L.R Baggs Tru-Mic and Discrete Preamp

SKU: # 388907   |   Model: # LR-LYRIC   |    Product Reviews6 Reviews  Write a Review

Tru-Mic and Discrete Preamp

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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 TruMic technology, 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.

TRUMIC TECHNOLOGY
Our featherweight microphone, each high-graded for ideal response, mounts to the underside of the bridge plate with simple peel-&-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 we have built into Lyric's tiny circuit board. Our 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:
- TRUMIC noise canceling technology
- No pickup
- Analog signal conditioning
- All discrete mic preamplifier
- Soundhole volume control
- Mic presence control
- Quick & easy installation

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The only pickup I use. 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Pickering, Ontario
This pickup sounds fantastic; probably the best tone of any acoustic pickup available.
It does give quite a bit of feedback compared to a piezo style pickup but it’s an easy fix with a sound hole suppressor.
This is the only pickup I use in three of my acoustics and I’m very satisfied.
Posted by Chris Debison on Jan 9, 2023
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Excellent acoustic pickup - no piezo quack!! 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Winnipeg (Pembina), Manitoba
I now have experience with the Lyric in both a 6&12str and can say I love it in both guitars. I don’t care for the sound of piezo pickups and the Lyric is not one. You really get to hear the sound of the guitar as if it were miked as opposed to the quack of the piezo. I don’t know about feedback at high stage volume as that isn’t something I do. Straight into my Marshall acoustic amp, a little chorus and wow. Shimmery sounds galore.
So, if you are looking for a pickup that won’t break the bank and sounds amazing straight into an acoustic amplifier the Lyric is a great choice. It’s easy to install, installed it myself, and would be equally as easy to remove should you want to sell the guitar w/o the pickup. BTW - apparently if you don't have it installed by a professional the warranty is void.
Posted by Grant on Dec 8, 2022
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Great boxy acoustic tone , but has feedback issues 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Kanata, Ontario
Installed this on a smaller parlor guitar where I really wanted to maintain the guitar sound without the piezo element character. Between this and the K&K pure mini, its a bit of a toss up and preference thing. I chose this because the install isnt as permanent as K&K superglue install. I also liked that this had an input gain dial (screw) and a volume dial while K&K doesnt. This install was dead simple even with my big hands/forearm, i was able to get this done quickly and cleanly on a tiny parlor guitar hole. There is feedback with this product since its a mic. The gain control helps to tweak it (included a long plastic screw pencil) but you'll still get some feedback. I think youre going to need a preamp pedal with a notch filter (like the lrbaggs ones). So when plugged it, there is a sweet acoustic boxy sound that basically has ZERO piezo buzzy character which is obvious since it has no UST but with that, I found i need to dial in some low end back in as well as some small level of compression to get the punch back. Not entirely required but for my tastes I like it. One thing i would've liked is an independent tone control to dial back the highs right from the guitar controller (I found lowering the input gain screw dial helps with this but then it also reduces the output significantly) -- so in the end if you want to sculpt the sound a bit more, you need some EQ pedal or a DI that has EQ/compression. Enjoy!
Posted by 4a494e on Sep 8, 2022
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An Absolute Winner 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Winnipeg (Wall St), Manitoba
I have a high regard for LR Baggs pick-ups and have several guitars that use the Anthem & the iMix systems. However, the Lyric hits it out of the park. I use an AER Compact 60 which gives me complete transperancy and when matched with the Lyric in my Collings D2H & Eastman E10SS all you hear is the natural sound of the guitars. If you want to hear your guitar, just amplified, install the Lyric.
Posted by Kirk on Sep 17, 2015
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If you want your guitar to sound like your guitar. 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Laval, Quebec
I wanted my guitar to sound like itself once amplified. This Lyric mic does just that. It is perfect for my needs. I accompany a quartet in a church setting. A single guitar to fill a whole church and lead a whole congregation in song. A great buy!
Posted by Russ O'Neill on Jul 28, 2014
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Very nice indeed 2 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   St. Catharines, Ontario
I installed this pickup into a guitar that took six months to build by hand. After all that time and work, I wanted to be sure I got a pick up that faithfully reproduced the sound I'd worked so hard to get. I can honestly tell you the Lyric does just that, it lets my guitar sound like my guitar. Installation was fairly easy and took just about 30 minutes. Dialling in the presence was a bit fussy, but easy to do. All in all, this is indeed a very nice pickup and does just what it says it does. It is pricey, but still worth every cent. If you've got a nice guitar you want to amplify faithfully, this is for you.
Posted by Buzz Roberts on Jun 21, 2014
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