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Fishman Neo-Buster Single Coil Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup/Feedback Buster  

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Overview

  • Neodymium magnet structure for exceptional string balance and sparkling acoustic clarity
  • Integrated feedback-buster for high-volume playing
  • Low profile, high impedance design needs no battery
Description & Specs
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    $99.99
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    - $30.00
  • Your Price:
    $6999

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Easy to install and perfect for high-volume situations.

The Neo-Buster from Fishman combines their popular Neo-D Single Coil pickup with a feedback-fighting soundhole cover to give you great sounding acoustic tone, even in your loudest performances.

This single coil magnetic soundhole pickup shares the same neodymium magnet structure as the award winning Rare Earth pickup for exceptional string balance and sparkling acoustic clarity. It's low-profile, high-impedance design needs no battery.

When you need to play in high-volume situations, the integrated sound-hole reduces the build-up of energy inside the soundhole that often leads to uncontrollable howling. Made of a flexible elastomer, it requires no tools for installation and will not react with most finishes.

Features

  • Neodymium magnet structure for exceptional string balance and sparkling acoustic clarity
  • Integrated feedback-buster for high-volume playing
  • Low profile, high impedance design needs no battery
  • Flexible surround reduces “howling” in high volume situations
  • Easy installation with no alteration fits most standard acoustic guitars

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Neo-Buster Single Coil Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup/Feedback Buster Specifications:

  • Pickup style: Passive Neo-D Single Coil
  • Output: 10‘ cable with 1/4” plug
  • Installation: Fits soundholes approx 4” (101mm) in diameter
  • No tools necessary
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FishmanNeo-Buster Single Coil Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup/Feedback Buster
 
3.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Functional (3)
  • Good quality (3)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

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      4.0

      feedback buster soundhole pickup'''

      By ron

      from CT

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fishman Neo-Buster Single Coil Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup/Feedback Buster:

          I conecte to computer
          lacks anough volume...should use pre-amp

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Sounds good. Fall out of sound hole.

          By Hondo Mesa

          from Syracuse, NY

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • Inexpensive

          Cons

          • Poor Fit

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fishman Neo-Buster Single Coil Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup/Feedback Buster:

          The only problem I have with this pickup is that it falls into my strings when I move around (I have an old 1974 jumbo-body acoustic). My solution is to find some kind of tape (that will not damage the guitar finish).

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good solution for the price.

          By jaygerr

          from Bristol, CT

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Inexpensive 6999 At Gu

          Cons

          • Short Cord

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts

          Comments about Fishman Neo-Buster Single Coil Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup/Feedback Buster:

          The unique thing about this particular pickup is that it integrates a single coil pickup with a feedback reducer. To my knowledge, this is the first product of its kind and I'm sort of surprised that nobody has thought of this before.

          The installation of the Neo-Buster was extremely easy. I didn't even have to remove the strings. Despite the fact that it would have been easier, I decided to slide the device underneath the strings and push it into the soundhole of my acoustic. It required a tiny bit of force. But, it was definitely not a herculean effort by any means. The whole process took me less than thirty seconds. It fit snugly. But it didn't require me to force it in. If I have to remove it, I can simply pull the pickup out just as quickly and easily. It didn't negatively affect the aesthetics of the guitar. Only time will tell if removal of the pickup mars the finish in any way. The best part is that I didn't have to modify the guitar in any way.

          I have never been satisfied with magnetic acoustic pickups, in the past. To me, they always make the guitar sound too much like an electric. They tend to lose the subtle harmonics of an acoustic. Of course, this is a personal preference. This is one area of the Neo-Buster that I did like. It was a good compromise between acoustic and electric. It doesn't sound like a mic'ed acoustic or piezo pickup. But, it still retains enough of the acoustic timbre to be recognizable as an acoustic. I was able to play the guitar at higher volumes without any feedback. That was not the case with my previous pickup.

          To summarize, I am pleased with the Fishman Neo-Buster. It isn't the best pickup out there. But, for the price it should be a welcome to addition for a frugal musician that needs a pickup for their acoustic guitar. I expect to see more of these in future open mics.
          Pros
          -inexpensive
          -integrated feedback reducer. First time that I've ever seen that
          -accurately reproduces an acoustic timbre (as close as a magnetic pickup can get)
          -no modifications to guitar
          -aesthetically pleasing. This is obviously a subjective thing.
          Cons
          -noisy. Comparable to a cheap single coil
          -Cord is too short
          -cord feels slightly flimsy and fragile
          -sometimes interferes with my strumming, since the pickup protrudes slightly. Not really a big issue, though. I had change my right hand technique slightly.
          -sound is more bass and mid heavy than a piezo. This is only a problem if you prefer the sound of a piezo.
          -muffles acoustic sound. Because of the feedback reducer, you have to remove this to play acoustically. This isn't a big deal if you're only using the guitar to play in amplified situations. But, it does muffle the sound when playing acoustically. This is obviously to be expected and a characteristic of any type of feedback reducer.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not ready for primetime

          By Ginzu321

          from Orlando,FL

          Pros

          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • Not Functional
          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fishman Neo-Buster Single Coil Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup/Feedback Buster:

            Box says for 4" holes. Won't stay in the guitar constantly walks out of the hole as you play. Stick to the screw driver installed versions unless you want to dink with it to make it work.

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