#2
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.
#3
Also, it says fender on it, none of the red lace pickups sold by lace say that on them. is it the same thing?
#4
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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#6
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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#8
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
#9
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.
#10
If you want a hotter pickup with low noise and good clarity, the red lace is a good choice.
#11
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?
#13
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.
#17
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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#20
Quote by 457undead
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.
#23
Quote by NakedInTheRain
cheapest i can find from an established builder is $145 USD shipped. madebymike from the UK. http://www.madebymike.co.uk/icmuff.shtml

I FOUND CHEAPER! HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY! http://shop.pedalparts.co.uk/1978_IC_Big_Muff_Pi_V45/p847124_9554376.aspx

it will cost 50 US dollars for just the parts but to have it prebuilt makes it cost $100. Would it be cheaper to just buy the parts and have someone else build it or just buy it complete?
#25
Quote by darkwolf291
Are you handy with a soldering iron at all?

i own one and some solder but i have no experience
#26
Quote by 457undead
I FOUND CHEAPER! HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY! http://shop.pedalparts.co.uk/1978_IC_Big_Muff_Pi_V45/p847124_9554376.aspx

it will cost 50 US dollars for just the parts but to have it prebuilt makes it cost $100. Would it be cheaper to just buy the parts and have someone else build it or just buy it complete?

if you get it premade, you'll be saving like 20 bucks at best after shipping. and i'm pretty sure you'll like the paintjob over the plain box.
#27
Quote by NakedInTheRain
if you get it premade, you'll be saving like 20 bucks at best after shipping. and i'm pretty sure you'll like the paintjob over the plain box.

i wonder if i could find someone to build it for me in my area for cheaper than $50? is that reasonable?
#28
don't bother dude. you've already been stuffed around. just order from someone who does this for a living and be done with it.
#29
on the Lace pups. the red is a high output pup and designed to give you more of a humbucker sound. the gold are low output designed to give you a 50s strat sound. they have a bunch in between so check the guide to see what might work for you.