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Post new topic New Beard MA 8 on its way with first Fishman 8 string pickup
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Bill McCloskey


Post Posted 7 Dec 2017 6:28 am     Reply with quote

Tomorrow I take delivery on my new Beard Mike Auldridge 8 string that Paul Beard has been making for me. What makes this special is that it will contain a custom Fishman pickup in it. It will be the first one.

When I ordered this guitar back in september, I had discussed having a Fishman pickup, like the one I have in all my 6 strings installed. Paul said it would need a different pickup because the Fishman wasn't the right size for the 8 string.

Imagine my surprise to find out that Paul was able to come up with a custom solution that made it happen. Can't wait.
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Guy Cundell


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More idle ramblings from South Australia
Post Posted 7 Dec 2017 1:19 pm     Reply with quote

So, Bill, what is the nature of the solution? Two Fishman six string saddles cut back to 4s? Two six stringers side by side and overlapping? Or some other pickup entirely?
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Bill McCloskey


Post Posted 7 Dec 2017 1:25 pm     Reply with quote

You got me. It is a modification somehow of the original fishman, but not sure how he did it.
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Guy Cundell


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Post Posted 7 Dec 2017 1:47 pm     Reply with quote

I hope you can show us or explain it when it gets to you.
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Bill McCloskey


Post Posted 7 Dec 2017 3:25 pm     Reply with quote

Howard Parker might know. They used his 8 string as the prototype for mine.
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Howard Parker


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Post Posted 7 Dec 2017 7:37 pm     Reply with quote

I don't know much except it required 2 of the Nashville pickups. I don't know the configuration.

I had intended to pick up my 8 tomorrow but life may get in the way.

I will say that Paul was really happy with it.

That makes me happy.

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Bill McCloskey


Post Posted 7 Dec 2017 7:38 pm     Reply with quote

Not as happy as me. Smile
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