Orange Drop guitar tone capacitors

£4.99

About

These are the classic Orange Drop capacitors. Audio grade Polyester film/foil capacitors  that provide a smooth tone with no sonic impurities. If you want a reliable, well made cap that will work great for many years then you really can't go wrong with an Orange Drop.

With over 35 years of proven dependability in the guitar and amp world you can count on Orange Drop caps to get you the tone you’re looking for.

Features:

  • Non-inductively wound polyester film/foil construction
  • Radial lead
  • 10% tolerance
  • Rated for 85°C operation
  • Tinned copper-clad steel leads

They're available here in a variety of useful values such as .001uF, .0012uF, .0033uF, .015uF, .022uF, .033uF, .047uF and .1uF. 

Which will I need?

These available values will help perform a variety of useful functions in a guitar circuit. From Treble Bleed mods to tone pot controls. Which value you need will come down to what job you want it to perform and how you want it to perform it.

.001uF & .0012uF values are commonly used for treble bleed circuits. Use them on their own, or wire them alongside a resistor in parallel or series between your input and output lugs on the volume pot if you want clarity right through the volume sweep.

.0033uF is commonly/traditionally used for Bass VI and Jaguar 'strangle' switches. 

.015uF and .022uF values are commonly used with humbucker equipped guitars although many players are enjoying the benefits of a .022uF with single coils too. 

.033uF is commonly/traditionally used in Jazzmaster lead circuit tone controls.

.047uF has long been used alongside single coil equipped guitars, predominantly by Fender since the 60s up until today. 

.1uF is a traditional/vintage spec found in many strats, teles and P-Basses from their inception in the 50s through to the 60s for example

These are general guidelines, but which is 'correct' so to speak is more guided by personal preference, how you like your guitar/tone pots to function. But also, more often than not, based off the pickup manufacturers recommendations to get the 'best' out of their pickup design. But you can of course use whichever you choose for the given application. 

Do you have them in stock?

The stock feed on this listing is 'live' and will show which are currently in stock, and which happen to be out of stock at the time of your viewing. If the one you're after is showing as out of stock, feel free to drop me a message and I'll check if I already have some on the way, or when I can source it for you no worries at all. 

Ordering/shipping

Local pickup - If you are local and wish to collect any items or order in advance for collection on a specific day, then you can still place an order online and select local pickup at the checkout. Or drop me a message and I'll reserve the items ready for your visit.
For online ordering and dispatch - In stock, non made to order items are processed and dispatched 3 days a week; Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
For orders that are placed on a Monday, Wednesday & Friday I have an order cut off time of 12:00GMT to allow me chance to process, pack and dispatch your order same day.
For non dispatch days (Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday) there is no order cut-off time, and these will be processed, packed and shipped on the closest following dispatch day.
I will always endeavor to fulfill orders as quickly as I can and if you have specific requirements for a delivery date please do let me know and hopefully I can help.
If you have more queries regarding order placing, processing, fulfillment or general shipping then please see the FAQ page HERE

These are the classic Orange Drop capacitors. Audio grade Polyester film/foil capacitors  that provide a smooth tone with no sonic impurities. If you want a reliable, well made cap that will work great for many years then you really can't go wrong with an Orange Drop.

With over 35 years of proven dependability in the guitar and amp world you can count on Orange Drop caps to get you the tone you’re looking for.

Features:

  • Non-inductively wound polyester film/foil construction
  • Radial lead
  • 10% tolerance
  • Rated for 85°C operation
  • Tinned copper-clad steel leads

They're available here in a variety of useful values such as .001uF, .0012uF, .0033uF, .015uF, .022uF, .033uF, .047uF and .1uF. 

These available values will help perform a variety of useful functions in a guitar circuit. From Treble Bleed mods to tone pot controls. Which value you need will come down to what job you want it to perform and how you want it to perform it.

.001uF & .0012uF values are commonly used for treble bleed circuits. Use them on their own, or wire them alongside a resistor in parallel or series between your input and output lugs on the volume pot if you want clarity right through the volume sweep.

.0033uF is commonly/traditionally used for Bass VI and Jaguar 'strangle' switches. 

.015uF and .022uF values are commonly used with humbucker equipped guitars although many players are enjoying the benefits of a .022uF with single coils too. 

.033uF is commonly/traditionally used in Jazzmaster lead circuit tone controls.

.047uF has long been used alongside single coil equipped guitars, predominantly by Fender since the 60s up until today. 

.1uF is a traditional/vintage spec found in many strats, teles and P-Basses from their inception in the 50s through to the 60s for example

These are general guidelines, but which is 'correct' so to speak is more guided by personal preference, how you like your guitar/tone pots to function. But also, more often than not, based off the pickup manufacturers recommendations to get the 'best' out of their pickup design. But you can of course use whichever you choose for the given application. 

The stock feed on this listing is 'live' and will show which are currently in stock, and which happen to be out of stock at the time of your viewing. If the one you're after is showing as out of stock, feel free to drop me a message and I'll check if I already have some on the way, or when I can source it for you no worries at all. 

Local pickup - If you are local and wish to collect any items or order in advance for collection on a specific day, then you can still place an order online and select local pickup at the checkout. Or drop me a message and I'll reserve the items ready for your visit.
For online ordering and dispatch - In stock, non made to order items are processed and dispatched 3 days a week; Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
For orders that are placed on a Monday, Wednesday & Friday I have an order cut off time of 12:00GMT to allow me chance to process, pack and dispatch your order same day.
For non dispatch days (Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday) there is no order cut-off time, and these will be processed, packed and shipped on the closest following dispatch day.
I will always endeavor to fulfill orders as quickly as I can and if you have specific requirements for a delivery date please do let me know and hopefully I can help.
If you have more queries regarding order placing, processing, fulfillment or general shipping then please see the FAQ page HERE