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Old May 17th, 2011, 07:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Considering changing to Lace Sensor Gold pickups

Hi, I am seiously considering replacing the staggered pickups in my 2001 American Series with a set of Lace Sensor Gold pickups. I read somewhere that it is beneficial to change to 1 Meg pots at the same time.
Should I change all three pots or just the audio pot?
My guitar has the Delta-tone configuration. I have yet to use it in any position other than '10'. Should I wire the bridge Lace into the Delta-tone or change to a plain 1 Meg tone pot? If I change the Delta-tone pot, should I also change the .022 uF capacitor to one of a greater value? If so, what value and what kind will give me the best results?
The Lace wiring diagram specifies 250K pots and a .022uF capacitor. Should I stick with their wiring diagram?
Essentially, I am installing those items from the Plus series that I think are worth having (locking tuners and Lace sensors). No luthiers or reputable repair techs in my area, so the needle bearing nut is out (too big for me to tackle).
Recommendations are most appreciated.

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Old May 17th, 2011, 02:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Stay with Lace's pot and cap recommendations.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 04:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks.
I decided to go with the Lace Sensor Red/Silver/Blue Plus Pack. I really love the clean sound of the Blue on neck!
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Stay with Lace's pot and cap recommendations.
I disagree. I've tried Lace's recommended 250k pots and 1M pots in the same guitar, and the 1M pots make the Lace's sound much more alive.

Here's my review of the process, documented in an old "Lace Sensor" thread:

http://www.strat-talk.com/forum/pick...tml#post329211

I wrote this after putting the 250k pots in:

http://www.strat-talk.com/forum/pick...tml#post338614
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+1 on the Gold Lace Sensors. Don't know about the specs. I have a tech do this work for me. Have them on two Strats. Love 'em. Noiseless and fantastic tone.
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Hi, I am seiously considering replacing the staggered pickups in my 2001 American Series with a set of Lace Sensor Gold pickups. I read somewhere that it is beneficial to change to 1 Meg pots at the same time.
Should I change all three pots or just the audio pot?
My guitar has the Delta-tone configuration. I have yet to use it in any position other than '10'. Should I wire the bridge Lace into the Delta-tone or change to a plain 1 Meg tone pot? If I change the Delta-tone pot, should I also change the .022 uF capacitor to one of a greater value? If so, what value and what kind will give me the best results?
The Lace wiring diagram specifies 250K pots and a .022uF capacitor. Should I stick with their wiring diagram?
Essentially, I am installing those items from the Plus series that I think are worth having (locking tuners and Lace sensors). No luthiers or reputable repair techs in my area, so the needle bearing nut is out (too big for me to tackle).
Recommendations are most appreciated.
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