- Single Coil, Low-noise Design
- Resistance: 5.8k
- Peak Frequency: 3600
- Inductance: 2.4 henries
- Black Cover
Lace Sensor Gold: A classic 50's Style single coil sound with a classy bell.
The original Sensor Gold® pickup set the standard for World Class Tone. Lace Music has built these world famous patented pickups since 1985. These pickups were used exclusively by Fender® until 1996. The entire line of Lace Sensor pickups is now available directly through Lace Music Dealers.
The Lace Sensor pickups have the same specifications as the original, with the same great tone. Gold Lace Sensor are designed to duplicate an early Fender® single coil pickup. Crisp top end and bell-like tone, the Lace Sensor GoldTM utilizes the latest technology to provide excellent tone for today's 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.
Unlike ordinary pickups, Lace Sensors generate 36 separate magnetic "sensing" fields which, in the areas where they contact the string, "read" the strings vibration. (Regular 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 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, 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, 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 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 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.