Electromatic pickup connector

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

  1. Jdwguitars

    Jdwguitars Newbie

    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

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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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

    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

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


    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

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

    Skydog Gretschie

    Dec 19, 2014
    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

    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
    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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