Piezo Bridge + Fishman Fluence

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Hi all,

I’m looking at building a Warmoth partscaster later this year and am considering fitting a pair of Fishman Fluence Moderns. However, I’m also interested in potentially installing a piezo bridge such as the Fishman Powerbridge or LR Baggs X Bridge.

Has anyone here tried mixing these two together before? If so, how did it go, and do you have a wiring diagram/any tips?

Thanks!
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 47287
    I haven’t done it with the Fluence pickups, but I have fitted a couple of Powerbridges to guitars with other magnetic pickups using the Powerchip mixer preamp. It works perfectly and all the instructions are supplied with it.

    I’m certain it will work with the Fluence pickups, and it even mentions being powered by the same battery in the description.

    https://www.fishman.com/accessories-tuners/powerchip/

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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 6256
    What he said.

    Use the Powerchip and dual output sockets approach.

    The other simplified method described in the Powerbridge instructions is asking for trouble.
    Be seeing you.
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 47287

    Use the Powerchip and dual output sockets approach.

    The other simplified method described in the Powerbridge instructions is asking for trouble.
    I didn't have any trouble with a single jack, to be honest - the switching in the Powerchip automatically senses what type of plug is in it and selects combined or split outputs automatically.

    If you want a simple passive installation with just the Powerbridge then you do need separate outputs, but the real advantage of that is not needing a battery in the guitar, which isn't relevant if you're using Fluences anyway.


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    "Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand." - Homer Simpson

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  • geetarguy85geetarguy85 Frets: 27
    Thanks both! Plenty to look into.
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