NOS .022or .047 uF 100v. ITW Paper Capacitors

NOS .022or .047 uF 100v. ITW Paper  Capacitors
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NOS 1960's .022 or .047 uF Genuine ITW Paper capacitors

These are genuine NOS Illinois Tool Works (ITW) Paper dielectric capacitors. This construction very seldom comes up for sale. But if you want the old tone of a true paper dielectric capacitor these are one of the few, if not the only viable options around, besides the vintage originals pulled from old guitars and sold at astronomical prices. These are new old stock, tested to be within the original +/- 20% tolerance.  If you don't mind the look, these have the basic original 1950's internal construction, except with a plastic exterior instead of wax and many say they have that great old 1950's tone.

To be honest, whether or not the tonal differences between good quality capacitors of different construction can be actually heard is a matter of heated discussion on internet guitar forums. Many people cannot tell much difference but yet a few insist there is a discernable tonal difference. Plus there is a great amount of marketing hype and outright bad information flowing everywhere throughout the forums and advertising. Technically since the tone control is sending the higher frequency part of the signal to ground and not to the amp, the details of the cap's frequency response shouldn't make a whole lot of difference in a guitar tone control as opposed to in an amp where the signal can flow through as in a coupling cap. But way too many people say they can hear some differences, enough to keep the discussion alive.  If you want to try some paper caps for yourself that are made very close to the original way that capacitors were made in the 1950's, these are about as close as it gets, and you won't have to spend a fortune either. One reviewer said he tried these and was amazed, and now puts them in all his guitars.  I include a short length of vintage style cloth insulation for the installation. Good, functional NOS paper dielectric capacitors of any description are as rare as hens teeth nowdays, but were common fare in the 1950's. I have even tried to make my own reproduction copies of them but these are better by far and lots cheaper than my crude reproduction efforts would have come out. I don't think you will be disappointed with the performance of hese.

You can choose from either .022uF or .047uF values.  The .022 uF are the the 100 volt size, and the .047 is the 400v. size.  The supply of these is very limited and when they are gone they may not ever come up again.  I lucked on to these only by some dilligent searching, so get them while you can. (In six years of fairly regular looking across the internet, at least for me ones like this have come up only one time.) I have saved back a few for my own guitars and the rest are up for sale until they are gone.

Price is for a single capacitor and includes shipping by first class mail. Some of the photos may show a pot for size reference- it isn't included, just the cap and insulation.

 

Price $8.95
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