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Unread 06-14-2012, 11:18 PM   #1
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Question installing Lace Alumitone Deathbar and Xbar

So just got a pair of these to replace my RGA8 LZ8's (thank ....ing god). Lace's website has a bunch of wiring diagrams but none of them are specifically for these pickups. I've never personally wired my own pickups before so I had a few questions.

1.) What wire goes where? They both have a green, a red, a white, and a white/black wire.

2.) They came with 4 small foam pads, are these worth putting on and do I attach them to the bottom of the pickup or the guitar cavity itself?

3.) Is a 500k pot ideal or should I go 250k?

sorry for the noobness but I've tried to search and these pickups don't seem to be popular enough to have a diagram that I can find anyway. And more so, I just lack the simple and basic knowledge of what colors go to where. Thank you very much in advance for any and all help!
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Unread 06-15-2012, 04:42 AM   #2
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1- This is the correct diagram : http://www.lacemusic.com/pdf/13.pdf
2- I don't know
3- They recommend 250k but 500k should work, tone will be brighter tho.
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Unread 06-15-2012, 01:11 PM   #3
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Thank you very much!! I saw that diagram and figured it was correct but second guessed myself time to put these pups in!
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I use 500K pots and it sounds good.

Tone is subjective, of course.
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clarification, the white on the xbar doesn't get connected?
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and I just realized that the LZ8's had 2 screws to mount and the lace's have 4. How should I go about mounting them? just eyeballs em? ahh!
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Could try placing the pickups into the cavity and line them up properly, then use a very small drillbit (or pencil or nail, whatever will easily fit through the 4 mounting holes) to mark a small indent where you'll need to drill the pilot holes to mount the pickups.
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http://www.lacemusic.com/pdf/DeathXBar.pdf

Here are the measurements for the X-Bar/Deathbar, if that helps at all with the mounting.
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