Fishman have made a name for themselves as key players in the pickup game. They seem to have a particular knack when it comes to modern voicing - and who better to partner up with them than cutting-edge tonelord Tosin Abasi of Animals as Leaders?
Fishman's multi-voice pickup sets combine contemporary voicing with Fishman's noise-free output. This particular set has been designed with Abasi to facilitate his versatile, demanding tonal palette. Combining unparalleled clarity with an incredible handling of extended tunings, the Fluence Tosin Abasi set is precise, dynamic and attitude-laden - in equal measure.
This version of Tosin's Fluence pickups features a black plastic 'soapbar-style' design.
Here's what Fishman say:
Tosin Abasi has mastered a wide range of musical styles and techniques, so it should surprise no one that his signature series features the most diverse mix of tones packed into any Fluence pickup to date. Always on the cutting edge, Tosin’s tones defy convention. It took Fluence to unlock the sounds that have previously been stuck in Tosin’s head.
The Tosin Abasi Signature Set is unique in the way it makes multiple coil combinations available, in conjunction with the different voices. Even the magnetic circuit is tuned, with pole pieces and a blade magnet combined in the neck position for authentic single coil interaction. For neck and bridge, Voice 1 begins with our Modern recipe and fattens up the low midrange while adjusting the output level to Tosin’s taste. Voice 2 is bright and clean, with extremely fast and detailed top end for percussive attack and crystalline cleans. In the bridge, Voice 2 is a classic rock and hard rock tone that melts into any rig or mix. The cutting midrange of an overwound ‘bucker with the glassy highs of a vintage P.A.F. Then, the single coil modes each have their own unique Voice. The neck pickup reminiscent of a vintage Tele, and the bridge pickup focusing on the quacky Strat-like “2 & 4” tones.
Tosin Abasi Signature Pickup Set Includes:
- 1 ceramic pickup (bridge position), 1 alnico pickup (neck or middle position)
- All components required to achieve Tosin’s wiring scheme (minus pickup selector)
- Volume and Tone pots
- Push-pull Voice Selector pot for use in Volume or Tone position
- All wiring required for installation