Javier Reyes playing guitar with Fluence pickups on stage

Javier Reyes’ distinct tone, and innovative, classically influenced approach on 8-string guitar is the perfect complement to his Animals As Leaders (AAL) bandmate Tosin Abasi.

Javier Reyes playing guitar with Fluence pickups on stage

Whether he’s performing with AAL or one of his other projects; Mestis and T.R.A.M., Javier is a thoughtful player who knows what he wants, and most importantly – why he wants it. That thoughtfulness led Javier on a quest that led him to Fishman Fluence, and to the creation of his signature pickup set.

Javier’s pickups are unique among other Fluence artist sets in that they reflect his desire for warmer passive tones, smooth musical top-end, and organic dynamics. And, like all Fishman Fluence pickups, the Javier Reyes signature set is Multi Voice and free from the hum, noise and frustrating inductance issues that plague even the most coveted wire-wound pickups.

Fluence Signature Series Javier Reyes Pickups:

  • Are Multi-Voice. Set and forget, or wire-up to toggle between three musically complimentary voices.
  • Drop right in and replace 6, 7 and 8-string humbucker pickups.
  • Are rechargeable on your guitar. Optional lithium-ion battery pack offers weeks, not hours, of playing time.
front view of black Fluence Signature Series Javier Reyes 6-string pickup set

Straight from Javier Reyes:

close up of Javier Reyes playing electric guitar on stage

I wanted something that had tons of presence, and tons of low end, without too much mud. I also wanted something that had the characteristics of my touch, allowing you to hear my actual guitar as well.

Javier Reyes

Animals As Leaders

Neck Pickup Voicings:

  • Voice 1: Fat, bubbly neck pickup tone, round and smooth top end, potent individual notes.
  • Voice 2: A Fluence-exclusive neck tone, warm and lively lows and low mids, taking on an almost hollowbody jazzbox character.
  • Voice 3: Clear, open single coil tone.


Bridge Pickup Voicings:

  • Voice 1: Thick low end, low midrange growl plus aggressive upper mids, able to create a huge wall of sound while still retaining note-to-note separation.
  • Voice 2: Searing lead tone with organic treble and harmonics.
  • Voice 3: Clear, open single coil tone.


Bridge Pickup Neck Pickup


Voice 1: 2.5kHz, Voice 2: 1.3kHz, 240Hz, Voice 3: (Single Coil) 4.7kHz Voice 1: 2kHz, Voice 2: 1.1kHz, Voice 3: (Single Coil) 4.5kHz


Alnico V Alnico V


Bar magnets with poles Bar magnets with poles


2k 2k


2.5 mA 2.5 mA


9-Volt or optional rechargeable battery pack 9-Volt or optional rechargeable battery pack


100 hours (for the set) 100 hours (for the set)