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Capacitors

Capacitors are passive devices that are used in almost all electrical circuits for rectification, coupling and tuning. Also known as condensers, a capacitor is simply two electrical conductors separated by an insulating layer called a dielectric. The conductors are usually thin layers of aluminum foil, while the dielectric can be made up of many materials including paper, mylar, polypropylene, ceramic, mica, and even air. Electrolytic capacitors have a dielectric of aluminum oxide which is formed through the application of voltage after the capacitor is assembled.

Characteristics of different capacitors are determined by not only the material used for the conductors and dielectric, but also by the thickness and physical spacing of the components.

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C-ZMX-1000Capacitor - SoZo, Silver Mica, 1000V

The new SoZo fully custom silver mica capacitor is a distinct-design capacitor which is manufactured to fully exhibit the electrical characteristics of yesteryear and has custom materials. The overall goal was to manipulate the electrical characteristics to eliminate excess energy and ringing in the out-of-band audio frequencies.


Starting at $8.50
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C-LCapacitor - 630V, Polypropylene, radial leads

Polypropylene film capacitor.



  • Tolerance: ±10%
  • Radial leads
  • Voltage rating: 630VDC

Starting at $0.34
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C-ZBD-500Capacitor - SoZo, 500V, NexGen Blue Molded Vintage

The BlueMolded line of polyester film 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.


Starting at $4.95
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C-ZYD68-200Capacitor - SoZo, 200V, .68 µF, NexGen Yellow Mustard Vintage

SoZo's Yellow Mustard line of polyester film tube amp capacitors have been thoroughly tested by LA’s best tube amp builders. They are handmade to exact vintage specs, and beat everything available, even in high gain situations.



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.


$8.95
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C-G-100Capacitor - Orange Drop, 100V, Polyester

Orange Drop 225P series Polyester film/foil capacitors, 100v, 10% tolerance. The 225P series capacitors in 100v rating are ideal for work in guitar wiring where a smaller footprint is needed to fit in the tight spaces often found in instrument control cavities. With over 35 years of proven dependability in the guitar and amp world you can count on Orange Drop caps to get you the tone you’re looking for. Features:



  • Non- inductively wound polyester film/foil construction
  • Radial lead
  • 10% tolerance
  • 100v voltage rating
  • Rated for 85°C operation
  • Tinned copper-clad steel leads

Starting at $1.65
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C-ZYD-500Capacitor - SoZo, 500V, NexGen Yellow Mustard Vintage

SoZo's Yellow Mustard line of polyester film tube amp capacitors have been thoroughly tested by LA’s best tube amp builders. They are handmade to exact vintage specs, and beat everything available, even in high gain situations.



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.


Starting at $3.95
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C-SMCapacitor - 500V, Silver Mica, ± 5%

± 5% tolerance radial lead capacitor, dipped in epoxy coating. 1000pF = 1nF = 0.001µF


Starting at $0.45
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C-R-600Capacitor - 600V, 715P Series, Polypropylene

Rated for 85°C operation. Polypropylene film capacitor with radial leads. ± 5% tolerance.


Starting at $1.09
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C-S-600Capacitors - Orange Drop, 600V, Polyester

Rated for 85°C operation. Polyester film capacitor with radial leads. ± 10% tolerance. Features a long history of proven reliability, a low dissipation factor, excellent stability, and a virtually linear temperature coefficient.


Starting at $0.75
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C-P-400VCapacitor - 400V, 716P Series, Polypropylene

High performance version of the popular 715P series. They are made from polypropylene film and foil with pure copper leads, making them ideal for high pulse current applications. Rated for 85 degrees celsius operation ± 5% tolerance. Straight radial leads, minimum 1.25" length.


Starting at $1.10
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