Just out of curiosity. Without time to experiment it, I wonder if it is possible to make a Fender standard stratocaster sound like a strat with lace sensor pickups on it?
I currently have lace sensors that I put into my strat about 6 months ago, the classic blue-silver-red combo that many 90's Stratocaster deluxe's had. So trust me when I say that there is absolutely nothing you can do to make ordinary pickups sound like lace sensors. I tried pickup height, string action, string tension/bridge adjustment, equalisation...anything I could to sound more like I had lace sensors and nothing works. Nothing works because lace sensor pickups sound the way they do because of their compressed electromagnetic field which adds dynamics and tones that can't be obtained by any other pickups! Your best bet is to just buy some.