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Fender Telecaster Capacitor - Help me with this Photo!
Old 17th January 2019
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Fender Telecaster Capacitor - Help me with this Photo!

Guys, can anyone tell me which capacitor is being used on this guitar? Has treble bleed, does not it?

Thanks!
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Old 17th January 2019
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That is the original filter design for the Tele. It creates the mushy neck pickup sound. Most have removed that.
Old 17th January 2019
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Hello, Jim! Thanks a lot for the help. So this is the vintage telecaster wiring? No treble bleed?

Cheers!
Old 18th January 2019
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Tele's never has a volume pot 'bleed cap'. That original wiring was used up to about 1968. Then it changed to the standard set up you see today. Some of the 'vintage' re-issue blond 1950's Teles have that original wiring too.

The best set up is to invest in the conductive plastic Bourn's guitar volume pots. Those don't have the top end losses the carbon pots have. Then install a 'no load' pot for the tone control.
Old 18th January 2019
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First off the pic is for an Esquire, not a Tele. The Esquire only has a single pickup. The switch is added to give it some tone/bypass tone changes. Kind of a fake pickup selector except the tone changes come from adding caps to mute the tone.

Old 18th January 2019
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Thank you so much guys! You have helped me a lot!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wrgkmc ➑️
First off the pic is for an Esquire, not a Tele. The Esquire only has a single pickup. The switch is added to give it some tone/bypass tone changes. Kind of a fake pickup selector except the tone changes come from adding caps to mute the tone.

Considering that the caps used were generally +/- 20% (or worse) there really isn't a whole lot of difference between .05 and .047.
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