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Tone capacitors for duo jet

Discussion in 'Vintage Gretsch Discussion' started by txipi, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. txipi

    txipi Electromatic

    24
    Jul 7, 2010
    hendaia
    Hello guys, my tone capacitors in my duo jet are deformed and swollen and when i change the position of tone swich, the sound don,t have big differences. I think that finally is the time for change these. My guitar is from 1968, where can i find capacitors??? and what type of capacitors are good for this mothel?? thank you very much!!
     

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  2. OwnYourTone

    OwnYourTone Gretschie

    196
    Dec 21, 2012
    Kansas City
    YES, it is time to change them! I recommend Mojotone's Dijon caps for this application, but you can use any capacitor you please. It looks in the picture, like you've got a .047uF cap on one side, can you make out the other cap value?

    .047 seems a bit high IMO. I don't typically go more than a .015 or .022 on a tone switch, because there is no tone pot to dial the cap back. It sounds like that .047 ain't doing much of anything right now!

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  3. txipi

    txipi Electromatic

    24
    Jul 7, 2010
    hendaia
    thank you for answer. Tomorrow if i can,i see the other capacitor and say you the value. Do you think that 0,47 isn,t normal value for this guitar?? i think they are originals but i am not sure! thank you
     
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