Fender Lace Sensor Pickup Gold
Fender Lace Sensor Pickup Gold

Guitar Pickup

User Reviews: 4.84

All user reviews for the Fender Lace Sensor Pickup Gold

Average Score: 4.8 ( 4.8/5 based on 4 reviews )
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tjon901 07/29/2011

tjon901's review "Fender should put these in all their guitars."

4
The Lace Sensor was one of the first noiseless single coils out on the market. They first came out in the mid 80s and Fender was the only company allowed to use them until the mid 90s. Fender guitars from the top of the line all the way to the bottom used Lace Sensors and many Fender players from the ear swear by them up and down. Many famous players still use them nowadays. The Edge from U2 and Eric Clapton are some of the bigger ones. The Lace Senor is a truly modern single coil design. I love when guitar companies are willing to advance the design of their products to help improve them instead of pandering to traditionalists. The Lace Senor design was pretty ground breaking at the time when it came to single coils.  The Lace Sensor is a unique pickup because it has a special system that reduces the typical single coil noise. Lace calls it their radiant field barrier system. Lace states that their pickups generate 36 seperate magnetic sensing fields in which it can detect the string vibration. These fields are then heavily sheilded to reduce the noise that you typically associate with single coil pickups. Due to their unique design the Lace Sensors can pickup a greater physical area on the string. All while detecting less outside unwanted noise. Because the pickups are so efficient in picking up the string and not the noise the pickups can use less powerful magnets. Because the magnets are less powerful this reduces the string drag and string pull effect the pickups have on the strings. String drag is when the magnetic field of the pickup effects the string and causes the sustain of the string to decrease. String pull is when this magnetic field changes the pitch of the string. With the plastic covers on these pickups there is not any noise with the strings hitting the pole pieces either. These are truly modern single coil pickups. These Gold models have a typical single coil output of 5K. There are some super hot Lace Sensors that I would not recommend since they are so hot they have a very harsh sound. These Gold Lace Sensors are perfect. They really capture the single coil sound but do not give you the noise that you have probably gotten use to over the last 50 years. If you are looking for a set of Single coils that have the traditional single coils sound and output without the traditional noise these pickups have been the standard for noiseless single coils for 30 years.
brunnyblues 12/03/2014

brunnyblues's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " BEAUTIFUL TOP"

5
I tried a lot of micro, CS FAT 50, of Van Zandt Blues I found excellent but less accurate. When I installed my first set Lace Sensor Gold purchased in the US ... slap! I understood why Clapton used them so long. They are silent, the sound is crystal clear and they are very versatile.
So I installed the other combinations Lace on other Strat and I'm still hooked.
The Lace Sensor Gold are particularly excellent in neck and middle. In bridge or a Purple Red really bring a more interesting as more powerful and when you do not use too much this position is usually a good way to come.
Philou37 02/26/2007

Philou37's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
I use them for about 3 years on a super deluxe strat Mex Start with swamp ash body and neck mapple.
I love these sounds for their micro-crystalline and low noise.
Intermdiaires positions are fabulous.
Trs good microphones, which have nothing cold.
They keep a vintage spirit. They are also beautiful in crunch.
Only the micro acute convinces me not: I find it a bit garish.
But I always prfr microphones Telecaster to Stratocaster bridges.
I would do this choice.
jozegarage 04/24/2006

jozegarage's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
I use this set for 2 years.

I wanted to sound Clapton, he has long used a team of Start Lace Sensor Gold. I got exactly what I wanted, and crystalline sound trsdfini to its saturated blues / rock that is familiar. Many people are rsultat tonns of this set.

Jeff Beck uses the same microphone, but has replaced the bridge pickup (bridge) with a Lace Sensor humbucker produces when it is switched to double (humbucker) sound less than a typical strat quip e in single (SSS). "The attacks are less clear but" crystal clear "and the gain increases. The result is a humbucker type sound without sacrificing tonal palette typical of the SSS Start.
Indeed, it has added an inverter that allows the micro bridge run either single or double. The guitar is equipped with a passive-type TBX spell that gives excellent results with this set.

Over the past year, I quip deuxime Start with a Bill Lawrence L-280S and L290 (bridge) is DIFFERENT and poustouflant. Still, always looking for expriences, I replaced the bridge pickup L-290S with a Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates humbucker and it's really my splitable prfre combination. I'm not prs modify these choices, I think I finally got two guitars and trs trs diffrent complmentaires.

A life and death.