Tailor your sound with the Fishman Fluence Signature Series Stephen Carpenter Pickup Set for eight-string electric guitars. Featuring one ceramic pickup for the bridge and one alnico pickup for the neck of the guitar, this set combines Stephen Carpenter's sound style with enhanced articulation and upfront dynamics, and lets you toggle between two voices. Voice 1 offers a timbre similar to that of the Modern Fluence pickup but with some tweaks in the midrange. Voice 2 delivers Stephen Carpenter's custom tone, which relies on gain modifications for extra heat and edge.
The Fluence pickup gives more sense of immediacy in response than traditional passive pickups, making individual notes within chords come through more clearly. The Fluence sound is very low noise, and can be controlled for volume without sacrificing high end or clarity. Feel and response, as well as output, can be customized by raising and lowering the pickup in relation to the strings.
All components required to achieve Stephen Carpenter's wiring scheme are included, except for the pickup selector. Fluence runs on a standard 9V battery or on a Li-ion rechargeable battery pack (both available separately).