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Open-Box Platinum Pro EQ Acoustic Guitar Preamp Condition 2 - Blemished Regular 190839378446

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Product Price $239.96
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Completely redesigned from the ground up, the all-analog Platinum Pro EQ universal instrument preamp delivers incredibly accurate sonic detail for an...Click To Read More About This Product

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(Open Box) Class-A analog circuitry makes it a preamp - great sound makes it a Fishman.

Completely redesigned from the ground up, the all-analog Platinum Pro EQ universal instrument preamp delivers incredibly accurate sonic detail for any acoustic instrument. A discrete, high-headroom preamp combines with precision, high-speed circuitry for pure fidelity and low distortion. Classic Fishman tone controls are combined with a switchable guitar/bass EQ mode, making it more musical for use with bass instruments and more universal for recording and amplifying anything else. Critical performance features - including adjustable volume boost and balanced XLR D.I. outputs - are housed in a beautiful, road-ready design.

The Platinum Pro EQ is built to be stomped on with durable foot switches that activate an adjustable volume boost or high-contrast chromatic tuner. It also includes a simple and effective analog soft-knee compressor, effect loop and precision sweepable notch filter.

FEATURES
  • 17-volt, high-headroom, discrete Class-A preamp
  • 5-band tone control with sweep-mid & low frequency filter
  • EQ mode tailors EQ for bass or most other instruments
  • Phase control and precision notch filter reduces feedback
  • One-knob adjustable compressor smooths playing dynamics
  • Integrated fully-chromatic digital tuner
  • Volume boost footswitch with level control
  • Balanced XLR D.I. with pre/post EQ setting and ground lift
  • Audio I/O
  • 1/4" Instrument input
  • 1/4" Amp output
  • XLR Balanced D.I. output with 
  • Ground Lift switch
  • Effect Loop Send & Return
  • Tone Shaping
  • 5-band EQ with Sweepable Mid
  • Adjustable Low-cut Filter
  • Feedback Control
  • Sweepable Notch Filter
  • Phase Invert switch
  • Dimensions: 
  • 6.2" x 5.6" x 2.2", 158mm x 143mm x 54mm
  • Power: 
  • 9-volt battery (sold separately)
  • Fishman 910-R AC adapter (sold separately)
  • Reviews
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    by PowerReviews
    FishmanPlatinum Pro EQ Acoustic Guitar Preamp
     
    4.5

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Excellent sound (7)
    • Portable (6)
    • Good power output (3)
    • Warm / comfy (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (8)
    • Home studio (6)
    • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Professional recording (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4), Professional musician (4)

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Acoustic Pre

    By Bassbreaker User

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Fishman Platinum Pro EQ Acoustic Guitar Preamp:

      After doing much research on what would work best for my eclectic needs, I decided the Platinum Pro EQ/DI was going to be my best bet. I use mine with acoustic lap steels with L.R. Baggs M1A pickups and a Strat with a passive Graphtech Ghost system. I have a Vox passive volume pedal, a Boss TR-2 Tremolo, and a Line 6 Verbzilla in the effects loop.

      The main selling points for me were 1) the super high 10M ohm input impedance as I use a passive piezo with it, 2) the on board compressor, 3) the variable high pass filter (as opposed to just a fixed setting), and 4) the on board tuner. With minor tweaks to the input trim, pretty much any pickup system is going to work with this pre-amp. The on-board compressor sounds much better for acoustic than a typical electric guitar compressor (to my ears) as it doesn't clip or "squish" as much; it sounds very natural and improves string balance and sustain. The footswitchable boost is useful for balancing between different guitars on the fly, but I like to leave it on at the lowest setting (+3db) because 1) I get a indicator that the unit has power as there is no power LED and 2) the boost is before the effects loop so it drives the pedal chain better, like an amp's effects loop would.

      The tuner is accurate and flexible as it has several modes, but it will forever stay set to A=440 and chromatic for my uses, anyway. The LCD backlight could be a little brighter for outdoor use, but I'm used to using Boss TU-3's on my other pedal boards with their brightness cranked up. My only other gripe is that the master volume does not control the XLR output, but I understand that they do that so if you were running the amp output to a stage amp it wouldn't affect the DI signal. That said, I plug mine into a QSC K10 via the XLR out, but that's why I have the volume pedal in the effects loop as none of my guitars have an easily accessible volume control, anyway. The tuner still mutes the DI signal, however, which is useful. Great pre-amp!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Singer/songwriter Jack Reid loves the Fishman Platinum EQ

      By Jack

      from undisclosed

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fishman Platinum Pro EQ Acoustic Guitar Preamp:

      For years I played with a Fishman Pro 130 EQ, till it was stolen. I replaced it with the Platinum and WOW, is it nice. It has XLR out, but I use it in line with other effects. It even has phase and adjustable and boost so you can up your volume for breaks and it makes my old HD-35 sound like a dream. Totally natural with no distortion. A superb tool for sure........

       
      5.0

      Tailor your sound!?

      By Benji, AKA Funky Ben

      from Chicago

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Fishman Platinum Pro EQ Acoustic Guitar Preamp:

        I needed the ability to tailor the sound of my guitars before my pedals which in some cases, cause a muffled and or muddy tone!? With this device, I control all aspects of the sound quality!?

         
        5.0

        Platinum Pro EQ

        By Steely Ken

        from San Antonio Texas

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Fishman Platinum Pro EQ Acoustic Guitar Preamp:

          I use this to run an acoustic guitar through my Steel guitar amp and it makes it sound like a nice acoustic guitar.

           
          5.0

          A must when you hear it!!

          By leftylespaul

          from Albuquerque, NM

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Portable

          Cons

          • Wish it came with an adaptor

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Fishman Platinum Pro EQ Acoustic Guitar Preamp:

          Having an onboard compressor, ability to set your frequency with mids, a tuner!, and the way it's built are just a few of the Pro features on the Platinum Pro. You need to hear your acoustic through this! Spend some time with it........

           
          4.0

          Makes my fiddle sound like a fiddle

          By Wolf

          from New Jersey

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Built in tuner
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Natural acoustic sound
          • Portable

          Cons

          • Waiting to use it live.

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Fishman Platinum Pro EQ Acoustic Guitar Preamp:

          I've been frustrated for years, trying to get a natural amplified sound without distortion and feedback from my fiddle rig. I play in a modern Celtic band, and we use a variety of electric instruments. My difficulty has always been using and acoustic instrument with a pickup and competing with all the other noise on stage. I tried the Fishman pre-amp at rehearsal and was blown away by how easy it was to integrate and the natural sound I was able to get. I gave four stars for now, because I haven't had a chance to test it at a gig yet. Once I do, I'm hoping to add that final star.

           
          4.0

          So Far So Good

          By Dyenada

          from Whitehall, MI

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Fishman Platinum Pro EQ Acoustic Guitar Preamp:

            I've quickly incorporated the Platinum Pro EQ into my acoustic guitar signal chain. It took a few gigs to dial in the settings that I want, but it's super easy to use and sounds great! Haven't played a show with a proper FOH engineer, but I look forward to sending him or her the DI signal from the unit.

            Only drawback is that the tuner is pretty difficult to see when playing an outdoor gig in any kind of direct sunlight. This is true for most electronics, so no surprise there.

            (0 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Returned it.

            By D

            from Nola

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            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Fishman Platinum Pro EQ Acoustic Guitar Preamp:

            Didn't work well.

             
            4.0

            I use this all the time

            By tim

            from Maine /Florida

            About Me Professional Musician

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Did all all it promised , sounds great !
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Fishman Platinum Pro EQ Acoustic Guitar Preamp:

              at all 100 plus gigs a year

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Could use my HRDx for acoustic guitar

              By none

              from n/a

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • No microphone input
              • Trim and gain functions difficult to reach

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Fishman Platinum Pro EQ Acoustic Guitar Preamp:

              I bought this to couple to a powered speaker or PA for my acoustic guitars and pleasantly found out that it can be used for other electrical instruments. Very low noise level.

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