The Fishman Fluence Thread

Discussion in 'Pickups, Electronics & General Tech' started by patdavidmusic, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. cantplayguitar

    cantplayguitar Member

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    I am, so I guess there's that. I'm adverse to Carpenter set since it seems it's just all flame thrower and more flame thrower. Since this is my only guitar right now and for the foreseeable future, I need some level of versatility since I'm not always playing some genre of metal. How close can the abasi set get to say old In Flames or Killswitch? Of course amp and cab and od's play a role in that (going to be using full modeling with either Helix of Fm3).
     
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  2. cantplayguitar

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    @LeviathanKiller what kind of range of tones do you play with the Merrow set?
     
  3. MASS DEFECT

    MASS DEFECT SS.ORG Infiltrator

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    They can be made that way. But it's not the best. The classics have a better clean profile. With the moderns like any high gain active pickups, it can get spiky with a strong attack if you don't pick carefully and your amp's clean channel breaks up easily.

    The best clean from the ceramic fluence offerings is the tosin. Voice 3 single coil tones are tele-like and it does have some twang. And it's voice 2 clean from the neck and bridge are kinds similar to my SG clean to mid gain.
     
  4. LeviathanKiller

    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

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    Just about everything. I prefer most of my passive sets over them though. I'm actually considering taking them out of the KM-7 MK-3 that my last set of them came in. I've already removed them from my KM-7 MK-2.
     
  5. WhiteLightOfDeath

    WhiteLightOfDeath Hidden Sword

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    Leviathan do you think anything good of the SC set?
     
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    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

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    Haven't tried the Stephen Carpenter set.
     
  7. cantplayguitar

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    Interesting. What's replacing them? And what tones can't you coax out of the Merrows?
     
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    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

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    It's a bit more about dynamics when it comes to the Merrows lacking something. The tone is just a tad harsh for them to be as versatile as I want too.
    I've replaced nearly all of my pickups with Guitarmory sets. I have like 17 sets so far. I've got maybe 4 sets that aren't Guitarmory that are installed in a guitar.
     
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    WhiteLightOfDeath Hidden Sword

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    My set comes Thursday. The tech said to come in Saturday so maybe this weekend ill have it dropped off most likely. As long as the third pot comes in before Saturday which it should then the Stephen carpenter set will be put in fairly quickly. He owes me BIG TIME
     
  10. elkoki

    elkoki SS.org Regular

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    What do you mean by third pot? The SC only comes with 2 pots? My Fluence set came with 4
     
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    I ordered the third for the three tonal Options at Mikes instructions and diagrams

    I outlined above ^^^
     
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    WhiteLightOfDeath Hidden Sword

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    Elkoki
    My carpenters are here today!!! Yay, so if that pot comes in by Friday, I’m having this installed this weekend and ill probably be posting pics and clips next weekend
     
  13. lewis

    lewis SS.org Regular

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    Might be an excellent time to do these and the 81 + RPC clips all at the same time as an interesting comparison between the sets
     
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    WhiteLightOfDeath Hidden Sword

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    EDIT - they fixed It

    I expressed my utter and extreme dissatisfaction and then told them my installer was a fishman dealer, and they said theyd UPS it right over to them instead

    so they are alright


    diagrams on the other hand ;p lol
     
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  15. diagrammatiks

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    Fishman service is like hilarious

    don't ever ever ever ask them for a wiring diagram

    That being said why did you order a pot from them
    it's just a 25k p/p or normal pot. small diameter.
     
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    lewis SS.org Regular

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    WOAH

    Thats fucking terrible.... Wow a real low from them if thats true
     
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    I’m actually considering ditching the set now and just keep my Evos

    I’m very annoyed

    And you’re right diagram!!
     
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    Ok they reshipped directly to my installer who Happened to be a Fishman authorized dealer

    So they are worth it ! I think lol
     
  19. cantplayguitar

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    That's commitment. And to a good cause.
     
  20. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire Build the Wall of Sound™

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    wow such a roller coaster, do keep us appraised of every minute detail surrounding this situation. :rolleyes:
     

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