Gold Lace Sensor question

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  1. gang twanger

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    I'm reinstalling the gold Lace Sensor bridge p/u that was originally mounted in my '88 Strat Plus. I've already soldered the two leads to the p/u selector and the back of the pot. But there is something I forgot about since I originally swapped p/u's. On the back of each of them, there is a solder point at each end with a wire connecting them. What is this for? I assume it's necessary.

    By the way, the wire's solder point had broken off at one end, and once I fixed it, all those great, quacky Strat tones I'd been missing for so long had suddenly come back. (I had initially been thinking that it was just that I was getting sick of the Lace Sensors, or that they had become old and stale and had just lost their mojo after twenty years)
     
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    Bumpetty bump-bump. Bump?
     
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    Anybody? Banana Man is gettin' mighty lonely.
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    Sorry I don't know what the wire is for, but yes the Lace Sensors do have that quack in spades. I have an old Strat Plus and I don;t remember what I did with those pickups or why I changed them. Little Feat is one of my favorite bands ever and both Fred Tackett and Paul Barrere use lace sensor strats. Fine tones and great players.
     
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    It's one of those things that's been bothering me since I originally swapped out the gold bridge LS for a red one. I'm thinking that maybe it's some kind of grounding wire or something. The Lace Sensors have some weird hum-cancelling stacked single coil design that I totally don't understand, but I love the way they sound. I have no clue what the wire is for, but I know that once I fixed it my guitar sounded great again
     
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    Strat Plus wiring diagrams are available on Fender's support site and there's a nice colour version on the Lace site...

    http://lacemusic.com/wiring/pdf/1.pdf

    IIRC the green leads are a separate screen wire for the shielding on the sensor.
     
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    Hey, I'm sorry I can't help you, but I do have a question for you.
    Why are you putting the Gold Lace Sensor back in your bridge?
    I ask because I play an 88 Strat and I never used the bridge pup because I thought it sounded so thin. I thought about putting in a red but eventually just decided to replace all the pups with Custom Shop Fat 50s and I'm very glad I did.
    I'm just wondering what sound you're going for that the golds might give you that the reds could not.
     

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