recommend a 0.02mfd cap - Tyler

    8. What value of cap would you recommend for use with real 54s? Using it in a hardtail Strat that has swamp ash body and one piece maple neck. Want something that can roll off the shrill high end without getting too muddy.
    9. Q What value of cap would you recommend for use with real 54s? Using it in a hardtail Strat that ha...... Read more
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      Hey Vibhas, 0.02mfd is the perfect tone cap for a Fender!

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