The world of acoustic guitar pickups is vast and ever-expanding, with new technologies and designs popping up seemingly every week. The most recent pickup design from LR Baggs is The Lyric, which utilizes a microphone element that is attached to the bridge plate of your instrument. A microphone on the bridge plate you say!? That sounds like a load of malarkey. But it’s true! Unlike most internal microphone systems which utilize a highly sensitive mic capsule mounted on a gooseneck (and often pointed directly through the sound hole towards the strings--a highly feedback-prone system if you ask me…), the Lyric is substantially smaller in size and makes use of a “top secret” EQ curve developed by the engineering wizards at LR Baggs which reduces the awkward boxiness usually associated with internal microphones. This is a serious step in the right direction if you, like myself, are looking for the most accurate means of amplifying your high-end acoustic guitar without the hassles of conventional internally mounted microphone systems. Pair your LR Baggs Lyric with their award winning Venue DI for the ultimate dynamic and portable acoustic rig. That’s what I did, and I haven’t looked back.
Check out all the great products that LR Baggs has to offer (as well as some killer demo videos) at their website, www.lrbaggs.com
McCoy Tyler is a salesman at Sylvan Music with an aptitude towards acoustic guitars, amps, and pickup systems. When he's not spouting musical knowledge on the sales floor, he can be found doing some hot picking and sweet singing with his group The McCoy Tyler Band.