Fishman has announced the Fluence Legacy Series Mike Inez Pickup set.
The goal of these multi-voice pickups is to recreate the sound of Mike Inez’ signature instrument, the Moon Bass. It was given to him by Ozzy Osbourne, and ever since he has been trying to replicate the sound of its pickups. He says about the Moon Bass and the new set: “…it has magic pickups that I have been, unsuccessfully, trying to replicate forever… Until now, with Fluence, it’s nailed.”
Fishman explains further, saying “with Fluence technology, we were able to reproduce that sound, and more, to Mike’s satisfaction… enabling him to keep touring and recording with those classic tones, while using basses that aren’t priceless rock and roll relics.”
Using the Fluence tech, Fishman has loaded the pickups with two voices. Voice one is an “exact sonic copy” of Mike’s Moon bass, while voice two is a warmer, vintage-voiced tone.
Mike Inez Legacy Series Pickups include a two-band EQ with separate treble/bass, a push-pull pot for volume/coil-split, a three-way mini-toggle switch for easy voice selection and all components required to achieve Fluence Bass wiring scheme. The set (as opposed to a single pickup) also includes a blend pot. The pickups are available in four- and five-string versions.
In other Alice in Chains signature news, William DuVall’s signature Framus is now available as a D-series model. Jerry Cantrell has also recently signed on to become a Gibson Artist.
Take a look at Framus’ demonstration video below:
For more information, head to fishman.com.