Skip to main content Skip to footer
Call and save 18% off a single item of $49 or more. Call 866-498-7882 for qualifying brands
FREE Standard Ground Shipping (edit) Get Details

More Info About Free 2-Day Standard Ground Shipping

Close Window

Fishman Rare Earth Single-Coil Soundhole Guitar Pickup

Item #: 
1273888004868
  • Write a Review

Many players consider the Rare Earth Single Coil Soundhole Pickup the most natural sounding of the Rare Earth series. Its brilliance and articulation will appeal to single-coil fans. Battery life rate... Click To Read More About This Product

IN STOCK & READY TO SHIP

Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Price:
$12995
+ Add to Wish List
Special Financing Offer
Guitar Center Gear Card

Special 6-month financing^ + learn how to earn 5% back in rewards. Valid through 12/31/2018
Get DetailsAbout Special Financing Offers

 
Ship to Store Available in: 3-7 Days (estimated) Fairfax, VA (15.38  mi) View More Stores For Availability Store Information


,
SUN:11AM-7PM
MON-FRI:10AM-9PM
SAT:10AM-8PM

QUESTIONS?
Connect with an expert instantly.

Call us: 866-498-7882

  • Free Shipping
  • Guaranteed Lowest Price
  • Easy Returns
Overview

Many players consider the Rare Earth Single Coil Soundhole Pickup the most natural sounding of the Rare Earth series. Its brilliance and articulation will appeal to single-coil fans. Battery life rated at 300 hours.

FEATURES

  • Single Coil”Brilliant and articulate single coil sound
  • Re-voiced and fine-tuned for smoother treble response and a warmer, more naturally acoustic tone
  • Active electronics and neodymium magnet structure for exceptional string balance and sparkling acoustic clarity
  • Miniature batteries mount conveniently on the underside of the pickup (batteries included)
  • Low-current design of the preamp allows up to 300 hours between battery changes
  • Newly designed mounting system and ergonomic body shape
  • Pre-wired output jack can also be endpin mounted
  • Easy installation with no alteration - plug-and-play right out of the box
Pro Coverage
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year parts and labor warranty.


  • Customer Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
FishmanRare Earth Single-Coil Soundhole Guitar Pickup
 
3.5

(based on 4 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Reviewed by 4 customers

Displaying reviews 1-4

Back to Top

(19 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Better on 12 string

By David

from Corona, CA

Comments about Fishman Rare Earth Single-Coil Soundhole Guitar Pickup:

Not wanting to greatly alter my HD-28, I tried the humbucker version of this pick up and it is very natural sounding. However the same humbucker pick up in my Martin D28-12 sounded mudlled, losing some of the sharp jangle of the 12 string. I tried the single coil rare eath instead and voila! problem solved. The trade of is that you gain some noise in exchange, but if you keep a little distance from your amp or run it through a pre-amp, its eay to manage. If your going to do the permanent install yourself, definitely get the end pin reamer from Stewart-Macdonald for that purpose. Its not cheap, but neither was your favorite acoustic. I had tried sound hole pick ups in the 70's, but they just made your guitar sound like a cheap electric. This is a great improvement.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sound Easy Setup

By Tim

from Kansas city, MO

Comments about Fishman Rare Earth Single-Coil Soundhole Guitar Pickup:

All in the title, great sound, easy setup. Sounds natural, crisp, and is worth the money, don't spend cheap on other acoustic pickups.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great sound, no volume control

By STEPHEN

from Emeryville CA

Comments about Fishman Rare Earth Single-Coil Soundhole Guitar Pickup:

I have both the LR Baggs M1 Active and the Fishman Rare Earth Single Coil pickups. The Baggs is a perfect match for my Epiphone Jumbo - the Fishman sounded too strident and non-acoustic in this guitar. However, in my Ibanez PF-18s, it really sounds great! Unlike the Baggs, the Fishman pickup doesn't pick up every scratch and tap you make on the body of the guitar, and it has an aggressive, but still acoustic, sound. I'm getting great sounds out of both pickups through an old Mesa Boogie Mk iii. I'd give the Fishman 5 stars, but for the fact that it does not have a volume control, nor does it have adjustable pole pieces. Still, it is a truly great pickup with the right guitar.

 
1.0

Faulty Unit

By Musical Lawman

from Columbus, OH

About Me Experienced

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Not Functional

Best Uses

    Comments about Fishman Rare Earth Single-Coil Soundhole Guitar Pickup:

    Purchased this pickup to resurrect an old 12-string. It was easy to install and set up. I was extremely excited and the.... wham, no sound. Changed batteries and checked jack connection. All was good, but still no sound.

    Two positives;

    1. Fishman tech support was outstanding.
    2. Local Guitar Center quickly and effortlessly took item back.

    Faulty product, but excellent service = repeat customer.

    Displaying reviews 1-4

    Back to Top

    You are changing the Ship-To country.

    Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.