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LR Baggs Lyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone  

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Overview
  • Tru•Mic noise-canceling technology
  • No pickup
  • Analog signal conditioning
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    $289.00
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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.

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

Order now and experience the Lyric's studio-quality sound.

 
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LR BaggsLyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone
 
4.8

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Good quality (9)
  • Improves sound (9)
  • Functional (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (7)
    • Practicing (5)
    • Back-up (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (11), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    BEST PICKUP EVER MADE?

    Fairly easy to install, I really like the fact that it requires no major mods to the guitar, or any saddle filing for instruments that don't already have undersaddle. Sounds a little...Read complete review

    Fairly easy to install, I really like the fact that it requires no major mods to the guitar, or any saddle filing for instruments that don't already have undersaddle. Sounds a little "boxy" in the midrange, and doesn't have a lot of low end...comparable to maybe a SM57 at around 8"-12" off axis from soundhole...but a little EQ and compression and it really comes to life! Maybe some light saturation on heavy strumming, but not enough to sound "distorted" just sounds a little processed on the attack at times, like broadcast radio. It's totally manageable, and keeps the peaks from jumping out at the listener. I am now using this in place of studio mics for all my song demos, and to be honest the difference is indistinguishable to most people. Don't believe me? Check out my reverbnation page and see if you can tell which tracks are LYRIC or mic'd! Being able to just plug straight into a multitrack and go the moment inspiration strikes is a huge benefit. Have experienced ZERO feedback in live settings, even in near-field situations. If you want a little more low-end and don't mind the undersaddle piezo, grab the original ANTHEM model. If you want a quick and easy install that sounds better than any piezo or magnetic pickup ever made, GET THIS and you will not be disappointed! -James DeBorde

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Mixed Bagg

    I would love to give this pickup a stellar rating, but feedback issues prevent me from doing so. Installation was a breeze and the pickup sounds excellent at lower volumes. At higher volumes,...Read complete review

    I would love to give this pickup a stellar rating, but feedback issues prevent me from doing so. Installation was a breeze and the pickup sounds excellent at lower volumes. At higher volumes, I am getting feedback--even when coupling the Lyric with a Baggs Para DI. Also, any movement of the guitar against your shirt or pants literally gets picked up. I got this pickup to replace a buggy Taylor ES. It is certainly more reliable than that pickup and sounds much more natural, but feedback an sensitivity is an issue for me. I would recommend, but with these potential pitfalls. Going to keep playing with the pickup and preamp to try to dial in the right tone at higher volumes.

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    5.0

    Great add-on pickup

    By Paul B

    from Columbus

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Sound Reproduction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about LR Baggs Lyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone:

      This replaced a sound-board transducer in an older mahogany dreadnaught... Huge improvement.
      An outboard EQ will help, but straight into an amp or DI, it sounds like the natural guitar.
      Very pleased.

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      5.0

      Great so far

      By none

      from Ely, MN

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Accurate Natural Sound
      • Easy Installation

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about LR Baggs Lyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone:

          Just got this & tried it on my little Crate amp. Haven't had a chance to plug into a good amp yet. But even w/ that little and old amp, the sound is great, much better than the cheap inside-the-soundhole mic I had been using. Installed myself on my Martin SWD. Used 15/32" drill bit in end block rather than the recommended 1/2", for a closer fit. Clear, accurate amplification of the instrument's actual sound, which is great. Balance control adjustment is very sensitive, but works very well, especially on high end. Terrific product. It has converted my beloved acoustic into a capable acoustic electric!

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          5.0

          great product

          By cuznt

          from glens falls ny

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy install
          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • Had To Change My Strings
          • No instructions

          Best Uses

            Comments about LR Baggs Lyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone:

            i have been through three different guitars that sounded horrid when plugged in. My Guild's fishman and preamp combo never worked correctly and when/if it did, sounded wretched.
            The microphone is totally different. I could not believe the sound quality that came from my guitar and this mic.
            I only jokingly added I had to change my strings as a con; this task alone took more time and effort than the install which was simple.

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            3.0

            Mixed Bagg

            By LAW330

            from Pennsylvania

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy Installation
            • Great Rich Sound

            Cons

            • Almost Too Sensitive
            • Feedback

            Best Uses

              Comments about LR Baggs Lyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone:

              I would love to give this pickup a stellar rating, but feedback issues prevent me from doing so. Installation was a breeze and the pickup sounds excellent at lower volumes. At higher volumes, I am getting feedback--even when coupling the Lyric with a Baggs Para DI. Also, any movement of the guitar against your shirt or pants literally gets picked up. I got this pickup to replace a buggy Taylor ES. It is certainly more reliable than that pickup and sounds much more natural, but feedback an sensitivity is an issue for me. I would recommend, but with these potential pitfalls. Going to keep playing with the pickup and preamp to try to dial in the right tone at higher volumes.

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Absolutely perfect!

              By Suzieq

              from Iowa City

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              Pros

              • Improves Sound

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Concerts

              Comments about LR Baggs Lyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone:

              We were struggling with getting the natural sound of the Taylor with stock pickup. The Lyric gives a perfectly natural rendition of the acoustic sound of the instrument, plus it was easy to install myself!

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fantastic Pickup, Slow Free Shipping

              By Techfan

              from Texarkana, AR

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              Pros

              • Easy to install
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

              • Free Shipping Was Slow

              Best Uses

              • Singersongwriter

              Comments about LR Baggs Lyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone:

              The other reviews are accurate. This is the second Lyric that I have purchased, and both of them work very well. It accurately reproduces the sound of my guitars (Taylor GA-5 & Martin D-17m) which is a very good thing. The only negative with the transaction was that the free shipping was through UPS Mail Innovations. UPS did their part, but the Postal Service took seven days to ship the last 70 miles. UPSMI shipping should be avoided unless you are prepared to wait two weeks for your item.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great sounding system!!!

              By Big Arm

              from Wilmington, NC

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

                Comments about LR Baggs Lyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone:

                Been looking for a natural sounding pickup system for my Martin D-28 and had read some reviews about the Lyric and watched some Youtube videos. I was sold and purchased one and had it installed. It sounds very natural and pleasant. I did have to roll back some of the high end but they make that fairly easy to do with the gizmo they include in the box. If you want a quality mic sound without all the feedback issues, I highly recommend the LR Baggs Lyric.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great product!!

                By C.Ussery

                from Wilmington, NC

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Ajustable Tone Control
                • Easy to install
                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound
                • Produces Natural Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All of the above
                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about LR Baggs Lyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone:

                  The Lyric is a mic inside your guitar. there is an ajustment screw to find balance between bass and treble but for the most part the Lyric simply amplifies your guitar's natural sound. If you like how your guitar sounds unpluged and simply want to amplify your sound, this is for you. I installed it in my Martin J15 and love it because it brings out the volume I loose when using a capo.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Get one!

                  By WheelHoss

                  from Baltimore, MD

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about LR Baggs Lyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone:

                      Very happy that I bought this over the K&K that I was debating. The reviews and videos helped as I had not had the chance to hear it in person. The Baggs costs more and uses a battery. BUT, it sounds like my guitar and can easily be ported to another instrument in the future if needed.

                      The K&K is less expensive, widely used, and has no battery, BUT it sounds like a pickup. I didn't want that. I wanted the sound of my guitar and was okay with the extra cost.

                      I front a 4 piece band playing rythym guitar (2000 Martin D16), with drums, a lead guitar, and bass, and this gives us a true sound for the runs and walks that I accent with. We play traditional country, western swing, truck driving songs - good old american music. I'm using the Baggs Venue DI as my pre-amp which helps as it has presence control and 5-band EQ. It takes some dialing initially, but you can get an accurate sound of your guitar.

                      I've cranked it up loud with no feedback even in close proximity to speakers and monitors. No trouble.

                      Installed it myself in about 40 minutes including drilling out the tailblock using a 1/8"-1/2" unibit. You just need a mirror and a flashlight and the guts to do what everyone else isn't doing. Buy it. You'll like it.

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                      4.0

                      Good natural sound

                      By Ortega

                      from Kansas

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about LR Baggs Lyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone:

                          The pickup sounds great and was easy to install. My only gripe is that Musicians Friend sent it to the wrong address, so I didn't get it in time for a church performance. I ended up having to buy a cheaper pickup at a local store and installing it on my main guitar. The Lyric was installed on a Silver Creek.

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