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Discussion in 'Pickup Forum' started by FuzzFace90, Aug 21, 2017.
In da club too:
Both of my guitars also equipped with Lace Sensors:
Very cool. Did you add the Roland system yourself? My 70s style strat is the same shade of white as the one on the left. It might be a little longer until I get my pickups. I live in East Texas and the pickups are parked at the main USPS distribution center in North Houston. With what they're going through I can gladly wait. Hopefully they'll start drying out soon and recovery can begin.
Yep, it installs easily, with a two-sided 3M tape:
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Hey guys, just an update I found a set of old gold lace sensors and had them put in by my local tech. They look great and sound good although I will tweak them a little. I have one question; the pickup screws are a little high and loose and the pickups are a little loose. How can I fix this? Do I need to replace the old screw mounting tubes? Thanks.
Hmmmm could they be the wrong screws?
They are the screws that came with the guitar. Do Sensors require a different size?
I love my lace sensors except, the high e string is weak sounding. Have not been able to fix this. Lots of height adjustments etc.
I use 9s. It might just not be magnetic enough, mass and all.
I had the same problem as I use 9's as well.
I started using Ernie Ball Slinky Cobalt's, now the high e sounds stronger.
These strings are quite expensive but worth it imho.
Interesting point you bring up about mass. I use 9s as well I will have to play around with adjusting them. First and foremost I need to get the pickups secure they are driving me nuts. But other than that so far so good.
Can you post a photo?
Mine sit a bit loose, but the screws are flush on the pick guard.
As you can see the screws don't sit flush with the pickguard. This is in playing position. The pickups move forward quite a bit when in playing position. I've adjusted the pickups up and down but the screws stay loose. The only thing I can think to do is get some more tubing for mounting. This guitar has had a couple of pickup changes so those mouting tubes have been through a bit.
Two of the best tones I've ever had were a partsocaster with Gold Laces and the Clapton boost, and a different partsocaster with Hot Golds.
Look like the wrong screws to me.
The above button-head screws are correct. The flat head screws you have won't sit flush, because they are beveled and need a recess to fit into.
I'm wondering if your pickups aren't even due to maybe the wires pushing up onto the bottom from below? Just an idea.
Either way, simple fix a & tone heaven
Just a general observation; your neck pup should typically be set lower than the bridge. Its a balance thing. The bridge "could" be raised but, it might become too strident, inwhich case you would lower the neck instead. It may feel as if you lose the power of the neck pup but, its just a volume thing really. Louder often seems to sound better when compared to quieter. Shoot for balance first and then get used to the compromise.
Update: I think longer tube mountings will work to get the screws flush. Also, they wired in the five-way switch wrong so I'll have to take it back. It's a mess, the tone on the first tone knob has no treble from 7-10.
Thanks for the tip!
Does anyone know what size and type screws like the one T Bone Slort pictured above are?
EDIT: I think I found some I believe they are part# GS-0007-005. Can someone confirm this? Thanks.
Done & Done my friend!