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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:39 pm    Post subject: Danelectro DC one lipstick Reply with quote

I got an itch and decided to finally build a 12 string DC guitar. The lipstick I bought about 8 years ago from craigslist it's from the early 60s. I got a 12 string Korean made Danelectro Neck off of guitar fetish a while back. I am trying to figure out the wiring for the vintage one pup guitars. I found this diagram, but am unsure about what they mean by a 0.01 - K capacitor. I have asked some electrical engineers I know what it is and they are guessing the K is for the tolerance of 10%, but it is probably a 10UF cap. The other one is labeled as 0.1MF, which I am assuming is a 100 UF cap.

Thanks in advance for the help.




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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is exciting!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

,01 microFarads
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fakir Mustache wrote:
,01 microFarads


So 10 nanoFarads?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably yes, if they put k as mk then 10 nF
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sick project by the way. Did they do a single pickup 12 string shorthorn back then?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cur wrote:
Fakir Mustache wrote:
,01 microFarads


So 10 nanoFarads?
Yup.

By the way, if you have Soviet caps, they use MKŠ¤ to mean micro Farads.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I meant when said mk, I meant micro. k probably meant micro
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Article on TGP says K means 10% tolerance.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bigger value cap will be 0.1 uF. If it were 100 uF with a 1 M pot you'd be passing the whole frequency range through. I'm thinking this guy is not too hot on his units.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have experimented quite a bit with different tone caps, although without a pot.

100 nF will give a very dark tone like a bass guitar, only useful if you want to use some very heavy fuzz or distortion. 47 nF is more common for guitars on the dark side. 22 nF is the most common for tone pots, although lower values like 6.8 or 4.7 nF can also yield some useful tones.

You can just clip on different caps to try out without soldering them in. Leave the guts hanging out and don't move around.

Wouldn't you want a bridge pickup for that jingle jangle?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickS wrote:
The bigger value cap will be 0.1 uF. If it were 100 uF with a 1 M pot you'd be passing the whole frequency range through. I'm thinking this guy is not too hot on his units.


I ordered 1Meg pots and an 0.1 and 0.01UF cap, along with a 27K resistor. I guess this is what Danelectro did in the 50s - 60s.

https://dennysguitars.homestead.com/DanoGuitarSchematics1.html#anchor_140

Thanks for all the help.
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