Reviews and Problems with Fishman Acoustic Matrix Infinity - Narrow
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David J Dixon Jr., amazon.com
7 January 2012
Summary: I received this as a gift for my Martin Guitar. Installation was very easy (if you are somewhat handy). I had it installed in about 20 min. My action was a little too low to begin with so I did not shave anything off of my bridge. After the install my action was just right (might now be the case for everyone). So far I am extremely happy with this pickup. Prior to installing this, I has attempted to use a Seymour Duncan Woody.
Summary: Am well plesed with my purchase of the fishman pickup for my acoustic guitar. It arrived in a timely manner and was installed relatively easy in a short time and works beautifully. I used it the next day.
Summary: This pickup significantly over-emphasizes the 6th string base (and not the 5th string base) regardless of how the controls are set. I am forced to dial down the Base control on my amp to offset this abnormality. This appears to be only a problem with strumming and flatpicking. Fingerstyle techniques allows sufficient control such that it is not noticible. Otherwise OK.
Summary: I was torn between this pickup and the Jbaggs system. I chose this based on a friends revue. I installed the pickup (no instructions came with the package). but the install is straight forward. I checked the operation of the pickup several times during the process and when I was sure everything worked finished up. one more test was a failure, motor boat sounds, tapped on the circuit board and it worked for a minute but then back to the motor boat sound.
Summary: I installed this on my 2004 Martin D-15, and am very, very happy with the result. Sound is very balanced, and the soundhole controls work nicely. There's a bass-boost switch and tone/vol wheels, which you can set depending on if you're strumming or picking etc. There's also no hiss or hum, which I'm very pleased with (and a bit surprised by!) Price from Amazon was excellent compared to physical shops too.