Sprague Atom- Blackface Electrolytic Recap Kits
Made in the USA! These caps are top of the line replacements for vintage Fender amps. Sprague Atoms have been the professional standard of high quality electrolytic capacitors for decades. They’re big, they last a long time, & their performance is top notch! Fender amps fitted with Sprague Atoms sound great. Many folks prefer to keep as many American made parts in their American made Fender as possible.
These kits include detailed instructions & diagrams, including the blackface version of the original Fender layout diagram for your amp, when available (not available for all amps). These blackface kits are compatible with blackface amps and silverface amps with the blackface mod
It is common practice for amp techs to replace all of the electrolytic capacitors in an amp every ten years or so.
These caps perform two duties.
- The filter caps literally filter the high voltage used by your amplifier. Good fresh filter caps help reduce hum and background noise.
- They also keep your bottom end response tight.
The electrolytic bypass caps in the preamp determine the operating & tonal characteristics of the preamp tubes.
These caps wear out & drift over time. These caps can also dry up & malfunction (especially when left unused). This can cause serious damage to your amplifier.