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Evans Pickup 3-Pin Wiring connector?

Postby Platypus9 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:49 am

I have an Evans pickup that requires a 3-pin connector. Is this connector proprietary? Is it something I could find on an electronics site, or an auto-parts store? Is it the same as EMG connectors? Thanks

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Re: Evans Pickup 3-Pin Wiring connector?

Postby Music Wolf » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:26 am

Never heard of them but I found the following online (from 2010)

"Thanks for reply. I ended up e mailing Evans and they replied within an hour as follows. Seems like excellent folks there.

The pin next to the red dot is the output (hot). The pin next to it is only for support, no connection. The third pin is the ground connection. Because you have no harness just solder right to the pins (use heat sinks) OR you can probably find a connector that will work at an electronics shop."

From their dormant website;

http://www.synapticsystems.com/studios/evans/evansfaq.htm

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Re: Evans Pickup 3-Pin Wiring connector?

Postby Wonks » Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:36 am

As Music Wolf's info says, it really is best to solder a cable on. I've had a look into getting similar connectors to make up for a Gibson push-connector harness in order to swap out the pickups, and concluded it just wasn't worth it. Whilst I could buy just a few of the connector shells (min order 10 IIRC), the minimum quantity of pins was around 10k! And you'd still need the right crimp tool. Cheaper and easier to replace the whole harness.

So soldering on a cable and some heat shrink to cover up the joins would be my suggestion.
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Re: Evans Pickup 3-Pin Wiring connector?

Postby zenguitar » Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:14 am

Looks like standard 0.1" pitch connectors. Available from lots of hobby electronics suppliers.

Still far more than you need, but for under £10 inc postage you can get the shells and female crimp pins here...
https://www.hobbytronics.co.uk/cables-c ... -housing-3
https://www.hobbytronics.co.uk/cables-c ... -conn-pins

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Re: Evans Pickup 3-Pin Wiring connector?

Postby Platypus9 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:06 pm

Perfect, much appreciated all.
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