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Lace Alumitone DEATHBUCKER High Output Humbucker Guitar Pickup GOLD  21094 07
Lace Alumitone DEATHBUCKER High Output Humbucker Guitar Pickup GOLD 21094 07
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Bass Fretless 5 String Flame Mahogany Wishbass Alumitone Humbucker Pickup
Bass Fretless 5 String Flame Mahogany Wishbass Alumitone Humbucker Pickup
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LACE ALUMITONE Single Coil Guitar Pickup GOLD 21056 07
LACE ALUMITONE Single Coil Guitar Pickup GOLD 21056 07
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Lace Alumitone DEATHBUCKER Humbucker Guitar Pickup CHROME  21094 06
Lace Alumitone DEATHBUCKER Humbucker Guitar Pickup CHROME 21094 06
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Lace Alumitone J Bass Bridge Pickup Chrome 21072 06 NEW
Lace Alumitone J Bass Bridge Pickup Chrome 21072 06 NEW
$112.00
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Lace 21056 Alumitone Single Coil Chrome NEW Auth Dealer
Lace 21056 Alumitone Single Coil Chrome NEW Auth Dealer
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Lace Alumitone ALUMA P Pickup for Precision Bass BLACK ANODIZED 21044 09
Lace Alumitone ALUMA P Pickup for Precision Bass BLACK ANODIZED 21044 09
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Lace Alumitone Split Coil Humbucking Pickup Satin
Lace Alumitone Split Coil Humbucking Pickup Satin
$89.99
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Lace 21094 Alumitone Deathbucker 54K Split coil pickup Black NEW Auth Dealer
Lace 21094 Alumitone Deathbucker 54K Split coil pickup Black NEW Auth Dealer
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Lace 21117 Alumitone DB7 Deathbucker 7 String pickup Black NEW Auth Dealer
Lace 21117 Alumitone DB7 Deathbucker 7 String pickup Black NEW Auth Dealer
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Lace 21094BK Alumitone Deathbucker Split Coil Humbucker Pickup w Cloth
Lace 21094BK Alumitone Deathbucker Split Coil Humbucker Pickup w Cloth
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Lace Alumitone DIXIEBUCKER Humbucker Guitar Pickup CHROME  21093 06
Lace Alumitone DIXIEBUCKER Humbucker Guitar Pickup CHROME 21093 06
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LACE ALUMITONE Single Coil Guitar Pickup CHROME 21056 06
LACE ALUMITONE Single Coil Guitar Pickup CHROME 21056 06
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Lace Alumitone Aluma P 90 Guitar Pickup Black Anodized
Lace Alumitone Aluma P 90 Guitar Pickup Black Anodized
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Lace 21137 Alumitone Aluma Deathbar 40 8  9 String Guitar Pickup Black NEW
Lace 21137 Alumitone Aluma Deathbar 40 8 9 String Guitar Pickup Black NEW
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LACE Alumitone BASS BAR 40 Pickup for 5 string Bass Guitar CHROME 21088 06
LACE Alumitone BASS BAR 40 Pickup for 5 string Bass Guitar CHROME 21088 06
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Lace 21057 Alumitone Humbucker Dual Coil Guitar Pickup Split Coil Chrome NEW
Lace 21057 Alumitone Humbucker Dual Coil Guitar Pickup Split Coil Chrome NEW
$105.00
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LACE Alumitone BASS BAR 45 Pickup for 6 string Bass Guitar CHROME 21090 06
LACE Alumitone BASS BAR 45 Pickup for 6 string Bass Guitar CHROME 21090 06
$119.00
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Lace Alumitone Tone Heroes Series ALUMA MAN Humbucker Red Gold 20131
Lace Alumitone Tone Heroes Series ALUMA MAN Humbucker Red Gold 20131
$135.00
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LACE ALUMITONE Single Coil Guitar Pickup BLACK ANODIZED 21055 09
LACE ALUMITONE Single Coil Guitar Pickup BLACK ANODIZED 21055 09
$84.00
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Lace 21059 Alumitone Humbucker Split coil pickup Chrome NEW Auth Dealer
Lace 21059 Alumitone Humbucker Split coil pickup Chrome NEW Auth Dealer
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Lace Alumitone ALUMA X BAR 40 Extended Range Guitar Pickup CHROME 21136 06
Lace Alumitone ALUMA X BAR 40 Extended Range Guitar Pickup CHROME 21136 06
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Lace Alumitone Bass Bar 45 6 String Black 888365214153
Lace Alumitone Bass Bar 45 6 String Black 888365214153
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Lace Alumitone ALUMA P Pickup for Precision Bass CHROME  21044 06
Lace Alumitone ALUMA P Pickup for Precision Bass CHROME 21044 06
$125.00
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Lace Alumitone Single Coil pickup chrome
Lace Alumitone Single Coil pickup chrome
$87.00
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Lace 21072 Alumitone J Bass Pickup Bridge Black NEW Auth Dealer
Lace 21072 Alumitone J Bass Pickup Bridge Black NEW Auth Dealer
$112.00
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Lace Alumitone Deathbucker Humbucker pickup set black anodized
Lace Alumitone Deathbucker Humbucker pickup set black anodized
$210.00
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Lace Alumitone Deathbucker Pickup Black Anodized
Lace Alumitone Deathbucker Pickup Black Anodized
$99.99
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Lace 21094BK Alumitone Deathbucker Single Coil Split Humbucking Pickup in Black
Lace 21094BK Alumitone Deathbucker Single Coil Split Humbucking Pickup in Black
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Lace 21057BK Alumitone Humbucker Split Coil Anodized Pickup w Polish
Lace 21057BK Alumitone Humbucker Split Coil Anodized Pickup w Polish
$105.00
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Lace Alumitone Boutique Series GRILLER Humbucker CHROME  20135
Lace Alumitone Boutique Series GRILLER Humbucker CHROME 20135
$135.00
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Lace Alumitone Aluma P 90 Chrome 21070 06 NEW
Lace Alumitone Aluma P 90 Chrome 21070 06 NEW
$105.00
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Lace Alumitone Tone Hero Aluma Man Humbucker
Lace Alumitone Tone Hero Aluma Man Humbucker
$135.00
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Lace Alumitone ALUMA V 90 Guitar Pickup BLACK Dogear P 90 21104 02
Lace Alumitone ALUMA V 90 Guitar Pickup BLACK Dogear P 90 21104 02
$105.00
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Lace Alumitone Humbucker Guitar Pickup in Chrome
Lace Alumitone Humbucker Guitar Pickup in Chrome
$105.00
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Lace 21139 Alumitone Deathbar 45 9 or 10 String Guitar Pickup Black NEW
Lace 21139 Alumitone Deathbar 45 9 or 10 String Guitar Pickup Black NEW
$119.00
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Lace Alumitone P Bass Pickup Set Chrome 21044 06 NEW
Lace Alumitone P Bass Pickup Set Chrome 21044 06 NEW
$125.00
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Lace 21055 Alumitone Single Coil Black NEW Auth Dealer
Lace 21055 Alumitone Single Coil Black NEW Auth Dealer
$84.00
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Lace Alumitone Tone Heroes Series ALUMA CAPTAIN Humbucker Blue Chrome 20132
Lace Alumitone Tone Heroes Series ALUMA CAPTAIN Humbucker Blue Chrome 20132
$135.00
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Lace ALUMITONE DEATHBAR 40 Extended Range Guitar Pickup CHROME 21137 06
Lace ALUMITONE DEATHBAR 40 Extended Range Guitar Pickup CHROME 21137 06
$119.00
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Lace Alumitone DEATHBUCKER Humbucker Guitar Pickup BLACK ANODIZED 21094 09
Lace Alumitone DEATHBUCKER Humbucker Guitar Pickup BLACK ANODIZED 21094 09
$105.00
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Lace Alumitone ALUMA X BAR 40 Extended Range Guitar Pickup BLACK 21136 09
Lace Alumitone ALUMA X BAR 40 Extended Range Guitar Pickup BLACK 21136 09
$119.00
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Lace ALUMITONE DEATHBAR 40 Extended Range Guitar Pickup BLACK 21137 09
Lace ALUMITONE DEATHBAR 40 Extended Range Guitar Pickup BLACK 21137 09
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Lace Alumitone ALUMA 90 Guitar Pickup CHROME P 90 21070 06
Lace Alumitone ALUMA 90 Guitar Pickup CHROME P 90 21070 06
$105.00
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Lace 21057BK Alumitone Humbucker Split Coil Black Anodized Pickup
Lace 21057BK Alumitone Humbucker Split Coil Black Anodized Pickup
$105.00
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LACE ALUMITONE Humbucker Guitar Pickup BLACK ANODIZED 12057 09
LACE ALUMITONE Humbucker Guitar Pickup BLACK ANODIZED 12057 09
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Lace ALUMITONE DEATHBAR 35 Extended Range Guitar Pickup CHROME 21135 06
Lace ALUMITONE DEATHBAR 35 Extended Range Guitar Pickup CHROME 21135 06
$112.00
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LACE Alumitone BASS BAR 45 Pickup for 6 string Bass Guitar BLACK 21090 09
LACE Alumitone BASS BAR 45 Pickup for 6 string Bass Guitar BLACK 21090 09
$119.00
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LACE Alumitone BASS BAR 35 Pickup for 4 string Bass Guitar BLACK 21086 09
LACE Alumitone BASS BAR 35 Pickup for 4 string Bass Guitar BLACK 21086 09
$112.00
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LACE ALUMITONE Humbucker 7 STRING Guitar Pickup BLACK ANODIZED 21107 09
LACE ALUMITONE Humbucker 7 STRING Guitar Pickup BLACK ANODIZED 21107 09
$112.00
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Alumitone Pickups Updates

Does anybody know how Lace "Alumitone" pickups work?

I'm an amateur guitar maker and I've made a few coil pickups in the past, but Lace's Alumitone pickups are what really interest me, and I really want to try to duplicate them. What I know is that they utilize a single "knot" of aluminum to create a current-based signal rather than a voltage-based one. What I'm trying to figure out is how the pickup's small secondary coil works (Resistive properties? Is it like a mini Rogowski coil? What is a Rogowski coil?). Any info about the pickup's inner workings is welcome.

From what I can tell (looking at the Lacemusic.com site), it is a current transformer that is not 100% coupled as a normal current transformer would be. Current transformers are typically 1 turn of heavy gauge wire (that you want to sense the current passing through) coupled to 1000 turns of small-gauge wire. Perhaps you have seen an "Amp Clamp" on a multi-meter. That's the same principle.

A very large magnet (2 of them) compared with the small cylinder magnets of standard pickups, induces larger eddy currents in the strings, which induces a larger current in the loop of aluminum. That's one turn which is picked up by the multi-turn smaller coil underneath. 1 turn of aluminum is almost a dead short, so the voltage induced on the 1 turn is extremely low. If there are 1000 turns on the secondary coil, the voltage is multipled by a factor of 1000, while the current is divided by a factor of 1000. There are losses involved to the numbers aren't that exact. And for this setup it looks like the coupling is not anywhere near 100%.

Since they can wind fewer turns on the secondary than a standard pickup, the impedance is lower which is advantageous in many other ways (possible better frequency response, more voltage to the amp input).

I might get one for my bass, because I have a terrible problem with noise and hum pickup. That's another thing -- the secondary coil is naturally shielded (mostly) by the aluminum to reduce noise and hum. It is also wound 90 degrees mechanically from a standard pickup to further reduce noise.

Thanks for the question and letting *me* know about these pickups.

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