May 9, 2015 by Greg
After watching several videos and talking to Dino about ways to compare tone capacitors in guitars, I ended up designing this comparison tool.
I completed this project today. It took about 3 or 4 hours. It has six different capacitors in it and a tone knob.
Two small packages arrived today containing the parts that I needed to complete the project, along with some VENUSBLASTER parts and tools.
I traced the box and created a template for drilling the holes.
All drilled up with 3/8″ holes…
The parts are attached and ready to start wiring.
All wired up. I currently have the following capacitors wired into the box:
- Cheap ceramic disk 0.022uF
- Orange Drop 0.022uF
- Del Ritmo Vitamin Q Black Candy 0.022uF
- Emerson paper in oil 0.022uF
- Orange Drop 0.015uF
- Orange Drop 0.047uF
Fortunately I wired everything right the first time, so the first test was successful.
I am probably going to replace the ceramic one and the 0.047 with the following black ones…
Update June 24, 2015
I found a 12-position rotary switch at Antique Electronics, so I replaced the 6-position one and added some more capacitors. I now have the following ten in there:
1) Metal Film Tubular 0.0103uF
2) Orange Drop 0.015uF
3) Emerson paper in oil 0.022uF
4) Sprague vintage pull (pictured above) 0.027uF
5) Metal Film Tubular 0.0333uF
6) Orange Drop 0.047uF
7) Metal Film Tubular 0.0683uF
8) Metal Film Tubular 0.1uF
9) Orange Drop 0.022uF
10) Del Ritmo Vitamin Q Black Candy 0.022uF
I’m gonna play with it now on the tele through the AC15.