Finally! Fishman Fluence open coils, err... core

Discussion in 'Pickups, Electronics & General Tech' started by Stuck_in_a_dream, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. KnightBrolaire

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    I thought the 8 string was around 12 degrees? I vaguely remember asking jeff and them about it back when I was looking into replacing my lithium bridge with a sfty3.
    BKP told me while back they can do 10 or up to a max of 15-16 degrees but the upcharge is pretty significant. You'd honestly be better off swapping them onto the lithium baseplate imo
     
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    The thing is, you can put an 11 degree slanted baseplate in many cavities with wide enough tolerance. It's not obvious looking.
     
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    Just checked: We're both off by the same margin. But, if it were The Price is Right, I would have won because I didn't go over. ;)

    6-string: 10.2304 degrees
    7-string: 13.339 degrees
    8-string: 11.0186 degrees
     
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    it's weird how the 7 got a more severe angle than the 6 or 8.
     
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    The 7 and the 8-string have a similar 1.5" fan spread, but the 7-string has one less string spacing's width to cover that scale difference, hence the steeper angle. The 6-string is only a 1" fan spread, so that's why it's back down again.
     
  6. Stuck_in_a_dream

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    Am I missing something? The Fishman news web page has not been updated since Dec. 7th?!!!! That's about 60 days ago! Also Keith Merrow is not even on their Artist roaster!!! There was also a rumor for 2018 that they will now offer Devin Townsend in 7, 8 strings, what happened?

    Anyone has a clue?
     
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    Tisca Big-tube snob

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    Explains why I can't find anything.
    Does anyone know what the precise model name for these new pickups are? Either I'm searching wrong or there's no info or vids yet.
     
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    I read in the merrow thread, that you voice the pickups by connecting them up to a computer and you can update the firmware in real time. I wonder if they will release this? Probably not, but how cool would it be to be able to re-voice your pickups exactly how YOU want them.

    You hearing me fishman people?
     
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    I'm not sure that's entirely accurate. According to KM & Frank Falbo, Fishman uses a dummy pickup connected to a simulation software that helps them prototype and design the tone of the custom pickup. Once the artist is satisfied with the result, they take all the parameters from the final (software) model and use them to determine the (hardware) design parameters of the actual production pickup. In my understanding, the software simulation tool is not 100% a pickup, just a design tool, not sure if it would be usable in real-life. But I agree with you, it's a heck of a tool.
     
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    bump...anyone heard anything re availability? Fishman 'News' still hasn't been updated (since last Dec.), they posted the 2018 catalogs though. Still, online search doesn't show the open-core pickups sold anywhere online!!!!!
     
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    if you're interested in that kind of thing go check out cycfi pickups. They have programmable EQs for their pickups and they have modular versions, plus passive/active variations.
     
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    bump!!!! Anyone heard anything specific as to when the new Fishmans (Keith Merrow, and/or Classic Open Core) will be available?
    It's been almost 2 months now since NAMM, WTF?
     
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    Uh, didn't EMG do open coil pickups last year? But yeah, yay Fishman for being innovative, even if someone else did it first.
     
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    Open Cores were just put on Sweetwater's website. And I called them about the Merrows and got an ETA of early April.

    Super tempted to get an Open Core bridge and standard neck. :hmm:

    EDIT: Fuck me nevermind. :lol: Forgot about the Retro Actives.
     
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    gear4music has open core pickups for 40$. ;)
     
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    Sounds like a web developer might be getting fired soon lmao
     
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    I don’t know; and so attribute it to tonewood.
     
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    fuck it, I ordered the open cores. worst case I get a refund from gearmusic, best case I get some pickups for dirt cheap.
     
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    Did you at least use PayPal instead of giving them your CC#?
     

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