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Lace Alumitone Deathbucker Pickup Black 

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Overview
  • Pickguard Note: Alumitones require a rectangular cutout, simple modification is usually required.
  • 5-position switch
Description & Specs
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    $149.99
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    - $44.99
  • On Sale Today:
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  • Sale Price:
    $9450
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      Get aggressive with the Deathbucker.

      Using patented and patent pending Lace® “current driven” technology, the Deathbucker™ was designed for high output with a heavy metal drive. Extreme output with thunderous bottom end, yet crisp highs allow the player the most versatile of high output pickups. “This passive design yields active pickup performance with absolutely zero noise and no need for a battery” states Jeff Lace. “In split mode, the unique Alumitone design is dead quiet with full range” further stated Lace.

      Another Deathbucker advantage is there is no volume drop in split mode and working as a single coil; noise is virtually eliminated in comparison to standard old style humbucker designs.

      Deathbuckers are compatible with all guitars and other pickups. As an easy drop in replacement, the 4 conductor design needs only 250k pots. It is excellent for any playing situation from live to direct to board recording.

      Features
      • Pickguard Note: Alumitones require a rectangular cutout, simple modification is usually required.
      • 5-position switch

      A wild departure from conventional pickup technology. Deathbuckers are ready to ship. Order yours today!

       

      Alumitone Deathbucker Pickup Specifications:

      • DC Resistance: 2.5k ohms
      • Peak frequency: 2343 Hz
      • Inductance: 3.0 henries
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      LaceAlumitone Deathbucker Pickup
       
      4.8

      (based on 8 reviews)

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          3.0

          Coming from Duncan Blackouts AHB-1

          By Toner

          from Irvine, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear
          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • Lacking Compression
          • Lacking Tightness
          • Output

          Best Uses

            Comments about Lace Alumitone Deathbucker Pickup:

            I was excited to receive these pickups. I was playing EMG 81/85s for 14 years but there was always a lack of warmth in those. I have since switched all my guitars to Duncan Blackouts which are amazing. I had one 9v battery start to leak in a guitar (thanks duracell!) so I wanted to try something that would supposedly be similar.

            Wired as recommended, brand new Bourns 250k tapping pots (250k pots recommended). Their wiring diagram on the site is a 50% wiring diagram and LACE references another 3rd party site for diagrams which show (coil tapping) wiring different from theirs. I had to re-write the recommended 3rd party diagram with theirs to get it to work properly (come on guys.....)

            These pickups are lacking that overdrive push/output level. I have been playing both side-by-side over the past few days through the same 3 amps and same exact Schecter Custom XXX guitars.

            They just don't have that compressed "UMPH" that the blackouts have. They have a more MEDIUM output sound when compared to the blackouts.

            I am returning them unfortunately...

            They would probably be good if you are coming from vintage humbuckers and want a little more balls but if you are looking for the "tightness" and "compression" of actives you won't get it...

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Must for metal \m/

            By J

            from Pittsburgh

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Great Customer Service
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Metal
              • Practicing

              Comments about Lace Alumitone Deathbucker Pickup:

              Swapped out the stock EMG 60-81 pickups for these and I'm just blown away by how much of an upgrade the Deathbuckers are. I was expecting a slight increase in clarity, but these things absolutely mop the floor with the EMGs. Tight bass, smooth highs, great attack and response, NO mud (even in B standard). Also sound great split coiled.

              If you have active pickups or are thinking of going active, especially for metal guitar, look these up first.

              Also, a special nod to their customer service. Their website is a little hard to navigate for wiring diagrams, but their email and phone interaction is top notch. They happily answered all my questions and really helped me through my first time rewiring/pickup upgrade.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Unbelievable sounding pup

              By zakkfan-59vEQ

              from Northern Michigan

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              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

              • Installation

              Best Uses

              • Any

              Comments about Lace Alumitone Deathbucker Pickup:

              High output but extremely clean, full of bottom end and shimmering highs. Very balanced and nice tone, huge improvement over my stock ibanez pups. Wiring was a little tricky but this is a high quality piece and very versatile for all music. High gain is very tight but not overly compressed and clean tones ring out very nicely, goes everywhere in between.

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              (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Killer Tone

              Comments about Lace Alumitone Deathbucker Pickup:

              The first thing you notice right off the bat is the design. Its completely unique. I love how light weight it is and how easy it is to install. It is all about the TONE! Lace hit it right on the head when they said it was like HDTV for you guitar. You get extreme output with thunderous bottom end, yet crisp highs. I love my new Deathbuckers!

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              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Death(bucker) from above

              By frank watson

              from Savannah, GA

              Comments about Lace Alumitone Deathbucker Pickup:

              I am just blown away by the alumitone technology...its a total trip. the tone these things output is On a par if not better than Duncan or EMg or Dimarzio. Compare it to an SH-6 or an 81x. it wins hands down in IMHO. The only downside is that it takes some getting used to the lack of "GUTS" in the actual physical pickup assembly....you wll find yourself wondering how is this thing going to work or even sound good...but trust me its worth the risk because I got all the tone I need in this baby. Truly revolutionary
              good stuff. simple no-bones functional wonder. loved the look and the tone surprised me given that the design of the pickup is somewhat less than traditional. Lace is onto something here with this alumitone thing.
              Good looking solidly built little thing ...easy to install!
              I think for getting a piece of equipment that is like nothing else on the market this is a great value...the looks alone are worth it,

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              wow!

              By john jameson

              from Portland

              Comments about Lace Alumitone Deathbucker Pickup:

              want more deathbuckers please
              This is a pretty amazing pickup- changed my sound in my Ibanez RG1570. Really amazing definiton in all spectrums and the lows were so organic yet still solid. Good stuff Lace!
              Like nothing you have ever seen...I was at first like "where's the rest of it???" , but once you get past the seeming lack of materials and install it, its amazing. its got a great all aluminum construction that really makes them stand out.
              love love....great buy

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              (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Really stoked on these pickups

              By virginia fisher

              from Oklahoma City

              Comments about Lace Alumitone Deathbucker Pickup:

              I took a huuuuuuge chance on these pickups. Before I bought them I had never even seen these anywhere other than word of mouth. As far as features go, they are just humbuckers. Theres not really a lot else to say about that. However, They sound great. They are really sturdy as I've done small tours and beat the hell out of these pickups. As far as price goes, I would pick these over any EMG or Seymour anyday and dish out a few extra bucks. I put a pair of these in my Schecter Tempest Blackjack edition and couldnt be happier. They tend to push the low end a bit, but you can just roll that off on the amps EQ. The thing that really excites me about these things is the fact that the notes cut through even if your on your high gain setting or clean setting. They clean up realllly well and have a really good, thick, creamy tone. All in all, Im really happy about this purchase and will be swapping out my other guitars with lace products.

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              (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              These things are unreal!

              By Demanicbass

              from Phoenix, AZ

              Comments about Lace Alumitone Deathbucker Pickup:

              I just recently installed a pair of Lace Deathbuckers in my Epiphone reissue '58 Korina Explorer. What a tremendous difference! The stock pickups were not bad, but seemed to lack sparkle. The neck pickup had a tendency to loose clarity in the upper register. Not any more! I have never heard such a clear powerful tone out of a passive pickup. The clean sound they provide almost sounds like a high dollar acoustic. Run them with a high gain metal setup, like I tend to, and they sound simmilar to EMG's, but louder and with no loss of definition. The difference being, no routing of the body to hold a battery and pre-amp board. I love these things, especialy for the price. They cover all the bases, from Metal to Jazz.

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