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OVERVIEW

Amplify your resonator guitar without the headaches.

The Ultra Slim Acoustic Sensor features an extremely low profile (.275" tall) for all resonator applications. Additional features include a high-quality cable with a Switchcraft brand 1/4" female jack. The jack also allows the player to have the USA Sensor permanently installed.

Featuring Duo-coil design, the Lace Ultra Slim allows resonator players to enjoy more balanced and quiet operation without the interference caused by higher profile guitar pickups. A non-marring adhesive tape keeps the USA sensor in place.

The USA Sensor will fit most resonator guitars on the market today.

Lace includes a 3" mini data CD that includes all its latest wiring diagrams in color along with Lace's most current pickup and guitar catalogs.

FEATURES
  • Extremely low profile
  • High-quality cable
  • Switchcraft 1/4" female jack
  • Duo-coil design
  • Balanced and quiet operating
  • Non-marring adhesive tape
  • Fits most resonator guitars

Put it in the cart and get ready to amplify your resonator guitar.

SPECIFICATIONS

Ultra Slim Acoustic Sensor

  • .275" tall
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LaceUltra Slim Acoustic Sensor
 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Good quality (8)
  • Functional (5)
  • Improves sound (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (6)
  • Back-up (4)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (5), Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great pickup

Great solution for any guitar that has little room between the body and the strings for a pickup. Super thin. Heavy and solid construction. I put it on a 1930's Cromwell (Gibson...Read complete review

Great solution for any guitar that has little room between the body and the strings for a pickup. Super thin. Heavy and solid construction. I put it on a 1930's Cromwell (Gibson mail order brand) archtop. It worked fine in the mid region between the neck and bridge. There's very little room between string and body on that guitar. Having the pickup in that mid region area on the body was annoying for me, though. I'm a fingerpicker, so I kept hitting the pickup with my finger picks. Was hoping for a neck region pickup. This is the thinnest pickup out there, so, I wound up biting the bullet and cut a whole out by the neck and slipped the pickup in there. Worked great. I wanted built-in volume and tone controls too, anyway. So I went ahead and wired those in also. At first I put the pickup in turned around (to where the label was on the bottom). It fit in better that way. I soon learned that these pickups are compensated. They're built to where the high E and B strings don't have as much output as the rest of the strings. That's so the wound strings can balance with the more active unwound steel strings. So I had to turn it back around and rethink the installation. These pickups are designed to be used with acoustic and/or electric strings. I found that phosphor bronze acoustic strings didn't have much output on the wound end. Nickel plated and pure nickel electric strings work great.

It's a true noise-free humbucker. Through a tube amp it sounds a lot like a P-90 to me. Super clean and clear sounding when run direct to the PA.

I bought this one from the return section. This is the second piece of equipment I've purchased through Musicians Friend's return section. Everything has worked out great with both. Just like buying new, from my experiences - a bit cheaper and no shipping charge.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's not slim enough!

I put it on my National Collegian single cone resonator, and the first string started to fret out after 7th fret. I don't play slide, so it's important for me to be able...Read complete review

I put it on my National Collegian single cone resonator, and the first string started to fret out after 7th fret. I don't play slide, so it's important for me to be able to fret anywhere. The string was hitting the pickup, which apparently is not slim enough as advertised. I can't return the pickup either, even though it would be easy to reapply a sticky tape I imagine. Still MF wouldn't accept it. Do NOT buy this pickup if you are finger-style player!

I won't comment on the tone, since it's non functional as it is.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great option for resonator's

By john jameson

from Portland

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Comments about Lace Ultra Slim Acoustic Sensor:

Just couldnt be happier. Picks up the natural tone of the instrument and makes playing even more exciting and pleasurable...I can hear everything!
I have a Dobro Hound Dog Deluxe Roundneck resonator and I wanted a littel more function ality out of it and wanted a quiet pickup. at the suggestion from a friend, I sprung for this product and can happily say That I am glad I did.

It VERY slim and is an easy install...sounds great
Good quality. Enough casble lead. Good stuff.
Worth every penny

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great pickup

By Boo Mullarky

from Madison, WI

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Lace Ultra Slim Acoustic Sensor:

    Great solution for any guitar that has little room between the body and the strings for a pickup. Super thin. Heavy and solid construction. I put it on a 1930's Cromwell (Gibson mail order brand) archtop. It worked fine in the mid region between the neck and bridge. There's very little room between string and body on that guitar. Having the pickup in that mid region area on the body was annoying for me, though. I'm a fingerpicker, so I kept hitting the pickup with my finger picks. Was hoping for a neck region pickup. This is the thinnest pickup out there, so, I wound up biting the bullet and cut a whole out by the neck and slipped the pickup in there. Worked great. I wanted built-in volume and tone controls too, anyway. So I went ahead and wired those in also. At first I put the pickup in turned around (to where the label was on the bottom). It fit in better that way. I soon learned that these pickups are compensated. They're built to where the high E and B strings don't have as much output as the rest of the strings. That's so the wound strings can balance with the more active unwound steel strings. So I had to turn it back around and rethink the installation. These pickups are designed to be used with acoustic and/or electric strings. I found that phosphor bronze acoustic strings didn't have much output on the wound end. Nickel plated and pure nickel electric strings work great.

    It's a true noise-free humbucker. Through a tube amp it sounds a lot like a P-90 to me. Super clean and clear sounding when run direct to the PA.

    I bought this one from the return section. This is the second piece of equipment I've purchased through Musicians Friend's return section. Everything has worked out great with both. Just like buying new, from my experiences - a bit cheaper and no shipping charge.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Lace Ultra Slim Resonator pickup...

    By Mr. Nashville Steel ( A U.S. Trademark )

    from New Berlin Wisconsin U.S.A.

    About Me Experienced

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • I Have Three Of These On
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing
      • Works Well With The Board

      Comments about Lace Ultra Slim Acoustic Sensor:

      I now have all of my resonator guitars equipped with this pick-up. I have no change in the tone of the guitars when they are dialed into the board or the amps that I use. Very highly recommended for anyone who wishes to amplify their guitar.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Tough and sporty sounding pick up

      By Slideboy

      from St. Andrews Manitoba

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about Lace Ultra Slim Acoustic Sensor:

        It worked great right out of the box. I will be installing it permanently on my Honey Dipper resonator. Sounds great through a vintage Fender amp. It imparts some of the tone of the guitar and some of it's own magnetic pick up sound and ends up with a pretty nice blend. Does not feed back easily. Not a purist's choice but a good pickup for electric blues.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Lace Sensor on resonator guitars...

        By Mr. Nashville Steel ( A U.S. Trademark )

        from New Berlin Wisconsin U.S.A.

        About Me Professional Musician

        See all my reviews

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to install
        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing
          • Radio
          • Studio
          • Television

          Comments about Lace Ultra Slim Acoustic Sensor:

          I heartily endorse this product for resonator guitar players . This is used in conjunction with the devise it goes through. Tune your instrument to the sound you want by striking the first or second high string and set the board to your liking. Then add any other sound enhancers you wish to use if any.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome pickup!

          By lonegigger

          from In a van down by the river.

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          Comments about Lace Ultra Slim Acoustic Sensor:

          This pickup makes my 1936 Harmony archtop sound like a hugely expensive 'jazz box' costing much more. The sound is even across all strings; I have it mounted near the end of the neck and it's just a great warm and mellow jazzy sounding pickup. Hat's off to the folks at Lace for coming up with this beauty.
          It does everything it's supposed to do and, very well. I was searching for a pickup to fit in a 1936 Harmony archtop with limited clearance between the strings and body and this one fit perfectly.
          Again a perfect ten. The build quality is flawless.
          I'd have paid more than the selling price given it's quality and sound.

           
          4.0

          Great for amplifying resonator guitars

          By Capt. Zap

          from CT

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about Lace Ultra Slim Acoustic Sensor:

            I'm using it on a square neck resonator guitar. Works great with a balanced output. A bit more electric sounding than acoustic but you can crank it without worrying about feedback. Kind of cheesy input jack setup... the cable has a loop in it near the jack and hangs off of the end pin. I wound up hard wiring it to a cabinet jack I installed. It would have been nice if they included some shims to install the pickup at an appropriate height. Otherwise, I'm pretty pleased with it.

             
            5.0

            Played my first gig with this pickup, SOINDS AMAZING!!

            By Storkfish1

            from Dry Ridge, Ky

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Lace Ultra Slim Acoustic Sensor:

                This pickup has added a who new dimension to my playing.

                 
                4.0

                Great inexpensive pickup

                By Mac

                from Central NH

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts

                  Comments about Lace Ultra Slim Acoustic Sensor:

                  These pickups are great for archtop acoustics and require no hole in the top, and are great for dobro.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  It's not slim enough!

                  By Jazz Owl

                  from New York

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                  • Not Functional

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Lace Ultra Slim Acoustic Sensor:

                    I put it on my National Collegian single cone resonator, and the first string started to fret out after 7th fret. I don't play slide, so it's important for me to be able to fret anywhere. The string was hitting the pickup, which apparently is not slim enough as advertised. I can't return the pickup either, even though it would be easy to reapply a sticky tape I imagine. Still MF wouldn't accept it. Do NOT buy this pickup if you are finger-style player!

                    I won't comment on the tone, since it's non functional as it is.

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