Fishman Pickups on OM8 vs Lithiums

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Fishman Pickups on OM8 vs Lithiums

Postby TheaterOfTheme » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:35 am

Hey all,

I put in an order for an OM8 about 6 weeks ago. I really like the Kiesel lithiums, but I am now a bit bummed I didn't go with the Fishmans, especially since this is an 8-string build and I likely won't get another 8 for a while. I'm wondering what the community's take is on the Fishman Moderns that Kiesel is now offering. There are a quite a few other models that I'd be more interested in than the Moderns, so maybe this will work out. I live near(ish) to the Kiesel factory--does anyone know if they would be willing to wire it up sometime? I'm hesitant to let Guitar Center or some other unknown entity do so...

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Re: Fishman Pickups on OM8 vs Lithiums

Postby Doctor Turn » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:26 pm

I'm sure they would. Worst case scenario they charge you, but you already had paying GC in your mind, so...
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Re: Fishman Pickups on OM8 vs Lithiums

Postby spudmunkey » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:50 pm

Since the Fishman's are "soapbar" style pickups though, they may not fit the standard Lithium lithium routes. In fact, on a multiscale, I'm virtually 100% sure of it, since the standard 8-string multiscale pickup routes are parallelograms.
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Re: Fishman Pickups on OM8 vs Lithiums

Postby Doctor Turn » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:14 pm

Lol, if there's no multiscale Fish pickup the question is indeed moot!
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Re: Fishman Pickups on OM8 vs Lithiums

Postby TheaterOfTheme » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:16 pm

Well there are surely multiscale fishmans (kiesel now offers them). But excellent points! Whatever, the lithiums are sick anyways :P

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Re: Fishman Pickups on OM8 vs Lithiums

Postby spudmunkey » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:29 pm

There aren't multiscale Fishmans. They are rectangles, just installed on an angle (like their multiscale basses).

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Re: Fishman Pickups on OM8 vs Lithiums

Postby TheaterOfTheme » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:05 pm

Ah! Thats a big bummer--oh well.. next one I suppose


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