This kit contains 3 restoration quality reproduction tone capacitors and one NOS 3.3k Ohm carbon composition resistor with illustrated installation instructions. The capacitors are made with .047uf/100v NOS (1960s-1970s) Vitamin Q type capacitors (considered by many to be the finest guitar tone caps in the world). The original wax-paper and foil caps used in Fender guitars were rated at .05uf/150v, but this type hasn¹t been made since the early 1960s and a .047/100v is sonically identical. Fender switched from the jumbo-sized 2.5k resistor to a 3.3k in 1956, so this kit includes a 3.3k. Each NOS capacitor is placed in a hand-rolled kraft-paper tube and wrapped with a nitrocellulose-sealed reproduction paper wrapper before being dipped in a vintage recipe rosin/wax blend (My potting wax recipe dates from the 1950s and includes NOS 50-year-old paraffin and pine pitch). Each cap is then relic¹d to match 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! junk! The finished caps measure about 3/8² by 7/8.²
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.
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