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2016 RETAIL CATALOG
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Fluence Single Width Pickups
02
Ellipse Matrix Blend Pickup & Preamp System
39
Fluence Classic Humbucker Pickups
03
Ellipse Aura Pickup & Preamp System
40
Fluence Modern Humbucker Pickups
04
Classic Series Mandolin Pickups
42
Fluence 7-String Modern Humbucker Pickups
05
Nashville Series Instrument Pickups
43
Fluence 8-String Modern Humbucker Pickups
06
Classic Series Banjo Pickup
44
Fluence Rechargeable Battery Packs
07
Classic Series Resophonic Pickup
45
Fluence Greg Koch Gristle-Tone Signature Pickup Set
10
Full Circle Upright Bass Pickup
46
Fluence Stephen Carpenter Signature Pickup Set
11
BP-100 Upright Bass Pickup
47
Fluence Devin Townsend Signature Pickup Set
12
Classic Series String Pickups for Violin, Viola & Cello
48
TriplePlay Wireless MIDI Guitar Controller
14
Concert Series String Pickups for Violin, Viola & Cello
49
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TriplePlay FC-1 Controller USB Host & Floor Controller
16
Aura Pro Onboard Preamp System
50
Loudbox Mini Acoustic Instrument Amplifier
19
Prefix Premium Blend Onboard Preamp System
51
Loudbox Artist Acoustic Instrument Amplifier
20
Prefix Plus-T Onboard Preamp System
52
Loudbox Performer Acoustic Instrument Amplifier
21
Prefix Pro & Prefix Pro Blend Onboard Preamp System
53
SA220 Solo Performance System
22
Presys+ Onboard Preamp System
54
Aura Image Galley III Image Library & Download Tool
24
Powerjack Endpin-Mounted Preamp
55
Aura Spectrum DI Acoustic Imaging & DI
25
SBT Soundboard Transducers
56
Jerry Douglas Signature Series Aura Imaging Pedal
26
Archtop Guitar Pickup
57
Platinum Pro EQ Analog PreAmplification
28
Powerbridge Piezo Bridge Pickups
58
Platinum Stage Analog PreAmplification
29
Powerchip Onboard Mixing Preamp
59
ToneDEQ Acoustic Instrument Preamp with Effects
30
FT-2 Flip-On Tuner for Stringed Instruments
60
Fission Bass Powerchord FX Pedal
31
FT-3 Digital Tuner for Stringed Instruments
61
Matrix Infinity Undersaddle Pickup System
32
Asterope Premium Audio Cables
62
AG-Series Passive Undersaddle Pickups
33
Blackstack Passive Soundhole Pickup
34
Neo-D Passive Soundhole Pickups
35
Neo-Buster Humbucking Soundhole Pickup & Feedback Buster
36
Rare Earth Active Soundhole Pickups
37
Rare Earth Blend Active Soundhole Pickup
38
Inspired Performance Technology™
Mission Statement
At Fishman, we believe music has the power to cross cultures and continents, unifying
people through the songs in their hearts and the sounds of their instruments.
Around the world and night after night, you'll see and hear Fishman products played by
musicians on stages big and small. We are proud to be associated with them all, and to
play some small part in their creative process.
Inspired — We love music, and we are continually inspired by musicians to create tools
for them that in turn motivate us forward.
Performance — We are always striving to perform at our highest levels, delivering value
and quality, and respecting our customers’ hard work and investment in our products.
Technology — Since the very beginning, Fishman has been about making intricate
technologies workable for musicians, and harnessing these technologies in ways that are
functional, affordable, robust and repeatable.
A Letter from the President
Fishman is dedicated to helping musicians of all styles achieve the truest sound possible
wherever and whenever they plug in. Our ongoing commitment to professional sound
and quality has helped our company grow to become an industry leader in amplification, effects, and pickups for acoustic and electric instruments, MIDI control, and other
product categories.
The loyalty from our extended family of players, technicians, repair professionals and
instrument manufacturers is really a result of our loyalty toward them. This bond goes
beyond product alone, but also extends to our customer service, interaction and support.
After 35 years, you still have my promise that Fishman will always endeavor to be the
best at what we do, but most importantly… to make you sound your absolute best.
Thanks to all of you who have chosen Fishman! Have a great gig!
Photo Credit: Ken Susi
Joel Stroetzel
Killswitch Engage
Willie Adler
Lamb of God
“The first show I played using the Fishman pickups - there was a huge difference going in between distorted and clean sound, with just having the
ease of a push / pull. You get your loud, clear, rock, metal tone with the
active sounds. And the passive sounds are killer for clean tone, nice and
shimmery.” – Joel Stroetzel
Ryan Mendez
Yellowcard
Gary Hoey
Pat O'Brien
Cannibal Corpse
Cameron Liddell & Ben Bruce
Asking Alexandria
Photo Credit: Ken Susi
“Fishman Fluence pickups are a whole new world for electric guitar pickups.
The crispness and clarity is incredible and unlike anything I've experienced
before. It feels like the guitar plays itself!”
Photo Credit: Bob Steshetz
– Ryan Mendez
Photo Credit: Ken Susi
Un-wind with Fluence by Fishman
®
The technology and art of performance infused into electric guitar pickups.
The electric guitar pickup has been wound since 1934. 80 years later, we’ve unwound it. Original and totally re-imagined, Fishman Fluence pickups are free from the hum,
noise and frustrating inductance issues that plague even the most coveted wire-wound pickups — revealing pure, uncorrupted and musical tone.
RULE 1
The tones of the great classic and aftermarket pickups are the benchmarks by which all other pickups are judged. These tones and timbres are not negotiable; they are the
sound of electric guitars. Period.
RULE 2
With Rule 1 firmly established, we listed the design shortcomings of classic pickups and set about to fix them:
• Fluence pickups are true Multi-Voice. Coil taps and other switching can yield different sounds, but they can’t transform your pickups from vintage to hot, or from hot to
“line-in” clean... with no losses in output level.
• Fluence pickups are quiet. Traditional single coils hum, and all standard pickups are susceptible to spurious noise — even humbuckers! No sacrifice of classic tone for quiet operation.
• Fluence pickups allow you to own the stage. Long cables? No problem. 20’, 30’, 50’ or more, with no signal degradation.
• Fluence pickups let you control your volume, without sacrificing high end or clarity.
• Fluence pickups will run for days on a standard 9-Volt battery or with the optional rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack.
®
Fluence
®
Single Width Pickups for Strat
SINGLE WIDTH PICKUPS
®
MODEL NUMBER 1:
Single White — PRF-STR-WH1
Set of 3 White — PRF-STR-WH3
MODEL NUMBER 2:
Single Black — PRF-STR-BK1
Set of 3 Black — PRF-STR-BK3
PEAK FREQUENCY:
Voice 1: 4kHz
MAGNETIC MATERIAL:
Alnico IV
MAGNETIC CIRCUIT:
Rod magnets
GAUSS STRENGTH:
260 gauss strength at string
POLE SPACING:
52.2mm
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE:
2k
CURRENT DRAW:
2mA
BATTERY:
9-Volt or optional rechargeable battery
BATTERY LIFE:
Up to 250 hours
Voice 2: 3kHz
OPTIONAL RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PACK
MODEL NUMBERS:
The most coveted, historical Strat® tones without the hum. From vintage sweetness and clarity to muscular
overwound punch, in the same guitar.
Original and totally re-imagined, Fishman Fluence pickups are free from the hum, noise and frustrating inductance
issues that plague even the most coveted wire-wound pickups — revealing pure, uncorrupted and musical tone.
Each Fishman Fluence pickup has two distinct and useful sounds onboard. These sounds start with the revolutionary
Fluence Core, the heart of Fluence tone. From this Fluence Core we then create the classic timbres and tone — colors
you expect from great guitar pickups — as well as some you’ve never expected.
Voice 1: Vintage Single-Coil — Vintage tone, clear and present, seamlessly fused with a sweet warmth.
Voice 2: Hot Texas Single-Coil — Muscular, beefy, “overwound” tone without losing the highs or the “strattiness” we
all love.
Fishman Fluence Single Width Pickups:
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■
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Are Multi-Voice. Set and forget, or wire-up to toggle between two musically complimentary voices.
Drop right in and replace standard single coil pickups.
Are rechargeable on your guitar. Optional lithium-ion battery pack offers weeks, not hours, of playing time
Strat® is a registered trademark of FMIC
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White — PRO-BPK-FSW
Black — PRO-BPK-FS1
Fluence
®
CLASSIC HUMBUCKER NECK PICKUPS
Classic Humbucker Pickups for Electric Guitar
NECK
MODEL NUMBERS:
Black Nickel — PRF-CHB-NB1
Nickel — PRF-CHB-NN1
Gold — PRF-CHB-NG1
Brushed Stainless — PRF-CHB-NR1
PEAK FREQUENCY:
Voice 1: 2.6kHz Voice 2: 4.5kHz, 350Hz
MAGNETIC MATERIAL:
Alnico V
MAGNETIC CIRCUIT:
Bar magnet with poles
GAUSS STRENGTH:
140 gauss strength at string
POLE SPACING:
49mm
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE:
2k
CURRENT DRAW:
2.5mA
BATTERY:
9-Volt or optional rechargeable battery
BATTERY LIFE:
Up to 200 hours
CLASSIC HUMBUCKER BRIDGE PICKUPS
MODEL NUMBERS:
Black Nickel — PRF-CHB-BB1
Nickel — PRF-CHB-BN1
Gold — PRF-CHB-BG1
Brushed Stainless — PRF-CHB-BR1
Classic Humbucker Neck
PEAK FREQUENCY:
Voice 1: 2.25kHz Voice 2: 1.6kHz
The vintage neck humbucker tone we all love, combined with the up-front dynamics only Fluence can deliver.
MAGNETIC MATERIAL:
Alnico V
MAGNETIC CIRCUIT:
Bar magnet with poles
GAUSS STRENGTH:
140 gauss strength at string
Voice 2: Clear, airy chime — A Fluence-exclusive neck tone, with unreal highs, vocal midrange, and tight lows.
POLE SPACING:
52.6mm
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE:
2k
Classic Humbucker Bridge
CURRENT DRAW:
2.5mA
This pickup features two classic voices: Strong, “calibrated PAF”, and the hot rodded tone that redefined lead guitar —
all in the same pickup.
BATTERY:
9-Volt or optional rechargeable battery
BATTERY LIFE:
Up to 200 hours
BRIDGE
Voice 1: Vintage PAF — The ideal, elusive vintage PAF neck humbucker tone with the dynamics and output level you
want.
Voice 1: Vintage PAF — The ideal, calibrated vintage PAF bridge humbucker tone at the perfect output level.
Voice 2: Classic Hot Rod — The quintessential hot rodded bridge humbucker tone without all the baggage.
CLASSIC HUMBUCKER SET (1 NECK, 1 BRIDGE)
MODEL NUMBERS:
Fluence Classic Humbucker Pickups:
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■
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re Multi-Voice. Set and forget, or wire-up to toggle between two musically complimentary voices.
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Drop right in and replace standard humbucker pickups.
Are rechargeable on your guitar. Optional lithium-ion battery pack offers weeks, not hours, of playing time.
OPTIONAL RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PACK
UNIVERSAL
BATTERY PACK:
LES PAUL®
BATTERY PACK:
Les Paul® is registered trademark of Gibson Brands, Inc.
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Black Nickel — PRF-CHB-SB2
Nickel — PRF-CHB-SN2
Gold — PRF-CHB-SG2
Brushed Stainless — PRF-CHB-SR2
PRO-BPK-101
PRO-BPK-LP1
Fluence
®
MODERN HUMBUCKER ALNICO PICKUPS
Modern Humbucker Pickups for Electric Guitar
ALNICO
MODEL NUMBERS:
Black Plastic — PRF-MHB-AB1
Nickel — PRF-MHB-AN1
Gold — PRF-MHB-AG1
Brushed Stainless — PRF-MHB-AR1
PEAK FREQUENCY:
Voice 1: 630Hz Voice 2: 550Hz / 8kHz
MAGNETIC MATERIAL:
Alnico V
MAGNETIC CIRCUIT:
Bar magnet with blades
GAUSS STRENGTH:
120 Gauss strength at string
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE:
2k
CURRENT DRAW:
2.5mA
BATTERY:
9-Volt or rechargeable battery pack
BATTERY LIFE:
Up to 200 hours
MODERN HUMBUCKER CERAMIC PICKUPS
MODEL NUMBERS:
Black Plastic — PRF-MHB-CB1
Nickel — PRF-MHB-CN1
Gold — PRF-MHB-CG1
Brushed Stainless — PRF-MHB-CR1
PEAK FREQUENCY:
Voice 1: 720Hz
Modern Humbucker Alnico
MAGNETIC MATERIAL:
Ceramic VIII
All the musicality, power and explosiveness of alnico. Full chords and fluid solos, plus a voice you’ve never heard in a
humbucker. Great in both positions, or commonly paired with a ceramic bridge pickup.
MAGNETIC CIRCUIT:
Bar magnet with blades
GAUSS STRENGTH:
145 gauss strength at string
Voice 1: Modern Active High Output — The ideal active alnico sound. Full, round, and boosted, but with unprecedented articulation and dynamics.
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE:
2k
CURRENT DRAW:
2.5mA
Voice 2: Crisp, clean and fluid — The clean, crisp neck humbucker tone you’ve always wanted without the thin, plinky
sound you don’t.
BATTERY:
9-Volt or rechargeable battery pack
BATTERY LIFE:
Up to 200 hours
CERAMIC
Modern Humbucker Ceramic
Cutting ceramic attack. Brutal active aggression and passive punch in the same guitar. Great in both positions, or
commonly paired with alnico neck.
MODERN HUMBUCKER SET (1 ALNICO, 1 CERAMIC)
MODEL NUMBERS:
Voice 1: Modern Active High Output — The ideal active ceramic humbucker tone. Crisp, searing crunch, tight bass
with no mud, and a growl.
Voice 2: Modern Passive Attack — Organic, high output, passive ceramic tone. Superb distortion characteristics with
Fluence dynamics and response.
■
■
■
Are Multi-Voice. Set and forget, or wire-up to toggle between two musically complimentary voices.
Drop right in and replace standard humbucker pickups.
Are rechargeable on your guitar. Optional lithium-ion battery pack offers weeks, not hours, of playing time.
Les Paul® is registered trademark of Gibson Brands, Inc.
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Black Nickel — PRF-MHB-SB2
Nickel — PRF-MHB-SN2
Gold — PRF-MHB-SG2
Brushed Stainless — PRF-MHB-SR2
OPTIONAL RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PACK
UNIVERSAL
BATTERY PACK:
Fluence Modern Humbucker Pickups:
Voice 2: 1.8kHz
LES PAUL®
BATTERY PACK:
PRO-BPK-101
PRO-BPK-LP1
Fluence
®
7-STRING MODERN HUMBUCKER ALNICO PICKUP
7-String Modern Humbucker Pickups for Electric Guitar
ALNICO
MODEL NUMBERS:
Black Plastic — PRF-MH7-AB1
Nickel — PRF-MH7-AN1
Brushed Stainless — PRF-MH7-AR1
PEAK FREQUENCY:
Voice 1: 630Hz
MAGNETIC MATERIAL:
Alnico V
MAGNETIC CIRCUIT:
Bar magnet with blades
GAUSS STRENGTH:
120 gauss strength at string
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE:
2k
CURRENT DRAW:
2.5mA
BATTERY:
9-Volt or optional rechargeable battery
BATTERY LIFE:
Up to 200 hours
Voice 2: 550Hz / 8kHz
7-STRING MODERN HUMBUCKER CERAMIC PICKUP
MODEL NUMBERS:
Black Plastic — PRF-MH7-CB1
Nickel — PRF-MH7-CN1
Brushed Stainless — PRF-MH7-CR1
PEAK FREQUENCY:
Voice 1: 720Hz
MAGNETIC MATERIAL:
Ceramic VIII
7-String Modern Humbucker Alnico
MAGNETIC CIRCUIT:
Bar magnet with blades
All the musicality, power and explosiveness of alnico. Full chords and fluid solos, plus a voice you’ve never heard in a
humbucker. Great in both positions, or commonly paired with ceramic bridge.
GAUSS STRENGTH:
145 gauss strength at string
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE:
2k
Voice 1: Modern Active — The ideal active alnico sound. Full, round, and boosted, but with unprecedented articulation and dynamics.
CURRENT DRAW:
3mA
BATTERY:
9-Volt or optional rechargeable battery
BATTERY LIFE:
Up to 170 hours
CERAMIC
Voice 2: Crisp, clean and fluid — The clean, crisp neck humbucker tone you’ve always wanted without the thin, plinky
sound you don’t.
7-String Modern Humbucker Ceramic
Cutting ceramic attack. Brutal active aggression and passive punch in the same guitar. Great in both positions, or
commonly paired with alnico neck.
Voice 1: Modern Active High Output — The ideal active ceramic humbucker tone. Crisp, searing crunch, tight bass
with no mud, and a growl.
Voice 2: Modern Passive Attack — Organic, high output, passive ceramic tone. Superb distortion characteristics with
Fluence dynamics and response.
Fluence 7-String Modern Humbucker Pickups:
■
■
■
Are Multi-Voice. Set and forget, or wire-up to toggle between two musically complimentary voices.
Drop right in and replace standard 7-string humbucker pickups.
Are rechargeable on your guitar. Optional lithium-ion battery pack offers weeks, not hours, of playing time.
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Voice 2: 1.3kHz
7-STRING MODERN HUMBUCKER SET
MODEL NUMBERS:
Black Plastic — PRF-MH7-SB2
Nickel — PRF-MH7-SN2
Brushed Stainless — PRF-MH7-SR2
OPTIONAL UNIVERSAL RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PACK
UNIVERSAL BATTERY
PACK:
PRO-BPK-101
Fluence
®
8-STRING MODERN HUMBUCKER ALNICO PICKUP
8-String Modern Humbucker Pickups for Electric Guitar
ALNICO
MODEL NUMBERS:
Black Plastic — PRF-MH8-AB1
PEAK FREQUENCY:
Voice 1: 630Hz
MAGNETIC MATERIAL:
Alnico V
MAGNETIC CIRCUIT:
Bar magnet with blades
GAUSS STRENGTH:
120 gauss strength at string
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE:
2k
CURRENT DRAW:
2.5mA
BATTERY:
9-Volt or optional rechargeable battery
BATTERY LIFE:
Up to 200 hours
Voice 2: 550Hz / 8kHz
8-STRING MODERN HUMBUCKER CERAMIC PICKUP
CERAMIC
8-String Modern Humbucker Alnico
This is the sound you've always wanted from your active alnico pickup. The mids are smooth and great for solos, the
highs are crisp and detailed, and the lows are clean and dynamic.
Voice 1: Modern Active — Active alnico sound. Full, round, boosted, with articulation and dynamics.
Voice 2: Crisp, Clean and Fluid — Fluence-exclusive tone, the clean, crisp neck humbucker tone you’ve always
wanted.
8-String Modern Humbucker Ceramic
This is the sound you've always wanted from your active bridge pickup. Cutting highs, punishing midrange, and tight
lows. We've heard these claims before, but only Fluence coils and preamp deliver dynamics and transients exceeding
even your favorite passive pickups.
Voice 1: Modern Active High Output — Ideal ceramic active tone. Crisp, searing, big yet tight.
Voice 2: Modern Passive Attack — Organic, high output, passive ceramic tone. Superb distortion.
Fluence 8-String Modern Humbucker Pickups:
■
■
■
Are Multi-Voice. Set and forget, or wire-up to toggle between two musically complimentary voices.
Drop right in and replace standard 8-string humbucker pickups.
Are rechargeable on your guitar. Optional lithium-ion battery pack offers weeks, not hours, of playing time.
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MODEL NUMBERS:
Black Plastic — PRF-MH8-CB1
PEAK FREQUENCY:
Voice 1: 720Hz
MAGNETIC MATERIAL:
Ceramic VIII
MAGNETIC CIRCUIT:
Bar magnet with blades
GAUSS STRENGTH:
145 gauss strength at string
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE:
2k
CURRENT DRAW:
3mA
BATTERY:
9-Volt or optional rechargeable battery
BATTERY LIFE:
Up to 170 hours
Voice 2: 1.3kHz
8-STRING MODERN HUMBUCKER SET
MODEL NUMBERS:
Black Plastic — PRF-MH8-SB2
OPTIONAL UNIVERSAL RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PACK
UNIVERSAL BATTERY
PACK:
PRO-BPK-101
Fluence
®
SINGLE WIDTH RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PACK
Rechargeable Battery Packs
MODEL NUMBERS:
Black US SKU: PRO-BPK-FS1
Black EU SKU: PRO-BPK-FX1
White US SKU: PRO-BPK-FSW
White EU SKU: PRO-BPK-FXW
DIMENSIONS:
5.68” H x 3.54” W x .23” D
(144mm) x (90mm) x (5.85mm)
WEIGHT:
2.8oz. (2.26g)
BATTERY LIFE:
Up to 250 hours
LES PAUL® RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PACK
SINGLE WIDTH
LES PAUL
UNIVERSAL
BATTERY PACKS
BATTERY PACK
BATTERY PACK
®
MODEL NUMBERS:
US SKU: PRO-BPK-LP1
EU SKU: PRO-BPK-LX1
DIMENSIONS:
5.152” H x 3.64" W x .427” D
(130mm) x (92mm) x (10.8mm)
WEIGHT:
.15lbs (2.4oz)
BATTERY LIFE:
Up to 200 hours
UNIVERSAL RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PACK
Save Money & Save the Planet — Never change batteries again.
Fluence rechargeable battery packs are available in three different styles.
Direct-fit replacements for the back/vibrato cover on a Strat® or the control cavity cover on Les Paul® model guitars,
and a universal solution that can be fitted to most any cover, pickguard, control plate or similar metal or plastic part.
The ideal power solution for Fishman Fluence pickups, these lithium-ion packs require no modification of your guitar,
and can also be used to power other on-board 9-Volt pickups and accessories. Featuring a current capacity similar to
a premium 9-Volt alkaline battery, recharging is done via a standard mini-USB cable. The charger and the cable are
included in the box.
LED indicators let you know when the battery pack is “full” and when it’s time to recharge. Complete recharge time
from “empty” is 3 hours or less, and a full charge offers weeks, not hours, of playing time between charges
(depending on load).
Fluence Rechargeable Battery Packs include:
■
■
■
Connection wire
USB cable
Micro-USB cable
Strat® is a registered trademark of FMIC
Les Paul® is registered trademark of Gibson Brands, Inc.
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MODEL NUMBERS:
US SKU: PRO-BPK-101
EU SKU: PRO-BPK-EU1
DIMENSIONS:
1.5” H x 1.74" W x .43” D
(38.1mm) x (44.3mm) x (10.9mm)
MOUNTING HOLE:
Requires drilling a ½” (12.7mm)
mounting hole
WEIGHT:
.1lbs (1.6oz)
BATTERY LIFE:
Up to 200 hours
IN 2014 FISHMAN INTRODUCED FLUENCE MULTI-VOICE
PICKUPS, CHALLENGING THE ARCHETYPE THAT HAD
EXISTED FOR OVER 80 YEARS. FLUENCE TECHNOLOGY
CAST OFF THE COMMON KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT PICKUPS WERE, HOW THEY WERE MADE, HOW THEY
COULD
SOUND AND HOW THEY OPERATED.
TODAY, SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST EXPRESSIVE,
CREATIVE AND DARING PLAYERS HAVE JOINED THE
FLUENCE REVOLUTION, CHOOSING FLUENCE AS THE
VOICE FOR THEIR ELECTRIC GUITARS.
“For me the dream Multi-Voice scenario is to be able to instantly
summon the perfect White-Guard and Black-Guard tones with
flawless articulation and no hum. And that’s exactly what Fishman
has done for me in my signature set. The voices in my head are
now in my guitar – well, four of them anyway!” – Greg Koch
“I was never the super-critical guy. I’m not much for specs, but I
“'Transcendence' is the name of my new album and it’s also the
like clean, full sounding pickups. We put Fluence in and I jammed
thematic inspiration for my signature pickups. The goal was to merge
on them for 45 minutes and thought... ‘these things are freaking
two opposite ends of the sonic spectrum into one product and I’m
great...’ I didn’t want to stop playing.” – Stephen Carpenter
proud to say we have strongly achieved that.” – Devin Townsend
Fluence
®
GREG KOCH GRISTLE-TONE SIGNATURE PICKUP SET
Greg Koch Gristle-Tone Signature Pickup Set
™
RHYTHM PICKUP
JACK CUP CHARGING
MODULE
CONTROL PLATE
ASSEMBLY
TREBLE PICKUP
Known for doing things to a guitar that the roughest ranch hand wouldn’t do to a farm animal, the moniker
“Gristleman” comes from the term “pounding the gristle” which refers to the act of engaging in fierce musical congress.
Greg achieved world renown when his maniacal guitar compilation “The Grip” was released on Steve Vai’s Favored
Nations Label in 2001. As a leader of various bands bearing his name, Greg has toured the world bringing the
“Gristle” to the people.
MODEL NUMBER:
PRF-TEL-GK1
RHYTHM PICKUP
PEAK FREQUENCY:
Voice 1: White-Guard: 3.2kHz
Voice 2: Black-Guard: 2.6kHz
MAGNETIC MATERIAL:
Alnico V
MAGNETIC CIRCUIT:
Rod magnets
GAUSS STRENGTH:
260 gauss strength at string
POLE SPACING:
50.7mm
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE:
2k
CURRENT DRAW:
2mA
TREBLE PICKUP
PEAK FREQUENCY:
Voice 1: White-Guard: 3.2kHz
Voice 2: Black-Guard: 2.6kHz
MAGNETIC MATERIAL:
Alnico IV
MAGNETIC CIRCUIT:
Rod magnets
GAUSS STRENGTH:
260 gauss strength at string
POLE SPACING:
55.4mm
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE:
2k
CURRENT DRAW:
2mA
MIDDLE/BOTH
Voice 1: White-Guard: 4.5kHz
Voice 2: Black-Guard: 3.5kHz
PEAK FREQUENCY:
RECHARGEABLE BATTERY INCLUDED
BATTERY LIFE:
250 hours
The Greg Koch Gristle-Tone™ Signature Pickup Set features:
■ 1 lead and 1 rhythm direct replacement pickups for Telecaster® guitars
■ Completely assembled, pre-wired, drop-in control plate that includes:
■ 3-way switch
■ Volume and Tone pots
■ Push-push Voice Selector button
■
■
■
■ Fluence rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack
Replacement “jack cup” with ¼” audio and USB charging jacks
Installs without permanent modifications*
Hum-free, Fluence Multi-Voice tone
Voice 1: White-Guard. Open and airy, the sound of Nashville and Bakersfield, chicken pickin’, and the big strum.
Voice 2: Black-Guard. Fat & punchy, searing sustain. Undeniable Tele® muscle.
Middle/Both position accurately reproduces the shift in resonance that occurs when using two passive pickups in
parallel, compared to either Neck or Bridge pickup by itself.
*Fits most American and Mexican-made Fender Telecaster® guitars without any modifications. In some instances, the guitar may require a slight deepening of a section of the control
cavity or other "clean up."
Knobs and switch tips not included.
Telecaster® and Tele® are registered trademarks of FMIC
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“I’m happier than a Sasquatch in heat during 'Sasquatch Week'
with my Fluence pickups. They are the answer to my tonal
dreams. They sound so good, it’s almost hard to believe.”
– Greg Koch
Fluence
®
STEPHEN CARPENTER SIGNATURE PICKUP SET
Stephen Carpenter Signature Pickup Set for 7-String & 8-String
MODEL NUMBERS:
7-String Set: PRF-MS7-SC1
8-String Set: PRF-MS8-SC1
NECK ALNICO
PEAK FREQUENCY:
Voice 1: 630Hz
Voice 2: 550Hz/8kHz
MAGNETIC MATERIAL:
Alnico V
MAGNETIC CIRCUIT:
Bar magnets with blades
GAUSS STRENGTH:
120 gauss strength at string
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE:
2k
CURRENT DRAW:
2.5mA
BRIDGE CERAMIC
7-STRING
8-STRING
Stephen is a player’s player, preferring to concentrate more on his music than equipment. “I was never the supercritical guy, I’m not much for specs, but I like clean, full sounding pickups. When I was first starting out, I was using
a passive, overwound humbucker. And in 2000, when I started playing 7-string, I used the actives that most people
used at the time because they worked fine. Simple as that.”
PEAK FREQUENCY:
Voice 1: 750Hz
Voice 2: 1.4kHz
MAGNETIC MATERIAL:
Ceramic VIII
MAGNETIC CIRCUIT:
Bar magnets with blades
GAUSS STRENGTH:
145 gauss strength at string
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE:
2k
CURRENT DRAW:
3mA
BATTERY LIFE:
Up to 90 hours
“I was introduced to Fluence by my guitar tech and I’m like, 'I have been offered my own models multiple times and
they never really came to fruition,' but we put Fluence in and I jammed on them for 45 minutes and thought… 'these
things are freaking great.' I didn’t want to stop playing. Playing Voice 2 was like going back to my original overwound
passives, which ironically are some of the same pickups that were used in creating the sounds for the Fluence.”
Like all Fluence pickups, Stef’s signature set is Multi-Voice. “My signature pickup set has the full range of tones that
you’re looking for. Voice 1 is similar to the tone of the original Modern Humbucker Fluence set. And for the second
voice, I like a bit more heat, some hot stuff on it… more edge, so that’s in there too.”
Stephen Carpenter Signature Pickup Set features:
1 ceramic pickup (bridge position), 1 alnico pickup (neck or middle position)
All components required to achieve Stephen’s wiring scheme (minus pickup selector)
■ Volume and Tone pots
■ Push-pull Voice Selector pot for use in Volume or Tone position
■ All wiring required for installation
■ Installs without permanent modification
■ Hum-free, Fluence Multi-Voice tone
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Voice 1: “Like the original Modern Fluence sound that I love, but tweaked a bit in the midrange.”
Voice 2: “This is my custom voicing with some tone and gain tweaks to give it that extra heat and edge.”
ESP offers a selection of Stephen Carpenter signature model guitars, which feature Fishman Fluence pickups.
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Photo Credit: Ken Susi
“All this and an awesome glow-in-the-dark stripe. You gotta love
that!”
– Stephen Carpenter
Fluence
®
DEVIN TOWNSEND SIGNATURE PICKUP SET
Devin Townsend Signature Pickup Set
BRIDGE
NECK
Devin Townsend describes himself as “a human being who’s trying to make a better version of himself, with the
by-product of that process being music. Music that seems to come out in as many different emotional ways as life
presents. Music that has always had as its aim the ability to transcend."
"'Transcendence' is the name of my new album and it's also the thematic inspiration for my signature pickups. The
goal was to merge two opposite ends of the sonic spectrum into one product and I'm proud to say we have strongly
achieved that.”
MODEL NUMBER:
PRF-CSB-DT2
BRIDGE CERAMIC
PEAK FREQUENCY:
Voice 1: 830Hz
Voice 2: 3.3kHz
MAGNETIC MATERIAL:
Ceramic VIII
MAGNETIC CIRCUIT:
Hybrid
GAUSS STRENGTH:
130 gauss strength at string
POLE SPACING:
52.6mm
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE:
2k
CURRENT DRAW:
2.2mA
NECK CERAMIC
PEAK FREQUENCY:
Voice 1: 780kHz
Voice 2: 3.3kHz
MAGNETIC MATERIAL:
Ceramic VIII
MAGNETIC CIRCUIT:
Bar magnets with poles
GAUSS STRENGTH:
130 gauss strength at string
POLE SPACING:
49mm
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE:
2k
CURRENT DRAW:
2.2mA
BATTERY LIFE:
Up to 110 hours
Devin’s music covers a lot of ground, both subtle and dynamic. It's about the interaction between two very distinct
styles. It can be both very heavy and very gentle.
To create a pickup set that can legitimately straddle these diverse worlds, Devin worked closely with Fishman R&D to
build in very specific attributes that sonically react like two entirely different instruments.
Devin Townsend Signature Pickup Set features:
■ 1 bridge pickup and 1 neck pickup
■ All components required to achieve Devin’s wiring scheme* (minus pickup selector)
■ Volume and Tone pots
■ Push-pull Voice Selector pot for use in Volume or Tone position
■ All cables required for installation
■ Option to choose single coil or double coil/humbucking modes (complete wiring schematics for all setups included)
■ Installs without permanent modification
■ Hum-free, Fluence Multi-Voice tone
Voice 1: “My heavy metal voice.” Pole pieces for more “sonic havoc” when compared to blade magnets.
Voice 2: “A low-gain, single coil, passive, sweet-sounding tone which I prefer in single coil mode” that hits amps and
compressors “just so.” Creating a both-pickups-on clean tone and overall volume drop that enhances the effect of
switching from dirty to clean sounds.
*Devin's own guitars have a 3-way toggle; Position 1 is Voice 1 humbucker, Position 2 is Voice 2 humbucker and
Position 3 is Voice 2 single coil.
“Now, for the first time in my career, what I use in the studio is
exactly the same as what I use on stage. It’s all the same thing.
There’s no special guitar that I use at home, no special pickup,
same guitar, same pickups… Fishman Fluence.”
Devin’s signature model Framus guitar features his Fishman Fluence Signature Set.
– Devin Townsend
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Brent Paschke
James Valentine
Maroon 5
John McLaughlin
Dave Pino
Andrew W.K.
“For me as a guitar player, the TriplePlay has opened up creative
possibilities that I have never had before.”
Photo Credit:
Travis Schneider
– Brent Paschke, guitarist for Pharrell Williams
Keller Williams
Scott Henderson
Ryan
Mendez
Yellowcard
“The Fishman TriplePlay is the most accurate guitar to MIDI controller I’ve
ever used. It’s so easy to get notes into the computer for writing charts, and
it tracks really well so I can use it when composing with MIDI.”
– Scott Henderson
Bibi McGill
Gary
Hoey
Beyonce
TriplePlay
®
WIRELESS MIDI GUITAR CONTROLLER AND PICKUP
Wireless MIDI Guitar Controller
MODEL NUMBER:
PRO-TRP-301
MATERIAL:
Durable composite and metal finish
RF RANGE:
100 feet - North American Model only
CONTROLLER
DIMENSIONS:
3.25” H x 2.93” W x 0.51” D
(82.5mm) x (74.4mm) x (12.95mm)
POWER:
Rechargeable lithium ion battery
BATTERY LIFE:
Over 20 hours
PICKUP DIMENSIONS:
4.11” L x 0.34” W (104.4mm) x (8.6mm)
PICKUP HEIGHT
.35” minimum to .58” maximum from
tallest point between G and D strings
(8.9 mm) to (14.7 mm)
ADJUSTABLE RANGE:
WIRELESS USB RECEIVER
Unlock Your Guitar's Potential!
TriplePlay is the composing, performing and recording system that puts an unlimited palette of instruments and sounds
at your fingertips — all with the freedom of wireless control. Compose music with unparalleled tonal options. Easily
share arrangements with your band. Switch between instruments, or play up to four instruments at the same time.
Teach or learn faster with accurate notation. Create video soundtracks. Mix your own samples, beats, loops and tracks.
Easy to Use. TriplePlay is...
■ Wireless – No heavy cables to trip over.
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Complete Software Suite Included
The TriplePlay Wireless MIDI Guitar Controller comes complete with all the software you’ll need for recording, editing
and playing back your music. Take full advantage of powerful MIDI features with your guitar. With the easy and blazingly fast note encoding, preset editor and mixing console, you’ll be mixing your own music in no time. Includes full
versions of:
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Notion Music – PROGRESSION 2
■
IK Multimedia – SampleTank 2 XT and AmpliTube Custom Shop
■
PreSonus – Studio One Artist TriplePlay Edition
MATERIAL:
Durable composite
DIMENSIONS:
2.7” H x 0.82” W x 0.36” D
(68.6mm) x (20.8mm) x (9.1mm)
POWER:
USB Power
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
INTERNET:
Standard broadband connection to
download and authenticate software
COMPUTER
4 GB of RAM and 40 GB free HD space
PLATFORMS:
Accessible – On-board menu navigation buttons make it easy to change settings or instruments during
performances.
Versatile – TriplePlay can wirelessly drive any number of virtual instruments, synth modules or samplers.
Non-invasive – TriplePlay can be installed or removed quickly, on virtually any electric guitar, with no permanent
installation necessary. Mounting hardware included.
Native Instruments – KOMPLETE Elements and GuitarRig LE
16-bit processing
HARDWARE:
Rechargeable – 20 hours of play time per charge.
■
PROCESSOR:
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Windows 7 or 8 both 32bit and 64bit,
Apple Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8
or higher
TriplePlay
®
Wireless MIDI Guitar Controller
Perform
TriplePlay is new, it’s wireless and it works! Forget what you've experienced in the past with guitar/MIDI control.
TriplePlay tracks fast and it’s accurate whether operating in Poly or Mono mode. TriplePlay can interface with and
control most MIDI hardware synths and virtual instruments, while our Mac® and PC compatible desktop applications
offer levels of control that are as deep as you want to go. Desktop performance parameters include fretboard splits –
which allow up to four different instruments to be played simultaneously, sustain and looping functions, support for
MIDI switches, controllers and more...
Compose
With TriplePlay you can easily enter tab or notation information and then hear your music played back instantly with
the sounds of your choice. The included notation software makes it easy to create your own tab, lead sheets, and
standard sheet music, complete with an audio track of your work. You can also track and implement changes as your
project develops.
Instructors can use TriplePlay to record lesson examples for their students, allowing them to learn faster as they actually hear the parts as they are meant to be played. Key, tempo and other changes are easily made as lessons progress.
Record
With TriplePlay installed, you’re in control. Easily and wirelessly build entire arrangements with drums, horns, bass,
keys, strings and more... Play along with backing tracks or other recorded media for fun or practice. Create patches
and build a library of sounds that’s all yours, then summon them at will.
Using TriplePlay to record gives guitarists the power to easily unleash sounds that in the past were only available to
keyboard players or required add-ons that were bulky and difficult to install.
Comes complete with:
■
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■ Hexaphonic Pickup
Wireless Controller
USB Receiver ■ USB charging cable
“It’s a home run...”
– Premier Guitar
Editors’ Pick Award
– Guitar Player Magazine
Platinum Award for Excellence
– Guitar World Magazine
■
■
Fast charge power pack
Mounting brackets and hardware
“Tracks like a bloodhound.”
– Electronic Musician
Best In Show Award
– NAMM Show
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“I like that I’m not tied to any one guitar. I can take it on and off
as I please. And of course, there’s the whole wireless thing. It’s
so cool that I’m completely unencumbered. Until this technology
came along, I’d pretty much given up on triggering synth sounds
since my Jeff Beck tours, due to the multiple hassles of the old
school technology.”
– Jennifer Batten
TriplePlay FC-1 Controller
®
TRIPLEPLAY FC-1 CONTROLLER
USB Host & Floor Controller
Your laptop and everything on it is safe at home. Control your synths and other modules directly with the TriplePlay
FC-1 Controller.
The performance power of a computer, with the portability of a mobile device. Does your “music laptop” also have
all of your personal information on it? Contacts, banking, credit cards, passwords...Most of us don’t have the luxury of
a “single-use” music laptop. Or, maybe your music computer is a desktop model, impractical for dragging to gigs.
With the TriplePlay FC-1 Controller, players can use their favorite MIDI synths and sound modules without the need
for a computer at the gig. Simply remove the USB receiver from your Mac or PC and insert it into the TriplePlay FC-1
Controller’s USB host port. The incoming MIDI data is then passed wirelessly from the guitar to the conventional
5-Pin Din output for use with any MIDI-equipped hardware. Three programmable momentary switches default to
patch selection, hold, and tuner access. A large graphic LCD displays the currently loaded hardware synth patch.
The TriplePlay FC-1 Controller comes complete with a software setup utility (Win/Mac) that provides a simple way to
reassign footswitch MIDI controllers and expression pedal calibration.
TriplePlay FC-1 Controller features:
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Large, easy-to-read graphic LCD displays Patch name and number
Built-in tuner
TriplePlay battery level indication
3 programmable foot switches for patch up and down plus hold (sustain)
Plug and play USB class compliant interface (no driver required)
5-Pin Din MIDI In/Out
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MODEL NUMBER:
PRO-TRP-FC1
MIDI:
Input, Output
AUDIO:
1/4” Guitar Input and Output
(relay-switched)
CONTROLS:
(3) Footswitches (programmable)
(1) Expression pedal input
(programmable)
USB:
Host for TriplePlay USB Receiver
(not included)
Micro-USB for computer data
DISPLAY:
192mm x 64mm backlit graphic LCD
MATERIAL:
Durable composite and metal
WEIGHT:
1.35 lbs (0.61kg)
DIMENSIONS:
2.4” H x 9.3” W x 5.4” D
(60.5 mm) x (236.7 mm) x (135.9 mm)
POWER:
9-Volt power adapter and USB cable
included
James Bay
Al Petteway
Derek Jones
Nora Germain
“I've been using Fishman products for 25 years. Fishman makes solid, dependable
gear that can handle the rigors of the road and get your tone out to your audience.
Fishman is an integral part of my sound and they have never let me down."
– Derek Jones, Bassist for the Cirque du Soleil production of KA in Las Vegas
Parmalee
Atlas Genius
NEEDTOBREATHE
The Best Selling Line of
Acoustic Amplifiers
Amplification for acoustic instruments. Fishman pickups and
preamp systems are acclaimed worldwide for their warm and
accurate sound. Over the last 35 years, more than 7 million
of them have been installed in acoustic instruments of every
conceivable style and kind. Fishman Loudbox amplifiers are
created with that same sense of musicality and accuracy.
And that’s why more players choose Fishman Loudbox
amplifiers than any other.
Loudbox Mini
LOUDBOX MINI
Acoustic Instrument Amplifier
MODEL NUMBER:
PRO-LBX-500
POWER:
60 watts with Master Volume
DRIVERS:
6.5” woofer
1” soft dome tweeter
SPL:
108dB SPL @ 1 meter
SPEAKER BAFFLE:
10º built-in tilt
DIMENSIONS:
12” H x 13.7” W x 9.7” D
(305mm) x (348mm) x (246mm)
WEIGHT:
19.7 lbs (8.9 kg)
ACCESSORIES
LOUDBOX MINI
SLIP COVER:
ACC-LBX-SC5
Fishman's lightest and most portable amp yet, the Loudbox Mini delivers the tonal quality that has made the Fishman
name the standard for great acoustic sound.
The Loudbox Mini packs 60 watts of clean acoustic power, and has two channels featuring Fishman’s legendary
preamp and tone control designs. The amp also features digital reverb and chorus for the instrument channel and
reverb for the microphone channel. The Loudbox Mini sports an MP3 input and balanced XLR D.I. output, a must for
jamming along and capturing your performances.
Loudbox Mini features:
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60 Watts with Master Volume
Two channels: Instrument & Microphone
Digital Reverb and Chorus
Auxiliary input (1/4” and 1/8“)
D.I. output: Balanced XLR output
Instrument Channel:
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1/4” input for active or passive pickups
Feedback-fighting Phase switch
3 band EQ: low, mid, high tone controls
Reverb level
Dual-function Chorus
Microphone Channel:
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XLR input for dynamic microphones
2 band EQ with low and high tone controls
Reverb level
“We love the Loudbox amps! The sound is so clear, powerful and
true. Thanks to Fishman for always having our backs.”
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– Erik Berry, Trampled By Turtles
Loudbox Artist
LOUDBOX ARTIST
Acoustic Instrument Amplifier
MODEL NUMBER:
PRO-LBX-600
POWER:
120 watts, bi-amped
DRIVERS:
8” woofer (100W)
1” soft dome tweeter (20W)
SPL:
113dB SPL @ 1 meter
SPEAKER BAFFLE:
10º built-in tilt
DIMENSIONS:
13.5” H x 15.5” W x 11.5” D
(343mm) x (394mm) x (292mm)
WEIGHT:
25.5 lbs (11.6 kg)
ACCESSORIES
LOUDBOX ARTIST
SLIP COVER:
DUAL FOOT SWITCH:
ACC-LBX-SC1
ACC-LBX-FSW
The Loudbox Artist packs 120 watts of ultra-clean, bi-amplified acoustic power, and enhanced features into an
incredibly lightweight and portable package.
The Loudbox Artist features two versatile channels that can each accept an instrument or mic input. Fishman's
legendary tone and feedback-fighting controls, plus a dual-effects section, make the Loudbox Artist a great choice for
the seriously active musician.
Loudbox Artist features:
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120 watts of bi-amplified acoustic power
Two mic/instrument channels accept 1/4” or XLR sources
Input channels feature 3-band EQ and feedback controls
Auxiliary stereo input with level control and 1/4” & 1/8”
connectors
Dual digital effects section, with independent channel &
effects level
D.I. output: balanced XLR outputs on each input channel
and main mix
Channel Mute to silence both input channels
Headphone output
Foot Switch input for remote muting of Input Channels
or Chorus, Flanger, and Slap Echo
Instrument & Microphone Channels:
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Combination 1/4” & XLR input
Shelving bass and treble
Resonant-style midrange
Notch filter (feedback control)
Input gain with 10dB pad and clip indicator
24-Volt phantom power for condenser mics
Reverb and Delay effects level
Chorus, Flanger and Slap Echo on/off
Phase switch (feedback control)
Dedicated effects loop
“I’ve been using my Loudbox just about everywhere I play and I
love it. It’s easy to carry around, the sound is clean and rich, and it
compliments my acoustic styles perfectly.”
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– Happy Traum
Loudbox Performer
LOUDBOX PERFORMER
Acoustic Instrument Amplifier
MODEL NUMBER:
PRO-LBX-700
POWER:
180 watts, bi-amped
DRIVERS:
1” soft dome tweeter
5” midrange
8” woofer
SPL:
114dB SPL @ 1 meter
SPEAKER BAFFLE:
10º built-in tilt
50º with kickstand
DIMENSIONS:
18.2” H x 15.8” W x 11.5” D
(462mm) x (401mm) x (292mm)
WEIGHT:
29.4 lbs (13.3kg)
ACCESSORIES
LOUDBOX PERFORMER
SLIP COVER:
DUAL FOOT SWITCH:
ACC-LBX-SC7
ACC-LBX-FSW
The Loudbox Performer is our most powerful acoustic amplifier, allowing you to be heard in any situation — solo or
ensemble.
The Loudbox Performer features 180 watts of transparent bi-amplified acoustic sound and two versatile input channels that accept both 1/4” and XLR sources for instruments and microphones. Each channel includes Fishman’s
renowned 3-band EQ, feedback-fighting controls, and a new effects section for more tonal options than ever before.
The dedicated midrange control provides enhanced detail and note definition over conventional 2-way designs. An
improved, integrated kickstand design allows the Loudbox Performer to be tilted back 50º for better sound projection
at short range.
Loudbox Performer features:
■ Two mic/instrument channels with 3-band EQ and feedback
controls
■ Bi-amplified with passive crossover for tweeter and midrange
■ Long throw acoustic suspension woofer for clean bass
■ 1/4” and 1/8” auxiliary stereo inputs with level control
■ Dual digital effects section, with independent channel &
effects level
■ Reverb, Chorus, Flanger, Delay, Echo and Slap Echo
■ Balanced XLR D.I. outputs on each channel and main mix
■ Channel Mute to silence both input channels
■ Headphone output
■ Three-way speaker design with built-in 10º baffle angle
■ Integrated, low profile kickstand for a tilt angle of 50º
Instrument & Microphone Channels:
■ Combination 1/4” and XLR input with 10dB pad
and clip indicator
■ Resonant bass and midrange with shelving-style
treble control
■ Feedback-fighting Phase switch and Notch filter
■ Phantom power for condenser mics (24-Volt, high current spec.)
■ Reverb / Delay effects level
■ Chorus, Flanger and Slap Echo on/off
■ Dedicated effects loop
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“The Loudbox Performer is the most essential piece of equipment
that we travel with. We can set up in any venue, large or small, with
our own sound crew or with a FOH engineer that we've just met
and have complete confidence. That coupled with the fact that
the amp is also the best acoustic instrument monitor you could
ask for onstage gives us the peace of mind to know that we can
take our sound for granted and just concentrate on performance."
– Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams
SA220
SA220 SOLO PERFORMANCE SYSTEM
Solo Performance System
MODEL NUMBER:
PRO-AMP-SL1
POWER:
220 Watts, bi-amped
DRIVERS:
Six 4” mid-woofers, patented dual gap,
high excursion design neodymium
magnets (200W)
One 1” neodymium soft dome tweeter
with level control (20W)
COMPACT LINE
ARRAY:
Ultra-wide horizontal dispersion and
deeper sound penetration
SPL:
115dB SPL @ 1 meter
DRIVER
Vertical Line Array
CONFIGURATION:
DIMENSIONS:
41.5” H x 5.6” W x 6.7” D
(1054mm) x (142mm) x (170mm)
WEIGHT:
*24lbs (11.4kg) without stand, 43lbs
(19.5kg) with carry bag and stand
With the SA220, the performer and audience hear exactly the same sound, meaning there’s no need for
separate wedge monitors or a combo amp backline. And because the SA220 is voiced for the singer/songwriter, acoustic instruments and vocals are projected with superb depth and clarity.
The Ultimate in Portability
The Fishman SA220 weighs under 25lbs*, ships complete with a padded gig bag equipped with wheels, and
includes a rugged speaker stand. Set up takes less than a minute, with only one trip to the car! And fulldigital universal power means the SA220 is ready to travel anywhere in the world.
Features Performing Musicians Demand
The portable design of the SA220 features many of the award-winning technical elements of our Loudbox
family of amplifiers. In addition, we've added a unique monitor feature designed to revolutionize an acousticduo's ability to hear each other on stage. The SA220 is also equipped with two mic/instrument channels,
each one featuring high-quality preamps, and 3-band EQ, phantom power, built-in reverb, effects loop, a
feedback-fighting notch filter and phase controls.
SA220 Solo Performance System features:
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Two Mic/Instrument channels
High-quality preamps
3-band EQ
Phantom Power
Independent Reverb level
Effect Loop
Feedback-fighting Phase and Notch filters
Auxiliary Stereo input with level control
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F
our Digital Reverb effects with master level
alanced XLR D.I outputs for input channels and
B
main mix
U
nique Monitor I/O for improved onstage
ensemble monitoring
Mute with remote footswitch input
T
uner output
“The Fishman SA220 is the most versatile, game-changing piece
of gear since the invention of the powered speaker. If this sucker
existed when I used to cut my teeth doing bar gigs, my life would
have been far more profitable, convenient, efficient & sonically (and
visually) pleasing to all! I once set it up on whim on a beach for 300
people and the coverage was mind-blowing. The surfers commented they could hear every syllable. I could go on and
on, but if you play music for a living, sell your bulky
PA and own a Fishman SA220.”
– Pat McGee
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Imaging − Beyond Modeling.
Acoustic Imaging
Fishman Aura® preamps and onboard Imaging systems go beyond modeling to create a spacious sound that is both vivid and natural.
The sound of your acoustic instrument in a room is a combination of time, space and distance. That’s why no matter how great your undersaddle pickup
or soundhole microphone sounds – and they can sound fantastic – there is still something missing: the instrument’s aura. To recreate the sound that
naturally surrounds your instrument in a room through an amplifier or PA, we created Aura Imaging Technology.
Using a selection of the most coveted microphones and our Aura algorithms, we developed a library of “Images” that when blended with the pickup sound on
your guitar, create a dramatic, natural sound. All Aura products come loaded with a selection of Images.
Frank Turner
Matchbox Twenty
Andy Grammer
Photo Credit: Randall Slavin
Aura Image Gallery III
®
Acoustic Imaging
AURA IMAGE GALLERY III
Image Library & Download Tool
REQUIREMENTS:
PC running Microsoft® Windows XP® or
Vista® or an Intel® Mac® running
Leopard® or higher
PC PROCESSOR:
800+ MHz
AURA
USB-enabled Aura product
SYSTEM
COMPATIBILITY:
INTERNET
CONNECTION:
Required for Image and software updates
Now available for Mac® and PC, Aura® Image Gallery III software provides the acoustic musician access to a vast
library of Images created from an ever-expanding list of instruments, and provides tools to search and store sets of
Images for your Aura Acoustic Imaging pedal or preamp.
The Aura® Image Gallery III currently includes over 1,200 Images recorded from actual instruments with select worldclass studio microphones. Users can easily sort and search by make/model, body style or even wood types.
Browse the Image Library to find your instrument using the filters at the top of the main window, then drag and drop
an Image into an Image Users can download and store sets of Images to take with them on stage or in the studio.
Aura Image Gallery III features:
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Over 1,200 Images recorded from real instruments
Select world-class studio microphones from an ever-expanding list of instruments
Features Image Wizard, an intelligent search engine that finds the best match for your instrument
Easily sort and search by Make/Model, body style or even wood types
Access your own Custom Images purchased through the Aura Custom Shop
Images download directly to a USB-enabled Aura in seconds
Works with USB-enabled Aura processors sold through retailers including Aura Spectrum DI, Ellipse Aura, and
Aura Pro.
Compatible with a PC running Microsoft® Windows XP® or Windows Vista® or an Intel® Mac® running Leopard®
or higher
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“I really needed a solution for acoustic guitars that did not involve
using a microphone. I am very happy with the Aura Spectrum DI,
as it is the ONLY solution I have found that gives a realistic mic-like
sound from an acoustic guitar plugged in direct. The Aura Image
Gallery also gives me access to the right Images for 12-string, nylon
string, and various other guitars I’m using. Thanks again Fishman!”
– Ben Butler, session and stage musician
Aura Spectrum DI
®
Acoustic Imaging
AURA SPECTRUM DI
Acoustic Imaging + D.I.
MODEL NUMBER:
PRO-AUR-SPC
AUDIO I/O:
1/4” mono input & output w/input trim
control Balanced XLR D.I.
1/4” effects loop
24-bit A/DA conversion
PROCESSOR:
32-bit processing
MATERIAL:
Durable all-metal construction
DIMENSIONS:
5.6” L x 5.25” W x 2.1” H
(142mm) x (133mm) x (53mm)
WEIGHT:
1.7 lbs (.77 kg)
POWER:
9-Volt battery or optional power supply
BATTERY LIFE :
20 hours
OPTIONAL POWER SUPPLY
FISHMAN REGULATED
9-VOLT POWER
ACC-BLE-POW
The complete performance technology solution for acoustic musicians. The Aura Spectrum DI features awardwinning Aura® Acoustic Imaging technology that enables players to mix studio-mic’d sound with the signal from their
undersaddle or soundhole pickup.
Housed in a professional quality all-metal case, the Aura Spectrum DI features a 3-band EQ, one-knob compressor,
automatic feedback suppression with up to 3 notches, a chromatic tuner, effects loop, plus a high-quality balanced
XLR D.I. The included Aura Image Gallery software provides access to an ever-expanding list of instrument images
recorded using our collection of the most sought after microphones.
Aura Spectrum DI is not only incredibly versatile, but it also delivers the most realistic acoustic sound available for
stage or studio. Fishman’s Aura Image Gallery software allows users to access images for hundreds of guitar makes
and models through our free Aura image library. Once installed on your PC or Mac, the software also allows Aura
images to be sorted, managed and grouped. Users can then take advantage of the preamp’s open architecture by
loading Aura images via a USB cable.
Aura Spectrum DI features:
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Award-winning Aura Acoustic Imaging Technology
128 pre-loaded Images for use with the most popular
acoustic instruments
Instrument preamp with balanced XLR D.I. output
Volume, blend, and Image select controls
3-band EQ
One-knob compressor
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Automatic anti-feedback with up to 3 notches
Built-in chromatic tuner with bypass/mute
16 user-configurable Image locations
USB interface for Image downloading from Aura
Image Gallery (software included)
Feedback-fighting Phase switch
Automatic D.I. ground lift
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“I don't know how they do it, but the Aura Spectrum DI brings out
the most natural mid-range from any preamp I've come across.
Playing acoustics onstage is such a pleasure now! On tour with
Keith Urban, I play 6 and 12-string acoustics, mandolin, bouzouki,
and 6-string banjos. Now, the sound at front of house is finally
what I feel in my hands! Thanks, Fishman!"
– Danny Rader, guitarist for Keith Urban
Jerry Douglas Signature Series
Acoustic Imaging
JERRY DOUGLAS AURA IMAGING PEDAL
Aura Imaging Pedal
MODEL NUMBER:
PRO-AIP-JD1
AUDIO I/O:
1/4” mono input & output w/input trim
control
24 bit A/D/A conversion
PROCESSOR:
32-bit processing
MATERIAL:
Durable all-metal construction
DIMENSIONS:
5.6” L x 4” W x 2.1” H
(142mm) x (101mm) x (53mm)
WEIGHT:
1.25 lbs (.56 kg)
POWER:
9-Volt battery or optional power supply
BATTERY LIFE:
27 hours
OPTIONAL POWER SUPPLY
FISHMAN REGULATED
9-VOLT POWER
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Called “Dobro’s matchless contemporary master,” by The New York Times and lauded as “my favorite musician” by rock
legend John Fogerty, Jerry Douglas could have been a musical innovator on any number of instruments. However, as a teenager, Douglas adopted the then relatively obscure and unexplored Dobro, and that decision has helped
him carve out a unique place in American music where he has wielded incalculable influence on bluegrass and its
many related genres.
The “JD” Signature pedal comes pre-loaded with 16 custom Aura® Images created by Jerry Douglas himself, specifically
for resophonic guitars.
Easy to set up and use, the Jerry Douglas Signature Aura Imaging pedal removes the need to mic your instrument on
stage, eliminating spurious stage noise and intrusive microphone setups. With the Jerry Douglas Signature Aura Imaging
pedal, you get the true, unique voice of your resophonic instrument, on stage or in the studio.
Jerry Douglas Aura Imaging Pedal features:
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16 custom Fishman Aura Images created and used by Jerry Douglas specifically for resophonic guitars
Volume, Blend, and Image Select controls
Feedback-fighting phase switch
Bypass/Mute foot switch
Input Trim with Clip/Low battery indicator
24-bit A/D/A, 32-bit internal processing
“After all these years of fighting microphones and feeling tied to
one foot of the stage floor, I really believe we have the answer to
every dobro player’s dreams...and still sound like you’re sitting on
your back porch.”
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– Jerry Douglas
The Fishman of Acoustic Preamps
Our new Platinum Pro EQ and Platinum Stage universal preamps
are designed for players looking for a pro-quality preamp/DI for
their acoustic guitar, violin, cello, bass, resonator guitar, banjo,
mandolin or other acoustic instruments that may be too small or
too precious to have an onboard preamp.
Class-A analog circuitry makes it a preamp… Great sound makes
it a Fishman.
Platinum Series Preamps from Fishman. For over 35 years, the
world’s #1 maker of acoustic instrument pickups & preamps.
Inspired Performance Technology™
Platinum Pro EQ
PLATINUM PRO EQ
Analog PreAmplication
MODEL NUMBER:
PRO-PLT-201
AUDIO I/O:
1/4” Instrument input
1/4” Amp output
XLR Balanced D.I. output with Ground
Lift switch
TONE SHAPING:
5-band EQ with Sweepable Mid
Adjustable Low-cut Filter
FEEDBACK CONTROL:
Sweepable Notch Filter
Phase Invert switch
DIMENSIONS:
6.2” x 5.6” x 2.2”
158mm x 143mm x 54mm
POWER:
9-Volt battery (not included) or
optional power supply
BATTERY LIFE:
30 hours
OPTIONAL POWER SUPPLY
FISHMAN REGULATED
9-VOLT POWER
ACC-BLE-POW
Completely redesigned from the ground up, the all-analog Platinum® Pro EQ universal instrument preamp delivers
incredibly accurate sonic detail for any acoustic instrument. A discrete, high-headroom Class-A preamp uses precision, high-speed circuitry for the highest fidelity and low distortion. Classic Fishman tone centers with sweepable mid
is combined with a switchable guitar/bass EQ mode, making it more musical for bass instruments and more universal
for recording and performing musicians.
The new Platinum Pro EQ integrates critical performance features like adjustable volume boost and a balanced XLR
D.I. output housed in a beautiful, road-ready design.
The Platinum Pro EQ is built to be stomped on with durable foot switches that activate the adjustable volume boost
or high-contrast chromatic tuner. It also includes a simple and effective analog soft-knee compressor, effects loop
and precision sweepable notch filter.
Platinum Pro features:
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17-Volt, high-headroom, discrete Class-A preamp
5-band tone control with sweep-mid & low frequency filter
EQ mode tailors EQ for bass or most other instruments
Phase control and precision notch filter reduces feedback
One-knob adjustable compressor smooths playing dynamics
Integrated fully-chromatic digital tuner
Volume boost foot switch with level control (+12 dB)
Balanced XLR D.I. with pre/post EQ setting and ground lift
“You guys knocked it out of the park on this piece of gear! Great
instruments deserve to sound great plugged in. Nothing can
come close to the natural sound of the Platinum Pro EQ.”
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– Jimmy Mattingly, fiddle and utility player for Garth Brooks,
Reba McEntire, and Dolly Parton
Platinum Stage
PLATINUM STAGE
Analog PreAmplication
MODEL NUMBER:
PRO-PLT-301
AUDIO I/O:
1/4” Instrument input
1/4” Amp output
XLR Balanced D.I. output
Auto-Ground Lift
TONE SHAPING:
4-band EQ with sweepable Mid,
adjustable Low-Cut filter
FEEDBACK CONTROL:
Phase invert switch
DIMENSIONS:
5.6” x 3.3” x 1.2”
143mm x 85mm x 30mm
POWER:
9-Volt battery (not included)
48-Volt Phantom
Optional Fishman power supply
BATTERY LIFE:
70 hours
OPTIONAL POWER SUPPLY
FISHMAN REGULATED
9-VOLT POWER
ACC-BLE-POW
Completely redesigned from the ground up, the all-analog Platinum® Stage universal instrument preamp delivers incredibly accurate sonic detail for any acoustic instrument. A discrete, high-headroom Class-A preamp uses precision,
high-speed circuitry for the highest fidelity and low distortion. Classic Fishman tone centers with sweepable mid is
combined with a switchable guitar/bass EQ mode, making it more musical for bass instruments, and more universal
for recording and performing musicians.
The new Platinum Stage integrates critical performance features like adjustable volume boost and a balanced XLR
D.I. output housed in a beautiful, road-ready design.
With an included belt-clip, the Platinum Stage is perfect for mobile instrumentalists, such as mandolin and fiddle
players. It can also be powered via 48-volt phantom power, offering complete control over your sound without batteries.
Platinum Stage features:
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17-Volt, high-headroom, discrete Class-A preamp
4-band tone control with sweep-mid & low frequency filter
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Q mode tailors EQ for bass or most other instruments
P
hase control
Volume boost switch with level control
Balanced D.I. with pre/post EQ setting and auto-ground lift
Belt-clip included
“My double bass with a Full Circle pickup and a Platinum Stage is
just a no brainer. Perfectly balanced and clear as a bell.”
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– Paul Nowinski, NYC session and touring bassist
ToneDEQ
TONEDEQ
Acoustic Instrument Preamp with Effects
MODEL NUMBER:
PRO-DEQ-AFX
INPUT:
10M Ohm, discrete class-A JFET design
AUDIO:
All-analog signal path with parallel digital
effects
TONE CONTROL:
4-Band EQ with Bass, Middle, Treble,
and selectable Low Cut
DUAL EFFECTS:
Reverb (2) or Delay (2), Chorus (2),
Flanger or Tremolo
DYNAMICS:
Soft-knee Compressor
Boost Footswitch (up to 9dB)
FEEDBACK CONTROL:
Selectable Phase invert
AUDIO I/O:
1/4” mono instrument input
1/4” amplifier output
Balanced XLR DI Output with pre/post
routing
DIMENSIONS:
5.6” L (142mm) x 9.5”W (241mm) x
2.2” H (55mm)
POWER:
9-Volt battery (not included) or optional
Fishman power supply
The ToneDEQ Preamp EQ is a complete performance solution for the acoustic musician. With a high-quality preamp,
dual effects section, tone controls, a compressor, level booster and a balanced D.I. — it’s got everything you need in
one box.
BATTERY LIFE:
12 hours
Pure Analog Circuitry
FISHMAN REGULATED
Its analog signal path goes from end to end – from preamp to output – to give acoustic musicians a richer tonal quality. Even the digital effects are mixed in parallel so they don’t affect the purity of your acoustic instrument.
Fully Balanced Stage DI
OPTIONAL POWER SUPPLY
9-VOLT POWER
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Flexible outputs include a 1/4 inch amplifier output and XLR DI output for the lowest noise possible. Plus the DI
features automatic ground-lifting and selectable pre/post EQ settings.
Discrete Class-A Preamp
With Fishman, you get quality discrete Class-A signal conditioning created by the leader in instrument preamp
design. The high impedance input is a must for any passive instrument pickup.
Advanced 4-Band EQ
Legendary 4-band equalizer design provides superior tone control for any acoustic instrument. The variable low cut
filter controls sub-bass effects produced by some passive pickups.
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Fission Bass
FISSION BASS POWERCHORD FX PEDAL
Powerchord FX Pedal
MODEL NUMBER:
PRO-FSN-BAS
AUDIO I/O:
Single 1/4" input with trim control
accepts active or passive instruments.
MIX OUTPUT:
1/4”
EFFECT OUTPUT:
1/4”
DIGITAL SIGNAL
PATH:
32-bit processing
24 bit A/D/A
MATERIAL:
Durable all-metal construction
DIMENSIONS:
4.7” L x 7.4” W x 2.1” H
(119mm) x (188mm) x (53mm)
POWER:
9-Volt battery or optional power supply
BATTERY LIFE:
20 hours
OPTIONAL POWER SUPPLY
FISHMAN REGULATED
9-VOLT POWER
ACC-BLE-POW
Fission Bass Powerchord FX Pedal lets any bassist lay down beds of power by adding stacked harmonies over their
bass lines. Through an intuitive set of controls and footswitches, several combinations of octaves, 4th and 5th above
the root note, combine to produce powerchords or octave-up effects.
The four footswitch LEDs give you visible indication of the selected harmony. When the effect is off, the LEDs dim,
making it easy to set up a harmony before you kick on the chord. It’s also a multi-effect pedal with up to 3 voices of
harmony, adjustable noise gate, overdrive, tone and effect level. This power-effect combo gives you creative control
over anything from subtle octaves, to thick, grinding effects that even your guitar player will envy.
Housed in a lightweight, yet sturdy metal enclosure, Fission Bass uses state-of-the-art 32-bit signal processing and
24-bit audio conversion. Its monophonic input accepts a wide range of pickups. The mix output is perfect for single
amp operation and an effect-only output for feeding a dedicated guitar amp.
Fission Bass Powerchord FX Pedal features:
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Creates stacked harmonies above the root note:
■ Octave up
■ 4th and Octave up
■ Octave and 5th up
■ Octave up, 5th up & 2nd octave up
Unique footswitch LEDs let you ‘see’ the harmony before you kick it on
Noise gate control
Overdrive control
Tone control
Effect level control
“I love it when the band is playing a power riff together with
stacked harmonies, add 5ths & octaves, man, it doesn’t get
any funkier. Now the next best thing is playing by myself with
the Fission Bass Powerchord FX pedal. It makes me feel like
I am playing with my band in the upper room standing in the
balcony of your mind. Feel the power of the One and check it
out today baba!”
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– Bootsy Collins
Matrix Infinity
MATRIX INFINITY
Undersaddle Pickup System
MODEL NUMBER 1
WIDE FORMAT:
MODEL NUMBER 2
NARROW FORMAT:
MODEL NUMBER 3
SPLIT SADDLE:
MODEL NUMBER 4
UKULELE FORMAT:
PRO-MAT-INF
1/8” (3.2mm) width
PRO-MAN-INF
3/32” (2.3mm) width
PRO-MAL-INF
3/32” (2.3mm) width
PRO-MAK-INF
3/32” (2.3mm) width
GUITAR PICKUP:
Standard pickup length of 2.65”
(67.3mm) will fit most guitars with 2.5”
(63.5mm) string spacings
UKULELE PICKUP:
Standard pickup length of 2” (50.8mm)
will fit most ukuleles up to 1.85” (47mm)
string spacings
BATTERY:
9-Volt
BATTERY LIFE:
384 hours
The Matrix Infinity pickup and preamp system is the latest version of our flagship Matrix Series and offers clear,
transparent tone, dynamic string response and ease of installation. Easily accessible soundhole-mounted Volume and
Tone rotary controls allow the player to effortlessly make adjustments to their sound.
Taking the pickup’s tonal variation capability one step further, the Matrix Infinity incorporates a switchable voicing
feature to accommodate all guitar body sizes and different performance situations in one system. With a long list of
enhancements, the Matrix Infinity has literally redefined the category of undersaddle pickup systems.
Dave Matthews
Matrix Infinity features:
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Completely redesigned active, endpin mounted preamp
Features the world’s best selling undersaddle pickup, the Acoustic Matrix®
Soundhole mounted rotary controls for Volume & Tone
Unique Tone control cuts mids while boosting treble and bass
Integrated LED low battery indicator
Switchable voicing to accommodate all guitar body sizes and performance situations
Solderless connections
Pickup available in wide, narrow, split saddle and ukulele formats
Suitable for Nylon, 12-String and Bass
Custom lengths available (special order)
Professional installation recommended
Photo Credit:
Aaron Farrington
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AG-Series
AG-SERIES PICKUPS
Passive Undersaddle Pickups
MODEL NUMBER 1
6-STRING GUITAR:
MODEL NUMBER 2
CLASSICAL OR
12-STRING GUITAR:
MODEL NUMBER 3
6-STRING GUITAR:
MODEL NUMBER 4
CLASSICAL or
12-STRING GUITAR:
MODEL NUMBER 5
UKULELE:
Our classic undersaddle ceramic guitar pickup. AG-Series pickups do not require a battery, but an impedance-matching preamp is recommended, for best performance. Available in a variety of widths and string spacings.
AG-Series Passive Undersaddle Pickups feature:
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Available in a variety of widths and string spacings for steel and nylon stringed guitars, including classical,
12-string, and ukulele
An impedance matching preamp is recommended, but not required
Professional installation recommended
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PRO-AG0-094
3/32” (2.3mm) saddle width and
2.125” E to E string spacing
PRO-AGX-094
3/32” (2.3mm) saddle width and 2.312”
E to E string spacing
PRO-AG1-125
1/8” (3.2mm) saddle width and 2.125”
E to E string spacing
PRO-AGX-312
1/8” (3.2mm) saddle width and 2.312”
E to E string spacing
PRO-AG0-UKE
3/32” (2.3mm) saddle width and 1.67”
(42.4mm) G to A string spacing
Blackstack
BLACKSTACK SOUNDHOLE PICKUP
Passive Soundhole Pickup
MODEL NUMBER:
PRO-BLK-STK
INSTALLATION:
Fits soundholes as small as 3 ⅝” (92mm)
diameter. Premium TA4 mini-XLR connector for easy install with included cable
Be heard in even the loudest rock band with Fishman’s new Blackstack passive soundhole pickup. Now, that vintage
sound of a humbucking magnetic pickup is available in a modern, battery-free design.
It features adjustable pole-pieces and a premium TA4 mini-XLR connector integrated into the housing allowing easy
installation, removal and connection to the included cable or your own custom endpin mounting solution.
Blackstack Passive Soundhole Pickup features:
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Humbucking magnetic coil with cutting vintage sound
Passive design for battery-free operation
Adjustable pole pieces allow for perfect string balance adjustment and help to compensate for varying string
heights between instruments
Included 5 foot cable featuring premium TA4 mini-XLR connector to ¼” combination endpin jack / in-line
connector for easy install and removal
Use out-of-the-box with included cable or create your own custom endpin jack solution
“The Blackstack was a game changer for Elvis Monroe. This pickup
allows the freedom and power of an acoustic guitar in a loud
environment that I've been trying to find for years. The Blackstack
has an amazing vintage quality but sits perfectly in the space you
need a guitar to speak in! Whether it's a small stage, the biggest
arena, or anything in between, the Blackstack is my choice 100%
of the time."
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– Ben Carey, Elvis Monroe
Neo-D
NEO-D SOUNDHOLE PICKUPS
Passive Soundhole Pickups
MODEL NUMBER 1
SINGLE COIL:
MODEL NUMBER 2
HUMBUCKING:
INSTALLATION:
PRO-NEO-D01
PRO-NEO-D02
Fits soundholes as small as 3 ⅞”
(98.4mm) diameter. Pre-wired output
jack can also be endpin mounted
This value-priced cousin of the award-winning Rare Earth pickup shares the same neodymium magnet structure for
exceptional string balance and sparkling acoustic clarity. The Neo-D’s low-profile, high-impedance design needs no
battery. Available in single coil and humbucking models.
Single Coil — Brilliant and articulate single coil sound
Humbucking — Warm and full humbucking sound
Neo-D Passive Soundhole Pickups feature:
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Low profile, high-impedance design needs no battery
Easy installation with no alteration, plug and play right out of the box
Excellent string-to-string balance and acoustic clarity
Humbucking model features stacked coils to eliminate noise
“I’m getting the best sound I’ve ever gotten on my Weissenborns
with the Neo-D Humbucking. Deep, tight lows, sweet and solid
highs and warmth and clarity in the mids. I like it so much I put
one in my six string as well.”
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– Ed Gerhard, GRAMMY® Award-winning guitarist
Neo-Buster Humbucking
NEO-BUSTER HUMBUCKING
Passive Soundhole Pickup & Feedback Buster
The Neo-Buster Humbucking from Fishman combines our popular Neo-D® Humbucking pickup with a feedbackfighting soundhole cover to give you great sounding acoustic tone, even in your loudest performances.
This humbucking magnetic soundhole pickup produces a warm and full sound while also greatly reducing hum and
unwanted interference. It also shares the same neodymium magnet structure as the award-winning Rare Earth®
pickup for exceptional string balance and incredible acoustic clarity. Its low-profile, high impedance design needs no
battery.
When you need to play in high-volume situations, the integrated soundhole cover reduces the build-up of energy
inside the guitar that often leads to uncontrollable howling. Made of a flexible elastomer that will not react with most
finishes, it requires no tools for installation, and fits most flat-top guitars with a 3 ⅞” or 4” diameter soundhole.
Neo-Buster Humbucking features:
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Integrated feedback-buster for high-volume playing
Low-profile, high-impedance design needs no battery
Flexible surround reduces “howling” in high volume situations
Easy installation with no alteration
Tool-free installation
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MODEL NUMBER:
PRO-NEO-FB2
OUTPUT:
10' cable with 1/4" plug
INSTALLATION:
Fits soundholes with 3 ⅞” (98.4mm) or 4"
(101.5mm) diameter
Rare Earth
RARE EARTH SOUNDHOLE PICKUPS
Active Soundhole Pickups
MODEL NUMBER 1
SINGLE COIL:
MODEL NUMBER 2
HUMBUCKING:
SINGLE COIL
PRO-REP-101
PRO-REP-102
INSTALLATION:
Fits soundholes as small as 3 ⅝” (92mm)
diameter. Pre-wired output jack can also
be endpin mounted
CONTROLS:
Volume Control Wheel
(Rare Earth Humbucking only)
BATTERY:
Two 1.5-Volt silver oxide or one 3-Volt
lithium
BATTERY LIFE:
240 hours
HUMBUCKING
Equipped with cutting-edge neodymium magnets, the newest versions of Fishman's Rare Earth pickups offer a
warmer, more natural acoustic tone, along with exceptional accuracy and increased musicality.
Both models have been carefully re-voiced and fine-tuned to offer an even smoother treble response than their
popular, category-defining predecessors.
The Rare Earth Humbucking also features stacked coils to eliminate noise and a volume control wheel for easy,
accessible adjustments.
Single Coil — Brilliant and articulate single coil sound
Humbucking — Warm and full humbucking sound
Rare Earth Active Soundhole Pickups feature:
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Re-voiced and fine-tuned for smoother treble response and a warmer, more naturally acoustic tone
Active electronics and neodymium magnet structure for exceptional string balance and sparkling
acoustic clarity
Miniature batteries mount conveniently on the underside of the pickup (batteries included)
Low-current preamp design allows up to 240 hours between battery changes
Redesigned mounting system and ergonomic body shape
Pre-wired output jack can also be endpin-mounted
Easy installation with no alteration, plug-and-play right out of the box
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“The feedback-rejecting qualities come into their own in the live
concert environment and the extra sonic focus of the Rare Earth
provides clarity and punch on picked solo lines as well as conventional rhythm playing.”
– Ian Anderson
Rare Earth Blend
RARE EARTH BLEND SOUNDHOLE PICKUP
Active Soundhole Pickup
MODEL NUMBER:
PRO-REP-103
INSTALLATION:
Fits soundholes as small as 3 ⅝” (92mm)
diameter. Pre-wired output jack can also
be endpin mounted
CONTROLS:
Mic/Pickup Blend Control
BATTERY:
Two 1.5-Volt silver oxide or one 3-Volt
lithium
BATTERY LIFE:
110 hours
An improved microphone and re-voiced electronics offer a warmer, more natural acoustic tone. Easily accessible Mic/
Pickup Blend Control offers fingertip control to dial in just the right blend. For unequalled sound quality and ease of
use, it’s hard to beat the performance of the Rare Earth Blend.
Cutting-edge neodymium magnets provide excellent string-to-string balance while the pickup’s active electronics
and low-noise, discrete circuitry design keep the sound pure and clean with smooth response throughout the
frequency range.
Rare Earth Blend Active Soundhole Pickup features:
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Flexible cardioid microphone and mic/pickup blend control
Miniature batteries mount conveniently on the underside of the pickup (batteries included)
Low-current design of the preamp allows up to 110 hours between battery changes
Newly designed mounting system and ergonomic body shape
Pre-wired output jack can also be endpin mounted
Easy installation with no alteration, plug-and-play right out of the box
Photo Credit: Marek Zawrotny
“By using multiple sources, the Rare Earth Blend pickup system
simply recreate more frequencies - lots of deep lows, rich mids
and sparkly highs. When you see a solo guitar player perform live
they have that “big” sound, and you’re wondering how a single
acoustic guitar can fill up a big room with such a huge, satisfying
tone - not loud, just “full” - it’s almost certainly a Rare Earth Blend.
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– Jon Gomm
Ellipse Matrix Blend
ELLIPSE MATRIX BLEND
Pickup & Preamp System
MODEL NUMBER 1
WIDE FORMAT:
MODEL NUMBER 2
NARROW FORMAT:
PRO-MAT-EL2
1/8” (3.2mm) width
PRO-MAN-EL2
3/32” (2.3mm) width
PICKUP LENGTH:
Standard pickup length of 2.65”
(67.3mm) will fit most guitars with 2.5”
(63.5mm) string spacings
SOUNDHOLE:
Accommodates most round soundholes
from 3 ⅞” (98mm) to 4 ⅛” (105mm) in
diameter
BATTERY:
9-Volt
BATTERY LIFE:
220 hours
Add the power and sonic clarity of Fishman’s renowned blending technology to your guitar, without any visible
modification.
The Ellipse® Matrix Blend combines the world’s best-selling undersaddle pickup, the Fishman Acoustic Matrix®, with
the popular Ellipse® Blend, to give you incredible tone at your fingertips.
With its flexible gooseneck condenser microphone, volume, blend, and phase controls, the Ellipse Matrix Blend
makes it possible to have the best of both worlds when you play. The sparkling, transparent sound and control that
our Acoustic Matrix pickup is complemented by the unique and expressive character of a microphone.
Ellipse Matrix Blend Pickup & Preamp System features:
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Ergonomic soundhole-mounted design puts slider controls at fingertips to maintain a natural playing position
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Phase switch (feedback control)
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Custom-designed cardioid condenser mini-microphone with gooseneck mount and accessible mic/pickup
blending plus mic trim control
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Unique patent-pending neodymium magnetic mounting system for easy, solder-free installation
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Switchable low frequency tone-shaping built into preamp
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Pickup available in wide, narrow or split formats
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Professional installation recommended
“The Ellipse Matrix Blend pickup makes my touring musician’s
life easy. I never need any EQ to get a great, powerful, dynamic,
acoustic amplified sound. It’s so effective! That’s why I chose the
Ellipse pickup for my Martin Signature model guitar.”
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– Jacques Stotzem
Ellipse Aura
ELLIPSE AURA
Pickup & Preamp System
MODEL NUMBER 1
WIDE FORMAT:
MODEL NUMBER 1
NARROW FORMAT:
PRO-MAT-ELA
1/8” (3.2mm) width
PRO-MAT-ELA
3/32” (2.3mm) width
PICKUP LENGTH:
Standard pickup length of 2.65”
(67.3mm) will fit most guitars with 2.5”
(63.5mm) string spacings
SOUNDHOLE:
Accommodates most round soundholes
from 3 ⅞” (98mm) to 4 ⅛” (105mm) in
diameter
BATTERY:
9-Volt
BATTERY LIFE:
33 hours
To create true-to-life sound, the Ellipse® Aura combines our most sophisticated onboard preamp design with the
power of Aura Acoustic Imaging Technology.
Ellipse Aura allows acoustic musicians to easily and accurately replicate the sound of their instrument, as mic’d in a
professional studio. Players can load up to four Aura images into this intuitive, discreetly mounted soundhole-mounted
preamp. The ergonomic design of the Ellipse Aura puts slider controls at the player’s fingertips, helping to maintain a
natural playing position.
The Ellipse Aura features Pickup/Image Blend, Volume and switchable Natural I and Natural II Low Frequency toneshaping, a Phase Switch and automatic Anti-Feedback control.
Ellipse Aura Pickup & Preamp System features:
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State-of-the-art onboard preamp featuring Fishman’s revolutionary Aura Acoustic Imaging Technology
Up to four Aura Images can be downloaded from Fishman’s Aura Image Gallery software (included)
Features the world’s best selling undersaddle pickup, the Acoustic Matrix®
Automatic anti-feedback
Pickup/Image blend control
Volume control
Phase switch (feedback control)
Low battery indicator
Unique patented neodymium magnetic mounting system for easy, solder-free installation
Solder-free connections
Switchable low frequency tone-shaping built into preamp
Pickup available in wide, narrow or split formats
Professional installation recommended
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Photo Credit: Russell Carson
“The Ellipse Aura gives me the sound of my guitar in ANY situation
at ANY volume. I can’t live without it!”
– Stephen Mougin, guitarist/vocalist for the Sam Bush Band,
Nedski and Mojo, Owner/Operator of Dark Shadow Recording
Enter the Haggis
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
J'Anna Jacoby
“I was saved when I found the Fishman pickup and have never
looked back. It’s been my favorite one-stop solution for every
musical situation from classical to pop to jazz to rock. You can’t
beat the clarity of tone and its ability to amplify in loud situations.
It’s also really easy to put on and take off of the instrument, so for
someone who skates between genres that’s always been a big
benefit to me.”
– J’Anna Jacoby, violinist and mandolin player for Rod Stewart
Missy Raines
Jimmy
GaryStafford
Hoey
Train
Photo Credit: Kristen Bearfield
Zach Runquist
“I've been using Fishman pickups for over a decade. I depend on them for excellent tone and reliability.
I use the V-300 on violin, the M-300 on mandolin, the Archtop Guitar Pickup, the Nashville Series
for my Resonator guitar and Dobro (coupled with the Jerry Douglas signature Pedal), and the Ellipse
Matrix Blend on my acoustic guitar. No matter what the venue is, I can count on Fishman products to
provide me with clear, consistent tone, night after night."
Photo Credit: Deone Jahnke
– Zach Runquist, producer, songwriter, and sideman
Photo Credit: Brendan Walter
Bluegrass
CLASSIC SERIES MANDOLIN PICKUPS
Classic Series Mandolin Pickups
MODEL NUMBER 1
M-100 MANDOLIN
PICKUP:
MODEL NUMBER 2
M-200 MANDOLIN
PICKUP:
M-100
PRO-M10-0MA
Includes a 1/4” external jack for easy
mounting
PRO-M20-0MA
Professional Mandolin Pickup includes a
Carpenter-style 1/4” output jack
that mounts on the side of the instrument
M-200
The M-100 consists of a piezo-ceramic pickup element that is embedded in an adjustable ebony replacement bridge.
Comes complete with a 1/4" external jack for easy mounting.
The M-200 is identical to the M-100, but includes a Carpenter style 1/4" output jack that mounts on the side of the
instrument.
Classic Series M-100 Mandolin Pickup and Classic Series M-200 Professional Mandolin Pickups feature:
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Piezo-ceramic pickup element embedded in an adjustable ebony replacement bridge
Designed for all archtop-style mandolins
An impedance matching preamp is recommended, but not required
Professional installation recommended
Photo Credit: Anthony Scarlati
“I’ve been using Fishman pickups for years on all my major tours.
They deliver a warm acoustic richness while still projecting in an
arena or stadium. I love the M-200 on my mandolin. It makes it
sound like it’s 10 feet tall!”
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– Lorenza Ponce
Bluegrass
NASHVILLE SERIES PICKUPS
Nashville Series Pickups
BISCUIT-STYLE RESOPHONIC
M-300
MODEL NUMBER 1:
PRO-RES-BIS
Nashville Series Biscuit-Style
Resophonic Pickup
MODEL NUMBER 2:
PRO-RES-SPI
Nashville Series Spider-Style
Resophonic Pickup
MODEL NUMBER 3:
PRO-M30-0MA
Nashville Series Archtop Mandolin Pickup
MODEL NUMBER 4:
PRO-M40-0MA
Nashville Series Flat Top Mandolin Pickup
SPIDER-STYLE RESOPHONIC
M-400
The Biscuit-Style Resophonic Pickup features a complete replacement biscuit with an embedded piezo-ceramic
pickup designed specifically for biscuit-style Resophonic and includes a saddle and 1/4’ external jack for easy mounting.
The Spider-Style Resophonic Pickup features a split saddle piezo-ceramic pickup designed specifically for
spider-style bridges and includes a 1/4" endpin jack for easy mounting.
The M-300 Archtop Mandolin Pickup features a piezo-ceramic pickup element embedded in the bottom bridge,
and an adjustable ebony replacement bridge. Designed for all archtop-style mandolins, it includes a Carpenter 1/4"
output jack that mounts on the side of the instrument.
The M-400 Mandolin Pickup features a piezo-ceramic pickup element embedded in a quality rosewood bridge and
includes a Carpenter 1/4" output jack that mounts on the side of the instrument.
Nashville Series Resophonic and Mandolin Pickups feature:
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Consistent, accurate sound reproduction for every performance
An impedance matching preamp is recommended, but not required
Professional installation recommended
“I've really enjoyed using my Fishman Nashville Series Reso
Pickup! When I use it in combination with my JD Aura Pedal, the
tone is incredible! It has made live performances more enjoyable
for me. I just plug in and the great tone is always there!
– Rob Ickes, eleven-time IBMA Dobro Play of the Year
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Bluegrass
CLASSIC SERIES BANJO PICKUP
Classic Series Banjo Pickup
MODEL NUMBER 1:
PRO-REP-BAN
BATTERY:
9-Volt
BATTERY LIFE:
5,000+ hours
Our second generation banjo pickup features a quiet humbucking coil, a powerful neodymium magnet assembly and
a specially designed preamp to strengthen and preserve the natural sound of the banjo. Fits dual coordinator rod
instruments and may be modified to fit single rod banjos.
Classic Series Banjo Pickup features:
■ Quiet humbucking coil and a powerful neodymium magnet assembly
■ Specially designed preamp to strengthen and preserve the natural sound of the banjo
■ Fits dual coordinator rod instruments and may be modified to fit single rod banjos
■ Easy installation with no alteration
“I love my Fishman Classic Series banjo pickup. It gives my DP
Hopkins signature model clawhammer the increased volume level
I need for the larger stages we play without getting in the way of
the banjo’s natural warm tone. I’m clawing loud and proud with
Fishman!”
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– Becky Buller, songwriter and bluegrass multi-instrumentalist
Bluegrass
CLASSIC SERIES RESOPHONIC PICKUPS
Classic Series Resophonic Pickups
MODEL NUMBER 1:
PASSIVE:
ACTIVE:
PRO-RES-002
Fastens to the center of the cone in both
‘spider’ and ‘biscuit’ style bridges
BATTERY:
9-Volt
MODEL NUMBER 2
This pickup reproduces the unique tonal character of your resophonic guitar. This simple and unobtrusive pickup,
(the size and shape of a small washer), captures that funky, throaty signature resophonic tone, with unprecedented
accuracy and resistance to feedback.
Classic Series Resophonic Pickups feature:
■ Fasten to the center of the cone in all resonator guitars
■ Resophonic pickup fits spider and Dobro® “biscuit” bridges
■ Strong resistance to feedback
■ Active models require a 9-Volt battery and include an impedance matching preamp for direct connection to any DI,
mixer or acoustic instrument amplifier
■ Professional installation recommended
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PRO-RES-001
Fastens to the center of the cone for both
‘spider’ and ‘biscuit’ style bridges.
Strings
FULL CIRCLE UPRIGHT BASS PICKUP
Full Circle Upright Bass Pickup
MODEL NUMBER 1:
PRO-FCL-001
UNC 1/4-20 format
MODEL NUMBER 2:
PRO-FCL-002
6 x 1mm format
MODEL NUMBER 3:
PRO-FCL-003
UNC 5/16-18 format
Plug in the Full Circle and the sound of your upright is all there. Whether it’s big, fat and punchy pizz, full-voiced arco
or slap, you’ll hear all the acoustic qualities, dynamics, and nuances of your bass — and so will your audience.
A Platinum Stage or Platinum Pro EQ preamp, which have dedicated Bass modes, is recommended, but not required.
Full Circle Upright Bass Pickup features:
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Accurate,
transparent sound and superior dynamic response
Fine tuning feature lets you quickly choose between an open, resonant response or a more focused tone to match
your instrument and playing style
Encased inside a sturdy aluminum height adjuster wheel
Quick retro-fit on instruments with height adjustment wheels
A
n impedance-matching preamp is recommended, but not required
P
rofessional installation recommended
“The Full Circle is the truest sounding pickup that I’ve found for
the acoustic upright bass – equally great tone and texture in live
performance and in the studio as well. I use it in both settings and
always love the results! Don’t leave home without it.”
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– Hutch Hutchinson, bassist for Bonnie Raitt
Strings
BP-100 UPRIGHT BASS PICKUP
BP-100 Upright Bass Pickup
MODEL NUMBER 1:
This is the product that started it all: our classic bridge-mounted, dual element piezo-ceramic pickup. The BP-100
installs in minutes and delivers deep sustained pizz tone and fast articulation with emphasized direct string sound.
BP-100 Upright Bass Pickup features:
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ishman’s classic bridge-mounted dual element piezo-ceramic pickup
Delivers deep sustained pizz tone and fast articulation with emphasized direct string sound
An impedance matching preamp is recommended, but not required
Professional installation recommended
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PRO-BP1-00B
(includes felted U-clips)
Strings
CLASSIC SERIES STRINGS PICKUPS
Classic Series Pickups for Violin, Viola & Cello
V-100
MODEL NUMBER 1:
PRO-V10-0VI
V-100 Violin/Viola Pickup
MODEL NUMBER 2:
PRO-V20-0VI
V-200 Violin/Viola Pickup
MODEL NUMBER 3:
PRO-C10-0CE
C-100 Cello Pickup
V-200
C-100
Classic Series V-100 Violin/Viola Pickup
This piezo-ceramic pickup mounts in the wing slot of the violin bridge with Fishman’s patented Floating Mount
System. Lightweight to minimize muting, the V-100 includes a mini jack which mounts to the tailpiece. A 10’, 1/8” to
1/4” cable is included.
Classic Series V-200 Violin/Viola Pickup
The same pickup element as the V-100, the V-200 employs a Carpenter-style 1/4” output jack which mounts on the
side of the instrument with chinrest-style hardware. An Aura Imaging preamp can be used for the ultimate in depth
and realism.
Classic Series C-100 Cello Pickup
Utilizes Fishman’s patented Floating Mount system for easy installation in the wing slot of the bridge. A 1/4” tailpiece
mounted jack and 10’ cable complete the package.
Classic Series Violin/Viola Pickups (V-100 and V-200) and Classic Series Cello Pickup (C-100) feature:
■ Piezo-ceramic pickup
■ Lightweight to minimize muting
■ An impedance matching preamp is recommended, but not required
■ Easy installation with no alteration
“The Fishman V-200 has never let me down. This pickup allows
me to retain the unique tone of my violin without loosing any vital
frequencies...or gaining any unwanted ones! It's simply the best
on the market and I often find myself recommending the V-200
to other players, regardless of what genres they play!”
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– Erica Nockalls, The Wonder Stuff, The Proclaimers and
Erica Nockalls band
Strings
CONCERT SERIES STRINGS PICKUPS
Concert Series Pickups for Violin, Viola & Cello
V-300
MODEL NUMBER 1:
PRO-V30-0VI
V-300 Violin Pickup
MODEL NUMBER 2:
PRO-V40-0VI
V-400 Viola Pickup
MODEL NUMBER 3:
PRO-C20-0CE
C-200 Cello Pickup
V-400
C-200
These pickups offer an extraordinary level of performance, tone quality and accuracy for stringed instruments.
The piezo-ceramic Concert Series pickup for violin is pre-installed in high-quality Despiau bridges to provide the
ultimate performance — a precise and perfectly balanced tone from string to string.
An exceptionally clear and natural tonal response reveals the true character of the instrument. These pickups sound
remarkably consistent every time they are played.
Fishman's Concert Series pickups are also optimized for use with Fishman Aura Imaging products to provide a higher
level of sound quality and added sonic versatility in live performance.
Concert Series Violin Pickup (V-300), Viola pickup (V-400) and Cello pickup (C-200) feature:
■ Accurate reproduction of your instrument’s unique acoustic sound
■ Piezo-ceramic pickup skillfully crafted into a high-quality Despiau bridge
■ Consistent sound for every performance
■ Professional installation required
■ An impedance matching preamp is recommended, but not required
Photo Credit: David Beardsley
“Since I started using the V-300 violin pickup, I’ve finally gotten rid
of the harsh electric sound that plagued me. I wanted the tone of
an acoustic but with enough power and volume to play with a live
band, and I’ve finally found it.”
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– Rebecca Zeller, Ra Ra Riot
Aura Pro
AURA PRO
Onboard Preamp System
MODEL NUMBER 1
WIDE FORMAT:
PRO-MAT-P81
1/8” (3.2mm) width
NARROW FORMAT:
PRO-MAN-P81
3/32" (3.2mm) width
DIMENSIONS:
1.75” W x 2.58” H (44.5mm) x (65.5mm)
BATTERY:
9-Volt
BATTERY LIFE:
27 hours
MODEL NUMBER 2
With the success of Aura® Imaging Technology, guitar manufacturers asked us to develop an Aura system that could
be built into their top-tier acoustic-electric models. The Aura Pro is that product, and is now available to players
everywhere.
Onboard Aura systems include Fishman’s Aura Image Gallery software, a PC/Mac compatible application that allows
users to access Images for hundreds of guitar makes and models through our free Aura Image library. Once installed
on your PC or Mac, the software also allows Aura Images to be sorted, managed, and grouped. Users can then take
advantage of the preamp’s open architecture by loading Aura Images via a USB cable.
Aura Pro Onboard Preamp System features:
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Onboard preamp featuring Fishman’s Aura Acoustic Imaging Technology
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Download up to four Aura Images from the Aura® Image Gallery software (included)
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ickup/Image blend control
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Volume, Bass, Middle, and Treble controls
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Fully-programmable digital equalization
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Feedback-fighting phase control
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Digital
chromatic tuner
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Automatic anti-feedback
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Low battery indicator
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Smaller footprint than the full sized Onboard Aura
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Unique pivot design for instant 9-Volt battery access
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System
includes an Acoustic Matrix® undersaddle pickup (available in wide, narrow or split formats) and a
Switchjack stereo endpin jack
Professional
installation recommended
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“As a touring musician, achieving the most consistent sound from
my acoustic guitar is always a challenge. This is an even bigger challenge as I use varying techniques and tunings, and I need to hear
myself clearly and at a comfortable level while desiring my guitar
to sound acoustic both on stage and to the audience. The Fishman
Aura Pro system gives me exactly what I need and much more.
No matter where I’m performing, this versatile system gives me
the best in flexibility, high quality acoustic tone, ‘fast as lightning’
setup, and allows me to have the confidence I need to perform at
my best.”
– Jim Hurst, guitarist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and two-time
IBMA Guitar Player of the Year
Prefix Premium Blend
PREFIX PREMIUM BLEND
Onboard Preamp System
MODEL NUMBER 1
WIDE FORMAT:
PRO-MAT-AP7
1/8” (3.2mm) width
NARROW FORMAT:
PRO-MAN-AP7
3/32" (3.2mm) width
DIMENSIONS:
2.46” W x 4.02” H (62.5mm) x (102mm)
BATTERY:
9-Volt
BATTERY LIFE:
130 hours
MODEL NUMBER 2
The Prefix Premium Blend features our acclaimed Acoustic Matrix® undersaddle pickup, onboard chromatic tuner,
and a gooseneck-style internal microphone. To complement and contrast this pickup, our miniature gooseneck mic
captures the guitar’s elusive natural ambience and sound chamber resonance.
Blend the pickup and the microphone together for a powerful and cohesive acoustic guitar tone that is deeper and
more “filled out” than the sound of either the microphone or pickup alone. To complete the package, we include a
phase switch and an adjustable notch filter, both essential for fighting feedback.
Prefix Premium Blend features:
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State-of-the-art onboard preamp
Volume control as well as Bass, Treble, and a wide-range semi-parametric EQ to isolate certain frequencies, and
boost or cut them as needed
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Feedback-fighting Notch filter and Phase switch
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Onboard chromatic tuner can be used without plugging in the guitar
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Gooseneck-style internal microphone with a pickup/mic blending slider
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Low battery indicator
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Unique pivot design for instant 9-Volt battery access
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System
includes an Acoustic Matrix® undersaddle pickup and Switchjack Stereo Endpin Jack
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Pickup available in wide, narrow or split formats
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Professional
installation recommended
“Fishman allows me to sound acoustic and still look cool doin’ it!”
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– Nick Wheeler, The All-American Rejects
Prefix Plus-T
PREFIX PLUS-T
Onboard Preamp System
MODEL NUMBER 1
WIDE FORMAT:
NARROW FORMAT:
PRO-MAN-PT4
3/32" (3.2mm) width
DIMENSIONS:
2.46” W x 4.02” H (62.5mm) x (102mm)
BATTERY:
9-Volt
BATTERY LIFE:
150 hours
MODEL NUMBER 2
®
The Prefix Plus-T features ultra-quiet electronics and Volume, Bass, Treble and semi-parametric Contour controls.
The Prefix Plus-T also offers a Brilliance control, Phase switch and Notch filter to help fight feedback. In addition, the
built-in chromatic tuner can be used without plugging in the guitar.
Prefix Plus-T features:
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Fishman quality, reliability and performance
Volume control as well as Bass, Treble, Brilliance control, and a wide-range semi-parametric EQ to isolate certain
frequencies, and boost or cut them as needed
Feedback-fighting Notch filter and Phase switch
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Onboard chromatic tuner can be used without plugging in the guitar
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B
rilliance slider
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Low battery indicator
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Unique
pivot design for instant 9-Volt battery access
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System includes an Acoustic Matrix® undersaddle pickup and Switchjack Stereo Endpin Jack
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Pickup available in wide, narrow or split formats
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Professional installation recommended
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PRO-MAT-PT4
1/8” (3.2mm) width
Prefix Pro & Prefix Pro Blend
PREFIX PRO
Onboard Preamp System
MODEL NUMBER 1
WIDE FORMAT:
PRO-MAT-P01
1/8” (3.2mm) width
NARROW FORMAT:
PRO-MAN-P01
3/32" (3.2mm) width
DIMENSIONS:
1.75” W x 2.58” H (44.5mm) x (65.5mm)
BATTERY:
9-Volt
BATTERY LIFE:
160 hours
MODEL NUMBER 2
PREFIX PRO BLEND
MODEL NUMBER 1
WIDE FORMAT:
NARROW FORMAT:
PRO-MAN-P51:
3/32" (3.2mm) width
DIMENSIONS:
1.75” W x 2.58” H (44.5mm) x (65.5mm)
BATTERY:
9-Volt
BATTERY LIFE:
140 hours
MODEL NUMBER 2
Ideal for smaller body guitars! This system packs features similar to our original Prefix series, but on a smaller bezel
that occupies 1/3 less space on the guitar. An excellent fit on slim-bodied acoustic-electrics.
Prefix Pro and Prefix Pro Blend feature:
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Designed for slim-bodied acoustic-electrics – 2” x 3” bezel occupies 1/3 less space than standard Prefix models
Volume control as well as Bass and Treble controls
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Feedback-fighting Notch filter and Phase switch
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Revolutionary pivot design for instant 9-Volt battery access
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System includes an Acoustic Matrix® undersaddle pickup and Switchjack Stereo Endpin Jack
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Pickup available in wide, narrow or split formats)
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Professional installation recommended
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Prefix Pro includes:
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Brilliance slider
Prefix Pro Blend includes:
■ Internal microphone
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Pickup/Mic blend control
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Wide-range semi-parametric Contour EQ
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Stereo or mono signal paths for the system’s pickup and microphone
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PRO-MAT-P51
1/8” (3.2mm) width
Presys+
PRESYS+
Onboard Preamp System
The Presys+ Onboard Preamp System is designed and built to offer maximum control, performance and quality in
a small, unobtrusive format. The compact and sophisticated Presys+ offers Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble and Brilliance
controls, a Phase switch, Notch filter, and a built-in tuner with LED display. The Presys+ system also includes a prewired Fishman Sonicore pickup for solder-free, plug and play installation, a low battery indicator, low profile control
knobs and a unique pivot design for easy access to the battery compartment.
Presys+ features:
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Small footprint fits many guitars
Volume control
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Bass, Middle and Treble controls
Built-in tuner with LED display
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Phase switch
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Low battery indicator
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Unique pivot design for instant 9-Volt battery access
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Pre-wired
Fishman Sonicore pickup for solder-free installation
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Low profile control knobs
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Onboard anti-feedback control (notch)
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Brilliance control for additional tone shaping
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Professional installation recommended
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MODEL NUMBER:
PRO-PSY-201
Presys+ w/ Sonicore pickup, anti-feedback
control, brilliance control and endpin jack
DIMENSIONS:
2.2” W x 3.2” H (55.8mm) x (84.2mm)
BATTERY:
9-Volt
BATTERY LIFE:
88 hours
Powerjack
POWERJACK
Endpin-Mounted Preamp
A miniature onboard preamp built into an elongated endpin jack. The Powerjack will give active performance to your
passive piezo pickup — 12,000+ hour battery life from a single 9-Volt battery!
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MODEL NUMBER:
PRO-PJA-001
DIMENSIONS:
4.75" W x 2.2" H x 6.75" D
(120mm) x (55.8mm) x (171.4mm)
WEIGHT:
5.6 oz
BATTERY:
9-Volt
BATTERY LIFE:
12,000 hours
INSTALLATION:
Professional installation is
recommended
SBT
SBT SOUNDBOARD TRANSDUCERS
Soundboard Transducers
MODEL NUMBER 1
SBT-C
SOUNDBOARD:
MODEL NUMBER 2
SBT-E
SOUNDBOARD:
MODEL NUMBER 3
SBT-HP
SOUNDBOARD:
SBT-C
SBT-E
SBT-HP
The SBT Series pickups will reproduce a full, natural, transparent tone and can be mounted on any type of acoustic
stringed instrument equipped with a flat soundboard. All three models are crafted to sense the micro vibrations of
a soundboard and are a practical alternative to more expensive bridge mounted units that require the services of a
repairman for installation.
The SBT-C is recommended for easy installation on nylon string guitars, steel string guitars, dulcimers and similar
stringed instruments.
The SBT-E features the Fishman Switchjack™ and is recommended when a permanent installation is desired.
The SBT-HP is designed specifically for harp and piano.
SBT-C, SBT-E and SBT-HP Soundboard Transducers feature:
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Full, natural transparent tone
Can be mounted on any type of acoustic stringed instrument equipped with a flat soundboard
An impedance matching preamp is recommended, but not required
Professional installation recommended
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PRO-SBT-CLA
Designed for classical/nylon string guitar
and all flat-top string instruments - for
temporary installation.
PRO-SBT-END
Designed for classical/nylon string
guitar and all flat-top string instruments
- includes endpin jack for permanent
installation.
PRO-SBT-HAP
Designed for harp & piano. Includes long
lead wire and 1/4” jack which can be
mounted on a variety of instruments.
Archtop
ARCHTOP GUITAR PICKUP
Guitar Pickup
MODEL NUMBER:
PRO-ARC-TOP
STRING SPACING:
2.125”
SUITABILITY:
Most instruments with a distance of
2.914 inch (74.01 mm) between adjustable bridge posts (center to center)
BRIDGE RADIUS:
12 inches
Dual vibration-sensing piezo elements embedded in an adjustable ebony bridge give this pickup an unmistakable
acoustic ambience. When paired with an impedance-matching preamp such as our Platinum Stage, Platinum Pro EQ
or Powerjack, the full potential of our Archtop guitar pickup can be realized.
Archtop Guitar Pickup features:
■ D
ual vibration-sensing piezo-elements embedded in an adjustable ebony bridge
■ C
aptures the unmistakable acoustic ambience of your archtop guitar
■ A
n impedance matching preamp is recommended, but not required
■ P
rofessional installation recommended
“As a guitar builder, I know each instrument has its own voice and
character. It’s all about transparency, really. Fishman pickups are
the perfect compliment for the unique tone of your guitar.”
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– Ken Parker, Archtop guitar builder
Powerbridge
POWERBRIDGE
Piezo Bridge Pickups
MODEL NUMBER 1
VT:
MODEL NUMBER 2
AST:
MODEL NUMBER 3
TUNE-O-MATIC:
MODEL NUMBER 4
TSV:
MODEL NUMBER 5
VMV:
MODEL NUMBER 6
VT
AST
TSV
VMV
TUNE-O-MATIC
VS-50P:
PRO-TEL-101
Vintage T-Style Powerbridge
PRO-AST-101
Modern T-Style Powerbridge
PRO-TOM-101
Nashville-Style Powerbridge
PRO-VIB-101
2-stud mount vibrato Powerbridge
PRO-VM2-101
6-screw vintage style vibrato Powerbridge
PRO-CVS-50P
Wilkinson® style 2-stud vibrato
Powerbridge
VS-50P
The world’s finest acoustic pickup for your electric guitar!
Fishman Powerbridge piezo bridge systems bring full-bodied acoustic sound to your favorite electric guitar. Our
Powerbridges offer the electric guitarist a palette of incredible acoustic and hybrid acoustic/electric sounds, for
Strat®, Tele® and Les Paul® guitars.
The Fishman Powerbridge opens up a whole new world of sonic potential and can be played solo or in combination
with the magnetics already in your guitar.
Powerbridge Piezo Bridge Pickups feature:
The benefit of an acoustic pickup for electric guitar
■ Piezo replacement bridges offer the electric guitarist a palette of incredible acoustic and hybrid acoustic/
electric sounds
■ Powerchip circuit is recommended, but not required
■ Professional installation recommended
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“I believe the Fishman Powerbridge has helped Pete’s sound leap
forward immensely – Listen how he uses it in every performance!
It’s really a joy to hear. It’s a real blend - the real thing. The question I get asked the most is ‘who’s playing the acoustic?’ So that
speaks for itself!”
Strat® and Tele® are registered trademarks of FMIC.
Les Paul® is registered trademark of Gibson Brands, Inc.
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– Alan Rogan, Guitar tech for Pete Townshend
Powerchip
POWERCHIP
Onboard Mixing Preamp
MODEL NUMBER 1:
PRO-PCH-001
Fits standard electric guitars with
pickguard
MODEL NUMBER 2:
PRO-PCH-002
Fits carved top electric guitars
BATTERY:
9-Volt
BATTERY LIFE:
200 hours
ACCESSORIES
BATTERY BOX:
The Powerchip is an essential onboard accessory for mixing of your Powerbridge and magnetic pickups. This Fishman
designed piezo volume control works in conjunction with the exclusive ‘Smart Switch’ circuit, which automatically
splits your piezo and magnetic signals to stereo or mixes them to mono.
Requires 9-Volt battery installation (battery box also available from Fishman) or can also be powered by a Fluence
rechargeable battery pack.
Powerchip features:
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Onboard accessory for mixing Powerbridge and magnetic pickups
Fishman-designed
piezo volume control works in conjunction with an exclusive “Smart Switch” circuit, which
automatically splits your piezo and magnetic outputs to stereo, or mixes them to mono
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ACC-BAT-001
FT-2 Flip-On Tuner
FT-2 TUNER
Chromatic Tuner for Stringed Instruments
The Fishman FT-2 Flip-On Tuner provides quick and accurate tuning for most instruments with a simple flip. Clip
it on, flip up the display and the FT-2 powers-on. Flip it back down after done tuning to shut it off. The large, highcontrast, backlit display is easy to read and shows pitch with ±1 cent accuracy via tuning “needles” and a multi-color
backlight.
It is also incredibly lightweight — weighing only 21 grams, so it won’t affect your instrument’s tone. When flipped
down to the off position, it’s very low-profile, so you can leave it place while you’re playing and the soft clip is safe
on most finishes.
FT-2 Flip-On Tuner features:
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Flip it up to turn it on, flip it down to turn it off
Fully chromatic, automatically displays the note
Large, easy to read LCD display lights green when in-tune, red for sharp, amber for flat
Meter style “needle” display is accurate to +/-1 cent
Built-in clip-on sensor
Automatic power save shuts it off after 5 minutes
Includes one 2032 coin battery
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MODEL NUMBER:
ACC-TUN-FT2
TUNING SOURCE:
Clip-on sensor
TUNING MODES:
Chromatic 12-note
PITCH RANGE:
A4: 440Hz
DETECTION RANGE:
A0 (27.5 Hz) - C8 (4,186 Hz)
BATTERY:
2032 coin battery (included)
DIMENSIONS:
1.9” L x 1.7” W x 1.1” H
(48mm) x (44mm) x (27mm)
WEIGHT:
.07 oz (21 g)
FT-3 Digital Tuner
FT-3 TUNER
Chromatic Tuner for Stringed Instruments
The Fishman FT-3 Digital Tuner combines simplicity with convenience. It quickly and accurately determines the note
being played and indicates if you’re in tune, sharp or flat. And because it’s chromatic, it works with nearly any instrument.
The FT-3’s features an easy to read LCD display with meter-style pitch indicator and two-color backlight. When your
note is sharp or flat, the display turns red; when you’re in tune, it changes to green. It weighs only 22 grams, can easily fit in your pocket and runs on a single coin battery.
FT-3 Digital Tuner features:
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Fully chromatic, automatically displays the note
Extra-bright LCD display lights green when in-tune and lights red for sharp or flat
Meter style sharp and flat display
Built-in microphone
Automatic power-save and shut-off features to save batteries
Includes one 2032 coin battery
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MODEL NUMBER:
ACC-TUN-FT3
TUNING SOURCE:
Mic
TUNING MODES:
Chromatic 12-note
PITCH RANGE:
440 Hz
DETECTION RANGE:
A0 (27.5 Hz) - C8 (4,186 Hz)
BATTERY:
2032 coin battery (included)
DIMENSIONS:
2.5” L x 1.2” W x 0.5” H
(63.5mm) x (29.2mm) x (12.7mm)
WEIGHT:
1.6 oz (45 g)
Asterope
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