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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-07-2012, 05:06 AM Thread Starter
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Why not just put in the highest rated tone caps?


Just started playing around with different caps, and unless I am mistaken, the value of the tone cap dicates the frequencies that will be shorted out when you adjust the knob, I tried a few different value caps, and the only difference I can see with using say a 500 or 700 compared to a 200 is that you get more range in the tone control. At max tone they sound the same. Why wouldnt you just use the biggest possible?

Sorry for my non-technical terminology.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-07-2012, 05:25 AM
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Re: Why not just put in the highest rated tone caps?

Did you try with different setups, or just on one guitar?
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