The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Acoustic Amplification

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #46  
Old 08-01-2018, 02:48 AM
dantin dantin is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 72
Default

[QUOTE=pmarino;5793251]Hi all. A friend took some short clips of me playing last night at a local pub, so I thought I'd share if you're interested in the Fishman Matrix Infinity Mic Blend. To be clear, it's smartphone video, with plenty of pub chatter, so perhaps it's best to listen with headphones.


Sounds very good. I don't like the fishman matrix on its own but the mic blend seems to have cured much of the harshness. How much of the improvement do you think can be attributed to the Grace BiX?
__________________
Danny

Olson SJ CED/IRW, Charis SJ SITKA/MAP, Charis SJ ENG/IRW, Lowden O25c, Larrivee C19
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 08-01-2018, 05:01 AM
pmarino pmarino is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: England
Posts: 603
Default

[QUOTE=dantin;5797351]
Quote:
Originally Posted by pmarino View Post
Hi all. A friend took some short clips of me playing last night at a local pub, so I thought I'd share if you're interested in the Fishman Matrix Infinity Mic Blend. To be clear, it's smartphone video, with plenty of pub chatter, so perhaps it's best to listen with headphones.


Sounds very good. I don't like the fishman matrix on its own but the mic blend seems to have cured much of the harshness. How much of the improvement do you think can be attributed to the Grace BiX?
Well, that's hard to say, as I've only played it live through the BiX. At home, just plugging it into the amp (no BiX), I think it's still a very nice pickup. Better than many I've used. I do take a bit of the top-end off with the BiX, and a bit of a mid-cut, too. That really helps (true for most pickups, I'd imagine).
__________________
Martin D-18
Gibson J-15 Walnut Burst
https://facebook.com/philipmarinomusic
http://sptfy.com/94Ue

Last edited by pmarino; 08-01-2018 at 05:44 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 08-09-2018, 03:43 PM
Zandit75 Zandit75 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Penguin, Tasmania, OZ
Posts: 1,147
Default

New Review

https://www.guitarplayer.com/frets/f...nity-mic-blend
__________________
1995 Maton EM725C - Solid 'A' Spruce Top, QLD Walnut B&S, AP5 Pickup
2018 Custom Built OM - Silver Quandong Top, Aussie Blackwood B&S, Fishman Matrix Infinity Mic Blend Pickup
2021 Faith Neptune Baritone - Solid Englemann Spruce Top, Solid Indonesian Rosewood B&S, Fishman INK3 Pickup
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 08-27-2018, 08:37 AM
pmarino pmarino is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: England
Posts: 603
Default

Hi all.

I played a show at a Tractor Fair in Suffolk, England this weekend, using my J-15 with the Fishman Matrix Infinity Mic Blend. I went into my Grace Design BiX preamp, into the board. These are mobile phone videos, so take the sound quality for what it is. Also, these are Facebook videos, but I believe you should be able to view them, even if you're not on Facebook.

Anyway, here they are:

https://www.facebook.com/philipmarin...7683133898826/

https://www.facebook.com/philipmarin...3892652732936/
__________________
Martin D-18
Gibson J-15 Walnut Burst
https://facebook.com/philipmarinomusic
http://sptfy.com/94Ue
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 08-27-2018, 10:59 AM
AeroUSA AeroUSA is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: New York
Posts: 1,657
Default

Iím from Suffolk originally. Where was it exactly?
Reply With Quote
  #51  
Old 08-27-2018, 11:19 AM
pmarino pmarino is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: England
Posts: 603
Default

The Suffolk Food Hall in Ipswich. Right near the Orwell Bridge.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AeroUSA View Post
Iím from Suffolk originally. Where was it exactly?
__________________
Martin D-18
Gibson J-15 Walnut Burst
https://facebook.com/philipmarinomusic
http://sptfy.com/94Ue
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 08-27-2018, 12:21 PM
AeroUSA AeroUSA is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: New York
Posts: 1,657
Default

I was born in Ipswich. Are you from there originally?

Last edited by AeroUSA; 08-27-2018 at 01:19 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 08-27-2018, 12:44 PM
pmarino pmarino is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: England
Posts: 603
Default

No, I'm from the States. Moved to Essex in 2006.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AeroUSA View Post
I was born in Ipswich. Are you from there originally?
__________________
Martin D-18
Gibson J-15 Walnut Burst
https://facebook.com/philipmarinomusic
http://sptfy.com/94Ue

Last edited by Kerbie; 09-23-2018 at 08:17 PM. Reason: Edited quote
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 08-27-2018, 01:48 PM
Petty1818 Petty1818 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 4,069
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pmarino View Post
Hi all.

I played a show at a Tractor Fair in Suffolk, England this weekend, using my J-15 with the Fishman Matrix Infinity Mic Blend. I went into my Grace Design BiX preamp, into the board. These are mobile phone videos, so take the sound quality for what it is. Also, these are Facebook videos, but I believe you should be able to view them, even if you're not on Facebook.

Anyway, here they are:

https://www.facebook.com/philipmarin...7683133898826/

https://www.facebook.com/philipmarin...3892652732936/
Maybe I missed this, but how much mic was blended in?
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 08-27-2018, 02:11 PM
pmarino pmarino is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: England
Posts: 603
Default

A little bit below the half-way notch.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Petty1818 View Post
Maybe I missed this, but how much mic was blended in?
__________________
Martin D-18
Gibson J-15 Walnut Burst
https://facebook.com/philipmarinomusic
http://sptfy.com/94Ue
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 08-27-2018, 02:16 PM
Petty1818 Petty1818 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 4,069
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pmarino View Post
A little bit below the half-way notch.
Sounds nice! For years I used a fishman matrix blend system (internal mic on a gooseneck). I found that the more I played, the less I used the mic. It would feedback and never did much. This seems to be an improvement but it does seem to be the same as the duncan wavelength system that has been out for years.
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 09-20-2018, 07:07 PM
Mr Blues Mr Blues is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 533
Default

I did try and purchase a matrix mic blend but no guitar shops in the West end had them. So I got the Fishman matrix infinity without the mic.

I had one years ago on an old Cort guitar which I sold to a friend.
What I love about the matrix infinity is it has loads of headroom and it doesn't feedback.
I may get the mic blend version soon. Very impressed with the sound clips I've heard.
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 09-23-2018, 07:45 PM
Zandit75 Zandit75 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Penguin, Tasmania, OZ
Posts: 1,147
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Blues View Post
I did try and purchase a matrix mic blend but no guitar shops in the West end had them. So I got the Fishman matrix infinity without the mic.

I had one years ago on an old Cort guitar which I sold to a friend.
What I love about the matrix infinity is it has loads of headroom and it doesn't feedback.
I may get the mic blend version soon. Very impressed with the sound clips I've heard.
I finally got to install mine last week into my new build. I've only had a short chance to play it plugged in until I get my new amp later this year. It certainly has a great sound.
I got mine from Blue Star Music on eBay, excellent service, and fast delivery.










__________________
1995 Maton EM725C - Solid 'A' Spruce Top, QLD Walnut B&S, AP5 Pickup
2018 Custom Built OM - Silver Quandong Top, Aussie Blackwood B&S, Fishman Matrix Infinity Mic Blend Pickup
2021 Faith Neptune Baritone - Solid Englemann Spruce Top, Solid Indonesian Rosewood B&S, Fishman INK3 Pickup
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 09-23-2018, 10:24 PM
Mr Blues Mr Blues is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 533
Default

Well done. Looks like you done a great job. I can't wait to get my mic blend soon.
As I said earlier the stores in the West end didn't have the mic blend version.
So on my Simon & Patrick Woodland Spruce guitar I had the normal Fishman Matrix infinity fitted in from a local Luther.
I am so glad I did as the infinity sounds supurb on the S & P guitar. I keep the setting on flat and use the eq on my AER compact 60.
The pick up is crystal clear with lots of headroom. The mic blend I can imagine sounds even better.
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 09-26-2018, 07:18 AM
pmarino pmarino is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: England
Posts: 603
Default

Hi all. Three new live videos of my J-15 with the new Fishman Matrix Infinity Mic Blend, for those looking for 'real world' evidence of the system. The J-15 was plugged straight into the board. Strings are D'Addario Nickel Bronze. You may want to use headphones, due to the background pub noise.



__________________
Martin D-18
Gibson J-15 Walnut Burst
https://facebook.com/philipmarinomusic
http://sptfy.com/94Ue
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Acoustic Amplification

Thread Tools





All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=