Fishman Rare Earth Acoustic Guitar Pickup

The Rare Earth offers quieter reproduction and a full, natural sound. It features a switch that provides a treble boost.
The Rare Earth Humbucking pickup has been carefully re-voiced and fine-tuned to offer an even smoother treble response than their popular, category-defining predecessors. Equipped with cutting-edge neodymium magnets, the new Rare Earth pickups offer a warmer, more naturally acoustic tone, along with exceptional accuracy and increased musicality.


- Humbucking--Warm and full humbucking sound
- Re-voiced and fine-tuned for smoother treble response and a warmer, more naturally acoustic tone
- Active electronics and neodymium magnet structure for exceptional string balance and sparkling acoustic clarity
- Miniature batteries mount conveniently on the underside of the pickup (batteries included)
- Low current design of the preamp allows up to 300 hours between battery changes
- Newly designed mounting system and ergonomic body shape
- Pre-wired output jack can also be endpin mounted
- Easy installation with no alteration - plug-and-play right out of the box
- Installation: Fits soundholes as small as 3-5/8 (92mm) diameter. Pre-wired output jack can also be endpin mounted.
- Controls: Volume wheel control
- Battery: Two 1.5 Volt silver oxide or one 3-Volt lithium
- Battery Life: 240 hours
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
with Fishman FT2 Tuner and GA110 Cable (10')
Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 0.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): FSM PREP102
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: (800) 347-4626
Submitted August 10, 2010
"One of the Best Around!"
I will use this for the next two years. It has all I need right now.
Has a very natural Full sound, not thumpy or tinny. Would probably work well with a Microphone, but you don't need it.
The Volume/Sensitivity dial is useful. Would be a 10 if it had an EQ switch, like the seymour duncans.
Ease of Use
Very easy, but the manual does not explain much in terms of installation.
I have used Fishman pickups for 20 years, and they have always worked for me.
There are other pickups that will do the same job, but fishman is dependable for consistent good sound.
Manufacturer Support
Did not use support.
The Wow Factor
Nice Sleek design, not bulky or clumsy.
Musical Background:
Active Musician
Musical Style:
Classic Rock
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