Fishman Dual Parametic EQ/DI

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by TaySte_2000, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
  2. I'm not going to be much help I'm afraid, but I wanted to
    thank you for bringing this to my attention.
    I've been searching for a "pedal type" preamp and never
    knew about this.

    It looks very interesting. Similar to this:

    Thanks again for bringing this up.
  3. The only thing I know about them is that they are primarily designed for DB's with piezo type pickups. Given the high input impedence and the voicing of the unit, I'm not sure how appropriate it would be for electric bass.
  4. According to the manual, it says that it is good for both electric and acoustic instruments.
  5. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Looks great to me. If you pass on it send me a PM and let me know how to get the great deal ;)
  6. Does anybody know where in the US I could pick one of these up?
    How about a ballpark dollar for price?
    I'm very intrigued by this, but I've downloaded the manual
    and can't find a dealer in my area on their dealer search.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  7. Just did a Google search and found a dealer in the US.
    Suggested price of $239.
    Also found out that it's discontinued.
    Here's a quote from the Fishman website:

    "Discontinued Products

    The following products have been discontinued. Your local Fishman Dealer may still have stock on-hand but we will no longer be shipping or making these products available. We will continue to make these pages available to you for the purpose of product support and technical information."

    The dual parametric DI was on this list.
  8. I did see that in the manual on their site, but all the rest of the description talks about 'acoustic' instruments. That being said, I never found input impedence to have a huge effect on sound, so you are probably OK. However, Fishman is definitely tuned and directed to the acoustic instrument market.
  9. I've been looking around for one of these ever since this
    thread started. I finally found one on EBay, and bought it.
    It should be arriving at my house in the next couple of days.
    I'll have to get a power supply for it, but at least to try it out,
    I can go with the battery.
    I'll post my findings when I get it.
    Hopefully it will be another piece of my downsized rig.
    I'm ordering the Schroeder flight ready 1210 light this week!
  10. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    I own one. It's a nice DI and preamp but much different than the M-80. It's not meant to emulate an amp or add distortion nor is it a stompbox.

    The EQ is true parametric (you can control bandwidth as well as center frequency and gain) and you can disable each band independently which is useful if you want to use the EQ as an effect.

    It is a real hog for batteries, I've always used it with an AC supply.

    I bought mine brand new for about $160 and use it for my upright.
  11. I've downloaded the manual, but it's a bit technical for me.
    I'm sure when I actually have the unit it'll make more sense.
    According to FedEx tracking, it should be here by Thursday.

    Any idea where the best place to get a power supply would be?
    I suppose I could just order from Musician's Friend or another
    online provider.
  12. Wow! This is an awesome unit!
    I haven't been able to play with it too much since it just got
    here today, but the tone shaping this thing is capable of is unbelievable.
    I'm no guru when it comes to EQ, nor am I a technical type person,
    but after about an hour or so of just playing around with it and
    hearing how each knob effects the tone, I'm getting the hang of it.

    It can get really nice fat, full, thick lows and yet remain tight.
    It can get sizzling, biting, ringing highs yet not be harsh.
    The cool thing is, you can combine the two channels and you've
    got even MORE tone shaping to play with!

    It's a little bulkier physically than I thought it would be, but that's
    OK. About 5 1/2"L x 4 1/2"W x 2 1/2"H(including rubber feet&knobs).
    I got lucky and this one is pristine, like brand new. The only thing
    it's missing is a power supply, so I'm running it on a 9volt now.
    I've found the recommended power supply online already and
    will be ordering it soon.

    This is a very powerful parametric EQ, it's really too bad that
    Fishman has discontinued it. I HIGHLY recommend you pick one
    up if you get the chance. I had a little concern about using it
    with electric bass guitar, because Fishman is primarily acoustically
    oriented gear, but this is kickin' serious booty with my active bass.

    As a bonus, it works really well as a headphone practice amp.
    I just have to get an adapter that goes from mono to stereo,
    and I'll be set.

    Anyway, it's a great find and I'm a happy camper. Can't wait to
    use it out on the job.