Fishman ToneDEQ Preamp and Neo-Buster Pickup made available

27 November, 2014 in Gear, News

Neo-Buster Soundhole Pickup

Neo-Buster Soundhole Pickup reduces the build-up of energy inside the soundhole that often leads to feedback

The acoustic tech specialist prepares to make its Neo-Buster ‘feedback fighting’ soundhole pickup and ToneDEQ preamp available to all dealers

ishman is making its ToneDEQ Acoustic Instrument Preamp and Neo-Buster Soundhole Pickup Feedback Buster available to all of its dealers beginning in January 2015. The ToneDEQ Acoustic Preamp with effects combines a preamp, dual effects section, tone controls, a compressor, level booster with a balanced DI in one device, and the Neo-Buster combines Fishman’s Neo-D Single Coil pickup with a feedback-fighting soundhole cover.

ToneDEQ Preamp EQ

ToneDEQ Preamp EQ

The ToneDEQ boasts end-to-end analog circuitry from preamp to output with digital effects mixed in parallel to maintain signal purity. A low noise 1/4 inch amplifier output and XLR DI output with automatic ground-lifting and selectable pre/post EQ settings are also included. A discrete Fishman Class A preamp with a high impedance input aims to improves performance for any passive instrument pickup, with a 4-band equalizer design allowing tone control for any acoustic instrument with a low cut filter to reduce sub-bass effects.

The Neo-Buster combines Fishman’s Neo-D Single Coil pickup with an integrated sound hole cover that reduces the build-up of energy inside the soundhole that often leads to uncontrollable ‘howling’ during high volume situations. This single coil magnetic soundhole pickup shares the same neodymium magnet structure as the Rare Earth pickup. Its low profile, high impedance design requires no battery and can be installed in most standard acoustic guitars with no alterations.

Fishman’s ToneDEQ will retail at $461.46 (approx. £299) and the Neo-Buster will be $99.95 (approx. £59). For more information, go to www.fishman.com