1950-1958 Tele/Strat/P-Bass .1uf/150v Repro Capacitor
REPRO Cornell-Dubilier "Phonebook" .1mfd/150vdc cap as used from 1950 to 1958. This cap was factory installed in the Stratocaster, Telecaster and Precision Bass. I offer three variations of this capacitor, to suit your exact instrument. Please refer to the guide below to determine which cap you need. The cap is handmade over a NOS Vintage Sprague Vitamin Q .1uF/200v capacitor. (The original .1uf/150v rating are nowhere to be found, so that's about as close as you can get. A passive guitar circuit needs no more than 100v, so your ears and your guitar will never know the difference). The repro paper wrappers and cap-ends are sealed with vintage 40-year-old paraffin (for that extra mojo!) The cap measures 7/8 by 9/16 by 5/16" (20mm X 14mm X 7.5mm) These really look, smell, and feel like the originals. But unlike the originals, these have nice long, unsoldered leads AND they test out within specs. No leaks, no junk.
Why should you use these caps? Most will agree that a vintage paper in oil cap has the best sound for a vintage instrument. But the problem with many old caps (film and wax-paper) is that they dry out and begin to leak. Vintage Vitamin Q type caps, on the other hand, made for the military, are sealed in glass and encased in metal, so they can handle flying through space and guiding missiles. They don't leak unless you smash them with a hammer. When you install a 50-year-old Vitamin Q cap in your guitar, you get the exact sound that your guitar was meant to have. When you install one of my caps in your guitar, you get a 30 to 50 year old, unused, Paper in Oil cap that looks exactly like the cap that should be there, that will last forever. Not bad, eh?
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.
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%.