Broken capacitor, how much is it affecting the effect?

Johnny Danger

Senior Stratmaster
Aug 28, 2017
Denton, TX
So I recently picked up one of those vintage green things (TS10) and because they are expensive, I was inspecting the inside. It's a heavily gigged pedal and it looks like the only repair in its lifetime has been a replacement switch. However, upon more careful inspection, there is a broken ceramic capacitor (see photo) that looks to be a 1 microfarad value.

Honestly the pedal sounds fine. I could easily replace it, but it it's not making a large difference, it seems a shame to make any changes to the untouched board. What purpose does it serve and is it doing any harm running the pedal with it damaged?



Most Honored Senior Member
Jan 10, 2014

Looks like no metal bits are showing or damaged so it is likely working 'fine' as is.
Put some CA adhesive to seal the broken area though.