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LR Baggs Lyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone  

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BEYOND PICKUPS - BEYOND COMPARE
There's no argument that a mic is the best way to capture the sound of an acoustic guitar, but until now, using a mic for most live performances ha... Read More

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BEYOND PICKUPS - BEYOND COMPARE
There's no argument that a mic is the best way to capture the sound of an acoustic guitar, but until now, using a mic for most live performances has been an elusive dream. Lyric, the next step in Tru¢Mic technology from LR Baggs, is the long-overdue realization of this dream. Without a pickup, Lyric's microphone accurately transports your guitar's actual voice to a live audience for the most realistic and inspiring sound you will ever experience.

TRU¢MIC TECHNOLOGY
LR Baggs' featherweight microphone, each high-graded for ideal response, mounts to the underside of the bridge plate with simple peel-and-stick adhesive to preserve the integrity of your instrument. The mic leverages the "pressure-zone" principle by positioning the capsule just 3mm from the surface of the top to hear the entire soundboard for even balance and tone. And the mic's proximity to the top allows high gain before feedback. Unlike other attempts to use an internal mic, Lyric employs noise-canceling technology that rejects "boxy" reflections inside of the acoustic chamber. This patent pending minor miracle enables the mic to act as if it were outside of the guitar delivering a clear and open performance.

CIRCUIT INNOVATIONS
In a studio, you would have to use an entire rack of gear to achieve what LR Baggs has built into Lyric's tiny circuit board. Their lead engineer, Tommy Linn, created several patent-pending "black box" circuit innovations that unlock the potential of the microphone. The first tightens the lower frequencies for a punchier attack with natural dynamics. The second maintains the mic's sweetness no matter how hard you play. The third innovation, not patent pending but useful, is an adjustable "presence" control that dials high frequency response perfectly for your guitar. Wrap all of this in all discrete, high-fidelity mic pre and you have a world class microphone system as an integral part of your guitar anywhere you plug in.

Features
  • Tru¢Mic noise-canceling technology
  • No pickup
  • Analog signal conditioning
  • All discrete mic preamplifier
  • Soundhole volume control
  • Mic presence control
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year parts and labor warranty. (Self-installation voids warranty.)


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LR BaggsLyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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4.0

Not A Piezo

By jgoodell

from Raleigh, NC

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    Comments about LR Baggs Lyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone:

    This is not a piezo and if that is the sound you are looking for then the Lyric is not for you. If you have a vintage or prize instrument that does not have a pickup, and want an amplification solution that requires little modification (end pin reaming to fit jack) then definitely look into the Lyric.

    I'm personally satisfied with the lyric, I was looking specifically for a non piezo pickup. I personally don't care for the sound of a piezo. The one con is even with the presence adjustment some EQ is still required to achieve the desired sound. The key is, a great sound is obtainable. The Lyric has more than enough frequency response to obtain your desired sound. Which in this case is a closely miked guitar in a room.

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    5.0

    LOVE IT

    By Mick

    from Cullman Al.

    Comments about LR Baggs Lyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone:

    I have one of these for my 67 hummingbird .Could not have made a better choice. But I heard if you have a booming bass on your guitar you may want to try something else ..LOVE IT

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    5.0

    Excellent product

    By Salvatore Angelone

    from Fremont, NH

    Comments about LR Baggs Lyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone:

    I installed this in a '64 Gretsch which, I suppose you could compare to Martin 000-18 or a Gibson LG-2. A great sounding old guitar now capable of so much more thanks to The Lyric. Note - the installation is online, not in the box. The installation instructions also state that you void the warranty if the installation is not done by an authorized service shop. I was never offered installation at the store so I suppose they though I was capable or, just didn't know to ask. GC doesn't sell a warranty for The Lyric so that's a tip off. The instructions are scant of prep work and tips like drill speed (higher is better), securing your guitar to a flat surface and put a towel under the guitar so it doesn't move or scratch while you are working. If you work up to a 1/2 hole you will put less stress on your block, can improve your accuracy rather than try and get it perfect in one go, and the hole will be cleaner. frog or blue painters tape works for helping prevent chips too. Have fun - if you can afford it, it's worth it to learn how to do it yourself. Who knows? You might just replace those strings that have been on the guitar since 1964!

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    5.0

    Excellent Product

    By THOMAS JACKSON

    from Sikeston, Mo

    Comments about LR Baggs Lyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone:

    This pickup sounds great and is much,much easier to install than an under the saddle model. This is our 2nd LR Baggs pickup and if I need another I will still buy LR Baggs.

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    5.0

    Amazing

    By Kyle Walton

    from Richmond, VA

    Comments about LR Baggs Lyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone:

    This is the best acoustic pickup that I've ever used. Transducers always "squawk" when you strum hard. Mics before this one sounded thin and cold. This mic pickup is warm and lifelike. Sounds good in the studio and definitely sounds good live. As with any mic, though, some compression is in order. I prefer to use a high end compression pedal (diamond or demeter) when playing live, just to even out the signal. Couldn't be more impressed with this product.

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    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Out of the Box

    By Douglas McHard

    from Dallas, TX

    Comments about LR Baggs Lyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone:

    I've had really good results using L.R. Baggs iMix, Dual Source and Anthem so I was eager to try the new Lyric mic after listening to video demos that sounded really good. I had mine professionally installed in a Martin D-41. Despite spending hours of time tweaking the presence control and adjusting the EQ using first a Baggs Venue and then a 10 band EQ pedal, I just couldn't remove the boxiness from the sound or bring up the bottom end tone to my satisfaction. Other users have claimed great results with the lyric but I've heard enough from others who experienced what I have to believe this isn't the system for me. I had the Lyric removed and replaced with a dual source Baggs iMix and now I can dial in a sound blending the element and ibeam that sounds more natural to my ears. I think if the folks at Baggs configure the lyric with a second source it may merit a 2nd look.

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    5.0

    Sparkling, Natural Sound

    By Martin Elmore

    from West Plains, Missouri

    Comments about LR Baggs Lyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone:

    Just installed a Lyric in my Taylor GC3. Pretty straight forward installation. Plugged into my P.A. - Mackie 1402VLZ mixer into Mackie SRM450's - channel E.Q. set flat. I had a friend play my guitar so I could get the audience perspective. The only negative thing I can say is that body-handling noise and string squeek can be significant. Took just a bit to find the proper setting for the presence control. Once dialed in, just georgeous, natural sound whether played fingerstyle or with a pick. I have always been a fan of L.R. Baggs stuff - I have an active I-Beam in my 1977 Alvarez-Yairi DY-85 - but this Lyric surpasses about anything I have heard for uncolored sound reproduction. I highly recommend it.

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