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Fishman Acoustic Matrix NT1 Guitar Pickup
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The Fishman Martix NT1 pickup captures the true sound of your steel- or nylon-string acoustic guitar. Can be plugged into any acoustic or electric gu...Read More
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The Fishman Martix NT1 pickup captures the true sound of your steel- or nylon-string acoustic guitar. Can be plugged into any acoustic or electric guitar amp, sound system, recording console, or direct box. Fully EMI shielded.
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Wow...I can't believe This pickup! Very easy to install...took about 25 - 30 minutes. And the sound is AWSOME!!! I had spent over a month reading reviews of all the different acoustic pickup there are on the market and decided to go with this on. I wanted something that would not distract from the acoustic look of my Taylor 314 yet would have good amplified sound. It's amazing! It sounds so close to my Taylor 712ce that it's hard to tell them apart. Excellent job Fishman!
This is the only pickup I would stick in my guitar. I actually have a Martin Thinline gold plus nt1, but the two are basically the same?Martin gets the pickups from Fishman. The pickup sounds great?incredibly natural. It responds to picking dynamics better than any magnetic pickup I've tried, including the Rare Earth Humbucker. Note?IT MUST BE INSTALLED CORRECTLY. Don't let you're ego get in the way?if you don't have enough experience, don't try to install it yourself. If you don't know what you're doing, this will cost you more money than hiring a tech to do it for you. I have been performing on this pickup for 7 years, and it has never failed me.
This pickup requires significant pressure from the strings on the saddle; likely to be why the classical guitarist was not happy. Without the pressure, you'll get a hum, or fuzzy signal. So use this only for steel stringed guitars. Don't go to Martin Goldplus; it's the same pickup.I have installed these in my Martin D-41, D12-35, Guild G-37, and Yamaha F-310. Been using them for more than 10 years. Have the similar Fishman resophonic pickup in my dobro. Hassle-free high-quality acoustic sounding pickup. Just figure whether or not you need the bass boosting model (II) or the regular (I). Best of all, it's the preferred source for the Fishman AURA, which creates the sound of your guitar through a studio mic. I liked the idea of blending in a soundhole mic, but was put off by the cost of adding mics to 4 guitars. the AURA will probably give me better results, and all four instruments can use the same box, just with different saved settings.
Tried several other differant peizo style pickups, installing them myself in both my Taylor and Martin and this Matrix Natural series by far takes the cake! The version 1 and 2 are equally the best bang for your buck. If you are classical, solo acoustic or of that nature try the Natural 1, but if you play in a loud auditorium style inviroment cranked all the way up, then the 2 series is the way to go. Good luck and never stop playing!
My ibanez 7 string acoustic came with this already built in.It sounds great and I use it with effects that I thought would sound terrible with an acoustic,but they sound just like an electric would.I would reccomend buying this.
I bought one of these a couple years ago to install in a higher-quality Korean-made classical guitar. Since I do most of my own repair & upgrade work and have installed under-saddle piezos before with good results, I thought this one would be a cinch, being a much-ballyhooed Fishman... Not so. I've never been able to get the string balance right (very weak on the trebles)even though I tried every installation instruction tip included with the package. Now, it's been messed with so much it has a terrible hiss when plugged in. I think I'll yank it out and try a Shadow or Martin Goldplus, and call this a lesson well learned. Definitely NOT recommended.
I love it, I am using it in my Taylor 410. The tech that installed it said that the combo of the guitar/pickup is the best he has heard in his 30 years experience. The only thing I don't like, but doesn't affect the overall quality, is the fact that I have no volume control. That is easily corrected by an out board unit like the avalon U5 or the Taylor eq unit. Overall though, I'd say it is great!
I just recently had this nifty little item installed in my Taylor 210. I was expecting mediocrity, but boy was I wrong. I was pleasantly surprised when I took the guitar out of its case and plugged it in. There was no backfeed, and the sound was crisp, still holding the acoustic sound quality.