SoZo Next Gen Mustard tone capacitors
These are the same capacitors that I now currently use in my wiring harnesses, I have found them to be well made with strong lead outs, consistent in their tolerances and also are a nice compact size making them easy to work with and not too bulky for tighter guitar cavities.
Although initially developed for guitar tube amplifiers, this cap also works great in guitar control circuits too! The way I see it, if these caps are high quality enough for some of the worlds finest amplifiers, then they will be over engineered for our guitar circuits making them a more than ample option to use! They are handmade to exacting, vintage style specs.
"After years of painstaking research and development, in 2003 SoZo Amplification began manufacturing the SoZo Mustard Cap™ capacitors, which quickly caught on among discriminating musicians and amp designers. Now, hundreds of thousands of capacitors later, SoZo has engineered capacitor product lines optimized for different products, including amps by Marshall™, Fender®, Vox®, HiWatt, and others, as well as professional sound gear from Neve, API, Neumann, Universal Audio, Urei, and virtually any quality gear from the 1950s on.
These caps are successful recreations of the originals and are superbly built and excellent-sounding caps. When one considers the audio signal passes through as many as ten capacitors before exiting the amplifier, you can see how these components play an extremely large role in the tone of the amplifier."
Which value for my guitar?
As a rule the general recommendation is .015uF or .022uF for humbuckers depending on preference, .047uF for single coils and .033uF in traditional Jazzmaster lead circuits. This is usually based off the pickup manufacturers recommendations, but you can of course use whichever you choose for the given application. I personally prefer .022uF for both single coil and humbuckers for example, the reason being that a .022uF will 'roll off' less treble than a .047uF, making the pot 'sweep' sound a touch more gradual. For all of my Home of Tone wiring harnesses, I use this exact same .022uF capacitor and customer response is great! For reference too , all McNelly Pickups are recommended to pair with .022uF capacitors. Hope this helps!
I now stock SoZo Mustard caps in .022uF, .047uF and also in .0047uF which is commonly used on Fender Esquire 'Eldred mod' wiring schematics so might be helpful to those looking to carry out that mod!
Depending on current stock (as I use these daily in my pre-wired guitar harnesses) the capacitors may be shipped with or without my Home of Tone branded heat shrink sleeve. If you would prefer to have that, or not have that respectively, just let me know on your order comments and I'll do my best to accommodate.
All versions currently in stock!