terminal blocks

Does anyone have any recommendations for terminal blocks, barrier strips or things like that for wiring up guitars? I've used europe style ones before, but they're a bit chunky which makes things a bit cramped (think 8mm pitch is the smallest, and also the bodies are quite large). All the smaller r/c or PCB header ones seem to come in one half screw, one half PCB types, I suppose the pots could be directly soldered and use the screw terminal side for the pickups, but any alternatives out there? (Or just use the same side for all connections?)
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  • rauldukeraulduke Frets: 54
    I've looked before and it's difficult to find small spacing terminal strip.

    I imagine that's due to it predominantly being used for domestic electrical wiring etc.

    Farnell/Rapid might be worth a crack (minimum order value etc. will be applicable though).
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  • imaloneimalone Frets: 736
    Thought that might be the case, might try butchering one of the small r/c ones. Didn't get far with farnell.
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  • rauldukeraulduke Frets: 54
    Yeah just had a quick look on rapid and the smallest I could find was 8mm.
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  • FX_MunkeeFX_Munkee Frets: 2017
    Anybody tried the Wago stuff linky ?
    I've got it bookmarked for a go next time I'm doing a pickguard, just life keeps getting in the way.
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  • goldtopgoldtop Frets: 893
    That Wago stuff looks good, but seems a bit big for putting into a guitar's control cavity?

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  • FX_MunkeeFX_Munkee Frets: 2017
    26mm x 20mm x 15mm sounds pretty small to me.
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  • imaloneimalone Frets: 736
    I guess you'd be more likely to use the 2 pole one, ~ 20mm x 14mm x 11mm. I'd guess a single connection 8mm pitch eurostyle barrier would be about 18 x 17 x (<16) (last number because you could cut out the spacers, might be able to get down to 10mm).
    So a bit more compact, I also found it was the edges on the eurostyle stuff that caused problems, making it a bit more difficult to pack them in. Fitting one connection in is fine, once you get to two tapped pickups or three singles though you have 6 of them to get in there and it depends how much space is available. Would have to check what pitch I used last time though.
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  • goldtopgoldtop Frets: 893
    FX_Munkee said:
    26mm x 20mm x 15mm sounds pretty small to me.
    As the OP says, you'd have to add several of them. Each one is about the size of a chunk of chocolate. (hmmm.... chocolate...)

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