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Old 11-21-2020, 07:46 PM
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Default Removing a pickup from my guitar

What pickup is this a part of? Is it a Fishman Matrix?

I want to remove it. I bought a replacement saddle. Before I start pulling things out, do I need anything else?
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Old 11-21-2020, 09:03 PM
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What pickup is this a part of? Is it a Fishman Matrix?

I want to remove it. I bought a replacement saddle. Before I start pulling things out, do I need anything else?
Looks like a Fishman Matrix Infinity. What would you like to know about it.

Maybe this one or an older version of it.

https://www.fishman.com/portfolio/ma...preamp-system/
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Old 11-22-2020, 08:25 AM
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Looks like a Fishman Matrix Infinity. What would you like to know about it.
I've never removed a pickup before so I posted that image in case there was anything unique about that particular pickup.

I'm assuming that apart from removing those pieces (soundhole controls, battery and strap-jack) it's simply a matter of lifting the saddle and pulling up the under-saddle piezo. then putting my new bone saddle in (sanding as appropriate until well fitted).

Does that about cover the process?
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Old 11-22-2020, 09:08 AM
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I've never removed a pickup before so I posted that image in case there was anything unique about that particular pickup.

I'm assuming that apart from removing those pieces (soundhole controls, battery and strap-jack) it's simply a matter of lifting the saddle and pulling up the under-saddle piezo. then putting my new bone saddle in (sanding as appropriate until well fitted).

Does that about cover the process?
Yes, that about covers it. Be careful and slow removing the volume/tone sound hole controls. It just uses double sided tape to attach, but it is glued to a thin guitar top. Gentle pressure and a small rocking motion and patience. May come off easy, but mine took a little work.
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Old 11-22-2020, 10:54 AM
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You will probably need to disconnect the UST from the endpin Jack/preamp. Just remove the endpin jack first and bring it out through the sound hole. Then you can detach the pickup.
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Thanks to you both for the info. Much appreciated.
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