Emerson Custom Cap 0.015uf 300V Bumble Bee

Capacitor

  • Vintage style capacitor for passive guitar / bass sound controls
  • Ideal for a humbucker pickup in the neck position
  • Comparable to the famous and coveted vintage Sprague Vitamin Q capacitors
  • Guitar & bass friendly size: Length: 22.2 mm (0.88") x Diameter: 10.1 mm (0.40")
  • Military spec (hermetically sealed metal tube housing with sealed glass ends)
  • Original vintage kraft paper in oil construction
  • Classic vintage Bumble Bee look
  • Low +/- 10% tolerance
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Counteracts the neck pickup nicely
Emile Michel Hobo, 22.11.2019
When you install tone capacitors in your guitar, you need to consider the basic tone of your pickup and counteract it.

You also need to consider the nature of the pickups. Due to the internal resistance being different from that of ceramics or orange drops, the oil in paper Bumblebee capacitors have a different current-function over time, meaning they have a different frequency response and maintain some overtones slightly better, leading to a clearer sound.

The .015uF were used in classic Gibsons for the neck pickup, which focuses on undertones, meaning that as you taper the tone, you need to focus on at first preserving the overtones a bit more. To do this you need a lower capacity capacitor, for Humbuckers the .015 uF Bumblebee.

For the bridge pickup, which focuses on the overtones, you need to focus on maintaining the undertones a bit more. There you need to install the .022 uF Bumblebee.

Excellent capacitors that together with my Gibson Classic Plus ’57 pickups turned my Epiphone into a Gibbyphone.
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Simply the best passive capacitors around
LeonardS, 14.07.2019
I made a modification to my Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster replacing the two potentiometers in the lead section and adding three Emerson capacitors being this one the Emerson Custom Cap 0.015uf 300V Bumble Bee, one Paper in Oil yellow cream 0.022 UF and one Paper in oil red and cream, 0.047 UF. All three capacitors are connected to a Mini Toggle Switches On/On/On in order to switch between the three capacitors.
I love the Emerson Custom (passive) capacitors as I believe they are simply the best.
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sounds like the real deal
jvds , 24.11.2019
very well crafted capacitor, sounds like the real deal (bumble bee) for about half the price i guess
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