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Feb 21, 2020 - 9:44:58 AM
927 posts since 6/13/2012

Can someone explain to me why the Aura pedal ONLY works with the Fishman pick-up ?
I use it on one of my resos, a SlideKing Dobro which has a K&K mike installed at the bottom of the cone. I can hear the different mike settings with this and dial in the tone I want.
Let's hear from you out there on this..

Feb 21, 2020 - 11:30:37 AM

1955 posts since 8/3/2008

In my experience the Aura may have SOME effect but not the FULL effect. The Fishman "Nashville" (aka Douglas) pickup is not a mic so it has different impedance and output level characteristics.

For FULL effect, the Aura is designed to be mated with THAT pickup.

It's great that you're getting some benefit from it. I question why you need it at all if you are already using a mic(?) , since the box is full of mic images.

Hard to believe but the Fishman pair is more than 10 years old now.


Feb 21, 2020 - 12:46:18 PM



927 posts since 6/13/2012

Howard..the item I mentioned is a K&K Pure Resonator SB pick-up.
This is a passive pick-up installed inside the cone on the center screw.
Hope this clarifies my previous post.
Many thanks for your reply to this .
Cheers !
Tom Schmidt

Feb 21, 2020 - 12:49:09 PM



927 posts since 6/13/2012

So it is not a mic per se...

Feb 21, 2020 - 1:12:51 PM

1955 posts since 8/3/2008

OK..My answer is mostly the same. The box is designed to be "married" to the Fishman pickup.

Feb 21, 2020 - 3:49:32 PM

982 posts since 1/10/2009

My understanding of how the Nashville pickup and Aura work together is this: the pickup’s signal was compared to each of 16 mic signals and a computer calculated a detailed eq setting that when added to the pickup equaled the mic signal. Adding the Aura pedal to something other than what it was designed for is like putting diesel in a Prius.

Feb 21, 2020 - 4:47:07 PM

1955 posts since 8/3/2008

Originally posted by AK Slider

 is like putting diesel in a Prius.

bwahaha..lots of torque, if you can get it rolling. cool

Feb 21, 2020 - 5:26:32 PM



927 posts since 6/13/2012

Many thanks guys for all this information. Very much appreciated !!

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