How do I tell what capacitor I need?

Johnhamdun

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A matched set of three Jason Lollar Single coils going in a strat. They are the Lollar Specials I can link you to the webpage if needed
 

line6man

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DocNrock said:
For single coils you should have 250k volume and tone pots, and a 0.047 tone cap.

my memory is getting fuzzy, but i thought that it was .022 for 250K and 0.047 for 500K...?

as far as 250K versus 500K.
if you want a bright tone, go for 500K's
if you want a darker tone, go for 250K's



 

DocNrock

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line6man said:
DocNrock said:
For single coils you should have 250k volume and tone pots, and a 0.047 tone cap.

my memory is getting fuzzy, but i thought that it was .022 for 250K and 0.047 for 500K...?

as far as 250K versus 500K.
if you want a bright tone, go for 500K's
if you want a darker tone, go for 250K's

Other way around.  0.047uf goes with 250k pots, which goes with single coils.  Humbuckers would be 0.022uf with 500k pots standard.

You are right, however, regarding the pot values and brightness.  Trust me, you don't want or need 500k pots with single coils.




 
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