Mojotone Dijon Coupling Capacitors
Over the years,
certain electronic components have become not only renown, but sought-after for
their contribution to the sound of guitar amplifiers; the all-powerful Philips
Mullard Mustard capacitors are no exception.
“Mustard” caps, as they are commonly called, were well known for their
use in Marshall circuits and for their mustard-yellow color. Many guitarists and builders swear by these
caps and even still seek out true vintage mustard caps by salvaging them from
old amps, scouring eBay, and utilizing whatever other sources they can
Being familiar with
the esteem of these caps, Mojotone wanted to develop a reproduction that would
do the mustard caps justice. After
consulting with a number of manufacturers, we finally found someone who told us
they could accurately recreate the manufacturing methods of the original
mustard caps, but unfortunately they could not 100% nail the aesthetic. The manufacturer was extremely thorough and
detail-oriented and even informed us that the reason more people do not make
capacitors like this anymore, is that part of the manufacturing process still
requires the use of human hands -- which means someone has to personally touch
and inspect each and every one of these caps before they make it out the door.
Once the manufacturer
completed their first run of samples, we sent a few capacitors out to our most
trusted OEMs to have them assessed by professionals. Every single review came back positive. Our customers told us how “musical” these
capacitors were, and even remarked on how consistent and reliable their sound
was. As soon as we received these rave
reviews, we told our manufacturer to put the caps into full production, and so
were born the Mojotone Dijon Capacitors; faithful recreations of the famous film
and foil Philips Mullard Mustard Caps.
Our Dijon caps are
film and foil type capacitors who undergo the same manufacturing and inspection
process as the original mustard caps.
Upon dissecting one of our Dijon caps, we found neatly wrapped alternating
layers of plastic dielectric material and metal foil. These materials were the same thickness and
wrapped around one another perfectly for a smooth and clean construction with
the same quality of sound. We are not
out to say that our Dijon caps are any better than mustard caps, or that they
are any better than the other reproductions that can be found on the market; we
are simply saying, that with such a high quality of build and an accessible
price point, we believe they are at
least worth trying. Many manufacturers
now rely on our Dijon caps in their circuits and swear by them the same way
they swear by the original mustard caps.
We promise that once you try them, you’ll come back for more.