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Fishman Rare Earth Pro-Rep-102 Humbucking Soundhole Pickup  

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Overview

  • Re-voiced and fine-tuned for smoother treble response
  • Cutting edge neodymium magnets produce a warmer, more naturally acoustic tone
  • Active electronics for a pure, clean sound
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $261.46
  • Your Savings:
    - $91.51
  • Your Price:
    $16995

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Quieter, more articulate acoustic guitar amplification.

The Fishman Rare Earth Pro-Rep-102 Humbucking Soundhole Pickup is for musicians who want the warm, full humbucker acoustic tones. A volume wheel is conveniently located onboard. Battery life rated at 300 hours.

Powerful neodymium (a rare earth element, hence the name) magnets are responsible for the excellent sound quality and string to string balance of this active, double coil magnetic soundhole pickup.

Features

  • Re-voiced and fine-tuned for smoother treble response
  • Cutting edge neodymium magnets produce a warmer, more naturally acoustic tone
  • Active electronics for a pure, clean sound
  • Newly designed mounting system and ergonomic body shape
  • Excellent string-to-string balance
  • Miniature batteries (included) mount conveniently on the underside of the pickup
  • Fits in soundholes as small as 3-5/8" (92mm) diameter
  • Pre-wired output jack can also be endpin mounted
  • Easy installation with no alteration—plug and play right out of the box
  • Convenient, accessible onboard volume control
  • Battery life rated at 300 hours

Get quieter pickup performance. Order today.

 
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FishmanRare Earth Pro-Rep-102 Humbucking Soundhole Pickup
 
4.5

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    You Need This One!

    Read all the reviews. I have other guitars BUT my wife bought me a "cheap" Fender Acoustic from a pawn shop for my birthday. She felt she got a good one...Read complete review

    Read all the reviews. I have other guitars BUT my wife bought me a "cheap" Fender Acoustic from a pawn shop for my birthday. She felt she got a good one because of the name. Not all wood by any means! Not much sustain. No ringing from the strings etc. I love her for it but I knew it needed a little help so I bought this Fishman.When I got it I hooked it up temporarily in less than 5 minutes with the wire and end jack hanging down from the sound hole. I strummed a cord. Amazing! I immediately pulled out the old wooden end plug, looked at the directions to see what size drill bit I needed, drilled the proper hole, unsoldered the wires from the endjack, resoldered the wires I cut to fit, plugged the guitar in to the amp and WOW! This pickup has no "bad noise"! I held my guitar in front of my amp and no feedback.I was very hesitant in buying this or any other soundhole pickup but I am glad I got this one. It makes this Fender sound great.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Poor Quality and Packaging

    I recently purchased this item and found their installation items poor. The item did not function. The wire itself was very inferior, extremely light gauge and certainly less than professional quality. I can't...Read complete review

    I recently purchased this item and found their installation items poor. The item did not function. The wire itself was very inferior, extremely light gauge and certainly less than professional quality. I can't attest to the sound since it didn't work. The fact that the item required the purchaser to go out and buy washers instead of equiping them was lousy packaging.

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    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A Solid Pickup

    By SlapOnDeBass

    from Lancaster Pa

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fishman Rare Earth Pro-Rep-102 Humbucking Soundhole Pickup:

      Buy this pickup, it has great tone and dosen't get in the way. The batteries last forever to so you don't have to worry about that either. I have not used this pickup for an extended period of time so I don't have much to say about it yet, accept that it's handy, and that it is another quality piece from Fishman.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Looking for a crisp, clean sound?

      By Quacker

      from Chautauqua, NY

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy Installation

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fishman Rare Earth Pro-Rep-102 Humbucking Soundhole Pickup:

        I've used this pick up for 3 years and still using the original batteries. Installed on a 30 year old Yamaha 12 string and it sounds so sweet. Crisp, clean tone, couldn't ask for a better sound. Look no further,grab one of these.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Sound

        By j. scott-OCZPM

        from Near the Beach, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound
        • Long battery life

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fishman Rare Earth Pro-Rep-102 Humbucking Soundhole Pickup:

          I have used this pickup in my 87 D-16M and my custom built 00 body guitar since 4/09. Super easy intstall (end pin in both), GREAT sound/tone, long battery life. Great bang for the buck.

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          (0 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Didn't Work! Sent it Back

          By RobertGavila

          from Astoria, New York

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • None

          Cons

          • Not Functional

          Best Uses

          • Return

          Comments about Fishman Rare Earth Pro-Rep-102 Humbucking Soundhole Pickup:

          The pickup didn't fit into the soundhole of my Cordoba classical guitar. I had to remove one of the screw on brackets in order to squeeze the pickup into the hole. Then I had to try to put the screw on bracket inside the guitar. That was an hour of work. After everything was installed, it didn't work. I mean, as I turned up the volume on the pickup, I could hear more hiss on the amp, but no guitar sound at all. Returned it.

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          5.0

          This pickup is great!

          By GuiterMusicPlayer (FB)

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Experienced

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Fishman Rare Earth Pro-Rep-102 Humbucking Soundhole Pickup:

            Since receiving and installing this pickup, I have had a wonderful experience with this type. It sounds great.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Rare Earth Pro-Rep-102 Humbucking Soundhole Pickup

            By Michael Huff

            from Greensboro, Pa

            Comments about Fishman Rare Earth Pro-Rep-102 Humbucking Soundhole Pickup:

            Solidly built and super easy to install or remove. No discernible buzzing or hum while plugged in. Reasonable price for the quality of sound. Works equally well on finger picking or strumming styles. Long battery life and volume control easy to access.
            A great piece of gear for a resonable price. Easy to install (all you need is a Phillips head screw driver) and you can be playing in 5 minutes from the time you take it out of the box. Quiet, faithful reproduction of my acoustic played thru a Crate Taxi battery powered amp. Great for fingerpicking or moderate to heavy strumming. Haven't tried if for recording yet. I wouldn't hesitate to use it on any guitar I own. The ease of removal/installation is a definite plus if you like to use different guitars on occasion for live gigs/recording.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Fishman Rare Earth Pickup

            By David M Boss

            from Northeast

            Comments about Fishman Rare Earth Pro-Rep-102 Humbucking Soundhole Pickup:

            Nice packaging, low profile device, easily installed, blends well within the sound hole, excellent acoustic tone range. Make an acoustic guitar that amplified, sound like an acoustic not an ES - 335.
            Excellent acoustic guitar sound reproduction. Balanced, easily placed, easy to use, nice tone variation. Perfect combo.
            Have only used it live a few times, but has a quality feel and looks.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very Nice Sound

            Comments about Fishman Rare Earth Pro-Rep-102 Humbucking Soundhole Pickup:

            Pure guitar sound. No interference or feedback. Clear crisp sound. Use with Martin J40 and Fishman Loudmouth Mini Amp.

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Fishman Rare Earth Pro-Rep 102 is rugged, easy to install, sounds bad

            By James Glunt

            from New Mexico

            Comments about Fishman Rare Earth Pro-Rep-102 Humbucking Soundhole Pickup:

            The Fishman Rare Earth Pro-Rep 102 pickup has held up well for me on the road, and it was a piece of cake to install, but it makes my acoustic sound like a semi-hollow body electric. If I wanted that sound, I'd be playing an ES335. I'm a solo act, so it's important that my old '78 Ovation Balladeer sound like an acoustic, and this pickup just doesn't deliver that. Perhaps in a band setting it would be acceptable.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Works for me

            By M Dixon

            from McCall, ID

            Comments about Fishman Rare Earth Pro-Rep-102 Humbucking Soundhole Pickup:

            Installed it in 3 minutes and played out with it a half hour later. Sounded great, well balanced for both finger and flat picking. I installed it in my custom made Myrtlewood Jumbo. I doubt if I'll make it permanent and install the jack in the end pin. I often play out un-amped, and don't want to alter the guitar.
            There's not a lot of features, active sound hole pickup with a volume control, but it works for me.
            No problems, it took me 3 minutes to install, solid construction.
            A little spendy, but worth the extra cost.

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