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Andy Sneap & Fishman?

Discussion in 'Backline' started by shine, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. shine

    shine Crunchy

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    Does anyone know what Fishman Fluence pickups are Andy Sneap using?
     
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    Looks like the Modern's based on this pic.

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  3. JeffTD

    JeffTD Senhor Testiculo

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    Yeah I am really, really curious about these, and Ola's test makes them both sound like very similar but very usable sounds to the point where you could almost swap between riffs depending on the flavor you wanted. Would probably be fucking rad for tracking with to get different textures on the fly in your layers, accentuate certain things and whatnot.



    Just realize he's also posted DI's of them: http://we.tl/mi5UvSOa3v

    Should be a pretty good indication of what they're like if you play with them!
     
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  4. shine

    shine Crunchy

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    So, it's definitely Fluence Modern?
     
  5. JeffTD

    JeffTD Senhor Testiculo

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    What Andy's got in his axe? Yes, the Modern. Whether or not he's running the Ceramic or the Alnico version in the bridge (the set is a ceramic bridge, alnico net, but like the 81/85 I'm guessing they'll both be good rhythm pickups) is another question.
     
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    This is the first I've heard of these, seems like a great concept, really useful having those options available instantly. Seem reasonably priced too!

    I do love my EMG's and Nailbombs though, so might have to buy another guitar to put them in! :p
     
  7. shine

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    Yes! That's the main question Ceramic or Alnico?
     
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    These seem ace. If they get djenty them I'm sold!
     
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    Anybody tried these yet? Really considering picking some up. I think based on Ola's video I prefer the passive, but it's cool to have both sounds available at the flick of a switch.
     
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    I'm looking around for an upgrade to my emg 81 so i loded up Ola's DIs. Once I loded them into Pro Tools, panned the passive and active mode for a double tracked setup, and loaded my go-to X50 patch... I was totally blown away. Can anybody vouch for these or could it just be Ola's ridiculous godly playing?
     
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    I'm really interested in these, has anyone seen any doc on the install for a guitar already equiped with EMGs?
     
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    The Fishman pickups seem to use some kind of quick connector at the pickups similar to EMGs. I assume you could probably swap them out, however using them in 1 voicing only unless you also switch out one of the pots for the Fishman push-pull pot which is included with the pickups together with some other electronics.
     
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    Yeah, it looks like they use the typical EMG molex connector for hot/ground/power but then have a separate set of pins you wire to a switch to swap modes between. Should be a direct replacement for EMG and then just adding the switches; you could potentially then wire it up to a 5-way superswitch to be active bridge/passive bridge/passive both/passive neck/active neck.
     
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    Those sound awesome!
     
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    Anyone using these and running them at 18V (or higher?)
     
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    I had a chat with the Fishman Support which told me running them higher than 18v, for example 24v would permanently damage some of the electronics. I was told 18v would be safe though. Thomann is able to order 7 string pickups now which means I'll get a pair soon.
     
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    those are pretty badass. Wish they had a coil split option.
     
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    FWIW Andy posted on FB that he recommends trying the Alnico version (neck) in the bridge,
     
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    Man that sucks, I love running mine at 24v as the adapter and batteries are smaller than a normal 9v battery :-/


    That along with the active/passive would make some insane versatility!
     
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    From what the Fishman support told me their preamps are far superior to the preamps in EMGs or other pickups. Running the Fishmans at 9v should be equivalent to running EMGs on 18v or higher. Unfortunately, this is purely evaluating from only Ola's DIs, the Fishmans still sound quite compressed, not reaching the levels of dynamics that passive pickups have. I'm very interested in how these would sound using 18v. Would be great if their power supply could be switched between 9v and 18v.

    They actually are coil-splittable but for some reason they're not advertizing this feature. The Fluence pickups have several modes and options. Switching between two voicings, coil split and hf tilt.

    What's even more interesting is this comment I read on one of their YouTube videos:

    I think the Fluence pickups have a lot of potential to become some of the best pickups available, especially if they can further improve on the dynamics/headroom.
     

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