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Lace Sensor Emerald/RW Silver/Purple Prewired Guitar Pickguard
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      Lace Sensor Emerald/RW Silver/Purple Prewired Guitar Pickguard (482417)
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Less noise, more harmonics, more sustain.

This Lace prewired pickguard includes Sensor Emerald, Sensor Reverse Wound Silver, and Sensor Purple electric guitar pickups.

The Sensor Emerald: Lace has built these pickups since 1985. Used exclusively by Fender until 1996, Emerald pickups have the same specifications with the same great tone. Emerald Lace Sensor pickups have that Texas-inspired tone without the noise! It's everything you want to play with the snap and bite of great southern rock sound.

The Sensor Silver: Silver Lace Sensor pickups are designed to duplicate an early Fender single coil pickup. With its reverse winding, this pickup does even more to keep any hum at bay.

The Sensor Purple: Purple Lace Sensor pickups have hot overwound single coil tone, between a Burgundy and Blue Sensor. It is designed for the bridge or a P-90-type tone in the neck.

Crisp top end and bell-like tone, the Lace Sensor Purple utilizes the latest technology to provide excellent tone for today's players.

The Lace Sensor Purple guitar 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.

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 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 use 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, 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 warranty card and other useful information regarding Lace Music Products.



Lace Sensor Emerald/RW Silver/Purple Prewired Guitar Pickguard Specifications:

  • Sensor Emerald
    Position: neck/mid
    Resistance: 5.7k
    Peak Frequency: 3450
    Inductance: 2.7 henries

    Sensor Reverse Wound Silver
    Postion: neck, mid
    Resistance: 7.1k
    Peack Frequency: 3000
    Inductance: 3.38 henries

    Sensor Purple
    Position: neck/bridge
    Resistance: 10.5k
    Peak Frequency: 2400
    Inductance: 5.8 henries


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    As reviewed by A Player on 11/22/2009

    I bought a NAFTA Strat a few years ago as contrasting voice for recording -- I generally play a Telecaster with Barden pickups. When it came time to drop a V-8 under the Strat's hood, I chose this Emerald/Silver/Purple Lace combination. I wanted a versatile instrument at the end of the day. The standard of manufacture is admirable -- solid, neat connections, heat-shrink wrappings throughout, good pots. The sensors run dead quiet until called upon. Then they are very responsive. The increased efficiency of the field means there's none of the slight single-pole dropout on bent notes as a string passes from one magnet's influence to the next. You can solo confidently on any pickup. The in-between settings are also very very nice. The only caveat here is that the purple is not as spectacularly hot as one might expect. The emerald and silver sensors are really well-considered. But the purple, which should announce itself like Patton's Third Army, just delivers pretty much of the same. Overall these pickups are a vast improvement upon stock, turning a rather nice Mexican guitar into an eye-opener.

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