The Fishman Fluence Thread

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

  1. Adieu

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    Finally tried a guitar with a set... some mediocre-tier $550 Indo-Jackson at my local GC


    Well holy shit.... I think I get the hype now
     
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    Is that the new archtop dinky with a reverse headstock?
     
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    I....think so? Maybe?

    It was kinda like a white LTD Horizon FR. Nothing fancy, but kicked like a mule and drove tube amps really well
     
  4. Tisca

    Tisca Big-tube snob

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    Black vs Black Nickel? Does the plain black have plastic covers like old EMGs or why is there a 37€ price difference on a 6s set?
    Anyone happen to have side by side photo?
     
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    KnightBrolaire Thy Fart is Murder

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    black is very matte plastic like EMGs. Black Nickel is a metal cover and looks more glossy
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    The plastic covers look good on matte black guitars. Otherwise, the black nickels look better for me.

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    Tisca Big-tube snob

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    That's a good point! Nickel it is then.
    Tosin set in a black gloss Tokai "LPC" with partly gold hardware.
     
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    Good choice, both of those guitars have Tosins too.
     
  9. Tisca

    Tisca Big-tube snob

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    I assume you're running one vol one tone, both with push/pull for voice 2 and 3. Do you miss a 2nd volume or more? Using a 9V battery only?
     
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    Yes. Pull volume for V2. Pull tone for V3, which overrides the first and second voices. I don't think I need a 2nd vol or another. I wish I had a super 5 way switch though so I can copy Tosin's switching. The tele sounding split sound is just nuts and I currently cant access it. I use a 9v battery. The other one has the Fluence battery pack.
     
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    Tisca Big-tube snob

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    Wait, you need a 5 way switch for the single coil sound? I assumed voice 3 was that.
    I do have 4 holes for pots and a 5th for 3 way switch. Know of anyone who has maybe installed a 2nd switch for that split sound? I know this can be done but I'd have to have schematics to pull it off.
     
  12. diagrammatiks

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    The tosin neck pickup can be split two ways. The way the super 5 is done is that the 4th position splits to the rail. Normally with a p/p it would split both pups to the poles. Although you can wire it to split to the rail. It's a bit complicated on the tosins though.
     
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    Tisca Big-tube snob

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    I got it now.
    Voice 1: 750 Hz
    Voice 2: 1.4 kHz
    Voice 3: (Single Coil) 7.8kHz

    This can be done with Vol, Tone + 3way or Vol, Vol, Tone + 3 way.
     
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    Not quite.

    With the abase's the neck pickup can be split two ways and each way has it's own voicing.

    so with the super five way it goes.
    1 - bridge
    2 - bridge + neck pole parallel
    3 - bridge + neck
    4 - Neck rail
    5 - neck

    so the tosin specific wiring splits the auto splits the neck pickup two different ways.

    So with a 3way + v+t you can do voice1/2 select and voice 3 select but you can't select which coil you're splitting to on the neck.
     
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    Got it. So the question is then, which split sounds better. I'm sure I'll be satisfied with only one of the options.
     
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    I recently bought a set of the Will Adler fluence pickups. They came with the wrong wires/connector for voice 2 on the bridge. I contacted Fishman through email and they had the correct wire mailed out to me within a day. It was fantastic customer support.

    I have never played any of the other sets in the Fluence line, but this Will Adler set sounds amazing!
     
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    I have a new SRC 7-string set that will go into my Schecter Hellraiser, and your comment here kind of alarmed me a bit that I looked at both the Fishman's PDF installation guides and at the actual pickups I have and they both have the coil split tabs (H, CT), so is that a new thing that earlier versions lacked? Or are they dummy tabs and don't split the coils like in the Moderns?
     
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    I love the moderns and KSE sets. Just always wondered why the battery life is extremely LESS than EMG or Duncans.......
     
  19. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Probably a lot more shit going on under the hood.
     
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    Yeah, that’s the major drawback. The battery pack is the best option I think. I find that 9Vs stop sounding so good after a while. You change battery and it suddenly sounds way better. But the battery pack is like consistent until it fails.
     

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