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Ceramic Caps Reads 0.011?

Excalibur

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So,I just got a new Multimeter (Uni-T) and checked out all my caps.for my surprise I've discovered that the M203 ceramic caps I got out from my Les Paul's read the value of 0.011mfd-0.012mfd Max some read 0.010mfd.is'nt Gibson suppose to put 0.022 caps or it's my meter that's defective? the Sprague Bumble Bees and Black Beauties which suppose to be less accurate gave me a good readings of a healthy 0.022 where the most divert was 0.017mfd but still thats much closer to 0.022 then 0.011.
Please, I'll appreciate any thoughts.Thanks.

P.S. even my bass Black-Beauties came on the meter 0.047mfd just like it was written on the cap.
 
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dwagar

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the meter seems to be reading correctly on the other caps.

might be a good excuse to put a set of BBs in there.
 

Excalibur

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the meter seems to be reading correctly on the other caps.

might be a good excuse to put a set of BBs in there.

Thanks dwagar,I already installed BB's on all of my Gibson's and I love them.
Take care.
 

Excalibur

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bb, dp you mean burstbucker or black beauties?

I mean Sprague Black-Beauties.

And while we're on the subject,I've learned how to work with the Multimeter so it will give me more precise measurements,I simply set it to Auto range and it puts me in the Nano Farad scale,this way I get higher resolution and so now the Ceramic caps read 0.017-0.018 which is much more sensible.
 
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