I'm attempting to troubleshoot an old guitar amp and this component appears to be blown out.
Can someone here help me identify this component?
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The capacitor (50uF/6.4V aluminum electrolytic) looks a lot like a Philips part except for the beige sealant on the left (positive) end (they stopped making that kind of component decades ago, I believe Vishay picked up the line or was spun off). Maybe a long life version or one made by another company. The use of a comma rather than a period as the radix point most likely indicates European design.
You need to put the replacement in the same polarity as the original was or bad things will happen. The negative side is the one with the black ring. Hopefully you made note of that (e.g. by taking a photo) before hacking the part out.
Looks like a rather old 6.4µF 50V capacitor.
You can replace it with a modern one of same voltage rating (higher voltage rating can't hurt though) and same capacitance value. 50µF is uncommon, but you can use 47µF. These electrolytic caps have rather wide tolerances (like 20%) so the 50µF isn't that accurate anyway.
You can use axial leads (same as yours) or radial leads if it fits. Most caps have radial leads these days, so the radial equivalent will be easier to find.
Note the capacitor is polarized. "+" is the end which has been squeezed, "-" is the end with the black stripe. On radial caps the "-" is labeled "-". You need to install it with proper polarity.
This value (50uF, 6 V) is available on mouser... This is the link... http://www.shorturl.at/bnry2
I would suggest testing the old capacitor before changing it to see if its still functional. The acoustics may change upon introducing a new one.