My experience with Fishmans too. And the difference with clean tones is what really blew me away. I freaking love the cleans. My christmas gift to myself is to upgrade my #1 and #2 to Fluences.Fishman Fluence Moderns. I was sooooo against actives for so long, EMGs left a bad taste in my mouth.
My fishmans make me turn down guitars I would otherwise love just because I know a Fishman wouldnt fit the route.
Just soooo articulate. So much clarity and this almost "spring to life" feeling when you pluck the string.
They are great pickups. Although I'm looking to swap the neck VH I have for the vintage wind.Original zexcoil SV5 (neck) and SVO5 (middle).
I literally tried close to a hundred pups for that
neck position over the years, pure and noiseless.
I did stop looking at other pups after that,
though I'm still searching for my left sock...