Tube Amp Doctor 'TAD' .022uF Mustard tone capacitor
My favoured 'SoZo' branded yellow mustard caps in .022uF became increasingly difficult to get hold of through the beginning of 2021 sadly, so whilst I on the hunt for a viable alternative I gave the 'TAD' version a try and they're superb! So much so, whilst the SoZo items have still remained on back order, I have been using these in my harness range with great results. A fairly priced, quality reproduction of the classed mustard style tone caps, I'm more than happy to use these in my own guitars and harness kits. I figured now I'm carrying a hundred or so of these in stock at the moment for harness kit making, I may as well list them on the site too! So if you were after the SoZo Mustards in .022uF, but disappointed to see they're not currently available, then these will certainly be an equal quality alternative from the great Tube Amp Doctor.
Which value for my guitar?
Although choices of cap value can be down to personal preference, there are some general recommendations that are followed -
.022uF is a popular choice all-round but is perhaps a more common choice for humbucker pickups, this will help the characteristically darker sounding pickup retain some treble frequency clarity. Some players can also opt for a .01uF value in the neck humbucker position to further help clear up a particularly muddy/dark sounding pickup. The .022uF value can also work great with single coils though, and offers a more subtle effect on trebles than a .047uF.