Fishman Matrix Infinity Split PRO-MAL

New pickup system

  • For acoustic guitars
  • With a split saddle format, such as some models by Lowden or Takamine
  • Installed as a undersaddle
  • Acoustic Matrix narrow-split (3.2mm) copolymer pickup
  • Active Infinity preamp with endpin
  • Characteristics / Voicing of preamp is switchable to adapt to all guitar body sizes and types
  • Small sound control unit with volume and tone knobs is mounted inside the guitar next to the sound hole and enables intuitive tone control
  • Width of the pickup: 2.3 mm
  • 9-V Block battery (not included)
  • Professional installation is necessary

Further information

Pickup System co polymer
Microphone No
Preamp Installation End Pin
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Decent, but could be better

Mick P, 16.02.2018
Overall an OK pick up, but not great.

My biggest gripe is the fact the the output doesn't appear to be balanced across the two pickups. The high E and B are at a noticeably lower volume which makes the sound output unbalanced.

There are also a couple of smaller issues.
1. Change the battery bag for a clip.
2. Find some double sided tape that actually works.

So, would I recommend it? Probably not.
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Comparison: Pickups for split bridge

Wernie, 30.04.2016
I have three Lowden guitars with split bridge. Two of them have a split pickup by Fishman, the third a highlander, also split. This means that both rests have their own (parallel-connected) pickup (in the picture this is not shown correctly).

Soundly, I could not say, which system is better, but the Selbsteinbau is with the Fishman relatively unproblematic. Highlander uses a round piezocable and requires re-routing of the steg. That gave at least my guitar not quite as good string balance.

Fishman takes a lot of the bridge sound. For the HL takes a trace more of the "Holzklang" with. Unfortunately, an additional microphone in the body can not be easily retrofitted with the tested Fishman pickup as with the HL. Without a microphone, however, the characteristic overtones that are produced by string resonances are missing in part.

Apart from the somewhat limited features regarding sound control and microphone, this pickup has earned a full five points despite the salted price.
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