LR Baggs Lyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone
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An evolution in acoustic-guitar amplification, this internal mic delivers accurate sound plus the freedom to move around while you play.
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.
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.
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.
- Tru•Mic noise-canceling technology
- No pickup
- Analog signal conditioning
- All discrete mic preamplifier
- Soundhole volume control
- Mic presence control
Order now and experience the Lyric's studio-quality sound.
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- Easy To Diy Install
- Feedback Resistant
- Good Quality
- Onboard Volume Control
- Open Natural Sound
- Requires Battery
Comments about LR Baggs Lyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone:
I installed it myself in my Collings DS2HA, no problems. I switch between flat picking and Travis style thumb picking. This is my first pickup in an acoustic dreadnaught, and I guess it's not really a "pickup" per se, but an internal mic.
I've only tested it so far on my SWR acoustic amp and it took me two sittings to get it dialed in but I like it a lot so far. I'm running it through the Baggs Venue DI and at moderate room volume it actually sounds like the guitar, only louder. As you crank it up louder you realize that it's an amplified sound but it still sounds like the guitar. In my huge sounding guitar it could stand a little more bass and low mid response but for the sake of no feedback and natural airy sound I'm willing to accept that. In this setting it is VERY resistant to feedback, the only way to cause feedback is to turn around and approach the amp head on. One of my concerns was exessive handling noise and string squeak and that's just not an issue. (I'"m anxious to use it on a full blown PA, that's where this thing is supposed to really shine). I really like having the volume control onboard as well. Also just fyi, I can get a decent sound by plugging directly into the amp, I think going directly to the house sound without a DI would be very doable, but it's nice to have more control over the bass and low mids with the DI. I almost gave it 4 stars instead of 5, I think 5 is absolutely perfect and although this is close it's not absolutely perfect. Sill I think it's probably the best available today!