View Full Version : Lace Sensor Light Blue opinions
05-16-2010, 03:42 PM
So I've now determined the LS Burgendy in my Strat has picked up it's last note. I now need a replacement, and I actually really like the Lace sound, as I'm primarily a humbucker player and like the thickness they add. I was looking into getting another burgendy, but I was wondering if anyone had compared it to the light blue model. The description on Lace's site maintains that it is a fat sounding bridge pickup, just wondering if anyone could elaborate on it a little more. If all else fails, I can always go back to the burgendy, but if the light blue would be a decent match for the two silvers in the other positions, I think i would give it a shot. Thanks in advance for all opinions!
05-17-2010, 07:24 AM
05-17-2010, 12:30 PM
One more time bump!
05-17-2010, 04:48 PM
Sorry I can't answer your question about the light blue, but I can say this - in my Strat I'm using silver/neck, gold/middle, blue/bridge (regular blue, not light blue). I had a red in the bridge for a while but found it too harsh and edgy for my taste. I switched to blue and really like it a lot. It's almost as high output as the red, but is much warmer and fatter sounding. I wouldn't say it sounds just like a humbucker, but more like a cross between a single coil and a humbucker.
Have you considered a single coil sized humbucker like a Duncan Little 59? I have one in my Tele Thinline and it sounds great.
05-19-2010, 12:29 PM
Thanks brother! Is the Blue a huge jump in output from the silver? I'm not necessarily looking for high output, just a bridge strat pickup that doesn't sound anemic and thin. I haven't tried a single sized humbucker in this particular guitar, I do want a single coil sound, just a little fatter. My favorite strat players are along the lines of Gilmour, Audley Freed, Blackmore, etc, and i've just never been able to get the fat tone they do with typical strat pickups. Thanks again for the advice on the blue!
05-19-2010, 03:48 PM
Thanks brother! Is the Blue a huge jump in output from the silver? I'm not necessarily looking for high output, just a bridge strat pickup that doesn't sound anemic and thin. I haven't tried a single sized humbucker in this particular guitar, I do want a single coil sound, just a little fatter.
The blue is not a huge jump from the silver - I believe they rate in output from lowest to highest: gold>silver>blue>red. From what you are describing, it sounds like it might give you the sound you are looking for. However, tone is pretty subjective, so I can't say for sure. But I've been very pleased with the blue in the bridge. Of course there are other factors as well, such as amp, effects, etc. that contribute to tone. By the way, Gilmour is one of my favorites too.
When I put the Duncan Little 59 in my Tele I installed it with a push-pull for series/parallel switching, so I can get a brighter sound when I want it. But even in series, it is not as fat as a full sized humbucker, although it really screams on high gain leads.
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