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Single Width for Strat

SINGLE WIDTH FOR STRAT®

Classic Humbucker

CLASSIC HUMBUCKER

Modern Humbucker

MODERN HUMBUCKER

The electric guitar pickup has been wound since 1934. 80 years later, we’ve unwound it. Original and totally re-imagined, Fishman Fluence pickups are free from the hum, noise and frustrating inductance issues that plague even the most coveted wire-wound pickups—revealing pure, uncorrupted and musical tone.



Fishman Fluence. Everything You Hear Is True.



† Strat® is a registered trademark of FMIC. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Historically, pickup “recipes” have been fraught with compromises, a balancing act of design concessions in an effort to combine our favorite elements without giving up too much. However, even after almost a century of refinement, most of us can still think of something we’d like to tweak on our current favorites.

Each Fishman Fluence pickup has two distinct and useful sounds on-board. These sounds start with the revolutionary Fluence Core, the heart of Fluence tone. From this Fluence Core we then create the classic timbres and tone—colors you expect from great guitar pickups—as well as some you’ve never expected.



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SINGLE WIDTH FOR STRAT®

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The most coveted, historical Strat® tones without the hum.
From vintage sweetness and clarity to muscular overwound punch, in the same guitar.



Single Width for Strat (White)

Single Width for Strat (White)
PRF-STR-WH1

Divider Single Width for Strat (Black)

Single Width for Strat (Black)
PRF-STR-BK1




Voice 1

Vintage Single-Coil
Vintage tone, clear and present, seamlessly fused with a sweet warmth.


Voice 1 Peak Frequency

4kHz


Voice 2

Hot Texas Single-Coil
Muscular, beefy, “overwound” tone without losing the highs or the “strattiness” we all love.


Voice 2 Peak Frequency

3kHz


Magnetic Material

Alnico IV


Magnetic Circuit

Rod magnets


Typical Gauss Strength at String

260 Gauss


Pole Spacing

52.2mm


Output Impedance

2k


Current Draw

2.4mA


Battery

9-volt / FBP100


Battery Life

200 hours


classic humbucker

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Classic Humbucker Neck
The vintage neck humbucker tone we all love, combined with the up-front dynamics only Fluence can deliver.


Classic Humbucker Neck (Black Nickel)

Classic Humbucker Neck
(Black Nickel)
PRF-CHB-NB1

Divider Classic Humbucker Neck (Nickel)

Classic Humbucker Neck
(Nickel)
PRF-CHB-NN1

Divider Classic Humbucker Neck (Gold)

Classic Humbucker Neck
(Gold)
PRF-CHB-NG1



Voice 1

Vintage P.A.F.
The ideal, elusive vintage P.A.F. neck humbucker tone with the dynamics and output level you want.


Voice 1 Peak Frequency

2.6kHz


Voice 2

Clear, airy chime
A Fluence-exclusive neck tone, with unreal highs, vocal midrange, and tight lows.


Voice 2 Peak Frequency

4.5kHz, 350Hz


Magnetic Material

Alnico V


Magnetic Circuit

Bar magnet w/poles


Typical Gauss Strength at String

140 Gauss


Pole Spacing

49mm


Output Impedance

2k


Current Draw

2.5mA


Battery

9-volt / FBP100


Battery Life

200 hours


Classic Humbucker Bridge
Two classic voices. Strong, “Calibrated P.A.F.” and the Hot Rodded tone that redefined lead guitar, in the same pickup.


Classic Humbucker Bridge (Black Nickel)

Classic Humbucker Bridge
(Black Nickel)
PRF-CHB-BB1

Divider Classic Humbucker Bridge (Nickel)

Classic Humbucker Bridge
(Nickel)
PRF-CHB-BN1

Divider Classic Humbucker Bridge (Gold)

Classic Humbucker Bridge
(Gold)
PRF-CHB-BG1



Voice 1

Vintage P.A.F.
The ideal, calibrated vintage P.A.F. bridge humbucker tone at the perfect output level.


Voice 1 Peak Frequency

2.25kHz


Voice 2

Classic Hotrod
Quintessential Hot Rodded bridge humbucker tone without all the baggage.


Voice 2 Peak Frequency

1.6kHz


Magnetic Material

Alnico V


Magnetic Circuit

Bar magnet w/poles


Typical Gauss Strength at String

140 Gauss


Pole Spacing

52.6mm


Output Impedance

2k


Current Draw

1.8mA


Battery

9-volt / FBP100


Battery Life

277 hours


modern humbucker

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Modern Humbucker Alnico
All the musicality, power and explosivness of Alnico. Full chords, and fluid solos... with a second Fluence voice you’ve never heard in a humbucker.


Modern Humbucker Alnico (Black)

Modern Humbucker
Alnico (Black)
PRF-MHB-AB1

Divider Modern Humbucker Alnico (Nickel)

Modern Humbucker
Alnico (Nickel)
PRF-MHB-AN1

Divider Modern Humbucker Alnico (Gold)

Modern Humbucker
Alnico (Gold)
PRF-MHB-AG1



Voice 1

Modern Active Metal
The ideal active Alnico sound. Full, round, and boosted, but with unprecedented articulation and dynamics.


Voice 1 Peak Frequency

950kHz


Voice 2

Crisp, clean and fluid
The clean, crisp neck humbucker tone you’ve always wanted without the thin, plinky sound you don’t.


Voice 2 Peak Frequency

8kHz


Magnetic Material

Alnico V


Magnetic Circuit

Bar magnet w/blades


Typical Gauss Strength at String

120 Gauss


Pole Spacing

N/A


Output Impedance

2k


Current Draw

2.5mA


Battery

9-volt / FBP100


Battery Life

200 hours


Modern Humbucker Ceramic
Cutting Ceramic attack. The soul of your favorite passives, and the power and brutal aggression you’d expect from an active humbucker in the same guitar.


Modern Humbucker Ceramic (Black)

Modern Humbucker
Ceramic (Black)
PRF-MHB-CB1

Divider Modern Humbucker Ceramic (Nickel)

Modern Humbucker
Ceramic (Nickel)
PRF-MHB-CN1

Divider Modern Humbucker Ceramic (Gold)

Modern Humbucker
Ceramic (Gold)
PRF-MHB-CG1



Voice 1

Modern Active Metal
The ideal active ceramic humbucker tone. Crisp, searing crunch, tight bass with no mud, and a growl.


Voice 1 Peak Frequency

720kHz


Voice 2

Modern Active Metal High Output
Organic, high output, passive ceramic tone. Superb distortion characteristics with Fluence dynamics and response.


Voice 2 Peak Frequency

1.89kHz


Magnetic Material

Ceramic VIII


Magnetic Circuit

Bar magnet w/blades


Typical Gauss Strength at String

145 Gauss


Pole Spacing

N/A


Output Impedance

2k


Current Draw

2.5mA


Battery

9-volt / FBP100


Battery Life

200 hours


All Fishman Fluence
Electric Guitar Pickups…

  • Are Multi-Voice. Set and forget, or wire-up to toggle between two musically complimentary voices.
  • Drop right in. Replaces standard humbucking and single coil pickups.
  • Are rechargeable on your guitar. Optional lithium-ion battery pack offers weeks, not hours, of playing time.*


* Standard 9V battery can also be used

The Fluence Core replaces
80 years of copper wire.

Fishman Fluence pickups are the first real re-imagining of
electric guitar pickups in over 80 years. Before we
embarked on the Fluence journey, our team established
some important ground rules:




RULE 1

The tones of the great classic and aftermarket pickups are the benchmarks by which all other pickups are judged. These tones and timbres are not negotiable; they are the sound of electric guitars. Period.



RULE 2

With Rule 1 firmly established, we listed the design shortcomings of classic pickups and set about to fix them:


  • Fluence pickups are true Multi-Voice. Coil taps and other switching can yield different sounds, but they can’t transform your pickups from vintage to hot, or from hot to “line-in” clean... with no losses in output level.

  • Fluence pickups are quiet. Single coils hum, and all standard pickups are susceptible to spurious noise—even humbuckers! No sacrifice of classic tone for quiet operation.

  • Fluence pickups allow you to own the stage. Long cables? No problem. 20’, 30’, 50’ or more, with no signal degradation.

  • Fluence pickups let you control your volume, without sacrificing high end or clarity.

  • Fluence pickups will run for days on a standard 9v battery, or with the optional rechargeable lithium-ion pack—never change batteries again.



Fishman Fluence pickups deliver the tone you love, and leave the rest of the baggage behind.

Fluence—The Technology and Art of Performance
infused into electric guitar pickups. Because you’ve
waited long enough.

Comparing magnetic fields on our proprietary analyzer.

Comparing magnetic fields on our proprietary analyzer.

One of the many “shuttle” guitars used to make instantaneous pickup changes. Using the same guitar for all tests removed this significant variable.

One of the many “shuttle” guitars used to make instantaneous pickup changes. Using the same guitar for all tests removed this significant variable.

Fluence prototypes in their shuttles waiting for listening tests.

Fluence prototypes in their shuttles waiting for listening tests.

At Fishman, we merge the Technology and Art of Performance. So whether it’s our pickup systems for acoustic instruments, Aura Imaging technology, solo performance systems, TriplePlay Wireless Guitar Controller, acoustic amplifiers and more… you can depend on us to cut out the “voodoo” and get to the true source of great tone.

Our Fluence lab is outfitted with sophisticated equipment, some of which we built ourselves specifically for our unique research needs. But the real testing occurred in the “real world” lab that was created when we handed the Fluence-Equipped guitars over to players like you. Back and forth, the refinements continued until it was smiles all around… and we eventually got our guitars back!

Save Money &
Save the Planet

Never change batteries again.

Our Fluence rechargeable battery packs are a direct-fit replacement for your existing covers. They accept a standard mini-USB plug and offer weeks, not hours, of playing time between charges.






Watch Larry Fishman talk about
Fluence electric guitar pickups.

Fishman Fluence Defined

Fishman Fluence Defined

In this video, Larry Fishman talks about the beginnings of Fluence Multi-Voice pickups and the Fluence Core. He also discusses the thought process behind making them powered, the optional rechargeable battery packs and more...

Power, On!

Power, On!

In this video Larry talks about specific pickup sets and the benefits of powered pickup systems. And, how Fluence uses power and technology to merge the Multi-Voice advantage with classic sounds.

A Smart Solution

A Smart Solution

In this video Larry discusses advancing the state of electric guitar pickups. How players will no longer be held hostage to inductance and frequency response issues. And, how Fluence moves pickup design into the future while respecting the great pickups of the past.