At next week’s NAMM show, Fishman will introduce a revolutionary new approach to making pickups with their Fluence system. Fluence pickups don’t use wound coils, they use printed layers that work in the same fashion, positioned around magnets. The result is a sonically “ideal” pickup, with no noise or hum problems. Then, using their years of experience shaping the sound of acoustic guitar pickups, Fishman applies a preamp that recreates the signature of whatever vintage or modern pickup they want — you can even switch sonic profiles for a pickup on the fly to have multiple sounds in the same guitar.
The concept is fascinating, and could mean big changes for the guitar world!