Electromatic pickup connector

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by Jdwguitars, Apr 12, 2021.

  1. Jdwguitars

    Jdwguitars Newbie

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    Apr 12, 2021
    White plains NY
    Hello, does anyone know where to get the pickup connectors that Gretsch uses on their Electromatic model guitars?
     

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  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome @Jdwguitars or should I say neighbor , I'm in Rockland County just over the TZ Bridge . Maybe give a call to StreetSounds in Brooklyn
     
  3. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    I have seen it asked a number of times. My recollection is that someone found ones they thought were the same but only in large bulk quantities.

    I suspect your search will not bring about a satisfactory answer.

    I hope I’m wrong, it happened once :D

    Oh ya, welcome
     
  4. DougWheeler74

    DougWheeler74 Gretschie

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    Jul 10, 2019
    NE Wisconsin, US
    Welcome! A search on 'connector' or 'pickup connector' here may kick up a solution for you. It seems to be an elusive subject.
     
  5. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

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    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    The answer you seek is in post #12 of this link:

    https://letstalkguild.com/ltg/index.php?threads/ns-guitar-pickup-connectors.207049/post-1945007

    The part number is SMH250-02 for the female section, and SMP250-02 for the male section.
    Manufactured by YeonHo Electronics in South Korea.

    That's just the plastic connectors-- the pins & terminals are separate-- YST025 for the female terminal, and SMT025 for the male pin.

    They certainly don't make it easy- you have to buy in bulk... IF you can find them stateside, good luck.
     
  6. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Just solder and be done with it. More secure and a better connection.
     
  7. Skydog

    Skydog Gretschie

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    Dec 19, 2014
    Indiana
    I don't have any plans to replace the blacktrons in y 5420, but if I do, it's nice to know there's a ready market for those connectors!
     
  8. SAguitar

    SAguitar Synchromatic

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    Jan 17, 2020
    Jack Plate, Oregon
    Heck, I've using those old wire and solder joints for decades without a problem, but then I'm not trying to crank out hundreds of guitars a day and trying to make a profit doing it.
     
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  9. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Country Gent

    Feb 17, 2020
    Albuquerque
    It was such a simple question...

    I look at it as the connectors are to make initial assembly easier and to aid any tech later.

    But I don't plan to switch pickups often and learned as a technician that connectors are never as secure as a good solder joint.
    I'll cut the connectors off and I've heard they get good return on ebay.
     
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