Radical New Trends in Pickup Design! Guitar Player’s May 2014 cover story puts a big spotlight on the groundbreaking new Fluence electric guitar pickup technology from Fishman. "In terms of what it took to bring something really new to the market, Larry Fishman should earn a pole vaulting award for the gigantic leap he just made into the electric guitar field."
If you're a fan of acoustic music, particularly bluegrass, and you haven't heard of fiddler Becky Buller, there's a good chance you've heard some of her songs. Becky's compositions have been recorded by Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Josh Williams, and Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out. We had a chance to catch up with Becky recently and ask her a few questions.
Check out The Hub from Musician's Friend! In a piece entitled "Infinite Curiosity and The Art of Sound," writer Marty Paule interviews Larry Fishman. The first in a series of interviews with industry pioneers, the writer leads in-depth conversation that explores the long and rich history of "an American entrepreneur staying at the forefront of music gear innovation."
Fishman's demo artist extraordinaire Greg Koch was on hand to play and show European trade show visitors that Fluence pickups deliver the tone they love, and leave the rest of the baggage behind.
Fishman artists and Grammy-nominated bluegrass expansionists The Infamous Stringdusters have proven they can both mine the past and look forward to the unknown. Their new album is a touchstone for a group of tightly bonded musicians completely comfortable with each other and their collective identity.
Marty Cutler writes, "For beginners, TriplePlay provides a turnkey, guitar-synthesis system with a minimal amount of tweaking and techno-angst. For seasoned MIDI guitarists, the wireless aspect of the system is a liberating experience, untethering the guitar from the bulky, fragile, and expensive 13-pin din cables. With a minimum of fuss, Fishman's TriplePlay system easily provides accurate and speedy tracking with both software and external instruments."
“Sometimes it takes a new set of eyes to move things forward. While the electric world has been left in a time warp, active preamps and pickups for acoustics have been moving forward with the rest of the audio industry. So, when Fishman decided to play in the electric pickup market they had a clear slate to work with.”
The Stratocaster of the future is here! Fender’s Fishman® TriplePlay Stratocaster® HSS guitar uses state-of-the-art built-in digital technology to give you a thrilling new playing experience in which you can emulate other instruments with ease and create a world of all-new sounds.
TriplePlay Software version 1.2 is now available with numerous enhancements, features and improvements, including AAX support for Pro Tools® 11. Always seeking to improve the user experience and performance, this is Fishman’s second major update since the product’s successful launch in April 2013.
"In the 80 years since George Beauchamp patented the electromagnetic guitar pick-up, nothing changed. That is until Fishman introduced the Fluence pick-up stack, a design breakthrough that promises improved tonal consistency and reliability."