Built to the replicate the classic Eric Clapton sound, this guitar is loaded with Lace Sensor Gold Pickups, Mid-Boost, and TBX Tone Control. This diverse build is ready to deliver everything from warm blues in the neck to wailing screams at the bridge. Play it bassy and jazzy or clean and crystal-clear, either way this Strat is sure to impress. The Mid-Boost is great for sending a tube amp into overdrive. (Ghost Silver is a discontinued color by Fender. It can be made in different currently available colors. Contact us for info.)
- Base Model: Fender Standard Stratocaster
- Body: Alder, Ghost Silver
- Neck: Maple neck with modern "C"-shaped profile and Maple fingerboard
- Pickups: Lace Sensor Gold Pickups
- Switching: 920D Custom Shop Eric Clapton style 25 DB Mid-Boost 5 Way Configuration
- Tuners: Fender Vintage Locking Tuners, Chrome
- Bridge: Vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge with high-mass block
- Case/Bag: Deluxe Padded Gig Bag
- Extras: Straplocks, Garment Leather Strap
Lace Sensor Gold Pickups
The Sensor pickups have the same specifications with the same great tone. Gold Lace Sensors are designed to duplicate an early Fender single coil pickup. Crisp top end and bell-like tone, the Lace Sensor Gold utilizes the latest technology to provide excellent tone for today's guitar players.
The Lace Sensor family has a unique radiant Field Barrier system that surrounds both the coil and magnets, reducing annoying 60-cycle hum. The patented Lace Micro Combs replace traditional bobbins, yielding a wider tonal range and better string balance than traditional pickups.
Unlike ordinary electric guitar pickups that read string vibration from 6 magnetic poles, Lace Sensors generate 36 separate magnetic "sensing" fields which, in the areas where they contact the string, "read" the strings' vibration. (Regular guitar pickups only generate anywhere from 4 to 12 fields).
Lace Sensors also have Radiant Field Barriers: metal slides which frame the inner core of the Sensor Pickup and perform two functions. The first is to shield the Sensor from the outside noise and 60 cycle hum. The second is to produce a broader, yet more concentrated umbrella of a sensing field than that of standard magnetic pickups.
Less Noise, More Harmonics
As compared to standard pickups, Lace Sensors read a greater physical area of the string, while picking up less outside interference. This makes the signal-to-noise ratio nothing short of phenomenal for a single coil system. Also, a wider range of harmonic content is read by the Sensor Pickup, delivering a more complex tonal response.
Increased Sustain, Truer Pitch
Since they operate so efficiently, Lace Sensors can utilize the much lower energy magnets than ordinary electric pickups, and this in turn bring about a whole new realm of properties. In regular pickups, the magnetic fields are so strong they physically dampen, or drag on, the strings' vibration, reducing sustain and actually changing the pitch. But in Lace Sensors, string dampening is virtually nonexistent. This means your sustain is increased dramatically while the string holds its true pitch for the duration of the note.
Lace Sensor Gold Pickups
Position: neck, mid, bridge
Peak Frequency: 3600
Inductance: 2.4 henries
Eric Clapton 25 DB Mid-Boost
Upgrade the guitar with the Mid Boost Preamp used on the Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy Strats.
The Treble Bass Expander (TBX) is a detented, stacked 250K / 1Meg control that enhances your tonal palette. It functions as a standard tone control from 1 to 5; after 5 it decreases resistance, letting more bass, treble, presence and output flow to your amp.
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