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2014 RETAIL CATALOG
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TriplePlay Wireless Guitar Controller
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Loudbox Mini Acoustic Instrument Amplifier
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Loudbox Artist Acoustic Instrument Amplifier
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Loudbox Performer Acoustic Instrument Amplifier
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SA220 Solo Performance System
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Aura Image Gallery III 09
Aura Spectrum DI
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Aura Sixteen
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Jerry Douglas Signature Series Aura Imaging Pedal
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Matrix Infinity Undersaddle Pickup System
13
AG-Series Passive Undersaddle Pickups
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Fission Bass Powerchord FX Pedal
15
Blackstack Passive Soundhole Pickup
16
Neo-D Passive Soundhole Pickups
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Rare Earth Active Soundhole Pickups
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Rare Earth Blend Active Soundhole Pickup
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Ellipse Matrix Blend Pickup & Preamp System
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Ellipse Aura Pickup & Preamp System
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Classic Series Mandolin Pickups
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Nashville Series Instrument Pickups
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Banjo Pickup
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Classic Series Resophonic Pickups
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Full Circle Upright Bass Pickup
BP-100 Upright Bass Pickup
Classic Series String Pickups
Concert Series Strings Pickups
SBT Soundboard Transducers
Archtop Guitar Pickup
Powerbridge Piezo Bridges
Powerchip Onboard Mixing Preamp
FT-2 Digital Clip-On Tuner
FT-3 Digital Tuner
Onboard Aura Preamp System
Aura Pro Onboard Preamp System
Prefix Premium Blend Onboard Preamp System
Prefix Plus-T Onboard Preamp System
Prefix Pro & Prefix Pro Blend Onboard Preamp Systems
Presys+ Onboard Preamp Systems
Powerjack Onboard Preamp
Asterope Premium Instrument Cables
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Quality. Passion. Innovation.
Since we started out in 1981, Fishman has helped acoustic musicians achieve the truest possible sound whenever they plug in. In that time, we’ve been awarded more
than thirty patents and have won countless awards for quality, design, innovation and
performance.
Our ongoing commitment and wide range of innovative products has helped this
passionate company grow to become the go-to, industry standard name. More artists
choose Fishman than any other brand of acoustic amplification and Fishman equipment is found on stages all around the world. Why? Because we put the needs of
musicians first.
Fishman is proud to work with an extended loyal family of players, technicians, repair
professionals and instrument manufacturers who continually choose and recommend
our products. They know that they can count on Fishman for professional quality products, top-notch service & support, and our unwavering goal of excellence.
Our new products for 2014 represent the next generation of groundbreaking innovation and design for both acoustic and electric musicians. These products will inspire
you to be even more creative and help take your passion for music to new levels, while
preserving what’s perhaps the most important reason for playing music in the first
place: having fun.
Thanks for choosing Fishman! We promise to be as passionate about designing our
products as you are about playing.
Jon Pousette-Dart
Jeff Pevar
Zack Hickman
Bassist for
Ray LaMontagne
Massimo Varini
Shun Ng
Mark Farner
Photo Credit: Evan Jaccodine
TRIPLEPLAY ®
Wireless Guitar Controller
WIRELESS GUITAR CONTROLLER
& PICKUP SPECS:
PRO-TRP-301
MATERIAL
RF RANGE
CONTROLLER DIMENSIONS
POWER
BATTERY LIFE
PICKUP DIMENSIONS
PICKUP HEIGHT
ADJUSTABLE RANGE
TriplePlay Wireless Guitar Controller
Durable composite and metal finish
100 feet - North American Model only
3.25” H x 2.93” W x 0.51” D
82.5mm H x 74.4mm W x 12.9m D
Rechargeable Lithium Ion battery
Over 20 hours
4.11” L x 0.34” W
104.4mm L x 8.6mm W
0.35” min. (8.9mm) to 0.58” (14.7mm) max.
from tallest point between G & D strings
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.
PROCESSOR
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
Easy to use
The controller’s durable, low profile design fits neatly behind your guitar’s bridge, and it’s wireless, so no heavy
13-pin cables to trip over. The rechargeable Lithium Ion battery has over 20 hours of life – plenty of juice for a
full day of composing and a night of gigging. Accessible onboard menu navigation buttons, volume control,
and the guitar/mix/synth switch make it easy to change settings or instruments during performances.
INTERNET
Easy setup, easy removal
TriplePlay can be installed or removed quickly, on virtually any electric guitar, with no permanent installation
necessary. Mounting hardware included.
Complete Software Suite Included
TriplePlay 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:
Native Instruments - Kontakt Elements 8 and GuitarRig LE
IK Multimedia - SampleTank 2 XT and AmpliTube Custom Shop XT2
Notion Music - PROGRESSION
PreSonus - Studio One TriplePlay Edition
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POWER
16-bit processing
Durable composite
2.7” H x 0.82” W x 0.36” D
68.6mm H x 20.8mm W x 9.1mm D
USB Power
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
HARDWARE
PLATFORMS
Standard broadband connection to download
and authenticate software
4 GB of RAM and 10 GB free hard drive space
Windows 7 or later, OS X 10.6.0 or later
TRIPLEPLAY ®
Wireless Guitar Controller
Fun for beginners, versatile for pros
TriplePlay makes complicated and inaccurate guitar synthesizers a thing of the past, providing faster, more
accurate tracking and virtually eliminating lag. Features include sustain and looping functions with support
for MIDI foot-switches and controllers. Play with virtually unlimited guitar tone, effects and amplifier modeling
options with included versions of GuitarRig LE and AmpliTube software and an optional USB audio interface.
The fret split capability that lets you play up to four different instruments simultaneously. Play a lead with a vintage bluesy organ on your top four strings and back it up with an electric bass on the low E and A. Or make it a
keyboard bed. Accessible onboard menu navigation buttons, volume control, and the guitar/mix/synth switch
make it easy to change settings or instruments during performances. It’s all up to you.
Put all the control in your own two hands. Build entire arrangements with drums, bass, horns, keyboards, strings,
voices and more – wirelessly – with your guitar. Play along with your own backing tracks making practice easier
and more fun. Build mind-blowing patches or explore an entire library of instrument and tonal choices that will
help your music stand apart with your guitar and Studio One Artist.
Comes complete with:
■ Wireless Controller
■ Wireless USB Receiver
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Hexaphonic Pickup
USB charging cable
■
■
Fast charge power pack
Mounting brackets and hardware
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Photo Credit: Travis Schneider
Introducing PROGRESSION & TriplePlay
The revolutionary song writing and composition software for guitar, bass and drums. You can easily enter tab or
notation and hear your music play back instantly with real instrument samples. PROGRESSION makes it easy to
create your own guitar tab, lead sheets, and standard sheet music complete with an audio track of your work.
Write in tab or notation
Quickly enter your guitar tab or notation with your guitar and TriplePlay and PROGRESSION turns it into a score.
If you make changes to the tab, the notation will change accordingly, and vice-versa.
Teaching/Learning Tool
Guitar instructors can use PROGRESSION to record scales and lesson plans for their students. Students learn
faster because they can actually hear the parts as they are meant to be played. And it’s simple to change the
key or adjust the tempo to suit your needs.
“I lack the technique on a keyboard to express the ideas in my head
like I can on a guitar. That’s why I love the TriplePlay. I’m no longer
limited by keyboard MIDI controllers; my favorite guitar is my MIDI
controller! It’s opened up all kinds of possibilities! For example,
while I’m tracking regular guitar parts I can get raw MIDI data that
I can use for additional parts. The way it tracks is incredible, I have
been waiting for this technology to get to this point for such a long
time and now it’s here!”
– James Valentine, Maroon 5
LOUDBOX MINI
Acoustic Instrument Amplifier
SPECS:
PRO-LBX-500
POWER
DRIVERS
Loudbox Mini
60 Watts
One 6.5” woofer
One 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:
Fishman’s lightest and most portable amp yet, 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, plus 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. If you’re looking for great sound to inspire your practice sessions, or just need a big, yet
portable voice at the local open mic night, then the Loudbox Mini is just what you’re looking for.
Loudbox Mini Features:
Instrument Channel:
■ 60 Watts with Master Volume
■ 1/4” input for active or passive pickups
■ Two channels: instrument & microphone
■ Feedback-fighting Phase switch
■ Digital Reverb and Chorus
■ 3 band EQ: low, mid, high tone controls
■ Auxiliary input (1/4” and 1/8“)
■ Reverb level
■ D.I. output: balanced XLR output
■ Dual-function Chorus
Microphone Channel:
■ XLR input for dynamic microphones
■ 2 band EQ with low and high tone controls
■ Reverb level
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ACC-LBX-SC5
ACC-LBX-FSW
Loudbox Mini Slip Cover
Dual foot switch for Loudbox
LOUDBOX ARTIST
Acoustic Instrument Amplifier
SPECS:
PRO-LBX-600
POWER
DRIVERS
Loudbox Artist
120 Watts, bi-amped
One 8” woofer (100W)
One 1” soft dome tweeter (20W)
SPL
112dB 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:
The Loudbox Artist is an evolution in acoustic amplifiers. It leverages the award-winning design of the Loudbox
100, yet packs more power and enhanced features into an incredibly lightweight and portable package.
ACC-LBX-SC1
ACC-LBX-FSW
Loudbox Artist Slip Cover
Dual foot switch for Loudbox
120 watts of ultra-clean, bi-amplified acoustic power, two versatile input channels featuring Fishman’s legendary
tone and feedback-fighting controls, plus a new dual effects section make the new Loudbox Artist the ultimate
portable acoustic instrument amplifier for the seriously active musician.
Loudbox Artist Features:
Instrument & Microphone Channels:
■ 120 Watts of bi-amplified acoustic power
■ Combination 1/4” & XLR input
■ Two mic/instrument channels accept 1/4” or XLR sources
■ Shelving bass and treble
■ Input channels feature 3-band EQ and feedback controls
■ Resonant-style midrange
■ Auxiliary stereo input with level control and 1/4” & 1/8” connectors
■ Notch filter (feedback control)
■ Dual digital effects section, with independent channel &
■ Input gain with 10dB pad and clip indicator
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
■ 24V phantom power for condenser mics
■ Reverb and Delay effects level
■ Chorus, Flanger and Slap Echo on/off
■ Phase switch (feedback control)
■ Dedicated effects loop
Chorus, Flanger, and Slap Echo
“We love these Loudbox Artist amps! The sound is so clear, powerful
and true. Thanks to Fishman for always having our backs.”
– Erik Berry, Trampled By Turtles
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LOUDBOX PERFORMER
Acoustic Instrument Amplifier
SPECS:
PRO-LBX-700
POWER
DRIVERS
Loudbox Performer
180 Watts bi-amped
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 (13.3 kg)
ACCESSORIES:
The newly re-designed Loudbox Performer offers more power and enhanced features in a lighter, more
efficient design. Our most powerful acoustic amplifier, the Loudbox Performer features 180 watts of transparent
bi-amplified acoustic sound and two versatile input channels that accept 1/4” and XLR sources. Each channel
includes Fishman’s renowned 3-band EQ, feedback-fighting controls, and a new effects section for more tonal
options than ever before.
ACC-LBX-SC7
ACC-LBX-FSW
Loudbox Performer Slip Cover
Dual foot switch for Loudbox
The dedicated midrange 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:
Instrument & Microphone Channels:
■ Two mic/instrument channels with 3-band EQ and feedback controls
■ Combination 1/4” & XLR input with 10dB ■ Bi-amplified with passive crossover for tweeter and midrange
■ Long throw acoustic suspension woofer for clean bass
■ Auxiliary stereo input with level control and 1/4” & 1/8” connectors
■ 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
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 (24V, high current spec.)
■ Channel Mute to silence both input channels
■ Reverb / Delay effects level
■ Headphone output
■ Chorus, Flanger and Slap Echo on/off
■ Three-way speaker design with built-in 10º baffle angle
■ Dedicated effects loop
■ Integrated, low profile kickstand for a tilt angle of 50º
“In the ever-changing world of a working class musician, it’s important to have gear you can rely on night in and night out. The
Loudbox gives me modern reliability while maintaining the classic
acoustic tone of my instruments. Fishman is the only brand I trust
for all my acoustic amplification needs.”
– Chris Traynor, guitarist for Bush
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SA220
Solo Performance System
SPECS:
PRO-AMP-SL1
POWER
DRIVERS
SA220 Solo Performance System
220 Watts, bi-amped
Six 4” mid-woofers (200W)
one 1” soft dome tweeter (20W)
SPL
115dB SPL @ 1 meter
DRIVER CONFIGURATION
Vertical Line Array
DIMENSIONS
41.5” H x 5.6” W x 6.6” D
(1054mm) x (142mm) x (167mm)
WEIGHT
25lbs (11.4kg)
35lbs (15.8kg) including carry bag and stand
Designed for the singer/songwriter, the SA220 provides exceptional sound quality and coverage in a wide
variety of venues. Portable, powerful performance in a lightweight, easy-to-use system! We didn’t design the
SA220 to be this portable by scaling back on features or tone. In fact, we’ve included all of the award-winning
elements of our Loudbox family, and added a unique monitor feature designed to revolutionize an acoustic
duo’s ability to hear each other on stage.
SA220 is also equipped with two mic/instrument channels featuring high-quality preamps, each with 3-band
EQ, phantom power, built-in reverb, effects loop, and feedback-fighting notch filter and phase controls.
SA220 Solo Performance System Features:
■ Two input channels with 3-band EQ
■ Auxiliary input with level control
■ 1/4” and mic input with phantom power
■ Four digital reverb effects
■ Feedback-fighting phase switch & notch filter
■ Independent effects loops
■ Balanced XLR D.I outputs for input channels & main mix
■ Tuner output & channel mute switch
■ Monitor I/O
It’s a P.A., and an Amp.
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.
The Ultimate in Portability
SA220 weighs only 25 lbs, ships complete with a
padded bag equipped with wheels, and includes
a rugged speaker stand. Set up takes less than
a minute, with only one trip to the car!
■ Complete with stand and padded carry bag (with wheels)
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Photo Credit: April Szabo
“The SA220 is the most compact and complete solo amplified unit
an artist could ever ask for. It is simple yet probably the most versatile and best sounding solo amplification system in today’s market.
If you are one of the few serious solo artists who needs to perform
your best at all times, the SA220 is the only option!”
– Derick Sebastian
Eric Church
Acoustic Imaging
The sound quality of a studio mike –
whenever (and wherever) you plug in.
Fishman’s Aura Acoustic Imaging technology allows acoustic musicians to easily
and accurately reproduce the sound of their instrument as miked in a professional
studio.
Aura uses digital algorithms, developed in Fishman’s audio labs, to create an Image
of the natural sound that microphones capture in a professional studio. This Image,
when played through an amp, mixer, or PA, blends with your instrument’s pickup to
produce an immediate and dramatic improvement in your amplified sound.
Matchbox Twenty
John Oates
Credit: Randall Slavin
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Monte Pittman
Singer-songwriter
& guitarist for
Madonna
AURA IMAGE GALLERY III
Acoustic Imaging
Image Library & Download Tool
SPECS:
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
PC running Microsoft® Windows
XP® or Vista® or an Intel® Mac®
running Leopard® or higher
pc Processor
800+ MHz
AURA COMPATIBILITY
USB-enabled Aura product
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
world-class 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:
■ 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, Aura Sixteen, Ellipse Aura,
Aura Pro and Onboard Aura
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■ Compatible with a PC running Microsoft® Windows XP® or Windows Vista® or an Intel Mac running Leopard® or higher
“Working on the George Michael Symphonica tour, and also in the
band for ‘Spiderman Turn Off The Dark’, 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
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AURA SPECTRUM DI
Acoustic Imaging
Acoustic Imaging + D.I.
SPECS:
PRO-AUR-SPC
AUDIO I/O
Aura Spectrum DI
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)
POWER
9-Volt battery or optional adaptor power
BATTERY POWER
20 hours
ACCESSORY:
Aura® Spectrum DI is the complete tone solution for the acoustic musician! Featuring award-winning Aura
Acoustic Imaging technology that restores a studio-miked sound to your undersaddle or soundhole pickup.
Housed in a professional quality all-metal case, Aura Spectrum DI features a 3-band EQ, one-knob compressor, automatic feedback suppression with up to 3 notches, chromatic tuner, effects loop, plus a high-quality
balanced XLR D.I.
PRO-POW-BLE
910R Power Supply (optional)
The included Aura Image Gallery software provides access to an ever-expanding list of instruments recorded
using world-class studio mics and techniques. Aura Spectrum DI is not only incredibly versatile, but it also delivers the most realistic acoustic sound available for stage or studio.
Aura Spectrum DI Features:
■ Award-winning Aura Acoustic Imaging
■ 128 pre-loaded Images for use with the most popular acoustic instruments
■ Instrument preamp with balanced XLR D.I. out
■ Volume, blend, and image select controls
■ Three band EQ
■ One-knob compressor
■ Automatic anti-feedback with up to 3 notches
■ Built-in chromatic tuner with bypass/mute
■ 16 user-configurable Image locations
“The Fishman Aura allows me to plug in my guitar while keeping
a natural yet clear tone. It works better than a mic! It’s the most
important piece of gear in my live acoustic set up and I would not
play a show without it.”
■ USB interface for Image downloading from Aura Image Gallery (software included)
■ Feedback-fighting Phase switch
■ Automatic D.I. ground lift
– Andy Falco, The Infamous Stringdusters
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AURA SIXTEEN
Acoustic Imaging
Programmable Aura Imaging Pedal
SPECS:
PRO-AIP-P16
AUDIO I/O
Aura Sixteen Programmable Imaging Pedal
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 adaptor power
BATTERY POWER
27 hours
ACCESSORY:
Aura® Sixteen is a compact yet powerful stompbox featuring award-winning Aura® Acoustic Imaging technology
that restores a studio-miked sound to your undersaddle or soundhole pickup.
PRO-POW-BLE
910R Power Supply (optional)
Easy to set up and use, Aura Sixteen eliminates intrusive stage noise and expensive microphone setups, allowing you to reveal the true, unique voice of your instrument on stage or in the studio.
The included Aura Image Gallery software provides access to an ever-expanding list of instruments recorded
using world-class studio mics and techniques. Simply connect to your PC or Mac using the included USB cable
and download Images for your instrument(s) from our extensive Image library.
Aura Sixteen Features:
■ Award-winning Aura Acoustic Imaging
■ Volume, blend, and image select controls
■ 16 pre-loaded Dreadnought guitar Images are completely user-configurable
■ USB interface for Image downloading from Aura Image Gallery (software included)
■ Feedback-fighting phase switch
■ Bypass/Mute foot switch
■ Input trim
■ Clip/Low battery indicator
■ Aura Image Gallery CD and USB cable included
“I absolutely love the Aura Sixteen! It helps my instruments achieve
a studio quality microphone sound on stage. Thanks to Fishman
for all of your great products!”
– Ryan Joseph, violinist/mandolin player for Alan Jackson
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AURA sIGNATURE SERIES
Acoustic Imaging
Jerry Douglas Aura Imaging Pedal
SPECS:
PRO-AIP-JD1
AUDIO I/O
Jerry Douglas Aura Imaging Pedal
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)
POWER
9-Volt battery or optional adaptor power
BATTERY POWER
27 hours
ACCESSORY:
Fishman’s first Signature Series product is a collaboration with the world’s most renowned dobro player. By
discovering the capabilities of this expressive instrument during a period of intense creativity in acoustic music,
Jerry Douglas has wielded incalculable influence on bluegrass and its many related genres.
PRO-POW-BLE
910R Power Supply (optional)
Compact, powerful stompbox featuring award-winning Aura® Acoustic Imaging technology that restores a
studio-miked sound to your resophonic pickup. Pre-loaded with 16 custom Fishman Aura Images created and
used by Jerry Douglas specifically for resophonic guitars.
Easy to set up and use, The Jerry Douglas Aura Imaging Pedal eliminates intrusive stage noise and expensive
microphone setups, allowing you to reveal the true, unique voice of your instrument on stage or in the studio.
Jerry Douglas Aura Imaging Pedal Features:
■ 16 custom Fishman Aura Images created and used by Jerry Douglas specifically for resophonic guitars
■ Image select control
■ Volume control
■ Blend control
■ Feedback-fighting phase switch
■ Bypass/Mute foot switch
■ Input Trim
“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.”
■ Clip/Low battery indicator
– Jerry Douglas
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MATRIX INFINITY
Undersaddle Pickup System
SPECS:
PRO-MAT-INF
PRO-MAN-INF
PRO-MAL-INF
PRO-MAK-INF
Guitar Pickup Wide Format - 1/8” (3.2mm) width
Narrow Format - 3/32” (2.3mm) width
Split Format - 3/32” (2.3mm) width
Ukulele Format - 3/32” (2.3mm) width
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
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.
Matrix Infinity Features:
Photo Credit: Danny Clinch
The Matrix Infinity pickup and preamp system, the newest version of our flagship Matrix Series, offers clear,
transparent tone, dynamic string response and ease of installation. Soundhole-mounted Volume and Tone
rotary controls allow the player to make easily accessible adjustments.
■ 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
“I’ve been using Fishman pickups with my Kamaka ukulele for
many years. I love the warmth and detail it gives me when I’m
playing a soft ballad, but I also love the snappy attack I get when
I’m really digging in and strumming hard.”
■ Professional installation recommended
– Jake Shimabukuro
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ag-series
Passive Undersaddle Pickups
PART NUMBERS:
AG-094
PRO-AG0-094
AGX-094
PRO-AGX-094
3/32” (2.3mm) saddle width and
2.125” E to E string spacing
3/32” (2.3mm) saddle width and 2.312” E to E
string spacing for classical or 12-string guitar
AG-125
1/8” (3.2mm) saddle width and 2.125”
PRO-AG1-125
E to E string spacing
AGX-125
1/8” (3.2mm) saddle width and 2.312” E to E
string spacing for classical or 12-string guitar
PRO-AGX-312
ago-uke
3/32” (2.3mm) saddle width and
PRO-ago-uke
1.67” (42.4mm) G to A string spacing for ukulele
Our classic undersaddle ceramic guitar pickup. AG-Series pickups do not require a battery, but an impedancematching preamp is recommended, for best performance. Available in a variety of widths and string spacings.
AG-Series Passive Undersaddle Pickups Feature:
■ Fishman’s piezo crystal passive undersaddle guitar pickup
■ Available in a variety of widths and string spacings for steel and nylon stringed guitars, including classical,
12-string, and ukulele
■ All models are available with a Powerjack active endpin jack preamp
■ An impedance matching preamp is recommended, but not required
■ Professional installation recommended
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FISSION BASS
Powerchord FX Pedal
SPECS:
PRO-FSN-BAS
AUDIO I/O
Fission Bass Powerchord FX Pedal
Single 1/4 inch input with trim control accepts
active or passive instruments.
1/4” Mix Output
1/4” Effect Output
24 bit A/D/A
DSP
32-bit processing
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 adaptor
Battery LIFE
27 hours
Fission Bass 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.
ACCESSORY:
PRO-POW-BLE
910R Power Supply (optional)
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 combination 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:
■ Creates stacked harmonies above the root note:
■ Octave up
■ 4th & Octave up
■ Octave & 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
“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!”
■ Overdrive control
■ Tone control
■ Effect level control
– Bootsy Collins
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BLACKSTACK
Passive Soundhole Pickup
SPECS:
PRO-BLK-STK
INSTALLATION
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:
■ 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
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Blackstack passive soundhole pickup
Fits soundholes as small as 3-5/8” (92mm) diameter.
Premium TA4 mini-XLR connector for easy
install with included cable.
NEO-D
Passive Soundhole Pickups
SPECS:
PRO-NEO-D01
Neo-D Single Coil
PRO-NEO-D02 Neo-D Humbucking
INSTALLATION
Fits soundholes as small as 3-7/8”
(98.5mm) 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 pickup’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:
■ Neodymium magnet structure for exceptional string balance and sparkling acoustic clarity
■ Low profile, high impedance design needs no battery
■ Easy installation with no alteration – plug & play right out of the box
■ Excellent string-to-string balance and acoustic clarity
“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.”
– Ed Gerhard, GRAMMY® Award-winning guitarist
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rare earth
Active Soundhole Pickups
SPECS:
PRO-REP-101
PRO-REP-102 INSTALLATION
CONTROLS
BATTERY
BATTERY LIFE
Single Coil
Rare Earth Single Coil
Rare Earth Humbucking
Fits soundholes as small as 3-5/8”
(92mm) diameter. Pre-wired output
jack can also be endpin mounted
Volume Wheel Control (Rare Earth Humbucking)
Two 1.5-Volt silver oxide or one 3-Volt lithium
300 hours
Humbucking
The Rare Earth Single Coil and Humbucking pickups have been carefully re-voiced and fine-tuned to offer an
even smoother treble response than their popular, category-defining predecessors.
Equipped with cutting-edge neodymium magnets, the new Rare Earth pickups offer a warmer, more naturally
acoustic tone, along with exceptional accuracy and increased musicality.
Single Coil — Brilliant and articulate single coil sound
Humbucking — Warm and full humbucking sound
Rare Earth Active Soundhole Pickups Feature:
■ 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 300 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
“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
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rare earth BLEND
Active Soundhole Pickup
SPECS:
PRO-REP-103
INSTALLATION
CONTROLS
BATTERY
BATTERY LIFE
Rare Earth Blend
Fits soundholes as small as 3-5/8”
(92mm) diameter. Pre-wired output
jack can also be endpin mounted
Mic/Pickup Blend Control
Two 1.5-Volt silver oxide or one 3-Volt lithium
150 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:
■ R
e-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
■ 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 150 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: Ben Anker
“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 and 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.”
– Jon Gomm
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ELLIPSE MATRIX BLEND
Pickup & Preamp System
SPECS:
PRO-MAT-EL2
PRO-MAN-EL2 PICKUP LENGTH
SOUNDHOLE
BATTERY
BATTERY LIFE
Wide Format: 1/8” (3.2mm) width
Narrow Format: 3/32” (2.3mm) width
Standard pickup length of 2.65” (67.3mm)
will fit most guitars with 2.5” (63.5mm)
string spacings
Accommodates most round soundholes from
3-7/8” (98mm) to 4-1/8“ (105mm) in diameter
9-Volt
220 hours
Now you can 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 and 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 affords, complemented by the unique and expressive character that a
microphone provides.
Ellipse Matrix Blend Features:
■ S
uper low-noise onboard preamp system
■ Ergonomic soundhole-mounted design puts slider controls at fingertips to maintain a natural playing position
■ Features the world’s best selling undersaddle pickup, the Acoustic Matrix
■ Phase switch (feedback control)
■ Custom-designed cardioid condenser mini-microphone with gooseneck mount and accessible mic/pickup blending plus mic trim control
■ Unique patent-pending 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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“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.”
– Jacques Stotzem
ELLIPSE AURA
Pickup & Preamp System
SPECS:
PRO-MAT-ELA Wide Format: 1/8” (3.2mm) width
PRO-MAN-ELA
Narrow Format: 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
3-7/8” (98mm) to 4-1/8“ (105mm) in diameter
BATTERY
9-Volt
BATTERY LIFE
33 hours
The Ellipse Aura® combines Fishman’s most sophisticated onboard preamp design with the power of Aura®
Acoustic Imaging Technology for exceptional accuracy and true to life sound. Ellipse Aura allows acoustic
musicians to easily and accurately reproduce the sound of their instrument as miked in a professional studio.
The ergonomic soundhole-mounted design puts slider controls at the player’s fingertips to maintain a natural
playing position.
The Ellipse Aura features pickup/image blend, volume and switchable low frequency tone shaping, a phase switch
and automatic anti-feedback control.
Ellipse Aura Features:
■ 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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BLUEGRASS
Classic Series Mandolin Pickups
SPECS:
M-100
M-200
The Classic Series M-100 features a piezo-ceramic pickup element embedded in an adjustable ebony replacement bridge for archtop style mandolins. Comes complete with a 1/4” external jack for easy mounting.
The Classic Series M-200 Professional Mandolin Pickup is the same as 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:
■
Piezo-ceramic pickup element embedded in an adjustable ebony replacement bridge
■
esigned for all archtop-style mandolins
D
An impedance matching preamp is recommended, but not required
Professional installation recommended
■
■
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PRO-M10-OMA M-100 Mandolin Pickup includes a
1/4” external jack for easy mounting
PRO-M20-OMA M-200 Professional Mandolin Pickup
includes a Carpenter-style 1/4” output jack
that mounts on the side of the instrument
BLUEGRASS
Nashville Series Pickups
SPECS:
PRO-RES-SPI PRO-M30-OMA PRO-M40-OMA Spider-Style Resophonic
M-300
Nashville Series Spider-Style Resophonic Pickup
Nashville Series Archtop Mandolin Pickup
Nashville Series Flat Top Mandolin Pickup
M-400
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.
Photo Credit: Rob Buck
The Spider Style Resophonic Pickup features a split saddle piezo-ceramic pickup designed specifically for
spider-style bridges and includes a 1/4’ external jack for easy mounting.
Nashville Series Resophonic and Mandolin Pickups Feature:
■ Consistent, accurate sound reproduction for every performance
■ An impedance matching preamp is recommended, but not required
■ Professional installation recommended
“After years of using various pickups, I never thought it would
happen, but at long last, a true resonator sound is finally attainable with the Nashville Series resophonic pickup and the Jerry
Douglas Aura Imaging Pedal. Even in large band situations,
any needed volume gain is possible, without having to sacrifice
instrument sound and EQ response.”
– Cindy Cashdollar
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BLUEGRASS
Classic Series Banjo Pickups
SPECS:
PRO-REP-BAN
Banjo Pickup
BATTERY9-Volts
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
■ S
pecially 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
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Tim Carter
BLUEGRASS
Classic Series Resophonic Pickups
PART NUMBERS:
Passive Resophonic
pickup
pro-res-001
Active resophonic
pickup
pro-res-002
Captures and reproduces the unique tonal character of your resophonic guitar. This simple and unobtrusive
pickup (about 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
N
ational Style Pickup fits National® guitars
Captures
and reproduces the unique tonal character of your resonator guitar
S
imple and unobtrusive pickups capture that funky, throaty signature resonator tone with unprecedented
accuracy
S
trong resistance to feedback
Active
models require a 9V battery and include an impedance matching preamp for direct connection to
any DI, mixer or acoustic instrument amplifier
F
or passive models, an impedance matching preamp is recommended, but not required
P
rofessional installation recommended
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Fastens to the center of the cone for
both ‘spider’ and ‘biscuit’ style bridges.
An impedance matching preamp is
recommended, but not required.
Fastens to the center of the cone
in both ‘spider’ and ‘biscuit’ style
bridges. Includes an impedancematching endpin preamp.
Requires onboard 9V battery.
Strings.
We love them all.
Ryan Young
of Trampled By Turtles
Amplified strings show up everywhere. From Broadway to live television events, jazz clubs, symphonic halls,
film scoring studios and bluegrass fiddle jams, the challenge is always the same. How do you preserve
the beautiful warm wood tones of these acoustic instruments once you turn up the volume on stage?
Of course your instrument’s natural timbre is made up of a distinctive balance of resonant wood and
vibrating strings pushing the air. So what is the one pickup that could faithfully preserve that unique
sound among a wide range of stringed instruments, the one pickup that could handle those violin highs
and cello lows? Answer? There isn’t one. That’s why we have researched and created specific pickups for
each different kind of acoustic stringed instrument.
Gene Elders
Larry Fishman, a dedicated double bassist himself, started it all with the easily installed BP-100, which
was all about handling his upright bass’ powerful, low frequency tones. (It’s still the choice among professionals thirty years after its release, along with its successor, the Full Circle). And our new top-of-theline Concert Series pickups are a result of our devotion to the differences between violins and violas
and cellos – and countless hours in the lab. Most exciting is that this premium series is designed to take
advantage of our Aura Acoustic Imaging technology.
Viktor Krauss
“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.”
Rebecca Zeller
of Ra Ra Riot
– Rebecca Zeller, Ra Ra Riot
“Since upgrading to the V-300, I have gotten repeated compliments
on my fiddle sound from the great players in the bands who share
arena stages with us on the George Strait tour. They’re pros…I respect their ears. The fat, rich lows and mids and clear, full (without
being shrill) high end are due, in large part, to the combination of
the V300 and the Pro-EQ Platinum.”
– Gene Elders, fiddle player for George Strait
Photo Credit: David Beardsley
STRINGS
Full Circle Upright Bass Pickup
PART NUMBERS:
PRO-FCL-001
PRO-FCL-002
PRO-FCL-003
UNC 1/4-20 format
6 x 1mm format
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 - only louder.
Encased in a sturdy aluminum height adjuster wheel, the Full Circle pickup offers accurate, transparent
sound. To match the pickup to your instrument and playing style, a fine-tuning feature lets you quickly choose
between an open, resonant response or a drier and more focused amplified tone.
The Full Circle is a quick retro-fit on upright basses with height adjustment wheels.
Full Circle Upright Bass Pickup Features:
■ Accurate, transparent sound and superior dynamic response
■ F
ine 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
■ An impedance matching preamp is recommended, but not required
■ Professional 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.”
– Hutch Hutchinson
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STRINGS
BP-100 Upright Bass Pickup
PART NUMBER:
PRO-BP1-00B
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:
■ Fishman’s classic bridge-mounted dual element piezo-ceramic pickup
■ D
elivers 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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BP-100 Upright Bass Pickup
(includes felted U-clips)
STRINGS
Classic Series Pickups for Violin, Viola & Cello
PART NUMBERS:
PRO-V10-OVI
PRO-V20-OVI
PRO-C10-OCE
V-100
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, it includes a mini jack which mounts to the tailpiece.
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.
Classic Series C-100 Cello Pickup
Utilizes Fishman’s patented floating mount system for easy installation in the wing slot of the bridge.
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
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V-100 Violin/Viola Pickup
V-200 Violin/Viola Pickup
C-100 Cello Pickup
STRINGS
Concert Series Pickups for Violin, Viola & Cello
PART NUMBERS:
PRO-V30-OVI
PRO-V40-OVI
PRO-C20-OCE
V-300
V-400
V-300 Violin Pickup
V-400 Viola Pickup
C-200 Cello Pickup
C-200
These pickups offer an extraordinary level of performance, tone quality and accuracy for stringed instruments.
The piezo-ceramic Concert Series pickups for Violin, Viola and Cello are pre-installed in high quality Despiau
bridges to provide the ultimate performance in terms of a precise and perfectly balanced tone from string to
string.
In addition to an exceptionally clear and natural tonal response designed to reveal the true character of the instrument, these pickups sound remarkably consistent every time they are played.
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
“The V-300 pickup on my violin beautifully amplifies the rich,
warm tone of the instrument to an exceptional level. As a
violinist who often plays on stage with a super-loud wall
of guitar amps, it’s impossible for me to consider using a
mic, but I do crave that level of fidelity in the sound. It’s the
best violin pickup I’ve used. At shows, I’m often asked how I
capture my acoustic sound, and the number one way I do this
is through my V-300.”
– Ysanne Spevack
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SBT
Soundboard Transducers
SPECS:
SBT-C
SBT-E
SBT-HAP
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 Model SBT-C is recommended for easy installation on nylon string guitars, steel string guitars, dulcimers
and similar stringed instruments.
The Model SBT-E features the Fishman Switchjack™ and is recommended when a permanent installation is
desired.
The Model SBT-HP is specifically for harp and piano.
SBT-C, SBT-E and SBT-HP Soundboard Transducers Feature:
■ Soundboard transducer produces transparent tone
■ An impedance matching preamp is recommended, but not required
■ Professional installation recommended
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SBT-C SOUNDBOARD
TRANSDUCER
pro-SBT-CLA
Designed for classical/nylon string
guitar and all flat-top string instruments - for temporary installation
SBT-E SOUNDBOARD
TRANSDUCER
pro-SBT-END
Designed for classical/nylon string
guitar and all flat-top string instruments - includes endpin jack for
permanent installation
SBT-HP SOUNDBOARD
TRANSDUCER
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
Guitar Pickup
SPECS:
PRO-ARC-TOP
STRING SPACING
SUITABILITY
BRIDGE RADIUS
Archtop Guitar Pickup
2.125”
Most instruments with a distance of
2.914 inch (74.01 mm) between
adjustable bridge posts (center to center)
12 inches
Dual vibration-sensing piezo elements embedded in an adjustable ebony bridge give this pickup an unmistakable acoustic ambience. An impedance-matching preamp is recommended, but not required. Professional
installation is recommended.
Archtop Guitar Pickup Features:
■ Dual vibration-sensing piezo-elements embedded in an adjustable ebony bridge
■ Captures the unmistakable acoustic ambience of your archtop guitar
■ An impedance matching preamp is recommended, but not required
■ Professional 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.”
– Ken Parker, archtop guitar builder
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POWERBRIDGE
Piezo Bridges
PART NUMBERS:
VT
TSV
AST
TUNE-O-MATIC
VMV
VT
PRO-TEL-101
AST
PRO-AST-101
TUNE-O-Matic
PRO-Tom-101
TSV
PRO-VIB-101
VMV
PRO-VM2-101
VS-50P
PRO-CVS-50P
Vintage T-style Powerbridge
Modern T-style Powerbridge
Nashville-style Powerbridge
2-stud mount vibrato Powerbridge
6-screw vintage style vibrato Powerbridge
Wilkinson® style 2-stud vibrato Powerbridge
VS-50P
The world’s finest acoustic pickup for your electric guitar! Our Powerbridge pickups offer the electric guitarist
a palette of incredible acoustic and hybrid acoustic/electric sounds.
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
“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!”
– A lan Rogan, guitar tech for Pete Townshend
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POWERCHIP
Onboard Mixing Preamp
SPECS:
STANDARD
PRO-PCH-001
LONG SHAFT
PRO-PCH-002
BATTERY
BATTERY LIFE
Fits standard electric
guitars with pickguard
Fits carved top style
electric guitars
9-Volt
150 hours
ACCESSORY:
ACC-BAT-001
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.
Powerchip Features:
■ 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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Battery Box available separately
FT-2 FLIP-ON TUNER
Clip-On Tuner for Stringed Instruments
SPECS:
ACC-TUN-FT2
TUNING SOURCE
TUNING MODES
PITCH RANGE
DETECTION RANGE
BATTERY DIMENSIONS
FT-2 Digital Tuner
Clip-on sensor
Chromatic 12-note
A4 = 440Hz
A0 (27.5 Hz)-C8 (4,186 Hz)
2032 coin battery (incl.)
1.9” L x 1.7” W x 1.1” H
(48mm) x (44mm) x (27mm)
WEIGHT
.07 oz; (21g)
The Fishman FT-2 digital chromatic 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, high-contrast, 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:
■ 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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FT-3 DIGITAL KEYCHAIN TUNER
For Acoustic Instruments
SPECS:
ACC-TUN-FT3
TUNING SOURCE
TUNING MODES
PITCH RANGE
DETECTION RANGE
BATTERY DIMENSIONS
FT-3 Digital Keychain Tuner
Mic
Chromatic 12-note
440Hz
A0 (27.5 Hz)-C8 (4,186 Hz)
2032 coin battery (incl.)
2.5” L x 1.2” W x 0.5” H
(63.5mm) x (29.2mm) x (12.7mm)
WEIGHT
1.6 oz
The Fishman FT-3 digital keychain 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 Acoustic Instrument Tuner Features:
■ 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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ONBOARD AURA ®
Preamp System
SPECS:
DIMENSIONS
2.46” W x 4.02” H
(62.5mm) x (102mm)
PRO-MAT-OBA
Wide Format: 1/8” (3.2mm) width
PRO-MAN-OBA
Narrow Format: 3/32” (2.3mm) width
battery9-Volt
30 hours
battery life
With the success of Fishman’s proprietary Aura Imaging Technology, many guitar manufacturers have incorporated Aura into their top-tier acoustic-electric product models for the best onboard control and sound quality
available.
Onboard Aura also includes Fishman’s Aura Image Gallery III software for Mac and PC, an application that
allows users to access over 1,000 Images of guitar makes and models through Fishman’s free, ever-expanding
Aura Image library. The software also allows Aura Images to be sorted, managed, and grouped right on your
computer. Users can take advantage of the preamp’s open architecture and load up to six Aura Images via USB
cable.
Onboard Aura Features:
■ Download up to six Aura Images from the included Aura Image Gallery III software
■ Pickup/Image blend control
■ Volume, bass, mid and treble controls, plus fully-programmable digital equalization
■ Feedback-fighting phase control
■ Digital chromatic tuner
■ Automatic anti-feedback
■ Low battery indicator
■ Unique pivot design for instant 9-Volt battery access
■ 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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AURA ® PRO
Onboard Preamp System
SPECS:
DIMENSIONS
2” W x 3.15” H
(50.5mm) x (80mm)
PRO-MAT-P81
Wide Format: 1/8” (3.2mm) width
PRO-MAN-P81 Narrow Format: 3/32” (2.3mm) width
battery9-Volt
27 hours
battery life
Same great system as the Onboard Aura but in a smaller footprint and space for four Aura Images to be loaded.
Perfect for guitars with a more narrow depth.
Aura Pro also Includes Fishman’s Aura Image Gallery III software for Mac and PC, an application that allows
users to access over 1,000 Images of guitar makes and models through Fishman’s free, ever-expanding Aura
Image library. The software also allows Aura Images to be sorted, managed, and grouped right on your computer. Users can take advantage of the preamp’s open architecture and load up to four Aura Images via USB cable.
Aura Pro Features:
■ Download up to four Aura Images from the included Aura Image Gallery III software
■ Pickup/Image blend control
■ Volume, bass, mid and treble controls, plus fully-programmable digital equalization
■ Feedback-fighting phase control
■ Digital chromatic tuner
■ Automatic anti-feedback
■ Low battery indicator
■ Smaller footprint than the full sized Onboard Aura
■ Unique pivot design for instant 9-Volt battery access
■ 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
Onboard Preamp System
SPECS:
DIMENSIONS
2.46” W x 4.02” H
(62.5mm) x (102mm)
PRO-MAT-AP7
Wide Format: 1/8” (3.2mm) width
PRO-MAN-AP7
Narrow Format: 3/32” (2.3mm) width
battery9-Volt
130 hours
battery life
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:
■ 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
■ Feedback-fighting notch filter and phase switch
■ Onboard chromatic tuner can be used without plugging in the guitar
■ Gooseneck-style internal microphone with a pickup/mic blending slider
■ Low battery indicator
■ Unique pivot design for instant 9-Volt battery access
■ System includes an Acoustic Matrix undersaddle pickup and switchjack stereo endpin jack
■ Pickup available in wide, narrow or split formats
■ Professional installation is recommended
“Fishman allows me to sound acoustic and still look cool
doin’ it!”
– Nick Wheeler, The All-American Rejects
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PREFIX PLUS-T
Onboard Preamp System
SPECS:
DIMENSIONS
2.46” W x 4.02” H
(62.5mm) x (102mm)
PRO-MAT-PT4
Wide Format: 1/8” (3.2mm) width
PRO-MAN-PT4
Narrow Format: 3/32” (2.3mm) width
battery9-Volt
150 hours
battery life
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:
■ 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
■ Onboard chromatic tuner can be used without plugging in the guitar
■ Brilliance slider
■ Low battery indicator
■ Unique pivot design for instant 9-Volt battery access
■ System includes an Acoustic Matrix undersaddle pickup and switchjack stereo endpin jack
■ Pickup available in wide, narrow or split formats
■ Professional installation is recommended
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PREFIX PRO & PREFIX PRO BLEND
Onboard Preamp Systems
SPECS:
Prefix Pro
Wide 1/8” (3.2mm) format
PRO-MAT-P01
Prefix Pro
Narrow 3/32” (2.3mm) format
PRO-MAN-P01
battery9-Volt
160 hours
battery life
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 Common Features:
■ Designed for slim-bodied acoustic-electrics – 2” x 3” (50mm x 76mm) bezel occupies 1/3 less space than
standard Prefix models
■ Volume control as well as bass and treble controls
■ Feedback-fighting notch filter and phase switch
■ B
rilliance slider (Prefix Pro only)
■ Revolutionary pivot design for instant 9V battery access
■ S
ystem includes an Acoustic Matrix undersaddle pickup and Switchjack stereo endpin jack
■ Pickup available in wide, narrow or split formats)
■ Professional installation recommended
Prefix Pro Includes:
■ Brilliance slider
Prefix Pro Blend Includes:
■ Internal microphone
■ Pickup/Mic blend control
■ W
ide-range semi-parametric Contour EQ
■ Stereo or mono signal paths for the system’s pickup and microphone
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Prefix Pro BLEND
Wide 1/8” (3.2mm) format
PRO-MAT-P51
Prefix Pro bLEND
Narrow 3/32” (2.3mm) format
PRO-MAN-P51
battery9-Volt
140 hours
battery life
PRESYS+
Onboard Preamp Systems
SPECS:
DIMENSIONS
2.2” W x 3.3” H
(55.8mm) x (84.2mm)
PRO-psy-201 Presys+ w/ Sonicore pickup,
anti-feedback control, brilliance
control and endpin jack
BATTERY
9-Volt
BATTERY life 88 Hours
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 pre-wired 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:
■ Small footprint fits many guitars
■ Volume control
■ Bass, Middle and Treble controls
■ Brillance control for additional tone shaping
■ Built-in tuner with LED display
■ Phase switch
■ Feedback-fighting notch filter and phase switch
■ Low battery indicator
■ Unique pivot design for instant 9-Volt battery access
■ Pre-wired Fishman Sonicore pickup for solder-free installation
■ Low profile control knobs
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Powerjack
Endpin-Mounted Preamp
SPECS:
PRO-PJA-001
BATTERY
BATTERY life The Powerjack is 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.
Professional installation is recommended.
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Powerjack
9-Volt
12,000 Hours
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Purple 10’ XLR Gold
AST-P15-XLG
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AST-P20-XLG
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AST-P40-XLG
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Purple 50’ XLR Gold
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