Fishman Fluence pickups are not your daddy’s pickups yet they may feature many tonal aspects of Vintage to Hot Rodded pickups combined in one to achieve a multitude of sonic tones. Each pickup targeting classic to modern sounds plus a larger array when coupled with other Fluence pickup models.
Open Core Classic Humbucker Neck:
Voice 1 – Vintage P.A.F. – The ideal, elusive P.A.F. neck tone with the dynamics and output level you want.
Voice 2 – Clear, airy chime — A Fluence-exclusive neck tone, with unreal highs, vocal midrange, and tight lows.
Voice 3 – Clear, Vintage Single Coil
Open Core Classic Humbucker Bridge:
Voice 1 – Vintage P.A.F. — The ideal, calibrated vintage PAF bridge humbucker tone at the perfect output level.
Voice 2 – Classic Hot Rod — The quintessential hot rodded bridge humbucker tone without all the baggage.
Voice 3 – Slightly Overwound Single Coil
Single Width Pickup:
Feature Vintage single coil tone, plus a 3db Boost Option for level matching with a hotter humbucker.A word about Sophia Tremolo SystemsThe Sophia tremolos throughout incorporate solid mating design principles. With solid mated saddles to the base plate individual strings are “non” adjustable in height and are preset based on the two tremolo post height screws or by shimming the underside of the saddles individually. This solid mating captures the most extreme in tone transfer principles with less moving parts. The top loaded string access design allows for quicker string change and less string breakage at the bridge compared to traditional through the rear tremolo blocks
The Sophia 2:22 Dual Loading Brass or Stainless Steel CNC saddles — include a “top-loading” the string placement so that the reinforcement windings at the ball-end of the string advances to the .197 high intonation point — to eliminate string stretch without resorting to locking or clamping the string — includes string threading through the spring block for a looser more traditional feel.