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SKU: C-ZBD-500
Item ID: 039795
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The BlueMolded line of capacitors are retrofits for Astron or Blue Molded caps used in vintage tweed, brown, and blackface Fenders®. These capacitors amazingly capture vintage Fender® tones of the Blackface era, and the famous 1959 tweed 5F6-A Bassman era which is so musical and good, Marshall™ modeled their amps after them!

After years of painstaking research and development, in 2003 SoZo Amplification began manufacturing the SoZo Mustard Cap™ capacitors, which quickly caught on among discriminating musicians and amp designers. Now, hundreds of thousands of capacitors later, SoZo has engineered capacitor product lines optimized for different products, including amps by Marshall™, Fender®, Vox®, HiWatt, and others, as well as professional sound gear from Neve, API, Neumann, Universal Audio, Urei, and virtually any quality gear from the 1950s on.

These caps are successful recreations of the originals and are superbly built and excellent-sounding caps. When one considers the audio signal passes through as many as ten capacitors before exiting the amplifier, you can see how these components play an extremely large role in the tone of the amplifier.

Capacitance Voltage
.01µF 400V
.022µF 500V
.033µF 400V
.047µF 500V
.1µF 500V
OptionOur Part NumberUPC/EAN
.01 µFC-ZBD01-500841358101373
.022 µFC-ZBD022-500841358101380
.033 µFC-ZBD033-500841358101397
.047 µFC-ZBD047-500841358101403
.1 µFC-ZBD1-500841358101410

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5.00 out of 5 based on 3 reviews

Beautiful, well-built signal caps. No leakage and no noise. Obviously superior quality to mass produced caps.

Morgan - July 10th, 2017

Excellent caps.This is the first time i've used SoZo blue molded film caps in an amp build and Im very impressed. These are made solid and test very consisently. They sound great in my 6G3 clone. I could mention another make of boutique amplifier film cap, whio charge and arm and a leg for caps that look like they were made on a cigarrette rolling machine. I switching to all Sozo i think, except for the occasional master-volume Marshall build that requires the grainy Mallory 150'S

blackplates - April 12th, 2017

Blue Molded Review 2nd paragraph.
I'm only concerned with fat tone.... with a non harsh smooth top end while keeping mids bitey n grindy as well as a punchy and tight bass thump for amplified harmonica. I first used the yellow sozos in 04' replacing Red Paper Astrons--course it was a 1962 Harmony 305A, and the fatness roared through after breaking in a touch...killer! Big fat n airy. I now put them in everything.

In 07' I then built-For Myself- a SE Sharp Cutoff Pentode amp running a 6V6 completely tailored to the component specs I've learned over the years and I spared no expense. In this build i used all Yellow Sozos for tone, but when I decided to double the output coupling cap for even more low end I just put a Blue Molded in parallel and grabbed my hottest mic, (i build custom harp mics too) a 1940's Brush Crystal in a JT 30 Shell and ohhhhhh babyyyyyy! The low end is not muddy but rather even fatter with the same bite. Even before i doubled the coupling caps uF my pro harp playing buddies all say this is by far the fattest growlin'ist SE 6V6 with a 10" speaker they've ever heard. If you know the mighty HarpKing Amps built by probably the greatest amp tech and designer ever, John Kinder, well this has been nicknamed Little HarpKing. A big part is Sozo Caps. I will use nothing else for tone.
Some people think Paper N Oil Caps are the best. Sure they sound great, but if you use nothing but oil caps you tend to lose the BITE and amp once had. I personally know a very well known custom harp amp builder who uses all oil and his amps and sometimes the amps sound anemically warm....lack of bite.
Im getting ready to completely rebuild a 60watt Tube Pignose and Sozo Caps are going in it 😎

ThunderHarpAmps - March 2nd, 2017

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