Fishman Fluence music gear review

Music Gear Review: Fishman Fluence Custom Signature Series Pickups

There is a new Fishman Fluence Signature Series custom designed to suit the unique sound and music of Lamb of God’s Will Adler, Killswitch Engage guitarists Adam Dutkiewicz and Joel Stroetzel and also progressive metal guitarist Tosin Abasi.

For Adler, Fluence has proven itself to be the only technology capable of seamlessly integrating his well-known passive tones with an updated, active attack presence all within the same pickup set.

Dutkiewicz and Stroetzel use tones that span super clean to aggressive melodic metal. They’ve been using a lot of different passive and active pickup combinations in the studio but getting that sound and tone while playing live was problematic. Now with Fluence technology, Dutkiewicz and Stroetzel have one set of pickups with three voices that gets the job done.

Abasi uses his own Fluence Signature Series pickups to unlock the three voices previously only heard in his creative and imaginative mind.

In addition to these new Signature Series pickup sets, Fishman is now also offering a Fluence HSS and HSH configuration that offers all the benefits of Fluence Multi-Voice Pickups while achieving a wide range of new sounds.

BARRY RUDOLPH is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine.