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SOLD! - Paper-In-Oil Grey Tiger Capacitors Set .02mfd 400vdc - blue

SOLD! - Paper-In-Oil Grey Tiger Capacitors Set .02mfd 400vdc - blue

€ 69,95Prijs

2 x Luxe Paper-In-Oil Grey Tiger Capacitors .020 mfd 400v in grey with black/blue lettering

Handmade reproductions of the Bumblebee tone caps used by Gibson in Les Paul Goldtops in 1952 1953 1954 1955 and 1956.

Each of these is hand-cast using molds made from genuine Grey Tiger capacitors. Many other firms offer reproductions of this ever-popular item, but these are the only ones in the world that are all handmade like the old ones. No cheap film caps here. These have a smooth and creamy sound with a great response across the spectrum, with audible harmonics or “sparkle.” For some reason only paper can really transfer a guitar signal to the best advantage.

Gibson sound engineers decided early on that the 400 volt caps were best for sound and throughout the 1950’s they used .020mfd and .022mfd 400vdc caps in their guitars. They could have saved 5 cents on every guitar with lower voltage caps, but those were the old days.

The caps used to make these reproductions are rated at .020mfd 400vdc. The leads on these are insulated with relic’d cloth spaghetti tubing, the same style as the harness builders at Gibson used.

1950s wiring diagrams for the Les Paul and LP Jr. are included. Unless your guitar was built in the ‘50s you probably don’t have the vintage style wiring set-up needed to really give your tone controls a boost, and if you have a Jr. you won’t find this wiring diagram anywhere else. These are full sized drawings that you can lay right on the guitar while you work and just follow the pictures.

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