I tried emailing you but my emails kept getting returned so I had no other choice but pm you. Tx in advance.
I tried emailing you but my emails kept getting returned so I had no other choice but pm you. Tx in advance.
I mis-typed my address. Sorry. It's [email protected].
just bought an LR BAGGS M1A and it seems to have low output. When I record in wave the single is lopsided and low. Any ideas?
Hi, I have an early version of the Para DI (Gain control inside - PCB says REV D).
I have experimented with the FX loop as a way of feeding a tuner, but it doesn't behave as I would expect. I use a TRS (Stereo) jack with the tip as send and the ring as return, wired to two TS (mono) jacks for connection to the tuner. With the tuner bypassed, things are fine, but when I switch the tuner in, I am still hearing the guitar through the XLR and Jack outputs.
Is the FX loop a true insert connection, i.e. it breaks the signal path if you insert a jack, or is it some kind of parallel loop?
Your manual (for the current model) says:
"The effects loop interrupts the signal path" which suggests a true insert, while:
"The send (tip) of this connector comes directly from the pure class A discrete input stage of the Para D.I., before the EQ, volume control, invert switch and output driver. Therefore it can be used as an immaculate, unbalanced direct output. It will not be affected by any of the panel controls (with the exception of the gain control). Use a regular mono cable"
which suggests a parallel loop as putting a mono jack in a true insert point will break away the return as the ring connection is grounded
It also says:
"You may adjust the amount of effect in the signal by using the controls of the outboard effect" which suggests its a parallel loop and not a true insert.
I am a bit confused.
Can you clarify this for me, I wouldn't mind a quick sketch of the FX loop circuit (not detailed, just a signal flow diag).
I purchased an LR Baggs PARA DI from Guitar Center a couple years ago. I have become dependent on this piece of equipment. It is perfect for shaping the tone of my LR Baggs active I-Beam. However, this box has become quite the noise maker. It will randomly make a loud pop to where I can't trust using it on stage. I know the XLR out doesn't appear to be a real tight connection, but I believe this was always the case. The unit does not show any sign of damage or wear, is it possible to replace the XLR connection or is there a tech doc that addresses this issue?
What model is your tuner? Most tuners have two outputs: one that is a dry through, and the other is muted when the tuner is engaged. If this is the case, changing the output from your tuner should solve the issue.
If you email me at [email protected], I can get you the information that you need to get your DI repaired.
Thanks Caleb, I just now sent an email to [email protected].
Thanks for the tip - I had tried that.
Can you tell me if the fx loop is a true insert that breaks the signal path?
For example, if I insert a stereo jack that is not wired to anything into the FX loop socket, it should break the signal path as the insert and return are not connected, however I still hear the signal at full strength. I am just concerned that my Para DI is faulty.
Any chance of a quick sketch?
The Para DI should have zero output if the FX loop is interrupted without a return signal. Using a cable, TS or TRS, will short the path through the loop.
Hi Caleb, .
Thats what I thought - this does not happen with mine. Can you think of any reason why mine doesn't work this way?
as the FX loop switching is normally done in the Jack Socket all I can assume is that it may be a faulty socket, and as its out of warranty by a long way, I guess the answer is to remove the socket from the board and see if that breaks the signal flow.
Just to confirn that my unit is an early model - as I said Board Rev D, gain control is a preset on the main PCB, not accessible from outside like the current models. Does that make any difference?
A sketch of the FX loop circuit would be lovely tho.......
Thanks for your help
I spoke with our lead engineer, and he told me that in the original Para DI (with internal gain), the FX loop was not a True Insert path. The signal was split 50/50 from the normal path to the loop. So that is completely normal for that revision. All of the DI's made in the last 13 to 15 years have been modified for a True Insert path, as well as the addition of the external gain.
Unfortunately, we have a policy against distributing any schematics for our products new or old. So I wouldn't be able to get you a drawing of the circuit.
That's a shame, All I need is the circuit around the FX loop so I can modify it.
Would he be able to give me a list of tracks to cut/join or other mods so I can make it a true insert?
Unfortunately, we are also prohibited from providing any information that would void the warranty of any of our products, despite the warranty status of the item.
Hello, I have a larrivee L09 with a Anthem pickup just installed (december 2012). I had the strings changed last week and since that event I 've been experienced a noise on the piezo side and nothing on the mic side. the noise is like a preamp hiss when the volume is too high and vary in time. I checked the adjustment of the volume screw and it is at the minimum position. Other point , when I unplug the mic the noise disappear, when the mic is plugged the noise is on the piezo side. Any suggestion ???
Did you have your strings changed in a guitar shop? If you did, you want want to have them look at it. It sounds to me like something happened to the system during the string change.
How does the signal sound? is it full sounding, or thinner than normal?
Hi Bryan. Gigging last night acoustic into Venue DI and into PA there was a crackling going on, wondered if it was just a lead but could be Venue DI - the tuner was flickering like mad when I turned it on. Any ideas what's up with it. Could it just need a new battery? Thanks, Ben
Hi! I just bought a Martin Eric Clapton 000-28 and want to put an Anthem pickup in it. I realize the sound hole is only 3-7/8" so the volume and mix controls won't fit exactly. However, my question has to do with the placement of the tru-mic. It appears that the area under the bridge is not quite wide enough to support it. It looks to be around 1/2" of space.
Would a luthier have to add additional bracing material for the tru-mic? I need to know about installing this because I don't want to open the Anthem box if I have to return it.
I am answering my own question ("I just bought a Martin Eric Clapton 000-28 and want to put an Anthem pickup in it"). I found a local luthier, whom I didn't know of, and he installed it. And, the anthem sounds really wonderful in it. The smaller sound hole was not a problem at all, nor the lack of space for the tru-mic. It is a great combination!
I've had latency problems with the tuner in my venue DI tuner since I bought it. Doesn't matter what guitar I use... Everyone I've spoken too who has the DI, says they have the same probs. Now the tuner is getting worse where the latency is getting worse and worse, making it very frustrating on stage (as you can imagine).
Any solutions - as otherwise this is a cracker of a pedal...
Have you been able to try some different cables yet? It sounds to me like that is the first place to look.
What kind of pickup and instrument combination are you running into the Venue? Also, are you making sure that your battery is good? A low battery will be the first thing to effect the DI tuner.
I play in a church band with drums, elec, bass, keys, and vocals and we use wedge monitors. The spacing is a little tight and it can get pretty loud. The wedge is right in front of me. Would this cause feedback problems for the Lyric? If it does is there a way to fix it? Or do you recommend me getting the Anthem instead? I have a martin d18ge and the Para DI. Thanks!!!
The Lyric will feedback, like most pickups, at the guitar top's resonant frequency. This can be notched out with a Notch filter though. The Notch filter on the Venue DI works very well because it cuts the offending frequency without cutting anything else. So the tone of the instrument is still preserved.
The Anthem would be a better choice if your EQ and notching options are more limited, or if you have less time to tweak the sound before you start playing.
The Anthem SL still utilizes the Element pickup. So the mic is equally as resistant to feedback as it is in the full Anthem.
I have a Rainsong COWS1000-N2 with the Fishman Prefix Plus T and would like to replace it with the Anthem Stagepro. Will the barn door fit the existing opening and is there any special info needed for the under saddle transducer?
The Prefix Plus preamp is larger than the Stage Pro preamp, so unless you can have someone build an adapter, the Stage Pro won't fit in the guitar.
We have had a few people successfully made that modification, as seen here: http://christopherguitars.com/articl..._retrofit.html
I'm not sure what you mean by your under-saddle question though. The Stage Pro Anthem comes with it's own under-saddle pickup, so there shouldn't be any special info necessary.
last week I bought the LR Baggs Venue DI and Lyric Microphone system.
I've had the mic professionally installed into my Gibson Southern Jumbo. The problem is
that I just can't get a good sound with it over my PA. (JBL Eon 500 Speakers and Yamaha MG166cx Mixer).
I first plugged in with everything flat on the Venue and the Mixer. What I got was a very honky midrange sound.
Almost like a wha pedal in middle position. I tried so my different settings, but all I get is a cheap sounding guitar.
It has nothing to do with what I hear in your videos. The PA is okay and sounds fine with other guitars.
Could there be something wrong with my mic ? Did somebody else have the same problems ?
Greets from Germany,
Have you adjusted the Mic Presence control at all? It is labeled as a Presence control, but it does effect the mid-range too. So setting that control while playing through your PA is very important in getting the mic set correctly for each guitar.
I've tried it all the way off, on and everything in between ;)
We had the chance to try it with a very very good PA last night but it just didn't work.
I guess I'll have to take it back to the shop and try to get a new one.
I'm wanting to get the Lyric installed on one of my dreadnoughts. I made a mistake a few years ago and installed a Takemine preamp with a Fishman Pickup under the saddle. The Takemine has a tuner and EQ. Although its sounds ok, I really want to get away from that sound and move to a more natural guitar sound that comes from using a mic. I can't do much about the preamp now, it's there!
My question is this. Would the Lyric be routed through the preamp or go straight to the end pin? Are there any advantages to using the preamp if it were possible?
I can use another guitar if I have to, it would seem a waste of a preamp if I didn't need it. I might as well leave it installed.
I'm about to buy a Bose L1 system for live use. Any thoughts on that set up
Thanks in advance..
Hi there! I have a Gibson j45 with an element factory fit pickup. After 12 months the pickup is making what I can only describe as a 'fluffing' noise which is quite loud. I've had the endpoint preamp out and it seems the wires are interfering with each other. I taped them apart which worked for a while but the noise has now returned to haunt me :( any ideas?
The Lyric preamp is what makes the mic work so well. So using the existing preamp isn't an option. Your current preamp doesn't supply mic power either. SO I would recommend leaving the Fishman preamp in the guitar, and installing the Lyric directly in the end-block, in place of the Fishman's output jack. The hole there should be the same size.
As far as the Bose L1, I am a big fan. The L1 has a good frequency response, clarity, and projection. We've done a lot of business with Bose, and I love their stuff. I highly recommend it if you are looking for a portable PA.
Thanks for clarifying that point. I think I'll leave that guitar as it is and install the Lyric in another guitar. I have just bough the Bose L1 model II with a Tonematch and a B2 and a B1. Im really keen to hear the results of this pairing.
Hi Caleb - yes i've replaced the battery 3 times. It happens whether the guitar is played or left standing. Sometimes giving the bottom of the guitar a sharp tap helps but only temporary :(
Shoot me an email at [email protected], and I'll see what I can do to help you out.
I have a Baggs LB-6 installed and the high E string's output is lower than the other strings. Is there something I can do to correct this? Thanks in advance.