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02-13-2013 11:10 AM
I've been using the Fishman REB for about a year and LOVE IT.
I JUST got then Anthem installed in my Collings D2H and played it live this past weekend. Maybe I just don't quite know what i'm doing yet (settings?) but it sounded only slightly better than a piezo... which i HATE!
With the Fishman, I blend all the way to the microphone (AND have no feeback issues)... it sounds perfect. Like an acoustic guitar instead of the God-awful sound that pretty much any transducer sounds like... magnetic or piezo.
I was very dissapointed in the Anthem, but I'm gonna work with it tonight at home through a JBL EON to see if I was just doing something wrong... i'm hoping that's the case.
03-09-2013 09:09 AM
I just did a side by side comparison between the anthem and the fishman blend... fishman BLOWS THE BAGGS AWAY.
Even my wife could hear the difference. Gonna try and sell the anthem.
03-10-2013 01:10 PM
I have the Anthem (the more expensive one) in my Larrivee D-03R.
My other Larrivee has a K&K, but I really wanted a dual source system in this one, as I'm getting into doing some bigger gigs with louder volume that might cause feedback issues with the K&K.
I've not been terribly happy with it. The mic setting has a fantastic natural sound, but I think it sounds "distant," for lack of a better word. It just doesn't have much punch or attack. Kind of an airy sound. You can blend in the Element, which helps, but then it just sounds like a UST, which I despise (can you say "quack?"). Part of the quack issue was a severe string balance issue, which I recently had the luthier who installed it adjust.
Anyway, I find myself wishing I would have gone with the Baggs Dual Source with the I-Beam and M1. Any guitar I've ever heard live with a K&K or I-Beam have always sounded phenomenal to me. Too late now, the money's already spent. For now, my regular D-03 with the K&K still gets more use.
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