"Thy Pickup Shall Not Hum!"
Bill Lawrence's Noisefree AirGap Singles created a sensation on the market beginning in 1996 with his L-280 Series. No hum, no stratitus and a sweet sparkle are some of their many features to support a range of versatility and control for the player. Today the Bill Lawrence Guitar Design Co offers a wide selection of Noisefree Singles just for you and your guitar!
#1. The L-280S pickups are probably the most versatile and functions well in most guitars and with most amps. Using different height adjustments and an assortment of amp settings, the L280S can reproduce a wide range of sounds, especially if the player uses a variety of right hand techniques. It's often described as a soft P-90! And with the L-290SL in the bridge position, it is our most popular replacement set!
The L-280 is for players that love the beautiful rich sound of a traditional single coil pickup without the tormenting 60 cycle hum -- but that's not all. What seems to be a tame, sweet pussycat at lower volume levels turns into a wilde beast when you turn up your amp! Remember, high-volume players, like Jimi Hendrix and Roy Buchanan, did not use so-called "power pickups."
The L-280's low magnetic attraction allows your guitar its full, natural sustain --even if you adjust them very close to the strings -- to enjoy their maximum performance! They easily compete in tone and in output with the finest single coil pickups ever... the L-280S - MY personal choice.
The L-290 Series brings our noisefree technology to players who prefer a higher output. It has the same basic features as the L-280 but trades off some of the traditional upper harmonic sparkle for a more pronounced midrange response, similar to a "soapbar" single coil pickup.
#2. The L-200S is different. While the L-280S reproduces a very linear harmonic spectrum, the L-200S, with some dips in the lower midrange and some nice peaks in the upper midrange, gives you a more "Stratty" sound without losing that certain sweetness. It you like the 50's sound, the L-200S is for you!
#3. The L-298S is "The Working Horse of our Noisefree Singles". It performs at its best in the lead position where you need rich lows, combined with a good amount of bite, without getting muddy or harsh. The L298S, in combination with our Q-filter, can give you the widest variety of sounds, ranging from Ultra-Sweet to High Power Performance!