Can someone school me on Lace Alumitone pickups?



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Re: Can someone school me on Lace Alumitone pickups?

Postby goroth » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:43 pm

Regular alumitones are super quiet sounding. I mean, low output.

I’d try the deathbuckers for sure.
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Re: Can someone school me on Lace Alumitone pickups?

Postby Benn Roe » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:58 pm

I've definitely heard other people say that too. It's weird they market them as a medium-high output option.
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Re: Can someone school me on Lace Alumitone pickups?

Postby ibarakishi » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:08 am

i can't speak for the regular ones. but i have a deathbucker in the bridge, and its pretty loud. pushes dirt really well, which is what i like to use it for a lot
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Re: Can someone school me on Lace Alumitone pickups?

Postby repoman » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:14 am

bennroe wrote:I've definitely heard other people say that too. It's weird they market them as a medium-high output option.


They operate differently than traditional copper winding pickups so they have more output relatively to resistance measurement. Not sure how much though, I agree they are still very low output. They measure 3.4k, I think they are comparable to more like 7k copper wound, which is still really low.
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Re: Can someone school me on Lace Alumitone pickups?

Postby Benn Roe » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:50 am

Yeah, I get that it's a different scale. It's just weird they market all Alumitones as relatively high output (on their site the regular Alumitone buckers are rated 7.2 out of 10 on the Heat-O-Meter™; with deathbuckers at 8.8) when so many people feel like they're comparatively low output. I'm gonna go with deathbuckers and hope for the best...
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Re: Can someone school me on Lace Alumitone pickups?

Postby goroth » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:02 pm

I'd say they were lower output than my Nelson single coils... and they aren't hot.
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Re: Can someone school me on Lace Alumitone pickups?

Postby Bon Hoga » Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:09 pm

Just raise them a bit if you think the output is low.
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Re: Can someone school me on Lace Alumitone pickups?

Postby goroth » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:35 am

I had a hard time balancing the bass and the treble and the output.
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Still, I'm glad I tried em. I could imagine for some rigs they could be rad. Ryan from Dr Sci gets a sick metal tone out of his, and my setup is really similar to his setup, but I just couldn't get em to do what I wanted.

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Would almost consider keeping them for the looks alone...
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Re: Can someone school me on Lace Alumitone pickups?

Postby Disarm D'arcy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:16 pm

Yes! I’ll let you know what I think of them in a while, after I et to play them in different settings.
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Re: Can someone school me on Lace Alumitone pickups?

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:02 am

goroth wrote:I'd say they were lower output than my Nelson single coils... and they aren't hot.

My Nelson pickups are loud. Is your amp weird :erm:
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Re: Can someone school me on Lace Alumitone pickups?

Postby goroth » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:07 pm

I dunno. But my other guitars have a Lundgren M6 humbucker, Dimarzio Tone Zone humbucker, Duncan Distortion.
So maybe my frame of reference is screwy.
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Re: Can someone school me on Lace Alumitone pickups?

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:56 am

Yeah I suppose I'm using all single coils so maybe they're only hot in comparison to that.
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Re: Can someone school me on Lace Alumitone pickups?

Postby Disarm D'arcy » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:56 pm

I've played the Alumitones I got from Goroth a bit now and in a few different setups and I will say that to me, they're best described as a modern take on the Fender WRHB. These definitely have a low output for humbucers and have a very single coil-ish feel with an extended range, as these sound really awesome with a guitar tuned lower (DADGAD in my case).
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Re: Can someone school me on Lace Alumitone pickups?

Postby huggernaut » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:12 pm

Anyone ever try the alumitone bass pickups? Curious what they would sound like in my J.
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Re: Can someone school me on Lace Alumitone pickups?

Postby Bon Hoga » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:56 pm

huggernaut wrote:Curious what they would sound like in my J.


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