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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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lace sensor

has anyone used any of the lace sonsor pups?

i was thinking of modding my tele to take a red/red in the bridge

(to kinda make it in to a tele plus)

but one of my friends said that lace sensors were fragile and not very good.

i would have to buy 'blind' i.e, without trying them.

would i be able to get a decent clean and distorted tone out of a red/red combo?

i play in the style of: god speed you! black emperor, radiohead, sigur ros, explosions in the sky, pink floyd, but also play jazz a fair bit...so need something pretty versatile.

cheers

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Lace Sensors are not bad. I have 3 gold ones in my strat plus and they sound pretty good through my JSX combo.

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but one of my friends said that lace sensors were fragile and not very good.

Umm...try telling Clapton that lace sensors are no good.

They showed a concert on TV here the other night...Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon live (1994). Gilmour was playing lace sensors and they sounded sweet.

They may not be a shredders dream but they sound awesome if you ask me.
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Re: lace sensor

I got the red/red humbucker in the bridge on my fender custom shop. I installed it instead of the dimarzio it came with originaly. It's not a loud pickup but it has a lot of body and a sweet tone.
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Re: lace sensor

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Umm...try telling Clapton that lace sensors are no good.

They showed a concert on TV here the other night...Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon live (1994). Gilmour was playing lace sensors and they sounded sweet.

They may not be a shredders dream but they sound awesome if you ask me.
Gilmour plays EMG's AFAIK..

I have a red one and its a awesome strat pickup.
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post #6 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-20-2006, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: lace sensor

im very tempted!

Lefty Robb, does the red have a good clean tone?

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Re: lace sensor

i used 3 golds in an older MIJ strat. clapton sported these for a while in his sig strat. the golds are great for mellower, clean, jazz style.the golds arent that great for heavier, brutal music.i used it primarily for melodic mogwai, floyd, radiohead stuff. the reds have more gain with distortion as well as the blues. this is just MO, but i rate them like this:

gold-mellow, warm cleans, moderate gain, long sustain
blue-warm to bright cleans, moderate to high gain, long sustain
red- warm to bright cleans, high gain, long sustain
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post #8 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-21-2006, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: lace sensor

i think you can get a red/blue duality lace so that could be a good option...

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post #9 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-21-2006, 06:28 AM
 
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Re: lace sensor

Its a wonderful pickup on both clean and dirty. It has a unique tone somewhere between the EMG SA's and single coil Humbuckers, fat, punchy, high output yet still glassy and is the only pickup I ever used that completely morphs into a different beast with a tone knob. If your bored of regular strat coils and want to try something completely different, get a set of these.
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Re: lace sensor

I been a strat guy for a long time 15 years or so....I had the lace sensor fitted strat when they 1st came out... I hated them, especially for strat tone...


JMO, but I'd stay away from them...too many other good pickups out there...
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Re: lace sensor

Just to reiterate my point, I'd say try them, they're not that expensive and they sound pretty good.

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Gilmour plays EMG's AFAIK..

I have a red one and its a awesome strat pickup.

Are you sure? Folks on the pink floyd forum are saying that it was a lace sensor (in the red strat)....at that gig.
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Re: lace sensor

you know which lace sensor?

colourwise?

will the higher output pups be louder (as in, if i upgrade, and dont change my tele neck pup, will there be a noticable volume change if i flick between the standard neck and a lace sensor red bridge?)

thanks

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Re: lace sensor

the red does have a higher boost of gain compared to the gold.the blue is inbetween..
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Re: lace sensor

I have a "91" custom shop Strat loaded with them. Sounds just fine! But that depends on what you're looking for...... If you want that "buzzsaw" sound you won't like them. They are not a real "hot" wound pickup.

BTW..... at 18 you still don't know where you live???? What.... does your "mommy" still pin your name, address, and phone number to your shirt in case you get lost????
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