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Old 07-22-2011, 08:23 PM   #1
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Unhappy Capacitor question

I think I already know the answer, but...


Can I wire a capacitor to a switch instead of a potentiometer?
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:30 PM   #2
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Yes, but typically a lower numeric value to get the same net tone effect.
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:36 PM   #3
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Yes, but typically a lower numeric value to get the same net tone effect.
I'm not quite following you. It's been awhile.
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:44 PM   #4
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Let's say for example.

Passive, 2 j pickups. No pots at all.

I've got a 223 orange drop, 333 & a 473. If each were on their own switch, what could I expect for tone using each on their own?
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:21 PM   #5
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Ah dunno but it seemed to work on mine. I just used the cap that was already there

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I put a rotary switch on my bass, no I have 3 caps
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:55 PM   #7
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Ah dunno but it seemed to work on mine. I just used the cap that was already there

IT looks as though you screwed your strap pin through a beer bottle cab to use as a straplock? Ingenious!
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Old 07-23-2011, 03:29 AM   #8
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i did. Better than strap locks. just means you have buy a shartload of straps
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i did. Better than strap locks. just means you have buy a shartload of straps
Turn it (the cap) around the other way and you probably wouldn't have strap issues.
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:31 AM   #10
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Ah dunno but it seemed to work on mine. I just used the cap that was already there

Sweet. That's the idea I'm going after. Now another dumb question... Capacitor pin to the switch and the other cap pin to where? Ground somewhere?


As for your strap - I did similar though I use 2 quarters.
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Old 07-23-2011, 10:09 AM   #11
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Sweet. That's the idea I'm going after. Now another dumb question... Capacitor pin to the switch and the other cap pin to where? Ground somewhere?


As for your strap - I did similar though I use 2 quarters.
Cap to ground allows higher frequencies to pass through to ground whilst not allowing lower frequencies through reducing treble at your output.
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