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chivesmcpoe
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#81
Hey guys, was looking to stick new pups in my LTD super strat. It currently just has EMG-designed humbuckers.
a) I know this is an obvious question but just how much of a difference will upgrading from these humbuckers make?
b) I was considering a deathbucker in the bridge and a nitro-hemi in the neck. I'm just curious as to which is a heavier bridge pickup, the deathbucker or another nitro-hemi in the bridge?

Thanks!
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nick@lacemusic
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Join date: Jun 2013
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#82
@chivesmcpoe - Thanks for your interest in Lace! The Deathbucker when compared to an EMG is going to be much more articulate and clear, and will have an almost chime to the B and high E string. The Nitro Hemi is going to be very big in the neck and add a lot of mid range and more control over the bass response in your amp, but its going to sound very smooth. If you wanna hear these pickups maxed out Matt Pike runs a custom version on youtube for his signature "Dirty Hesher." Overall you're going to boost the range of your EQ and once these two have their respective "sweet spots" you'll be quite pleased. If you're looking for more boom and less articulation i would go with the Nitro Hemi in the Bridge as well and if you want more heavy scooped tone but still our sensor style maybe even a Drop and Gain, thats our go-to in comparison to the EMG 81. Are the EMG's you're replacing active or passive?
chivesmcpoe
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Join date: Dec 2008
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#83
Quote by nick@lacemusic
@chivesmcpoe - Thanks for your interest in Lace! The Deathbucker when compared to an EMG is going to be much more articulate and clear, and will have an almost chime to the B and high E string. The Nitro Hemi is going to be very big in the neck and add a lot of mid range and more control over the bass response in your amp, but its going to sound very smooth. If you wanna hear these pickups maxed out Matt Pike runs a custom version on youtube for his signature "Dirty Hesher." Overall you're going to boost the range of your EQ and once these two have their respective "sweet spots" you'll be quite pleased. If you're looking for more boom and less articulation i would go with the Nitro Hemi in the Bridge as well and if you want more heavy scooped tone but still our sensor style maybe even a Drop and Gain, thats our go-to in comparison to the EMG 81. Are the EMG's you're replacing active or passive?


They're passive, bottom of the line EMGs.
The guitar body is a through-neck and made of agathis so it's naturally pretty bright.
I messaged Lace customer support last night and got a reply saying the nitro-hemi in the neck will probably more powerful then the deathbucker in the bridge, which is not really what i'm after.
How does the drop and gain compare in the bridge to a nitro-hemi in standard tuning?
Thanks again!
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nick@lacemusic
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#84
Ah i think i know what you have. Right on sounds like an awesome guitar, it would be a bit of tinkering but you could get the same push but the tonal difference will be night and day from the DB to a Nitro Hemi. The Drop and Gain is going to give you a flat powerful tone thats easy to work and mix with, and its got a naturally mid-scooped tone compared to a Nitro Hemi. The Nitro Hemi is a monster of midrange, so a lot of people like to pair the Drop and Gain bridge with a Hemi neck. I personally like the "Lifer," its a Drop and Gain with more chime on the high end paired with a Hesher. The chrome covers are different logos but the tone is worth it! Both are great for standard tuning, a Drop and Gain pushes about 24k bridge and 12 neck, while a Nitro Hemi is 19k bridge and 15k neck so output changes slightly. They'll both be wicked quiet and responsive so the lightest touch makes sound and stopping the notes stops the sound, its awesome.
YamiFrankc
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#85
Hey!

Anybody knows what happened with the lace custom shop that could let you buy pickups with transparent covers?
And more importantly... anybody knows if this site is legit? Lace direct
Sorry if my english is wrong .
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Last edited by YamiFrankc at Nov 29, 2013,
atomheart411
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#86
Okay, late to the party. Is thing on ? tap,tap, tap. I'm rebuilding a guitar and want to use some Alumitones. Liking the idea of two different kinds though, like maybe a P-90 and a Humbucker. Any suggestions as to best positions for each? Neck or bridge? Stylisticly I play all over the map but like the idea of high def pups.
Cathbard
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#87
Yeah, Nick. What does Lace have in the way of P90's? I saw the PS900 on the site. How does it compare to say a Seymour Duncan Hot P90. I play punk slide guitar through a SLO module in my RM100. I've got a Rio Grande Hirty Harry in one of my teles and a SD Hot P90 in my other. I only use the bridge pup. I'm probably gonna need another for something else at the end of the year. I have been looking at a BKP Supermassive 90 but keen to hear what else you have to offer.
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dannyalcatraz
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#88
I know they have the Aluma90s, but I bet they're more traditionally voiced than you're seeking.
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TheStig1214
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#89
2 Aluma 90s, actually. One, the "Riffain" a little hotter than the other. Then, yeah there's the PS900. I have no idea how they sound though. The Alumitone series all does sounds relatively similar. I imagine it would just sound like a super clear P90.
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Cathbard
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#90
Yeah, maybe. My sound is certainly not traditional, that's for sure.
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dannyalcatraz
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#91
Quote by TheStig1214
2 Aluma 90s, actually. One, the "Riffain" a little hotter than the other. Then, yeah there's the PS900. I have no idea how they sound though. The Alumitone series all does sounds relatively similar. I imagine it would just sound like a super clear P90.

Probably.

I remember the early selling points for the Alumitone series was their light weight and that the singlecoil size and HB size differed only in shape, not in tone. And that tone is clean.

But I also know that the Deathbuckers, at least, are differently voiced from the standard Alumitones: higher output while retaining the ability to clean up very well. So the Aluma90s will likely have one that sondes like a traditional P90, and if there is a second (I haven't looked), the other one probably is hotter...but still super clean.
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Cathbard
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#92
The Aluma P-90 Riffian does look intriguing.

http://www.lacemusic.com/Alumitone_Riffian.php

A little cheaper than the BKP. Well, I suppose pretty much everything is cheaper than BKP, aint it?
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