Connection from Piezo to Preamp

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  1. Bandihoop

    Bandihoop TDPRI Member

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    Hi, I have a Cort acoustic guitar with a CE304T preamp. The preamp has died and I was able to get a replacement from Cort. Unfortunately as you can see in the photo below the piezo was directly soldered to the original preamp (green) where as the replacement one (blue) has some kind of connector. Is anyone familiar with this connection type? I'll need to get a male connector to wire the piezo to.

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    Marked up the photo for clarity. 20200529_123627.jpg
     
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    It looks like a 3.5mm socket like a headphone jack... But cAnt be certain. You would just have to terminate the peizo with the appropriate 3.5mm (if that's what it is) connector.

    I would contact Cort for confirmation, they may even send you a connector... Maybe they do this now to facilitate easier assembly, service and the ability to swap pickups?
     
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    Thanks mortron. I'll reach out to Cort. I just check and my 3.5mm headphone jack doesn't fit it. But maybe it's a smaller version (2.5mm?).
     
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    My preamp has a 2.5mm jack. I don't know how much that helps you though.
     
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    It is probably 2.5mm. There are several after market piezo elements that you can get that have these types of connectors.

    One thing...you might find some Shadow ones....I *think* they do this. They may not be compatible, however, because of their impedance.

    There should be plenty of generic ones.

    Hope this helps.

    [also....you could actually clip the piezo from your old unit, solder it into a 2.5mm plug and use that]
     
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