Fishman Ellipse Matrix Blend - Narrow

Acoustic Guitar Pickup/Blending System - Narrow
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Fishman Ellipse Matrix Blend - Narrow image 1
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Studio-quality Sound Onstage

The Fishman Ellipse Matrix Blend acoustic pickup/preamp system puts the amazing capabilities of the Acoustic Matrix system onboard your guitar! The Ellipse Matrix Blend combines the world's best-selling undersaddle pickup with the Ellipse Blend to give you incredible tone at your fingertips. A flexible gooseneck condenser microphone and volume, blend, and phase controls give you the sparkling, transparent sound and control of an Acoustic Matrix pickup with the unique and expressive character that a microphone provides. Now you don't have to compromise your onstage sound! Once installed, the Ellipse Matrix Blend is nearly invisible. Available in Wide and Narrow configurations.

Fishman Ellipse Matrix Blend Narrow Features:
  • Unobtrusive onboard blender system

  • Acoustic Matrix pickup in Narrow 3/32" (2.3mm)
  • Custom-designed cardioid condenser mini-mic with gooseneck optimizes placement on the guitar's "sweet spot"
  • Ergonomic design puts slider controls literally at your fingertips, to maintain a natural playing position
  • Unique, patent-pending neodymium magnetic mounting system for easy installation
  • Switchable Natural I or II voicing to accomodate all guitar body sizes and performance situations
  • Accomodates most round sound holes from 3.875" to 4.125" in diameter
Amazing acoustic sound on-stage with the Fishman Ellipse Matrix Blend System!

Additional Media

Ellipse Matrix Blend Install Guide
Ellipse Matrix Blend User Manual

Tech Specs

Position Undersaddle
Manufacturer Part Number PRO-MAN-EL2

Customer Reviews

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Great Investment of Your Acoustic Guitar

Purchased the FEMB to replace the pickup in my Takamine 12 string guitar. The TK-40 just quit working and needed a good one to replace it. It took me some time to research online and finally decided to take a chance the the Fishman Ellipse Matrix. Had it installed professionally and after a week I had it back home. When I plugged into the PA system, my first thought was this sounds good. From the mic setting to the under-saddle pickup, you get a beautiful sound. Now, my Takemine sounds absolutely 10 times better than what is sounded when the TK-40 was the main source of sound. Would I recommend the FEMB, absolutely! If you play acoustically, whether solo or in small group, take a chance on it and you will be quite pleased. Finally, my representative from Sweetwater took time to ask techs whether the Narrow would fit into my guitar and his help greatly influenced my decision to purchase the product. What other online music store will treat its customers in that manner?
Music background: Semi-Professional


I have one on my HD-28 and placed the pickup on another Martin Guitar. Only one word. Fantastic!

Best Pickup I have ever owned

I am extremely pleased with the sound quality of this pickup. I have owned four Fishman Matrix pickups prior to this and this is far superior. I just had this installed on my 2001 Martin HD 28. Wow. Very balanced and natural sound. This is a total winner in my book. With the mic only blend it truly sounds like a micro-phoned guitar. I think the blend between the two sounds perfect. Check this one out!
Music background: Music lover..

Absolutely Awesome Product!

This is an absolutely awesome product. I had it put in my acoustic so that I run it through a sound system in a live environment. I am blown away by the sound that comes from this system. My guitar sounded good before I put in this system but it really shines with this installed. Every time I play, I plug it in , even if I am just practicing. Installation was easy and involved cutting a hole in the pickup and widening the end hole.
Music background: Hobbyist, FOH engineer, Personal Guitar Enthusist

Good mic, inaccurate instructions

This is a great pickup. The placement of the mic matters. I noted that when I received it, the mic did not resemble that in the photo or the instructions (one with a head that can rotate for balancing the bass response). The mic on mine is cylindrical versus a side-positioned barrel. I had to move the mic around a bit because when my guitar guy installed it, he swung the mic away towards the back of the guitar. It was very boomy until I played a bit with the placement, achieving a nice tone for the mids. The instructions also refer to a switch for going between flat and bass boost, but I could not find said switch. What you get are a blend slider for piezo vs mic (with a center indent), a volume slider, a phase button and a mic trim set screw. I am running this through an Aura Spectrum and using the FX loop with a couple of pedals, which work quite well.
Music background: Corporate media producer, occasional weekend gigs.
See also: Acoustic Pickups, Fishman, Fishman Acoustic Guitar Pickups