Electric Guitar Capacitor Question

Mike had the following guitar capacitor question:

Not so much of a comment, more of a question. I just had two single coil pickups added to my fender which only had a humbucker originally. Do I need a capacitor for all three pickups? Thanks

Though I don't know what type of guitar you have, I can say no, assuming there is a selector switch for you to use. The selector switch on most electric guitars changes the pickup being used. Once the pickup is selected, it can be sent to a single volume and tone pot. And on that one tone pot would be the capacitor sized for the range of highs one wants to roll off.

So the simple answer is no, you only need one. However you can switch in several for a multitude of tones. The world is your oyster. J.B. 3-25-11



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