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FDP Forum / The 'Pup' Tent / Hotter pickups- using Gold Lace Sensor



Sep 20th, 2015 06:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I remember seeing a thread about this in the past, but can't find it- as shown, I have Gold Lace Sensors and would like to find something that sounds close, but hotter. What seems to be the go-to for this- Hot Noiseless, some kind of signature model, Duncans, DiMarzio...? I don't like screaming highs- when I was looking for a Strat, I tried a Strat Plus Super (IIRC) with the photo-flame top and was set up HSS, using all of the Lace Sensors. The sound literally hurt my ears and I hate writing 'literally' because of it's blatant over-use but it's true. Still using the '58 Bassman and like a good, crisp sound but not like the Blue or Silver Lace Sensors.


Mick Reid
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Sep 21st, 2015 06:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm sure there will be a ton of recommendations (at least as many as there are opinions) but if you're interested in staying Lace, I can recommend the following combination:
Burgundy - Bridge 8.9k
Silver (or Hot Silver) - Middle 7.1k
Light Blue - Neck 8.0k

Now I know you specifically said "but not like the Blue or Silver Lace Sensors" however let me point out that my suggestion is a Silver in the middle only and a *Light* Blue not a "Blue" there's a HUGE difference between those two.

The Light Blue is an excellent neck pickup that's warm and punchy and has a nice woody tone associated with the neck position. I tried a regular Blue there and hated it. I found it too dark and lacking character.

Having the Silver in the middle works really nicely with the neck & bridge in the 2 & 4 positions. It gives good "quack" used in the middle. The quack is a little different than vintage single coil tone, but it's still really good IMO. I've tried Silvers in ALL positions and only really like it best in the middle.

The Burgundy is just a GREAT bridge pickup. (again, IMO) It has nice top end without being ice picky or too spiky and has fat round bottom to it as well.

I'll probably get flogged for saying this but, I recently put a set of Hot Golds in a Strat and I just couldn't get on with them. Ended up pulling them and selling them for the combination I've put forth to you.

Well, that's one opinion/recommendation, we'll what comes next!

(This message was last edited by Mick Reid at 08:47 AM, Sep 21st, 2015)

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