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Lace Sensor Emerald Single Coil Electric Guitar Pickup Black

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The Lace Sensor Emerald is a single coil guitar pickup that delivers crisp top end and bell-like tone without noise. Built by Lace since 1985, the Sensor pickup was used exclusively by Fender until 19... Read More

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The Lace Sensor Emerald is a single coil guitar pickup that delivers crisp top end and bell-like tone without noise. Built by Lace since 1985, the Sensor pickup was used exclusively by Fender until 1996. These Lace pickups have the same specifications with the same great tone. Emerald Lace Sensor pickups have that Texas-inspired tone without the noise associated with single coils. The Sensor Emerald pickup is everything you want to play with the snap and bite of great southern rock sound.

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

Unlike ordinary pickups, the Lace Emerald 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 Emerald 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 Emerald, 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.

  • Position: neck/mid
    Resistance: 5.7k
    Peak Frequency: 3450
    Inductance: 2.7 henries
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LaceSensor Emerald Single Coil Electric Guitar Pickup

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Great sound in the neck

By John K

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Lace Sensor Emerald Single Coil Electric Guitar Pickup:

I replaced the stock pickups(vintage noiseless) in my MIM strat(after six months)with Lace Sensor. For my personal taste, I found the output of the stock pickups to be "low output." After reading reviews, watching youtube videos and hemming and hawing about replacing the pickups(was it me, was it my amp...) I decided to replace the pickups with the Lace Sensor Emerald(neck), Silver(middle), Purple(bridge). I am so glad that I changed the pickups! The sound is amazing and alive. At low or high volume, they sound great. They say the Emerald is "Texas inspired." For me it just sounds great in the neck position. I found the pickup to be very quiet! I tend to play around with the hight of my pickups on my guitars, this is the first time that I have left a pick up at its factory height. I went with the black (red body/gold hardware) pickups and they look great. I am really pleased and feel that I have upgraded my guitar in looks and sound.

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Lace does it again

By R.J. Burks

from Cotati, California

Comments about Lace Sensor Emerald Single Coil Electric Guitar Pickup:

I've used Lace Sensors before and was impressed. So, when it was time to update the pickups on my 10 year old Fender Jag-Stang, I was excited to hear Lace had created a Sensor Emerald, which re-creates, without noise, the sound of Fender's Texas Special single-coil. And do that it does. The sound is down-right addictive and no noise. I use it in conjunction with a Seymour Duncan JB with coil-tap and it easily cleans up the sound of the JB and makes for a dynamic duo of sound. I rarely used the stock single-coil without the humbucker and now it's the other way around. It has the Stevie Ray Vaughn sound with a little added treble for clarity, clean sounds great and drive sounds good too. I highly endorse this pickup it's wonderful and I'm installing two more into a G&L S-500 "Strat" because of it.

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