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Thread: Lyric with M1 passive

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    Question Lyric with M1 passive

    First time poster here,

    I read a thread where Mods suggested pairing the M1 passive with the lyric. I wanted to hear from anyone running this or if you've tried this - what were your thoughts?

    I have an M1 passive already from another guitar so I'm gonna try it, but I thought I would see what others found with this combination - challenges etc..

    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitar_goob View Post
    First time poster here,

    I read a thread where Mods suggested pairing the M1 passive with the lyric. I wanted to hear from anyone running this or if you've tried this - what were your thoughts?

    I have an M1 passive already from another guitar so I'm gonna try it, but I thought I would see what others found with this combination - challenges etc..

    Thanks in advance
    Hey guitar_goob,
    Welcome to the Forum!

    I've never used a stereo setup for my own live performances, so my knowledge is limited to more "controlled" testing situations. The big hurdle with that combination is that you can only use both sources with a stereo or stereo-y cable. So right away there are some pretty big requirements that are necessary for a stereo rig.

    You would either need a stereo preamp or small mixer, or two completely separate signal chains in order to fully use a stereo signal from the guitar. This can mean purchasing extra gear, if you aren't already running a stereo setup. When I've tested various stereo setups, it has always been an advantage to have individual EQ control over the two signals. Individual EQ allows you to make the signals interact in a more friendly way.

    If you are ready to implement a stereo signal into your rig, then I can really only recommend it. The M1 carries the more cut-through-the-mix sound from the strings as well as a little bit of high-frequency body response. The Lyric carries all of the guitar's natural body resonance and woody qualities. Blending the two signals together has the ability to give you a huge variety of tonal possibilities. If you like to tweak your sound, this is definitely one of the best ways to do it. If you're looking for a simple setup, then this is probably not the best way to go.

    For what it's worth, I hope it helps.

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