strat capacitor

A quick guide to vintage Strat caps - which ones to try, and what you should expect.

Hello, and welcome back to “Mod Garage.” Recently, I’ve received a lot of emails about tone caps for Stratocasters. I’ve discussed capacitors in general a few times before, and those earlier columns are a good place to start if you want to find out more about tone caps for guitars and how to determine the best value for you. Based on those, we’ll dig deeper into the subject, and concentrate on caps for Strats. I can give you advice about what to try based on my experience with different caps and Strats over the years, but there are no fixed rules. It’s your guitar and your sound, and there’s no law that says you can’t try whatever you want.

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