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Luxe-1958-61 Tele Dark Circuit

Includes historically correct, restoration quality reproductions of the
Cornell-Dubilier ZSW1S5 .05/150v and ZNW1P1 .1/150v tone capacitors with
detailed instructions for installation. These capacitors were used in
Telecasters from late 1956 until 1962. This arrangement is known as the
³Dark Circuit² and was often modified, with the .1 cap being removed to
allow for dual pick-up operation. You can over-ride this by parking the
3-way switch between settings, but not everybody has magic fingers like Roy
and Keef!

The .05 caps are handmade over a vintage NOS .047uf/100v paper-in-oil
(West-Cap Vitamin Q type) capacitor (The original .05uf/150v rating are no
longer made, but your ears and your guitar will never know the difference).
The .1 caps are handmade over a vintage NOS .1uf/200v paper-in-oil (Sprague
Vitamin Q) capacitor (this cap is encased in molded clay {soldering-gun
proof!} to duplicate the classic Phone-book/Chiclet shape).

Each NOS capacitor is placed in a hand-rolled kraft-paper tube and sealed
with a vintage rosin/wax blend (My potting wax recipe dates from the 1950s
and includes NOS 50-year-old paraffin and pine pitch). The potted caps are
then wrapped with a specially made ³ancient² paper label to duplicate the
appearance of the originals (These are handmade and no two are identical)
but unlike the originals these have nice long leads and they test perfectly
within specs. No leaks and no junk! The finished tubular caps measure about
3/8² by 7/8² and the chiclets measure about 1Ž4² thick by 5/8² wide by 7/8²
long (the chiclets are approx. 1/16² thicker than the originals to
accommodate the Vitamin Q cap).

Available now

49,90 EUR

Preis enthält 19% USt.
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The Luxe Radio & Musical Instrument Co. was founded in 2004, as an American manufacturer of early and mid-20th century style electronic components. Through intensive research and experimentation we recreate hard to find vintage electronic parts: sourcing original materials, manufacturers, and equipment to make our products as close to the original part as possible: in appearance, materials, manufacture and in performance. Ideal for accurate restorations and for new builds with a heritage look and feel.

Our business motto is simple: Make high quality, authentic, historic electronic parts available for the people who need them.

Real Bumble Bee Caps

1956-1960 style Luxe Oil-Filled .022mF Bumble Bee Capacitors
9 years in development, these are brand new, made in the U.S.A. in the Luxe Radio workshop, to Vintage Specs.

Each cap is hand wound on a 1932 Sprague Specialties Co. Winding Machine replica using exact vintage spec foil and paper film. They're hand soldered, hand cast in oven-proof thermoplastic, hot vacuum impregnated with pure castor oil and hand-painted.

These parts are fresh from the time machine and authentic inside AND out.

Ships complete with Vintage Correct Wiring Diagrams, Mini Guitar Case box and Case Sticker.

We are the manufacturers, the caps will ship directly from us, and, as Always, everything is Guaranteed 100%.

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