I own a 1985 Japanese Fender Strat and want to put new pickups in it. The ones in it now are average quality but very loud with "white noise". I want something that will eliminate that background noise. I play all styles of music but mainly more odern sounding genres and sub-genres of rock, so I want something a little hotter than a typical single coil pickup. I was thinking about getting Lace pickups because they seem to fit what I'm looking for. Has anyone played or owned a guitar with Lace pickups and if so, what colour did you get? How did you like them? Also, any other ideas or suggestions you may have would be appreciated.
Get your guitar sheilded. Buy some sheilding tape, cover yoru cavities and the back of yoru pickguard with it, and ground it. That shoudl reduce the noise!