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NOS Sprague Vitamin Q .015uF 400V Tone Cap Kit For Sale


NOS Sprague Vitamin Q .015uF 400V Tone Cap Kit



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NOS Sprague Vitamin Q .015uF 400V Tone Cap Kit:
$10

THE PICTURE SHOWS TWO CAPACITORS. THIS WAS DONE TO MAKE IT EASIER TO READ ALL THE LABEL INFORMATION. THE sale IS FOR ONE tested New Old Stock Sprague Vitamin Q .015uF 400 VDC capacitor, one foot length of copper content solder and important installation instructions to achieve maximize performance and lifetime reliability. Believe me it is very important to install the tone cap correctly to realize optimum performance. Ordinary tin/lead solders erode copper leads, wires and thin copper films used on printed circuit boards. Copper content solder was developed to significantly reduce the copper erosion. This type of solder was used in vintage tube gear and still used in high end audio, studio and guitar amps due to its superior sound performance.

I want to thank the winners that sent response on the performance of the Tone Cap Kits.

“I have spent a lot of money buying different pickups and never getting the sound that I was looking for. I have installed the caps from you and I am very pleased and surprised by the increase in tone quality and it seems to open up the pickup with a little more volume. I tried the ceramic disc that was in the 60's Mosrite. Terrible sound, took them out faster than I put them in. Keep listing those Sprague Vitamin Q's and I'll keep on buying them.”

“I received the two caps, (.015uF 400V) today and popped them in my trusty '78 Les Paul Custom. Wow! They really added a whole new mojo to my guitar! They did exactly what I was hoping they would do. This is the first I've experimented with different tone caps and they definitely add a more vintage vibe to my guitar. The woman tone is awesome....thanks!”

The body dimensions of the Cap are 0.4” diameter, 1” length with 3” long tinned copper axial leads.

Looking for a great and cheap way to make a big improvement of your instrument's tone? I have two words for you; tone capacitor. It’s what makes your tone control work. Most guitars come with little ceramic discs that sound terrible and your tone control stays at 9 or 10. It’s not the pickup or the bridge, it’s that damn capacitor. Before you start installing expensive pickups, change the tone cap.

The best caps to use are the vintage paper and oil capacitors; the Bumblebees, Black Beauty and the Sprague Vitamin Q caps. Vitamin Q type capacitors were developed for high performance and long life military and scientific applications. They feature mineral oil impregnation that provides superb signal damping and signal transmission. Only the Vitamin Q caps are airtight and sealed in a glass envelope. They last forever. The Black Beauty and Bumblebee Caps have plastic body with two seams. Over time the plastic shrinks the seams open up and you can kiss that cap goodbye.

The difference you'll notice with using a paper and oil Vitamin Q cap is a smoothness in the lows and less brittle highs. They have a very woody and warm tone and make a significant improvement in the tone of your guitar.

What value or voltage cap should you use? Most guitars came with a .022uF or .047uF. Early vintage guitars came with a .02uF or .05uF which was the old value standard. Should you use the standard values? Changing the value up or down will allow you to use your ears to choose the tone you like and should allow you to use nearly the entire range of the tone control. A larger value will cut off more of the treble frequencies and of course a smaller value does just the opposite. You can use a smaller cap value with the Qs since the higher treble frequencies don’t sound as bright or edgy. The tone caps do not require a high voltage rating. However, the higher the voltage rating the better the damping factor is. Better damping means the leading edges of the signal don’t get rolled off.

For finer adjustment you can install two caps in parallel. Here is a chart using the Capacitor values I have on sale Welcome to the World of Tone!

Paralleled Capacitors

Combined

Cap

Cap

Combined

Cap

Cap

uF Capacitance

One uF

Two uF

uF Capacitance

One uF

Two uF

0.02

0.01

0.01

0.036

0.018

0.018

0.022

0.01

0.012

0.043

0.01

0.033

0.024

0.012

0.012

0.045

0.012

0.033

0.025

0.01

0.015

0.048

0.015

0.033

0.027

0.012

0.015

0.049

0.01

0.039

0.028

0.01

0.018

0.051

0.012

0.039

0.03

0.012

0.018

0.051

0.018

0.033

0.03

0.015

0.015

0.054

0.015

0.039

0.033

0.015

0.018

0.057

0.018

0.039

If you purchase more than one cap or buy different capacitor values from my other Tone Cap Kits I will be happy to combine them to reduce mailing costs. Just don’t pay, request an invoice and I will send you an invoice. Please check my other listings for Sprague Vitamin Q tone capacitors and vintage Guitar Tube Kits.

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