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 Post subject: What a Price
PostPosted: Mar Thu 08, 2018 11:09 pm 
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1957-Gibson-Les-Paul-Electric-Guitar-022-Sprague-Bumble-Bee-Capacitor/152882160506?_trkparms=pageci%3Ae348c973-231a-11e8-ba6e-74dbd180d40c%7Cparentrq%3A07992f2c1620aa42c2491585fffde7e5%7Ciid%3A1&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236

What is special about these old capacitors (which are probably leaky) that they could be asking 129.95 for the pair?


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 Post subject: Re: What a Price
PostPosted: Mar Thu 08, 2018 11:11 pm 
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Audiophoolery, and musicians also are guilty of that. They feel those specific capacitors have a "sound" that they are looking for, and are willing to pay ridiculous amounts of money in pursuit of that "sound". Lots of radio restorers have pulled leaky caps from sets, and sold them at huge profit on eBay to the audiophools and musicians.

If you check completed listings for the actual sale prices of some of those caps, you will rush to look through your junkboxes to see if you have any that you could sell........

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 Post subject: Re: What a Price
PostPosted: Mar Fri 09, 2018 12:17 am 
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Because McIntosh used them extensively in much of their tube audio equipment so what's good for McIntosh must be good for everyone else.

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 Post subject: Re: What a Price
PostPosted: Mar Fri 09, 2018 9:39 am 
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And 70 year old Western Electric wire is the best sounding wire you can get... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: What a Price
PostPosted: Mar Sat 10, 2018 2:13 am 
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The guitar fools want them to get that "original" sound. They do not realize that these caps are most likely very leaky now, which they were not when new. So they are not getting the "original" sound but the sound of leaky caps. You can't fix stupid.


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 Post subject: Re: What a Price
PostPosted: Mar Sat 10, 2018 2:14 am 
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badwaxcaps wrote:
And 70 year old Western Electric wire is the best sounding wire you can get... :lol:

Depends upon what type of insulation is on the wire. :lol:


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