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Merritt Tech: Fishman EQ Question (9) Tech: Fishman EQ Question 20 Jan 03

Hi Folks,

My Martin guitar came with a Fishman Prefix Plus pickup/preamp system installed. It's not a great acoustic amplification option, but up to now it's worked as expected.

My problem is an ongoing loss of volume, so that I'm really having to crank channel and Fishman EQ volume to just stay level with other instruments and vocals. I've tried:

~ replacing 9V battery (twice)
~ using different cords b/w guitar & mixer
~ using same cord while switching channels
~ checking all the connections to make sure am properly seating

All to no avail. Had same problem working through two different sound systems on weekend gigs. If this trend continues, I eventually won't be loud enough to play.

I'm sending a message to the tech folks at Fishman, but wondered about others' experiences. What could cause this? At this point I'm practicing or performing pretty much everyday, and am not thrilled about the idea of shipping the unit to Massachusetts per the return policy.

- Merritt

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