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Created by Larry Fishman as the logical outgrowth of the need for a new level of excellence in pickups for acoustic instruments, Fishman Transducers has over 30 years of solid growth as the preeminent leader in the product category it created. The Fishman name has been synonymous with acoustic amplification. With over 30 patents, Larry and his team continue to drive the acoustic amplification market with innovative products and technologies.
The company’s diverse line includes the industry standard Matrix Infinity pickup system, SA220 performance system and Loudbox amplifiers, the world’s best-selling acoustic amplifier line. Fishman’s Aura Acoustic Imaging technology has been become the benchmark of acoustic sound, and is widely used by guitar makers and many of the world’s top players.
Fishman’s line has recently expanded to include the TriplePlay Wireless Guitar Controller, which represents future MIDI guitar technology. TriplePlay puts an unlimited palette of instruments and sounds at your fingertips, allowing guitarists to compose, perform and record like never before – all wirelessly.
In 2012, Fishman began managing the sales and distribution of Asterope instrument and XLR audio cables for the music instrument and pro audio markets globally. Asterope premium audio cables provide greater clarity, bandwidth, spectral balance and harmonic response for musicians, audio engineers and enthusiasts alike.
Fishman, who grew up in upstate New York and North Carolina, became involved in music in elementary school thanks to an evolved education program that encouraged learning an instrument, going on to study and play cello and, later on, acoustic bass at N.C. State and at Boston's celebrated Berklee College of Music. He went on to play acoustic bass professionally throughout New England in a series of pit orchestras and jazz bands.
At that time in the late 70s and early 80s, jazz was becoming more electronic in nature and Fishman was having serious problems amplifying his acoustic instrument. Refusing to give up his acoustic bass for an electric equivalent, he started working on a pickup system for the bass. Analyzing every device available at the time, he experimented with new designs at home and on the bandstand at a jazz club in Cambridge with ""horrible acoustics,"" until he came up with an acoustic bass pickup that finally, as he puts it, ""took it to the next level.""
The instant success of his first prototype pickup with acoustic bassists in the Boston area quickly grew into a full time business by 1981 with an expanding range of acoustic pickups. After securing an initial order to supply OEM pickups for Guild acoustic guitars which also proved to be successful, Fishman went on to design and build the popular Thinline pickup for the C.F. Martin Guitar Company. With the first large Martin order, the company acquired its first manufacturing space and increased its personnel.
Fishman has expanded far beyond its traditional role as the creator of the first truly accurate and faithful pickups for acoustic instruments to an acoustic amplification company with seemingly unlimited potential for the future.
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Designed for the solo singer/acoustic guitarist, the Solo Performance System provides exceptional sound...
The Fishman Loudbox Mini Acoustic Amp delivers the natural sound from your instrument and features...