Emerson Custom
Paper in Oil Capacitors

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NOTE: THESE ARE SOLD INDIVIDUALLY Constructed with the finest materials. Comparable to the famous and sought after Vintage Sprague Vitamin Q Capacitors. Vintage specs. Responsive, warm tone. Genuine handmade tone caps from our friend Mitch Ingram at Emerson Custom Guitars and Electronics. Mitch'...   Read More ›

Emerson Custom Paper in Oil Capacitors

NOTE: THESE ARE SOLD INDIVIDUALLY

Constructed with the finest materials. Comparable to the famous and sought after Vintage Sprague Vitamin Q Capacitors.

Vintage specs. Responsive, warm tone. Genuine handmade tone caps from our friend Mitch Ingram at Emerson Custom Guitars and Electronics.

Mitch's latest design is made in the USA to military specs. They still have the kraft paper-in-oil construction like the vintage Russians, but these are hermetically sealed metal tubes with glass ends so the value will not drift over time.

Capacitors are energy-storage devices that filter the high frequencies. A cap lets the tone control roll off the treble response, progressively warming the tone. The higher the value, the more bass output from the tone control at its "zero" setting.

A cap wired to a potentiometer creates a standard tone control, as explained in this article.

Value                     Common use
.015uF - 300V        With neck position humbucker for the Clapton "woman tone"
.022uF - 300V        Humbucker tone
.047uF - 300V        Single-coil guitars, many basses

  • Guitar, bass and amp friendly size at 22 x 10mm
  • Mil-Spec construction (hermetically sealed metal tubular case with sealed glass ends) 
  • Sturdy 20 AWG copper class steel leads 
  • True vintage kraft paper in oil construction 
  • Classic vintage looking graphics 
  • Accurate +\- 10% tolerance

Internal Construction on our Emerson Classics and the Emerson Bumblebee capacitors are the exact same. The only difference is the external graphics and stated capacitance values

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