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Flatfoot
05-31-2013, 12:49 PM
Hello! New member to the forum here.

I recently purchased a Taylor GC3, to be used for fingerpicking and light strumming. It is a Grand Concert, Taylor's smallest body. I am very intrigued by the new Lyric system and I think that is what I want install in my new guitar. I just wanted to get some opinions to see if I have a concensus on my choice.

So how about it, what are the pros and cons of my choice for that type of guitar?

Flatfoot
06-03-2013, 08:24 PM
O.k........let me try this another way. Is the Lyric a better choice than,say, an Active Ibeam? I really don't care for the idea of a sound hole pickup, and want something invisible.

Any thoughts would be appreciated!

Caleb_Elling
06-04-2013, 07:42 AM
In our tests so far at LR Baggs, the Lyric is more resistant to feedback than the iBeam Active.

As far as compatibility, both the Lyric and the iBeam have a pretty good track record with smaller-body guitars. In my honest opinion though, the Lyric does sound more natural in general. If the iBeam works well in a guitar, then there's nothing better, but that doesn't always happen.

I hope that helps.

Flatfoot
06-04-2013, 12:40 PM
Thank you Caleb! That helps a lot! One quick follow-up question. In your opinion will the Lyric benefit from the use of a Gigpro (I have one already), or would I likely be better off going straight into my Mackie VLZ1402 mixer, to my P.A?

Caleb_Elling
06-04-2013, 12:56 PM
I can't see any reason not to use the Gigpro, since you have it. It would give you a little bit of EQ, a nice signal boost, and a phase switch. So I would recommend it.

Flatfoot
06-04-2013, 02:12 PM
I can't see any reason not to use the Gigpro, since you have it. It would give you a little bit of EQ, a nice signal boost, and a phase switch. So I would recommend it.

Thank you sir!