i am considering putting lace sensor pups in my strat, mostly to eliminate cycle 60 but also because my string alignment over the pole pieces is not great. my question is this: do lace sensors project the same shape magnetic field as single coil pole pieces? do lace s uses pole pieces or a single magnetic piece? basically, is proper sring alignment over the lace sensor as crucial as it is with regular single coils? ive never seen under a lace sensor pup's cover so im not sure what to expect.

They do have six poles yes, and on a Strat, the bridge pickup is usually the only one that really lines up, and the neck and middle pups don't tend to line up too well. Lace Sensors have a lot weaker magnets in them, meaning that the magnetic field is smaller, meaning less outside noise is picked up and meaning that sustain is also improved.
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