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Old 10-29-2014, 09:18 PM   #1
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do you think this is a good idea buying this?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fender-Lace...461913074&rt=nc

not sure about it because he said he can't test output. what do you think?
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:24 PM   #2
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If that's the sound you want, then yeah, they're good pickups. He said it works, so all he's talking about is that he can't read the dc resistance of the coil. If you want to know that, just google what they are. Pickups don't fail marginally unless the magnet starts to lose it's magnetism (which I have seen on shitty Ibanez pickups). If it works, it should be fine.
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:24 PM   #3
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Also, it says fender on it, none of the red lace pickups sold by lace say that on them. is it the same thing?
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:28 PM   #4
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Back in the 90s/00s Lace made stock pickups for Fender to put on guitars stock. It's off a Fender So yes, it's a legit lace Red. Is it made anymore? No, at least not with the Fender co-label.

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Old 10-29-2014, 09:28 PM   #5
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I don't know in that much detail. I'd say that it's simply been pulled out of a Fender.

You could always PM Nick for greater detail:
http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/nick%40lacemusic/
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:51 PM   #6
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okay, thanks. would i need any new pots, caps etc? also, my solder is 40% tin 60% lead acid core. is that ok?

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Old 10-29-2014, 09:53 PM   #7
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You solder is fine. Shouldn't need new pots. Lace Sensors for strat run 250K.
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:54 PM   #8
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would you consider there to be a noticable change in the sound/tone compared to a stock single coil pickup? im putting it in the bridge by the way
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:58 PM   #9
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Lace pickups are known for good clarity and I'm pretty sure the Sensors are noiseless as well. Maybe a bit of a fuller sound. I don't have much experience with the single coil tbh, just the humbucker Sensors and Alumitones.
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:07 PM   #10
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If you want a hotter pickup with low noise and good clarity, the red lace is a good choice.
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Old 10-29-2014, 11:44 PM   #11
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this is what happened. my dad said he has bought plenty of things on ebay before and he would help me place the bet on his tablet. there was thirty seconds left on the clock when he placed his bid. then when he presses the button it makes him log in again. since he was on his tablet plus the bad typing skills he ends up not being able to make the bid. this really sucks because that was the best deal i would ever really get on that pickup. i found another one for $50 dollars with free shipping on ebay. i only had $40. he said that he wouldn't give me $10 dollars to get it even after his mistake. he then starts brings up other random things in the past to try to to justify his answer. Ugh.

is a lace power sensor the same thing?
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Old 10-30-2014, 12:38 AM   #12
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do you have your muff yet?
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Old 10-30-2014, 12:54 AM   #13
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nope, the last two people i have contacted in the last year to have them build it both said they were going to build it, didnt respond, and then refunded the money after like 2/3 months. talk about bad luck.
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Old 10-30-2014, 12:55 AM   #14
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where are you located?
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Old 10-30-2014, 01:01 AM   #15
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where are you located?

Minnesota
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Old 10-30-2014, 01:03 AM   #16
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what's your budget for a v4 clone?
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Old 10-30-2014, 01:07 AM   #17
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i would of liked to have spent about $100 including shipping on one, but i could probably pay more if the deal was right, why?

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Old 10-30-2014, 01:14 AM   #18
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cheapest i can find from an established builder is $145 USD shipped. madebymike from the UK. http://www.madebymike.co.uk/icmuff.shtml
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Old 10-30-2014, 01:39 AM   #19
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cheapest i can find from an established builder is $145 USD shipped. madebymike from the UK. http://www.madebymike.co.uk/icmuff.shtml


I totally forgot about made by mike, thanks for finding him. Ill probably end up getting now
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Old 10-30-2014, 02:10 AM   #20
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I totally forgot about made by mike, thanks for finding him. Ill probably end up getting now

no worries. when you get your awesome fuzz and have more of an idea of what you want your sound to be, then start worrying about the 5 percent-ers such as pickups.
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