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Lace Alumitone Deathbucker Pickup
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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.

Lace Alumitone Deathbucker Pickup Features:

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


Lace Alumitone Deathbucker Pickup Specifications:

  • DC Resistance: 2.5k ohms
    Peak frequency: 2343 Hz
    Inductance: 3.0 henries


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  • Best metal pickup ever!!!!!

    As reviewed by JOSEPH CLINE _ on 7/22/2013

    I have tried nearly every off the shelf pickup for metal in the last 10 years. This is my new favorite. I slapped this pup in my Jackson Ps3-t (Basically an RR3 made in 93) and it brings a wall of sound incomparable to anything I've ever heard. To my ears its as if you took the mid range crunch of EMGs, the screaming squeals and harmonics of the Dimebucker, and the sustain of a Dimarzio!! Not to mention these are super quiet and are the most feedback resistant pickups I've played. Chord definition is amazing too. No joke, these will be the only pickups I will buy from now on!

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  • Suitable for any style

    As reviewed by Jared Beaman on 3/22/2013

    After looking at many demos and reading about them, I figured I wouldn't truly understand the extent of this pickup until I had run it through my set up. I only had enough money to buy one for my bridge, but it blends perfectly well with my EMG-HZ. Eventually I'm sure to replace that with another Deathbucker, or alumitone. The cleans are super crisp, and respond well to any effect you throw at them. You won't be let down. As for overdrive and distortions, I would describe the sound as a high quality, well mixed, guitar quality. Because of which, this leaves very little room for error in rhythm because there is no hint of cloudiness, even with high gain. It looks great in my Jackson, and seems to be pretty solid. I've had it in for a day now, and due to my desire to put my bridge pickup ridiculously close to the strings, the very edge of it has slightly lost the black coating. It's only been one day and that's happened. Quite irritating, but when I noticed, I lowered it enough to be out of string's reach, and the tone was not effected by the lowering, so I'm content. It feels great to play on, and responds to every whim, and any style I tried. I don't recommend this if you are going to play on a small/cheaper amp. It's overbearingly strong, and weak amps can not contain it. Hard rock, heavy metal, metal, punk, reggae, ska, jazz, funk, fusion, progressive rock, post rock. Don't let the name "Deathbucker" trick you into thinking it's only for the heavier of genres. It's suitable for any style.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • Top of the line upgrade

    As reviewed by THOMAS SAHL on 10/15/2013

    I researched this pickup, extensively. I decided to throw one into my Squier fat stratocaster. The sound quality is nothing short of amazing! It rivals and surpasses ANY active pickup for gain, punch, articulation and clarity (within a chord.)I wired it with a push/pull pot for splitting to single coil. It gives me a nice, vintage strat sound with absolute silence! No 60Hz hum at all! I would recommend this pickup to anyone who plays, blues, rock, metal. You will be satisfied, to say the least! \m/

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