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Stratmanx

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May 19th, 2017 09:21 AM        

Going to change out the pickups in an Epi Dot, and seeing as how in order to change the pickups, you've gotta pull the wiring harness, it just makes sense to put the plug in connectors on the end of the pickup leads and then one from the connector to the pots. <br /> <br /> Where can I find these connectors ?<br /> <br /> Thanks !<br />



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May 19th, 2017 10:20 AM        

I've considered this many times but have yet to find a suitable connector. Optimally you'd want a connector that is universally common so that in the next 20 years you'd be able to get replacements and you could equip other guitars with the same. I get all enthusiastic about this for about a week or two and then I lose interest only to return to this again months later. Mouser sells the 1/8" earphone style jacks both male and female for cables if that is what you'd want.



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May 19th, 2017 11:14 AM        

I seem to recall Peegoo recommending battery connectors used for RC cars/planes as a good option.



Stratmanx

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May 19th, 2017 12:09 PM        

That might do it, I was thinking of something like that. <br /> <br /> I've got a hobby shop down the street, so will make a stop there and see what they have.<br />



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May 19th, 2017 02:15 PM        

Molex wire-to-wire interconnects but you can also just use those cheap plastic terminal blocks where you just screw down the wires. They work a treat.



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May 19th, 2017 03:00 PM        

Yep. Mini servo/power connectors, available at hobby shops. The best are the ones designed for mini helicopters.



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May 19th, 2017 03:17 PM        

And right down the street from me they exist !<br /> <br /> I'll be picking up a few tomorrow !<br /> <br />



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May 19th, 2017 03:17 PM        

And right down the street from me they exist !<br /> <br /> I'll be picking up a few tomorrow !<br /> <br />



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May 20th, 2017 07:58 AM        

I was thinking that the bullet style connectors would work nicely because they are sealed and insulated at their connections and would be less prone to shorting out.



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May 21st, 2017 08:53 AM        

The ones I like for this are called JST connectors. If you buy a 6" JST extension, it has a male end and a female end. Clip it in the middle and splice the halves into your circuit.



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May 21st, 2017 08:54 AM        

This pic



Stratmanx

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May 21st, 2017 10:47 AM        

Geno, those were the ones I was thinking of, but then the hobby shop / RC thing got rolling around in my headbone thru the week.<br /> <br /> I thought why not have something a bit more substantial and yet not bulky, so that was the criteria when I eyeballed these:<br /> <br /> Horizon Hobby, 16 awg silicone insulation and very flexible and the keyed connector is smooth and has got a notch on connect and reconnect as well as a solid connection.<br /> <br /> They are about $5.95 each. Buy two and cut them in half and you have the components to be a 335 Quick Change Artist !<br /> <br /> I might just have to write up a sticky about using these when one decides to undergo the semi-hollow daemon...<br /> <br />



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May 21st, 2017 03:52 PM        

That will work!



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