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Old 9th March 2013, 08:21 AM   #1
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Default Favorite Coupling caps in Preamp?

Just curious what you guys like? Orange drops, Mallory 150s?, Sozo, Mojo?, real Mustards? just give me some ideas here?

and seen mouser has these CDE/mallory 160s are these like a PCB version of the axial mallory 150s kinda looks like it I don't know though? lol
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Old 9th March 2013, 08:24 AM   #2
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Recapping my amp and it had them WIMA polys in it now they are not too bad has a distinct German flavor no doubt that almost Engl like grind lot Engl has the WIMAs in them I know, But I think I wanna go more toward that Mallory/Sozo mustard sound if possible lol
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Old 9th March 2013, 08:59 AM   #3
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Some of you guys might rail me for saying this but I hear yet again HUGE differences in couplings
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Old 9th March 2013, 09:00 AM   #4
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they all are very different, materials, speed/compression/distortion etc I mean damn lol yeah thats gonna have an impact on the tone
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Old 9th March 2013, 09:05 AM   #5
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Like for example you should be able to tell the difference pretty easily between an old fender blue and a mustard etc and comparing those to the Sozo/mallory/mojo etc, I mean its a strikingly audible difference to me, them damn Wima really impact and color sound too, those are more love/hate they just don't have the clarity I like, Orange drops are too bright very clear though, I just prefer mustard style, and the mallory150s Sozo/mojo all those sound kickass to me, that's just me though,
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Old 9th March 2013, 09:05 AM   #6
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Sprague etc/ Atoms etc lol I can go on forever here lol
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Old 9th March 2013, 10:13 AM   #7
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Old 9th March 2013, 10:58 AM   #8
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Don't forget that guitar amps are instruments, not reproducers. The distortion introduced by polyester caps (such as mustards) is welcomed here. It is conceivable that different makers use slightly different polyesters, and certainly different voltage specs will mean different thickness film so different amounts of non-linearity even witith the same substance.
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Old 9th March 2013, 11:18 AM   #9
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the polys all sound different to me though it is more gritty and harsh the Wimas are really like that, compared to a more laid back Mallory or something. at least 150s I always liked really does remind me more of Marshallish-esque tone lol,
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Old 9th March 2013, 11:19 AM   #10
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But lots people don't believe couplings make any difference at all....not sure what they are smoking lol
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