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Where can i buy the 22uf 400v HF orange drop capacitors that Gibson puts in the Les Paul standard 1950's models?


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They're 0.022 uf capacitors, 400 volt, 716 series.  That's what's in my LP 60's.  They also use a 100 volt, 716 series.  I didn't know there was such a thing until I looked at my SG.

I like the 100 volt, 225 series.  100 volts is plenty of capacity.

400v 716 series - https://www.amplifiedparts.com/products/capacitor-400v-716p-series-polypropylene

100v 225 series - https://www.amplifiedparts.com/products/capacitor-orange-drop-100v-polyester

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If there is 400 volts inside your guitar something has gone seriously wrong. 100 volts too. 

The caps in your guitar are used as a filter. I had a lot of this knowledge shoved in my head with I was going through electrical and electronics schools.

Here is a blurb from Stew Mac's website:

Capacitors, or "caps," are simple electronic components that are typically used in guitar electronics as filters or barriers for certain frequencies. High frequencies will pass through a cap, while lower frequencies are blocked. The value of the capacitor will determine the frequencies that pass.

Also when power is applied to a cap it will charge up to the applied voltage, and then if given a path it will discharge. 

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Inductors are used as filters too. Most people know inductors as coils in relays, transformers, and other devices. The most common use in guitars is the 6 position Varitone Switch Gibson has on the BB King and ES-345's and 355's had them. Maybe some other models too.

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