The Lace 04901 Drop and Gain Humbucker neck pickup provides the ultimate in drop "D" tuning or for full articulation and punch in regular tuning. The is the industry's first pickup that has been designed specifically for drop tunings and ultra high gain rock music. The Drop and Gain is a totally redesigned pickup that helps solve the common complaints of muddy and mushy tones and loss of single note articulation when using drop tuning in a high-gain setup.
This neck pickup will give you that big, fat, over wound humbucking sound. It is one killer neck pickup. Not used solely for "Drop and Gain" work. Also used in baritone guitars and with standard tunings. They work well for all types of musical styles.
The Drop and Gain pickup uses slightly less magnetic pull than stock vintage pups - this helps prevent the excessive loose string vibration (caused by the Drop Tuning) from overdriving the signal. The coils are also mismatched, so one coil drives the pup hard and the other coil pulls out the necessary articulation. Lace Music's unique patented sensor design allows them to mismatch their coils without losing the hum-cancelling effect. This can only be slightly altered in a standard humbucker or the hum canceling effects will be lost.
Lace pickups sensors are single coil with very little hum, so when they combine them in a humbucker pickup, they can greatly increase its dynamic range without adding noise, thus making the Lace "Drop and Gain" pickup unique in design, tone and functionality.