Lace Sensor Red Single Coil Pickup

Lace Sensor Red

The Lace Sensor Red is the only single coil pickup on this list, but it still has plenty of surprises. It’s the hottest output electric guitar pickup available in the Sensor Pickups line, offering your amp plenty of juice to turn into overdrive. The Lace Sensor pickups have a unique radiant Field Barrier system which is metal slides that frame the inner core of the coil and the magnets, thus getting rid of unwanted noise and hum.

The patented Lace Micro Combs system replaces traditional bobbins, creating a wider tonal range and better string balance than traditional pickups. Standard electric guitar pickups sense string vibrations using six magnetic posts that create four to 12 magnetic fields. The Lace Sensor Red generates 36 separate magnetic fields that can pick up even the slightest nuances in your playing and transmit them to your amplifier.

The Lace Sensor Red also reads a greater physical area of the string than standard pickups, so a wider range of harmonic content can be realized. Lace Sensors utilize much lower energy magnets than ordinary pickups, and this leads to a more open tone with increased sustain. These pickups were used exclusively by Fender until 1996 and since then they have continued their legacy of high quality and great sound.

Ed Malaker Our resident electronics wizard came by his skills honestly — first as an apprentice in his father’s repair shop, later as a working musician and (most recently) as a sound designer for film. His passion for guitar led him to Humbucker Soup, where he continues to decode the wonders of wiring and the vicissitudes of voltage. Ed has never taken his guitar to a shop — he already knows how to fix it.