The new collaboration with the prog-metal virtuoso provides three distinct voices for both the bridge and neck pickups.

Boston, MA (February 26, 2020) -- Javier Reyes’ distinct tone and playing style provides backbone and color for the critically acclaimed progressive metal band Animals As Leaders (AAL). As a member of AAL, Javier’s innovative, classically-influenced approach on 8-string guitar is the perfect complement to fellow guitarist Tosin Abasi. In a recent interview, Javier spoke about the tone and articulation he’s looking for in his instruments, “I look for a variety of characteristics, high end attack, a finger attack. I like it to be very responsive to how I’m actually picking, to the velocity, the low end. I definitely like to hear a balance.”

Whether he’s performing with AAL or other projects such as Mestis and T.R.A.M., Javier is a thoughtful player who knows what he wants, and–most importantly–why he wants it. That thoughtfulness led Javier on a quest that led him to Fishman Fluence, and to the creation of his signature pickup set.

Javier’s pickups are unique among other Fluence artist sets in that they reflect his desire for warmer passive tones, smooth musical top-end, and organic dynamics. And, like all Fishman Fluence pickups, the Javier Reyes signature set is Multi Voice and free from the hum, noise and frustrating inductance issues that plague even the most coveted wire-wound pickups.

Available sounds for the Bridge pickup are: Voice 1–Thick low end, low midrange growl, and aggressive upper-mids, able to create a huge wall of sound while still retaining note-to-note separation. Voice 2–Searing lead tone with organic treble and harmonics and Voice 3 Single Coil-clear, open single coil.

Sounds for the Neck pickup include: Voice 1–Fat, bubbly neck pickup tone, round and smooth top-end, potent individual notes. Voice 2–Fluence exclusive neck tone, warm and lively lows and low-mids, taking on an almost hollow body jazz box character. Voice 3 Single Coil–Clear, open single coil tone.

The Javier Reyes signature set will appeal to progressive, metal, jazz, classic rock and blues players with humbucker-equipped guitars who are looking for classic humbucker timbres as a starting point and then, like Javier, traveling to the outer reaches of sound and creativity.

MSRP for Javier Reyes Signature Pickup (6, 7 and 8-string) Sets is $350.58.

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