Contest: Lace Pickups Want to See What You Can do With Batteries

Lace Pickups are all about not having batteries. Wait, let me rephrase that: they’re all about having “no f***ing batteries.” You will find no active pickups in the company’s product lines. If you try to hook one of these suckers up to a preamp it’ll be like, “uh uh, nope, no way pal.”


Assuming you have killer tone like The Obsessed’s Wino, Mastodon’s Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher, or High On Fire’s Matt Pike, then your batteries are likely going to waste in some drawer, acid leaking out and ruining your pens or dildos or whatever the hell you keep in there. So let’s put those 9volts to work, shall we?

We’re holding a contest. The winner gets a pair of Brent Hinds’ signature Lace Hammer Claws pickups of their very own. Since you have no use for your batteries, then we want to see you make some art out of them. We don’t really care what. Arrange your AAAs and 9volts and Ds into a sculpture, or mosaic, or use them in an interpretive dance. Maybe you can juggle them? Or use them as the eyes of a snowman. Long story short, just get creative.

All you have to do to enter is take the link to your “battery art” photo or video and paste it into the form below, along with your info, by September 1st. And then you may just be the one to win Brent Hinds. And then all your shirts will somehow disappear.

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.

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  • no UK entries :( booooooooo

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