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Fishman Rare Earth Blend Magnetic Soundhole with Mic Acoustic Pickup Reviews

5.0 stars based on 4 customer reviews
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  • from VA November 30, 2015Music Background:
    Worship Director

    Great Quality Pickup

    I permanently installed this pickup into my Wechter dn8128 solid body acoustic. I was looking for a pickup to bring out the natural sound of the guitar, and it does it beautifully! For lighter picking/fingerpicking one roll of the blend switch slightly towards the mic and you get really precise pick/finger sounds along with great tone and even some percussion sound if you like to tap guitars. Give the switch a roll towards the center or slightly towards the humbucker and you get great tone for heavy strumming and chords, without having to deal with feedback or buzzing. I will say that with the system that we use for playing live, the gain on the board has to be turned up significantly higher when compared to an acoustic/electric Taylor that we use, but it does sound really good, and brings more natural acoustic sound than the Taylor pickup does. Overall a great pickup for natural acoustic sounds.

  • from Tustin, CA USA April 27, 2014Music Background:

    Crisp, well balanced acoustic sound

    I was given this pickup as a gift a while ago put it aside because I was initially disappointed withthe sound, but the problem was my amp not the pickup. I just bought a Fishman Loudbox Pro artist amp, plugged this in and the sound is beautiful. Well balanced, crisp sound, and especially good on my old12-String. Highly recommend it.

  • from Chicago, IL June 21, 2012Music Background:
    Amateur Musician

    Fishman Rare Earth Blend Acoustic Pickup

    I wanted a pickup that made an acoustic guitar sound like an acoustic guitar. I also wanted a pickup that would be transferable from guitar to guitar. I am already a fan of Fishman products (I use a Fishman On-Board Prefix Permium Blend on another acoustic guitar), and the Fishman Rare Earth Blend pickup had all the features I was looking for in a pickup for my new guitar.

    I installed the pickup on a Martin HD-28 (installation is easy - just make sure you have a really nice drill bit for installing the end-pin jack). When I plugged into my acoustic amplifier, the sound was incredible. After a few adjustments on the amplifier, I had a sound that, in my opinion, captured a true acoustic sound. The sound was well balanced between highs and lows, and the ability to blend between the internal microphone and the humbucking pickup allows the user to tweak the pickup to get just the right sound. The internal microphone location also is adjustable to tweak the sound even a little bit more. I have used the pickup in live settings and have not experienced any feedback problems. I highly recommend this pickup.

  • from Brazil March 30, 2012Music Background:
    professional musician


    Very accurate acoustic sound that can be mixed between Mic and Pickup. It is a "non invasive" pick up, that can be used in your vintage instruments that you do not want to make any hole/permanent damage.

    The mic can produce a bit of feedback in some circumstances, but nothing to be really concerned.

    It is pricey but I would say it worth every $!

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