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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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Bass Fretless 4 String Curly Maple Hipper Wishbass Alumitone Pickup
Bass Fretless 4 String Curly Maple Hipper Wishbass Alumitone Pickup
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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 Deathbucker Humbucker pickup set black anodized
Lace Alumitone Deathbucker Humbucker pickup set black anodized
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Lace 21055 Alumitone Single Coil Black NEW Auth Dealer
Lace 21055 Alumitone Single Coil Black NEW Auth Dealer
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LACE ALUMITONE Humbucker Guitar Pickup GOLD 12059 07
LACE ALUMITONE Humbucker Guitar Pickup GOLD 12059 07
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LACE ALUMITONE HUMBUCKING PICKUP BLACK
LACE ALUMITONE HUMBUCKING PICKUP BLACK
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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
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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 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 Aluma P 90 Guitar Pickup Black Anodized
Lace Alumitone Aluma P 90 Guitar Pickup Black Anodized
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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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Dean Soltero Standard Black Electric Guitar Lace Alumitone Pickups Gig Bag
Dean Soltero Standard Black Electric Guitar Lace Alumitone Pickups Gig Bag
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Lace 21070 Alumitone P 90 Black NEW Auth Dealer
Lace 21070 Alumitone P 90 Black NEW Auth Dealer
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Lace Alumitone DEATHBUCKER Humbucker Guitar Pickup GOLD 21094 07
Lace Alumitone DEATHBUCKER Humbucker Guitar Pickup GOLD 21094 07
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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
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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 21056 Alumitone Single Coil Chrome NEW Auth Dealer
Lace 21056 Alumitone Single Coil Chrome NEW Auth Dealer
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Lace 21044 Alumitone P Bass Pickup Set Black NEW Auth Dealer
Lace 21044 Alumitone P Bass Pickup Set Black NEW Auth Dealer
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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
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Lace Alumitone Griller Humbucker Guitar Pickup Chrome Bridge or Neck
Lace Alumitone Griller Humbucker Guitar Pickup Chrome Bridge or Neck
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Lace Alumitone Humbucker Guitar Pickup in Chrome
Lace Alumitone Humbucker Guitar Pickup in Chrome
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Lace 21055 Alumitone Black Anodized Single Electric Guitar Pickup
Lace 21055 Alumitone Black Anodized Single Electric Guitar Pickup
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LACE ALUMITONE Single Coil Guitar Pickup BLACK ANODIZED 21055 09
LACE ALUMITONE Single Coil Guitar Pickup BLACK ANODIZED 21055 09
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Lace Alumitone Single Coil pickup chrome
Lace Alumitone Single Coil pickup chrome
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Lace 21135 Alumitone Aluma Deathbar 35 7 or 8 String Guitar Pickup Black
Lace 21135 Alumitone Aluma Deathbar 35 7 or 8 String Guitar Pickup Black
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Lace 21075 Alumitone J Bass Pickup Neck Black NEW Auth Dealer
Lace 21075 Alumitone J Bass Pickup Neck Black NEW Auth Dealer
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Lace 21107 Alumitone Humbucker 7 String pickup Black NEW Auth Dealer
Lace 21107 Alumitone Humbucker 7 String pickup Black NEW Auth Dealer
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Lace Alumitone Humbucker LOADED HH Stratocaster Pickguard BLACK Black
Lace Alumitone Humbucker LOADED HH Stratocaster Pickguard BLACK Black
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Lace Alumitone Aluma P 90 Chrome 21070 06 NEW
Lace Alumitone Aluma P 90 Chrome 21070 06 NEW
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Lace Alumitone Aluma X Bar 35 Chrome 7 or 8 String Guitar Pickup 21134 06
Lace Alumitone Aluma X Bar 35 Chrome 7 or 8 String Guitar Pickup 21134 06
$112.00
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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
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Lace 21136 Alumitone Aluma X Bar 40 8 and 9 String Guitar Pickup Black NEW
Lace 21136 Alumitone Aluma X Bar 40 8 and 9 String Guitar Pickup Black NEW
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Lace 21134 Alumitone Aluma X Bar 35 7 or 8 String Guitar Pickup Black NEW
Lace 21134 Alumitone Aluma X Bar 35 7 or 8 String Guitar Pickup Black NEW
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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 4 String Bass Guitar Pickup Black
Lace Alumitone Bass Bar 35 4 String Bass Guitar Pickup Black
$89.00
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Lace Alumitone DEATHBUCKER Humbucker Guitar Pickup BLACK ANODIZED 21094 09
Lace Alumitone DEATHBUCKER Humbucker Guitar Pickup BLACK ANODIZED 21094 09
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Lace Alumitone ALUMA X BAR 35 Extended Range Guitar Pickup BLACK 21134 09
Lace Alumitone ALUMA X BAR 35 Extended Range Guitar Pickup BLACK 21134 09
$112.00
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Lace 21057 Alumitone Humbucker Split coil pickup Black NEW Auth Dealer
Lace 21057 Alumitone Humbucker Split coil pickup Black NEW Auth Dealer
$89.99
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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
$112.00
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Lace Alumitone Aluma X Bar 50 9 and 10 String Guitar Pickup Black 21118 09
Lace Alumitone Aluma X Bar 50 9 and 10 String Guitar Pickup Black 21118 09
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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
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Lace Alumitone DIXIEBUCKER Humbucker Guitar Pickup CHROME  21093 06
Lace Alumitone DIXIEBUCKER Humbucker Guitar Pickup CHROME 21093 06
$105.00
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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 Bass Bar 45 6 String Black
Lace Alumitone Bass Bar 45 6 String Black
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Lace Alumitone Deathbucker Humbucker Guitar Pickup in Black Anodized
Lace Alumitone Deathbucker Humbucker Guitar Pickup in Black Anodized
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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 7 STRING Guitar Pickup BLACK 21117 09
Lace Alumitone DEATHBUCKER Humbucker 7 STRING Guitar Pickup BLACK 21117 09
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Lace Alumitone 34k Splittable Humbucker Guitar Pickup in Black Anodized
Lace Alumitone 34k Splittable Humbucker Guitar Pickup in Black Anodized
$105.00
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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
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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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