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Tone caps for Epiphone dot ES-335


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Hi Guys,


At the moment, I am upgrading my Korean Epiphone dot ES-335 from 2000. So far, I have upgraded the guitar by replacing:


1. Epi stock guitar nut to TusqXL


2. Epi stock volume pot from 500k linear to CTS 500k audio, and Epi stock tone pot 500k audio to CTS 500k audio. (Before changing the epi stock '57 classic pickup to Gibson'57 classic, i thought it is wise to improve the wiring and capacitors of my Epiphone first)


In this case (despite being subjective), which tone capacitors value (for neck and bridge) would you guys recommend me that is suitable for Epiphone ES-dot?


I am asking this because I am not sure what tone capacitors value are commonly installed in the Gibson ES model / semi hollow. For instance, I see a lot Epi Les paul users install 0.15 uF (for neck) to achieve brighter sound when the tone is rolled back and 0.22 uF or 0.47uF (for the bridge)


A local luthier advises me to install 0.47 uF tone capacitors for both neck and bridge. But i am afraid that putting 0.47 uF in the neck of ES-335 will result a muddy / nasal tone.


I am now tempting to go to 0.22 uF, or even 0.15 uF (for neck), and keep the bridge for 0.47 uF.


But the question is: Would 0.22 uF or 0.15 uF in the semi hollow body neck will result the same as in the les paul neck?


Please help me guys as I am sure some of you have experienced more than me :) I really appreciate your comments and time!


Thanks again

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There is an excellent youtube video from Stewart Macdonald where they put together a rotary switch so they could show customers the difference between one set of caps...then another...and yet another. www.youtube.com/watch?v=drpL0pacXBw You'd be hard pressed to hear much difference.

And...for you guys who seem to think you need to turn all the tone knobs on all your guitars up to 10 (for some reason) you do realize..that takes the cap completely out of the equation. It's full bore at that point and the cap isn't doing anything anymore.

Just sayin'

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