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Less noise, more harmonics, more sustain.
The Lace Sensor Silver is a reverse-wound single coil electric guitar pickup for world class sound. Lace has built these patented pickups since 1985. Used exclusively by Fender until 1996, Silver reverse-wound pickups have the same specifications with the same great tone. Silver Lace Sensor pickups are designed to duplicate an early Fender single-coil pickup.
Crisp top end and bell-like tone, the Lace Sensor Silver pickup utilizes the latest technology to provide excellent tone for today's electric guitar players.
The Lace Sensor Silver 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 guitar pickups. With its reverse-winding, this pickup does even more to keep any hum at bay.
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 only generate anywhere from 4 to 12 fields).
The Lace Sensor Silver 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 pickups, it 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 guitar 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 Silver, 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.
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Comments about Lace Sensor Silver Reverse Wound Single Coil Pickup:
Ordered one of these from MF and it came in the usual red LACE box, though the sticker on the back of the package was larger than the usual LACE sticker on my other LACE pickup boxes. But the printed sticker said "Reverse Wound," so I had no reason to presume anything was wrong. Well, I got around to installing it into the middle position of a standard Strat about 6 months later, and there was no hum cancellation in positions 2 and 4 (as in other guitars I've had configured with a reverse-wound pup). Turns out there was nothing wrong with the connections--everything looked good. Then I went deeper and looked into the SKU printed on the back of the pickup. The SKU matched my Silver regular-wound pup (ending in -81), NOT the reverse-wound model (which I later learned should end in -793 or something). Basically, MF sold me the same thing I already had, then refused to take it back. So, long story short--if you're looking for a reverse-wound, this ain't it. It's just a regular Silver. At least that's what they sold me.
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