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Summer NAMM 2017: Fishman announces signature Fluence pickup sets for Will Adler, Killswitch Engage and Tosin Abasi

SUMMER NAMM 2017: Fishman’s Fluence pickups have been causing quite a stir in the guitar community, and now the company has collaborated with Will Adler, Killswitch Engage and Tosin Abasi on signature humbucker sets.

The Will Alder Modern Humbucker set (£469), designed by the Lamb Of God guitarist, offers ceramic bridge and alnico neck or mid-position ’buckers, which combine passive tones with the attack and dynamics of a modern active pickup.

Killswitch Engage’s model (£429), meanwhile, features tighter bass for increased note definition and powerful midrange in voice 1. Voice 2 yields a vintage/medium-output hybrid passive tone for cleaner tones and leads.

Animals As Leaders’ main man Tosin Abasi has developed three sets for six-string (£429), seven-string (£449) and eight-string (£469), which make multiple coil combinations available as well as different voicings.

Voice 1 offers a modern tone with fat low midrange, while voice 2 is bright and clean with detailed top-end; in the bridge, voice 2 offers a classic hard-rock tone with a cutting overwound midrange and PAF-style glassy highs.

These are a versatile bunch, all right. Head over to Fishman for more info.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is editor-in-chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He's spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, and a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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