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  1. Hillsy

    Hillsy Strat-Talk Member

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    Does anyone find that these pick ups are difficult to control in volume ? I have gold lace sensor pick ups which i just cant seem to gel with.

    I find myself playing very lightly even with the volume of my amp very low and not being able to control the volume as they are so responsive and loud. As opposed to Texas special pick ups for example which i tend to play harder and are not as overpowering.
     
  2. Tim S

    Tim S Strat-O-Master

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    Have you tried lowering the sensors?
     
  3. Tone Deaf

    Tone Deaf Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    No
     
  4. Cerb

    Cerb Most Honored Senior Member

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    I have the exact opposite experience, they are much easier to control than the grey bottom pups in the other strat. Mine aren't gold though, they're blue, silver, silver.
     
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    Cerb Most Honored Senior Member

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    I'm not sure the pups are the reason, it may be the circuit and the TBX tone control.

    What's the resistnce of the pots you use?
     
  6. Hillsy

    Hillsy Strat-Talk Member

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    its all as factory, i leave the boost on 0 as i feel it compresses the sound when turned up.
     
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    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

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    No problems here. Been using Lace golds for 23 years on my #1.
     
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  8. Hillsy

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    Yes but they only seem to go to a certain point and no further. i leave the boost at 0 as i feel it compresses the sound when turned up. Maybe i'm avoiding the inevitable fact that i don't actually prefer the sound of the lace sensors......
     
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    What model is this? a Clapton?? If so to get it to sound like a normal Strat you should have the volume set to about 6, the TBX tone to 5, and the boost to 0.....if you turn up the volume too much, they become more touch sensitive.....
     
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    Mine are great. No issues.
     
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    No issues on mine.
     
  13. Ace38

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    There's your answer. Although if that roller nut is factory its not a Clapton and has no boost unless someones put one in it.

    Edit: Unless the neck was changed on an EC body, I guess thats possible as well.
     
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    AngelDeVille Strat-O-Master

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    Check your pot and cap values.

    The only ones I ever had trouble with were when I was told in the 90’s I needed 1meg pots. 250k pots and .022uf cap are where to start.

    I very much like the tbx in my 93 plus.

    Gold/gold/gold/tbx
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    Red/silver/blue/kill switch
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    I even have them in my 89 Charvel..

    Red/silver/blue/kill switch

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    ido1957 Senior Stratmaster

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    No issues on my 96 EC with Gold LSs. The volume is equal to my 78 and all 3 Golds put out the same volume. (That's with boost at zero).
     
  16. Hillsy

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    The volume is equal over the three pick ups, its mainly when i use the boost control the sound compresses and gets slightly muddy to my ear. I think this is normal and just not my preferred sound. I also find that when the main volume control goes past 6-7 it becomes over powering and hard to get a good sound.

    This is a Clapton artist series and hasn't had any mods since new.
     
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    I have a set of Hot Golds in my Surf Green American Deluxe.....The neck pup was indeed much lower in volume than the others, but I realized the difference in height. Raised it up a few mm and it is now balanced with the rest.

    Bliss to my ears.

    Lace isn't for all, as with any pup out there. You aren't gonna hurt my feelings swapping your out as I didn't hurt anyone's swapping out my N3's. Do what ya gotta do man! :)
     
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    When the boost goes up, the tone has to go up too to compensate....you need to put the tone on full on 10 if your boost is over 5.......
     
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    I usually only turn up the boost to around 3 or 4. If I go above that I dial up the TBX to add back treble.
     
  20. spikypaddy

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    I've got Lace Sensors and the EC boost setup fitted on my MIM Deluxe. I find that yes, they are very touch sensitive pickups, but that's a good thing to me - it makes the guitar very expressive to play. The mid-boost will make the guitar louder, though - it is a boost, after all. I rarely move the TBX from the centre position, I find it thins the sound out too much for me on the whole. I tend to use the mid-boost as a lead or gain boost or to fatten the sound up to nail a humbucker tone.
     
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