Capacitor Advise for Gibson 57 Plus I have a project I have just begun and in an effort to save time I thought I'd ask the resedent experts thier opinion.
It's basically a traditional les paul setup, 2 vol, 2 tone and 3 way toggle. The body is mahogany and is thin like a PRS single cut. I am using a Gibson 57 plus in the bridge and 57 in the neck.
To really try and capture that vintage tone I have all NOS pots 500K, pushback cloth 22g wire and 2 .022 oil & paper tone caps.
My question is a friend said that he used .033 sprauge orange drop caps in a similar set-up and it realy opened up the tone allowing for some real gritty blues tones and a cleaner more traditional hum tone.
Would a treble bleed kit be helpful in getting more highs out of the 57's?
Keep in mind a .033 value tone cap would sound darker than .022. To make an educated guess on the mileage you'd get from a tone cap swap or treble-bleed we would need to know if you play with the tone and volume controls or leave them at ten.
As far as treble bleed, I play slot of small joints and play at low volume. But sometimes I really need to crack it. Just want to make sure I don't loose the high end at low vols. Especially with PAF hums