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Fishman Pro EQ II Acoustic Guitar Preamp  

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    This perennial favorite now features a tough new injection molded case featuring an easy access battery compartment, input trim control and advanced new electronics which provide longer battery life. Features include volume, bass, middle, treble, and brilliance sliders along with an AC adapter jack, phase switch and sub-bass trim control.


     
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    FishmanPro EQ II Acoustic Guitar Preamp
     
    4.7

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    4.0

    The Pro EQ II was a Perfect Choice

    By Gater

    from SF Bay Area

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Improves sound and volume
    • Intuitive
    • Small power-house
    • Well Made

    Cons

    • Needed mounting option
    • No volume function

    Best Uses

    • Adds excellent fullness
    • Good for rhythm fill
    • Increases bass rhythm

    Comments about Fishman Pro EQ II Acoustic Guitar Preamp:

    I am part of a duo that plays regularly at local clubs and events. We do 60's-70's Rock, Folk Rock and Folk. We both sing and my partner plays lead and I play back-up rhythm guitar and acoustic bass. We also have a Dr. Rhythm drum machine. We decided that we needed better background fill from my rhythm back up, so we decided to try out some guitar pre-amps. (I currently use a Fender Princeton Reverb Amp.) The difference in the amp's bass, fullness & volume provided by all of the little pre-amp boxes was amazing. And for what we needed, the Fishman Pro EQ II was perfect and definitely of high quality and the most affordable. The only negatives we found is that even though it did increase the amps overall volume, the slide volume switch on he Fishman unit was basically non-functional. However, volume was easily controlled at the guitar or at the amp. Also, providing the personal belt clip to carry the pre-amp around is a nice concept. But instead of carrying it with us, we found that by adding some velcro to the pre-amp, it allowed us to easily mount it on the top of the amp. This should have also been a low-cost, provided option.

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    5.0

    Magic tone shaping box!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Fishman Pro EQ II Acoustic Guitar Preamp:

    Very basic, intuitive, easy to use, no frills eq box... but what it does, it does very well! I have a passive undersaddle pickup in my Larrivee acoustic guitar, and this box provides a nice gain boost, plus all of the eq shaping tools I need to get a nice acoustic sound... If a person already has an active onboard eq on their acoustic, this is probably redundant, but works great for me. Made from very lightweight, but tough ABS plastic.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent choice

    Comments about Fishman Pro EQ II Acoustic Guitar Preamp:

    I didn't want to drill holes in my 30 year old Ovation. I installed an under the saddle baggs and bought this preamp to go with it. The unit works very well. I am using it in the studio on an upcoming C D and couldn't be more pleased. I would highly recommend it for an outboard unit. Excellent on the road too. Smooth and simple to operate.

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    5.0

    Makes a BIG difference

    By Tango

    from Milton, FL

    Comments about Fishman Pro EQ II Acoustic Guitar Preamp:

    I was having to fight with the settings on the board to get any appreciable tone out of my Fishman M200 equipped mandolin, the sound was fine, just not as great as I thought it should have been...then a friend let me try his 'little box' during a gig. It made all the difference! I went out and bought one the next day. You'll have to tweak it to get it right for you and your setup, but thanks to a basic EQ, and onboard brilliance slider and volume controls, you'll have it dialed out in no time. I recommend this especially if you have a piezo pickup on a violin or mandolin, you know the troubles there, crank it up enough to get heard, and you end up all harsh with tons of feedback. The Pro EQ II will liven up that meek little pick up and let you be heard!I have had mine for well over a year, and only had to change out the batteries once, I play twice a week, for about three hours a night, and the battery usage is neglible compared to my other hardware. Now all I need is the Fishman Loudbox to complete the setup...maybe next Christmas...HA!

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Turn Me Up!!

    By rockstarlover1

    from Minot, ND

    Comments about Fishman Pro EQ II Acoustic Guitar Preamp:

    I'd have to say that this is an excellent little preamp for the money! Beats out buying an acoustic amp (although for serious players like myself it's always good to have one!) It's got all the basic preamp features..good solid output/signal. I would not buy a passive preamp system on a guitar w/out knowing that I could get one of these!

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    4.0

    Great sound, cheesy plastic housing.

    By Mark-a-L92

    from Parma, OH

    Comments about Fishman Pro EQ II Acoustic Guitar Preamp:

    I initially bought this to preamp an old acoustic guitar I had that only had a simple under-saddle p/up. I used it gigging for about a year that way and always had good success with it. It's basically like taking the Fishman sliders from the nook of any A/E cutaway guitar and moving it outboard so you don't have to carve out a hole in your guitar to install it. Works great.Lately, though, I've been using it as a preamp for my BASS guitar. I'm primarily a bassist, and have a squeaky-clean SWR-driven rig and wanted to 'warm up' the tone a bit. Wow - even though it's not designed for it, the little Fishman does a stellar job. It has a 'sub-bass' pot-screw adjuster on the back of it. Between cranking that full-on, adding just a touch of the normal bass slider, keeping the mids flat, and cranking the treble and presence almost full-on. I've stumbled across a VERY nice tone producer.I'm not sure how different an acoustic guitar preamp is from a bass guitar preamp, but if I never came across a better sounding preamp, I'd be happy. It really does sound good.The only negative aspect I feel this preamp has is the flimsy plastic housing. I KNOW is saves weight, and no doubt cost. But I get nervous about it for the long haul. Knock on wood, so far it's held up well and I've had no troubles with it. It seems to give good battery life. I can gig probably 30, 40 hours or more (about 6-8 weeks @ 2 gigs per week) on a single 9V battery. I wish it did have a low batt indicator, though, as its only warning is to give a diminished, highly distorted signal to the amp when the battery finally does die. Not a good thing in the middle of a gig.

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