Fishman’s flagship Matrix Infinity PRO-MAK-INF undersaddle pickup/preamp package for ukuleles offers the player clear, transparent tone and dynamic string response. The easiliy accessible soundhole mounted rotary volume and tone controls allow the player to make quick adjustments. And… Fishman takes tonal control a step further by providing the player with a switchable voicing feature to accommodate different ukulele body sizes and various performance situations.
There’s a lot packed into the Fishman Matrix Infinity system:
PRO-MAK-INF is designed to fit on ukuleles with a 3/32" (2.4 mm) saddle slot width. Pickup length is 2'' (50.8 mm). Fits most ukuleles with string spacing up to 1.85" (47 mm).
Both the manufacturer’s and our recommendation is to have a qualified stringed instrument tech or luthier perform pickup installations. Nonetheless, we know there are lots of players out there who work on their ukuleles and are capable of performing this installation. If you are adept with a hand drill, can follow instructions, and carefully consider the mechanical factors that can affect performance, there’s no reason why you can’t succesfully install this system on your ukulele.
No soldering is required for this installation. The main challenge is working inside such a small soundbox. Soundholes on ukuleles are quite small, making it impossible to reach inside with your hand to install the preamp and postion the cable harness clips. You need special tools which will enable you to reach deep inside the lower bout area before attmepting this install.
Please note that Fishman’s instructions, while clear and concise, are tailored for installations on steel string guitars. You will have to do a bit of mental transposing and apply the same principles outlined in their installation guide as they would pertain to your ukulele.
|Model||Matrix Infinity Ukulele PRO-MAK-INF|
|Power||9V battery (included by ASN)|
|Controls||Tone, Voicing, Volume|
|Saddle Slot Width||Narrow 3/32" (2.4 mm)|
|String Spacing||Up to 1.85" (47 mm)|
|Length||2" (50.8 mm)|
|Installation||Professional installation recommended by manufacturer, Professional installation available for instruments and pickups purchased from ASN|