Iíve read bunch of reviews out there and watch the videos about it. But I have two crucial question that I beg anyone for the answer.
Well, my guitar (itís an Epiphone EJ160E John Lennon Series) has a brass plate that covering underneath the bridge plate because of some reason (itís only installed on the EJ160E type due to the hum issue, I donít found it on the another guitar) so the L.R. Baggs Lyric will be attached on that brass plate, not directly on the wood of my top, can you visualize what I mean?
So, the first question is, DOES IT AFFECT THE SOUND OF THE LYRIC MIC SYSTEM? Because there is a BRASS PLATE, not directly to the wood.
Second, my guitar is use a nickel string (electric string) have any one experienced it with the Lyric mic? How was it?
Please, I beg an answer as soon as possible, it is my last consideration to buy the Lyric. Thank you very much.
I hope I can help.
The nickel strings on your EJ160E should not be a problem at all. The Lyric does an excellent job reproducing the unplugged sound of the guitar. So if you like what you hear acoustically, the Lyric is an excellent option for amplifying it.
As far as the brass plate, since we have not tried the Lyric on that material, I don't have an exact answer for you. In theory, as long as the brass plate is flat, rigid, and attached firmly to the bridge plate, the Lyric should work without any issues. However, because we have not tried it, I cannot say for sure that it will work as well as it would on a wooden bridge plate.
So in the end, the decision is yours. It may work just as well as a normal bridge plate, and it may not. If you have any further questions, please let us know.