[NAMM] Fender adopts the TriplePlay system
Fender lets its iconic Stratocaster into the digital world with a new HSS model equipped with the Fishman TriplePlay system.
Thanks to the Fishman TriplePlay integration, Stratocaster guitar players can now emulate the sound of other instruments, create new tones and record directly the guitar via MIDI. The TriplePlay system is comprised of an hexaphonic pickup, a D-Pad controller, a MIDI volume control, as well as a wireless controller that sends the hex pickup signal to the USB transceiver connected to the computer. Plus, the mini-USB output installed on the guitar allows, thanks to the included cable, for sending the direct signal of three Stratocaster pickups to a computer. Note that a 1/8” output is also available on the instrument for direct monitoring with headphones, with a dedicated volume control.
The Fishman TriplePlay Stratocaster HSS ships with a USB flash drive featuring a software bundle with the Fishman TriplePlay, IK Multimedia SampleTank 2.5 and AmpliTube Custom Shop, the Native Instruments Komplete Elements and you will also be able to download, upon registration, Notion Progression and the PreSonus Studio Artist One DAW.
But the Fishman TriplePlay Stratocaster HSS is also a standard guitar with the following specifications:
- Alder body
- AAA-grade quilted maple top on the Black finish
- Bolt-on maple neck with a Modern C Shape
- Rosewood fingerboard with 9.5” radius, 22 medium jumbo frets and white Dot inlays
- Nut width: 1.650”
- Scale length: 25.5”
- Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates humbucking bridge pickup and two Vintage Noiseless Single Coil Strat pickups on the middle and neck positions
- Fishman hexaphonic pickup
- Controls: master volume, MIDI volume, headphones volume (mini-jack output), Fishman D-Pad on the pickguard, TriplePlay module controls (power, sync, charge) on the back
- 5-way pickup switch
- Wireless Fishman TriplePlay MIDI module
- Fender USB module
- 6-saddle vintage-style bridge
- Nickel chrome hardware
- 3-ply Parchment pickguard
- Available finishes: Black and 3-tone Sunburst
- Gigbag included
US MSRP is $1499.99. Full details are available at www.fender.com.
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