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Lace Sensor-Red Pickup

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The Sensor Red - World Class Tone. Lace has built these world famous patented pickups since 1985. Used exclusively by Fender until 1996, these pickup...Click To Read More About This Product


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The Sensor Red - World Class Tone. Lace has built these world famous patented pickups since 1985. Used exclusively by Fender until 1996, these pickups have the same specifications with the same great tone. Red Lace Sensor pickups are designed to duplicate an early Fender single coil pickup.
Crisp top end and bell-like tone, the Lace Sensor Red utilizes the latest technology to provide excellent tone for today's players.

The Lace Sensor Red single coil pickup has a unique radiant Field Barrier system that surrounds both the coil and magnets, reducing annoying 60-cycle hum. The patented Lace Micro Combs replace traditional bobbins, yielding a wider tonal range and better string balance than traditional pickups.

Unlike ordinary pickups, it generates 36 separate magnetic "sensing" fields that, in the areas where they contact the string, "read" the strings' vibration. (Regular pickups for the bridge position only generate anywhere from 4 to 12 fields).

The Lace Sensor Red guitar pickup also has Radiant Field Barriers: metal slides that frame the inner core of the Sensors and perform two functions. The first is to shield the Sensor from the outside noise and 60-cycle hum. The second is to produce broader, yet more concentrated, umbrellas of sensing field than standard magnetic pickups.

Less Noise, More Harmonics
As compared to standard guitar pickups, the Lace pickup reads a greater physical area of the string, while picking up less outside interference. This makes the signal-to-noise ratio nothing short of phenomenal for a single coil system. Also, a wider range of harmonic content is read by the Sensor, delivering a more complex tonal response.

Increased Sustain, Truer Pitch
Since it operates so efficiently, Lace Sensors can utilize much lower energy magnets than ordinary pickups, and this in turn brings about a whole new realm of properties. In regular pickups, the magnetic fields are so strong they physically dampen, or drag on, the strings' vibration, reducing sustain and actually changing the pitch. But in the Lace Sensor Red, string dampening is virtually nonexistent. This means your sustain is increased dramatically while the string holds its true pitch for the duration of the note.

Lace includes a three-inch mini data CD that includes all its latest wiring diagrams in color along with Lace's most current pickup and guitar catalogs. Also includes a warranty card and other useful information regarding Lace Music Products.

  • Includes 3" mini data CD with color wiring diagrams
  • Postion: bridge
  • Resistance: 14.5k
  • Peack Frequency: 1850
  • Inductance: 8.12 henries

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LaceSensor-Red Pickup

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


*THE* pickup I've always wanted

By Mike-o78jM

from Anchorage, AK

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Comments about Lace Sensor-Red Pickup:

I just replaced my Fender Hot Noiseless pickups with the Lace Sensor Red in the bridge position of my FMT Strat, and I couldn't be happier.I've used stock Fender pickups, Seymour-Duncan SH-6 and Hot Rails pickups and Fender Hot Noiseless pickups, and none of them compare to the Lace Sensor Red. This is *exactly* the tone I was always looking for -- mild enough to clean up nicely but hot enough to get a good crunch when playing Industrial or metal, thin enough to still sound like a Strat but meaty enough to still crunch when palm muting.If you want a good, hot pickup that still sounds balanced with your neck and middle pickup, this is it. I can't say enough good things about the Lace Sensor -- it's just that good.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Know what you're getting.

By honeyiscool

from San Diego

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Comments about Lace Sensor-Red Pickup:

I gave this pickup 5 stars because it does exactly what it says it will do and is unparalleled at doing that. It gives you the Lace Sensor sound with in high output, single coil fashion. Keep in mind, compared to a bucker, this is more like medium output. It doesn't make your Strat sound like a Strat, but Lace never claimed it would. I don't like this pickup much in a guitar as I don't care for the sound and the deadened, compressed attack. However, I love this pickup on the Bronco/Musicmaster Bass, where all the tonal qualities that make me not like it as a guitar pickup make it shine as a bass pickup.Lastly, I love the form factor. It will fit in all kinds of single coil routes, from Strat to EMG to reverse slant (as in Fender Mustang). I don't know why more Strat pickups aren't in this form factor.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Just Get It!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Lace Sensor-Red Pickup:

I purchased this pickup because I wanted to beef up my 88' Strat Plus. My guitar came with a lace sensor gold in all positions. These pickups already sounded great, but I wanted a thicker and fuller sound out my bridge pickup. I got this pickup in about 3 days and installed it myself. The diagram you recieve is a little crappy, but you can go to their web site and get a better one. When I first played through it all I could say was "WOW". I'm very pleased with the sound I can get out of it. The sustain will last for days and you get a full, fat sound, even when palm muting. It doesn't have the same fullness of a humbucker, but it is an incredible improvement. It has a some extra noise, but it is minor compared to the normal 60 cycle hum. If you want a thick strat sound look no further.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


great pick-up

By hot flaming death

from college station, TX

Comments about Lace Sensor-Red Pickup:

Does what it says, gives a hot humbucking sound in a single coil package. Solid clean tone with planty of headroom, also sounds great with heavy distortion.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Starting to like it...


from Earth

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Comments about Lace Sensor-Red Pickup:

I have to be honest, I really didn't like it at first but once I got my amp (old tube amp) pushed it really started to bloom. This is NOT going to sound like a strat, more along the lines of a humbucker with an EMGish twist. If you are running a solid state amp I wouldn't suggest it but if you are using tubes and like to crank to get some natural overdrive than this is key.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Sweet Sweet Candy

By StratBuilder

from Winchester, VA

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Comments about Lace Sensor-Red Pickup:

I put this baby in my franken-strat because I just wasn't getting the output from the set of pickups that came in the guitar when I bought it. I liked this baby so much that I put another in the middle and a blue in the neck. Frankly, I was totally suprised by the clarity of this pickup. It can go from Malmsteen to Dream Theater to Pink Floyd. I've been playing through an outdated Korg AX1000G processer into a Fender Frontman 15W cabled to a Marshall 4X12 cabinet. If you want a searing solo, put the volume and tone on 10. If you want to roll off the volume and tone a little, it cleans up pretty nicely even with heavy distortion. I've never had any problems with this pickup, and would definitely replace it if something were ever to happen.


I love Lace pickups.

By Grandpa Joe

from North Aurora, illinois

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    Comments about Lace Sensor-Red Pickup:

    I have been using Lace Sensor pickups since 2004. I love those pickups because they are pretty quiet. I don't have to deal with that annoying 60 cycle hum which usually drives me nuts. I had to replace my Lace Sensor Red pickup which was in the bridge position. For some reason, it just stopped working while I was on stage doing a gig. Why it died on me, I'm not quite sure. I can't complain. I got 12 years out of that pickup. I love the tone from that Lace Sensor Red pickup. It's like having a mini humbucker in the bridge position.

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