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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:03 pm 
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I have a client who loves the low Z pickups in his Les Paul Recording and L-5 solidbody for their definition, clarity, and range of tones. He wants to put some low Z pickups in a couple of his archtop electrics, but hates EMG's. I suggested Lace Sensors - they are not low Z, but have the tone profile and performance he craves without batteries.

Anyone have an idea?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:05 pm 
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Here are some ridiculous ideas:
Find some original Gibson pickups (good luck). Maybe Les Paul's estate has some (hah hah) Call some extreme guitar guys like Gruhns. Put an ad in the vintage guitar magazine.
Find a broken original Gibson guitar, buy it and take the pickups.
Buy an original Gibson, take the pickups, put in regular pickups and sell it at a huge loss.
Talk to someone like Seymour Duncan and see if he is up to the challenge of making copies of the Gibson pickup.
Try to gently talk him into playing some guitars with Lace Sensors. See if he agrees with you.
Sorry for the low quality of these ideas.....


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:40 pm 
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He has a Strat with Lace Sensors. Problem is, he hates the shape and feel of the Strat.

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Have you tried calling Dimarzio or SD to see if they can spin something up? They both will make custom pickups to custom specs. Not sure of the $$$$ though.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:31 am 
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Have you tried calling Dimarzio or SD to see if they can spin something up? They both will make custom pickups to custom specs. Not sure of the $$$$ though.


Did I mention he's cheap?

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I really like Lace Alumitones.

And Cycfi offers very high quality passive and active versions of their Low Z designs.


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And Cycfi offers very high quality passive and active versions of their Low Z designs.


Never heard of this brand - a glance at their website looks very promising!
Thanks - I'll be sure to let my client know about them.
I see their inspiration was the Les Paul Recording....

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