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Gold Lace Sensor - A few Questions From a Noob

Discussion in 'Pickup Forum' started by FuzzFace90, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. Moopha

    Moopha Strat-O-Master

    571
    Jan 29, 2011
    Northern Caucasus
    In da club too:

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    Both of my guitars also equipped with Lace Sensors:
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  2. FuzzFace90

    FuzzFace90 Strat-Talk Member

    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.
     

  3. Moopha

    Moopha Strat-O-Master

    571
    Jan 29, 2011
    Northern Caucasus

    Yep, it installs easily, with a two-sided 3M tape:

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  4. SurfsUp

    SurfsUp Strat-O-Master

    611
    May 18, 2016
    C-Town, Ontario
    Awesome stuff!!!!
     

  5. FuzzFace90

    FuzzFace90 Strat-Talk Member

    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.
     

  6. SurfsUp

    SurfsUp Strat-O-Master

    611
    May 18, 2016
    C-Town, Ontario
    Hmmmm could they be the wrong screws?
     

  7. FuzzFace90

    FuzzFace90 Strat-Talk Member

    They are the screws that came with the guitar. Do Sensors require a different size?
     

  8. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 1, 2009
    My house.
    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.
     
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  9. T Bone Slort

    T Bone Slort "I have a cunning plan" Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    69
    Jan 7, 2014
    Gibsons British Columbia
    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.
     
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  10. FuzzFace90

    FuzzFace90 Strat-Talk Member

    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.
     
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  11. T Bone Slort

    T Bone Slort "I have a cunning plan" Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    69
    Jan 7, 2014
    Gibsons British Columbia
    Can you post a photo?
    Mine sit a bit loose, but the screws are flush on the pick guard.
     

  12. FuzzFace90

    FuzzFace90 Strat-Talk Member

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    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.
     

  13. Swampash

    Swampash Senior Stratmaster

    Jun 13, 2012
    Here
    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.
     

  14. T Bone Slort

    T Bone Slort "I have a cunning plan" Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    69
    Jan 7, 2014
    Gibsons British Columbia
    Look like the wrong screws to me.
    Here's mine.

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  15. SurfsUp

    SurfsUp Strat-O-Master

    611
    May 18, 2016
    C-Town, Ontario
    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
     
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  16. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 1, 2009
    My house.
    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.
     
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  17. FuzzFace90

    FuzzFace90 Strat-Talk Member

    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.
     

  18. FuzzFace90

    FuzzFace90 Strat-Talk Member

    Thanks for the tip!
     
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  19. FuzzFace90

    FuzzFace90 Strat-Talk Member

    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.
     
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  20. SurfsUp

    SurfsUp Strat-O-Master

    611
    May 18, 2016
    C-Town, Ontario
    Done & Done my friend!
     
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