Straight from Gibson Guitar's Historic Re-issue guitars come Gibson's new Historic Spec series-parts that have been specially designed to replicate the original parts used by Gibson in the late 1950s.... Read More
Straight from Gibson Guitar's Historic Re-issue guitars come Gibson's new Historic Spec series-parts that have been specially designed to replicate the original parts used by Gibson in the late 1950s.
This two-pack of .022 mfd Gibson Bumblebee Capacitors look, perform, and sound just like the original capacitors that were used on late-'50s Gibson Les Pauls and vintage SGs. Famous for their tone (and their stripes!), the Historic Spec Bumblebee Capacitors are specially made for Gibson and can help you achieve that sweet, full tone that Gibson's legendary instruments are famous for.
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I bought the Bumblebee Capacitors to replace the one in my PRS Custom 24 10 top. I first replaced the original PRS pickups (vintage bass and HFS treble) with a set of Seymour Duncan Antiquity pickups. I had to change the rotoray selector switch to a 3-way switch. My PRS has only one volume and one tone pots which supports only one capacitor. Not that the original set-up of my PRS sounded bad, I was just searching for my sound. At first, with the change to the Antiquities, the sound was muddy in the bridge position and very bright in the neck. When both pickups are together, the sound is amazing. However, one or the other seperate....not so good. I decided to try the "Emerson" capacitors. The sound again was amazing and now both pickups seperately sounded just as nice.....however, I wasnt satisfied. I put in a Bumblebee capacitor and what a monster I created. The sound was exactly what I was searching for. Comparing the sound to an engine that the exhaust is totally blocking the flow, to an engine that has a perfectly tuned exhaust system for maximum performance. I can only wonder the sound in a Gibson Les Paul with both Bumblebee's in... The price is only worth paying if you are wanting the very best. Buy them, take them for a ride and enjoy a new world of sound.
These used to be almost impossible to get your hards on and the price is far less than the historic old bumblebee caps. Cheap and easy upgrade that gets you closer to that authentic sound. You will most likely only notice a differance if your Gibson is pre 2004 (the lightening holes and differant techniques used in new LPs just aren't the same), in great shape and you are using a great amp. I have used Vitiman Q's, orange drops, mallory Lemon drops and several other caps and these do have that old charm that every LP fan likes. They look and feel very much like the old ones and I can't help but assume they are made in a very similar fashion.
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