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Lace 21059 Alumitone Humbucker Split coil pickup Chrome
Lace 21059 Alumitone Humbucker Split coil pickup Chrome
$95.00
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Genuine Lace 21056 07 Alumitone Single Coil Gold
Genuine Lace 21056 07 Alumitone Single Coil Gold
$87.00
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LACE Alumitone BASS BAR 40 Pickup for 5 string Bass Guitar BLACK 21088 09
LACE Alumitone BASS BAR 40 Pickup for 5 string Bass Guitar BLACK 21088 09
$112.00
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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
$112.00
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Lace Alumitone ALUMA X BAR 35 Extended Range Guitar Pickup CHROME 21134 06
Lace Alumitone ALUMA X BAR 35 Extended Range Guitar Pickup CHROME 21134 06
$112.00
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Lace 21088 Alumitone Bass Bar 40 Chrome NEW Auth Dealer
Lace 21088 Alumitone Bass Bar 40 Chrome NEW Auth Dealer
$112.00
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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
$112.00
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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 21056 Alumitone Current Based Single Coil Strat Guitar Pickup Chrome NEW
Lace 21056 Alumitone Current Based Single Coil Strat Guitar Pickup Chrome NEW
$88.00
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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
$112.00
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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
$112.00
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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
$119.99
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Lace Alumitone Aluma X Bar 40 Chrome 8 and 9 String Guitar Pickup 21136 06
Lace Alumitone Aluma X Bar 40 Chrome 8 and 9 String Guitar Pickup 21136 06
$119.00
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Lace 21094 Alumitone Deathbucker 50 Split Humbucker Guitar Pickup Black Cover
Lace 21094 Alumitone Deathbucker 50 Split Humbucker Guitar Pickup Black Cover
$85.00
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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 21044 Alumitone P Bass Pickup Set Black NEW Auth Dealer
Lace 21044 Alumitone P Bass Pickup Set Black NEW Auth Dealer
$125.00
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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
$112.00
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Lace 21094 Alumitone Deathbucker 54K pickup Black
Lace 21094 Alumitone Deathbucker 54K pickup Black
$90.92
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Lace Alumitone DEATHBUCKER Humbucker Guitar Pickup CHROME  21094 06
Lace Alumitone DEATHBUCKER Humbucker Guitar Pickup CHROME 21094 06
$105.00
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Lace 21070 Alumitone P 90 Black NEW Auth Dealer
Lace 21070 Alumitone P 90 Black NEW Auth Dealer
$105.00
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Lace 21088 Alumitone Bass Bar 40 Black NEW Auth Dealer
Lace 21088 Alumitone Bass Bar 40 Black NEW Auth Dealer
$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
$135.00
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Lace 31010 Alumitone ToneBar 10 String 4 Pedal Steel Pickup Chrome NEW
Lace 31010 Alumitone ToneBar 10 String 4 Pedal Steel Pickup Chrome NEW
$125.99
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LACE Alumitone BASS BAR 35 Pickup for 4 string Bass Guitar CHROME 21086 06
LACE Alumitone BASS BAR 35 Pickup for 4 string Bass Guitar CHROME 21086 06
$112.00
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LACE ALUMITONE Humbucker Guitar Pickup GOLD 21059 07
LACE ALUMITONE Humbucker Guitar Pickup GOLD 21059 07
$105.00
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Lace Alumitone Deathbucker Pickup Black
Lace Alumitone Deathbucker Pickup Black
$90.93
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Lace 21057 Alumitone Humbucker Split coil pickup Black
Lace 21057 Alumitone Humbucker Split coil pickup Black
$95.00
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Lace Alumitone Bass Bar 40 5 String Black
Lace Alumitone Bass Bar 40 5 String Black
$112.00
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Lace Alumitone Bass Bar 40 5 String Black
Lace Alumitone Bass Bar 40 5 String Black
$112.00
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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 Pickups Aluma J Bass 21072BLK Alumitone Black Pickup
Lace Pickups Aluma J Bass 21072BLK Alumitone Black Pickup
$112.00
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Lace Sensor Alumitone Griller Deathbucker humbucker setbuilt by Jeff Lace
Lace Sensor Alumitone Griller Deathbucker humbucker setbuilt by Jeff Lace
$189.00
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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 Pickups Aluma J Bass 21072BLK Alumitone Black Pickup Bundle w Cable
Lace Pickups Aluma J Bass 21072BLK Alumitone Black Pickup Bundle w Cable
$112.00
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LACE ALUMITONE Humbucker Guitar Pickup BLUE ANODIZED
LACE ALUMITONE Humbucker Guitar Pickup BLUE ANODIZED
$115.00
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LACE ALUMITONE Single Coil Guitar Pickup CHROME 21056 06
LACE ALUMITONE Single Coil Guitar Pickup CHROME 21056 06
$88.00
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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 Pickups Alumitone Aluma X Bar 35 Chrome
Lace Pickups Alumitone Aluma X Bar 35 Chrome
$90.00
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Lace Alumitone Single Coil pickup chrome
Lace Alumitone Single Coil pickup chrome
$87.00
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Lace 21090 Alumitone Bass Bar 45 Black NEW Auth Dealer
Lace 21090 Alumitone Bass Bar 45 Black NEW Auth Dealer
$119.00
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7 string pickups Lace ALUMITONE DEATHBAR 35 Extended Range Guitar Pickup
7 string pickups Lace ALUMITONE DEATHBAR 35 Extended Range Guitar Pickup
$110.00
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Lace 20124 Alumitone Humbucker Split Coil Guitar Pickup Gold w Trim Ring NEW
Lace 20124 Alumitone Humbucker Split Coil Guitar Pickup Gold w Trim Ring NEW
$108.00
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Lace Alumitone HSS Loaded Stratocaster Pickguard BLACK GOLD Hum Single Single
Lace Alumitone HSS Loaded Stratocaster Pickguard BLACK GOLD Hum Single Single
$259.00
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Lace 21055BK Alumitone Single Coil Black Anodized Electric Guitar Pickup
Lace 21055BK Alumitone Single Coil Black Anodized Electric Guitar Pickup
$84.00
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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
$105.00
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Lace 21094 Alumitone Deathbucker High Output Humbucker Pickup SPLIT COIL Chrome
Lace 21094 Alumitone Deathbucker High Output Humbucker Pickup SPLIT COIL Chrome
$105.00
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Lace Alumitone Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Chrome
Lace Alumitone Humbucker Electric Guitar Pickup Chrome
$95.83
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Lace Alumitone ALUMA 90 Guitar Pickup BLACK ANODIZED P 90 21070 09
Lace Alumitone ALUMA 90 Guitar Pickup BLACK ANODIZED P 90 21070 09
$105.00
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920D Custom Shop Loaded Pickguard Lace Alumitone Deathbucker BP BK
920D Custom Shop Loaded Pickguard Lace Alumitone Deathbucker BP BK
$249.99
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Lace 20159 Alumitone Humbucker Guitar Pickup Gold
Lace 20159 Alumitone Humbucker Guitar Pickup Gold
$105.00
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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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