Tosin Abasi Fluence sig set

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  1. MerlinTKD

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    This was posted over in the AAL megathread, but it shows off the new Fluences really well! MAN they sound good!
     
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    Anybody get their hands on the 7 string version yet to try them out? I can't wait for some reviews!
     
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    Need passive routes on all models.
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    Agreed, I'm really tempted but they wont fit my guitar 😢
     
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    Soapbars are a lot more versatile than covered passives. Not everybody has the same angle on the pickups, in the age of the fanned fret guitar. With 6-7-8 soapbars, you can cover just about every angle of fan. Something that is much more difficult with covered passives.

    Also soapbars look cooler.

    And the soapbar rout is a cheap and easy process.
     
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    does anyone know if the signature fishman pickups can be ordered in different covers? i'm looking to put together an alternate pickguard for my strat and it'd kill me to be stuck putting black bricks into an aged mint guard haha
     
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    Yeah, I really hope non-soapbar humbucker shapes will become available at some point. I hate the soapbars and only one of my multiple guitars has active routes.
     
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    I agree, and I blame EMG for starting this trend when they should have retained some visual continuity in designing 7 string pickups.

    Thankfully, they offer a passive look now.
     
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    I prefer the look of soapbars. To me they look X100000 better than the covered passive design.
     
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    Nice review, thanks for sharing!

    EDIT: Video comments have links to DI files!!!!
     
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    Update: Heard from Fishman re: colors for the Tosin set--looks like they're only available in black for the 'rest of us' for now. hopefully they'll add a chrome option. at this point tho my curiosity might trump my ocd for color uniformity..
     
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    Soapbars are always black plastic. It's the passive size 7's that can be made with the metal tops. We're working on those. Tosin's magnetic structure is different than the rest, the neck pickup has Alnico pole pieces like a Strat/Tele in one coil and a blade magnet in the other. No bottom magnet. So we need jigs, fixtures, etc....
     
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    Unless they're 7-string Modern soap bars. Just sayin'. :)
     
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    No, what I'm saying is that in the 8-string and 7-string "soapbar" size, which refers to the rectangular shell that has no mounting ears (tabs) but rather, it has recessed through-holes (also known as the bass pickup sizes) those only come in black plastic.

    Then, when I referred to the "passive sized 7's" That is usually not called a "soapbar". It's the smaller shell, with the two mounting tabs that extend out on either side of the pickup. Those are made with metal tops, so when the Tosins become available in that size, there will be some colors.
     
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    Wasn't arguing about "no metal soap bars", just being snarky over the 7 string soap bar Moderns being available in white and not the 8's.
     
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    I think Fishman needs to spend a little less time developing new product and a little more time taking care of their customers. Just saying ...
     
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    Ah...Understood. I thought you meant colors like nickel/gold/black nickel. AND I kinda forgot about the white simultaneously.
     
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    Is there an additional incident aside from the one where you called them and asked for wiring diagram help? Are there other things that I should be made aware of or was that the big one? Remember I'm not at headquarters and I'm on the R&D side, but I'm happy to listen to any other issues and try to help wherever I can.
     
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    I kinda figured. ;) You tell me, white or black (original EMG set on the right)?
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