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Lace Sensor - the Gold Sensor - The Classic Fender Lace Sensors that went in the classic Strats and Teles.

Lace Sensor - Electric Guitar Pickup - Gold Sensor

Electric Guitar Pickups

The Sensor Gold™ - World Class Tone. We have built these world famous patented guitar pickups since 1985. Used exclusively by Fender® until 1996 in many Fender Guitar models including Stratocasters, Telecasters and Tele Plus Fender Guitars.

The entire Sensor Pickup line is available directly through Lace Music Pickups. The Sensor pickups have the same specifications with the same great tone. Gold Lace Sensors are designed to duplicate an early Fender® single coil pickup. Crisp top end and bell-like tone, the Lace Sensor Gold™ utilizes the latest technology to provide excellent tone for today's guitar players.

The Lace Sensor® family 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 pickups.

Lace Sensor Pickups

Unlike ordinary electric guitar pickups that read string vibration from 6 magnetic poles, Lace Sensors generate 36 separate magnetic "sensing" fields which, in the areas where they contact the string, "read" the strings' vibration. (Regular guitar pickups only generate anywhere from 4 to 12 fields).

Lace Sensors also have Radiant Field Barriers: metal slides which frame the inner core of the Sensor Pickup and perform two functions. The first is to shield the Sensor from the outside noise and 60 cycle hum. The second is to produce a broader, yet more concentrated umbrella of a sensing field than that of standard magnetic pickups.

Less Noise, More Harmonics

As compared to standard pickups, Lace Sensors read 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 Pickup, delivering a more complex tonal response.

Increased Sustain, Truer Pitch

Since they operate so efficiently, Lace Sensors can utilize the much lower energy magnets than ordinary electric pickups, and this in turn bring 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 Lace Sensors, 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.

String Clearance Measurements for Fender Lace Guitar Pickups

ADJUSTMENT TIP: For optimum tone and output from our Sensors, we recommend adjusting the height to .170" from string to pickup, or approx. the height of 2 dimes and a nickel. (REMEMBER string thickness applies to height - use bottom of string closest to pickup for measurement.)

Gold Sensor Electric Guitar Pickup - Black and Gold Pictured - Gold Sensor Pickup Silver Sensor for Electric Guitar - Mint and Silver pictured - Silver Lace Sensor

Lace Sensor Gold: A classic 50's Style single coil sound with a classy bell tone.

  • Position: neck, mid, bridge
  • Resistance: 5.8k
  • Peak Frequency: 3600
  • Inductance: 2.4 henries
  • Music Styles: Vintage Rock, Blues, Country, and R&B, Funk
  • Think: Clapton, Beck

Lace Sensor Silver: A fat 70's single coil sound with increased output and more mid-range.

  • Position: neck, mid
  • Resistance: 7.1k
  • Peak Frequency: 3000
  • Inductance: 3.38 henries
  • Music Styles: Vintage & Classic Rock, Blues, and Pop
  • Think: Pumpkins, Breeders, James Burton
Light Blue Sensor Electric Guitar Pickup - pictured in white - Lace Light Blue Sensor. Burgundy Sensor Electric Pickup - pictured in white - the Lace Burgundy Sensor.

Lace Sensor Light Blue: Warm, punchy, Jazz Blues neck pickup, or thicker, middle and bridge tone

  • Position: neck, mid, bridge
  • Resistance: 8.0k
  • Peak Frequency: 2984
  • Inductance: 8.0 henries
  • Music Styles: Rock, Blues
  • Think: Ritenour, Carlton

Lace Sensor Burgundy: Recommended as Bridge pickup for slightly fatter tone.

  • Position: neck, mid, bridge
  • Resistance: 8.9k
  • Peak Frequency: 2700
  • Inductance: 4.44 henries
  • Music Styles: Rock, Blues, Fusion, Progressive
  • Think: Page, Gary Moore, Santana
Blue Sensor Electric Guitar Pickup - pictured in mint - The Lace Blue Sensor. Fender Lace Sensor Red is a favorite Lace Sensor and a best seller - The Red Sensor by Lace.

Lace Sensor Blue: Slightly increased output with the warmer 50's humbucking sound in a single coil configuration

  • Position: neck, bridge
  • Resistance: 12.8k
  • Peak Frequency: 2100
  • Inductance: 6.58 henries
  • Music Styles: Pop, Alternative, Rock, Blues, Agressive
  • Think: Jonny Greenwood, Pumpkins, Bloomfield, Cream

Lace Sensor Red: The hottest output of our Sensor Series. Perfect for the bridge position when fat, punch humbucking output is required.

  • Position: bridge
  • Resistance: 14.5k
  • Peak Frequency: 1850
  • Inductance: 8.12 henries
  • Music Styles: All Rock, Metal, Aggressive, Punk, and Pop
  • Think: Jonny Greenwood, Pumpkins, Husker Du, Breeders, Drips
Emerald Sensor Electric Guitar Pickup - pictured in black - The Lace Emerald Sensor. Purple Sensor Electric Pickup - pictured in white - The Lace Purple Sensor pickup.

Lace Sensor Emerald: That Texas-inspired tone without the noise! All you want for that style of music!

  • Position: neck, mid
  • Resistance: 5.7k
  • Peak Frequency: 3450
  • Inductance: 2.7 henries
  • Music Styles: Boogie, Blues, Rock, Country, Jazz
  • Think: SRV, Billy Gibbons a la Tres Hombres, David Grissom

Lace Sensor Purple: Hot over-wound single coil tone, between a Burgundy and Blue Sensor. Designed for bridge or a P-90-type tone in the neck.

  • Position: neck/bridge
  • Resistance: 10.5k
  • Peak Frequency: 2400
  • Inductance: 5.8 henries
  • Music Styles: All Rock, Blues, R&B, Funk and Pop
  • Think: Blackmore, Hendrix, Ron Wood, McKnight
The Lace Sensor compared to other 6 magnet old style pickups - The Sensor Pickups amplify more of the strings tone with out magnetic drag.

Pickup Sets also available:

Sensor Gold Electric Guitar Pickup Sets - Lace Sensors are available in a set of 3 Gold Sensors or get them individually.

Sensor Gold Pickups Pack, 3 pickup set S-S-S includes 3 Gold Sensors (Shown in Black) (Video Below)

Sensor Plus Pack, 3 pickup set S-S-S includes 1 Blue Sensor, 1 Silver Sensor, and 1 Red Sensor (Video below)

Sensor Rainbow Pack, 3 pickup set S-S-S includes 1 Emerald Sensor, 1 RWRP Silver Sensor, and 1 Purple Sensor (Video below)

Lace Sensor Gold Pickups - 3 Set - With Moderate Distortion

Lace Sensor Gold Pickups - 3 Set - Clean Sound

Sensor Plus Pack - Blue - Silver - Red

Sensor Rainbow Pack - Emerald - Silver - Purple with Distortion

Sensor Rainbow Pack - Emerald - Silver - Purple - Clean

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