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Thread: Lyric Acoustic Mic for a resonator steel guitar...?

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    Lyric Acoustic Mic for a resonator steel guitar...?

    Hi all,

    Has anyone any experience with the Lyric Mic System with a steel resonator guitar? I have a Recording King Tri-Cone which I thought might benefit...

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    Rick

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    Hi Rick,
    We are actually working on something to that end, right now. However, without any modification, I can say that the Lyric mic sounds horrible when attached directly to the Reso Cone. The preamp, battery and mic placement are all problems by themselves inside a resonator.

    We are working on some ideas, so stay tuned. I wouldn't recommend using the current Lyric on a resonator though.

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    Hi there,I know alot of people would be interested in a Lyric style set-up for resonator guitar, are they still working on such a system as this? I think this would be the ultimate way to amplify reso guitars,

    Kenny,

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    We have some ideas in the works. I'm not sure exactly when anything will be available though.

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    Thanks for the update Caleb, I have a felling it would be worth wait!

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Caleb_Elling View Post
    We have some ideas in the works. I'm not sure exactly when anything will be available though.
    Sorry I asked this question in my first post a few minutes ago - I am working my way through the forum.

    I reckon the Lyric mic would need to be located above the cone at the neck position smack dab in the middle of the 'f' holes on a standard reso duolian style steel guitar - the problem is the volume control - you'd need to make a clip in one along the lines of Korg's new rim tuner to fit in the 'f' hole I think...... the input could fit in a lot of spots on the body and there's loadsa room for the battery pack. The main issue is the length of the wiring.......isn't it?

    Or an alternative suggestion would be to have preamp module be an external plug in - male to male connection - or use a proprietary plug one end to safe guard your sales!

    I'm in the queue to buy one!

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    Due to the way the mic works, placing it on the top between the f-holes actually doesn't work very well. We've actually had to do some pretty extensive modifications in order to get the mic to work.

    I can't say much about how we have been able to make it work, but there are definitely a lot of things to consider. The battery, volume control, preamp, etc. are all components that would either need to be fitted into the instrument, or left in an external box.

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    I'm looking to upgrade a wooden spider bridge dobro that has a passive Fishman (oops... F word) cone transducer now. I'm not opposed to adding a battery box and either a side mount preamp, or volume, bass & treble up near the neck on the bass side of the guitar. Since this thread is a little old now, are there any updates that can be discussed?

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    Tonedog

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    Hey Tonedog,
    We haven't made any updates to the Lyric since this thread was started. So it would still be a very complicated process to make the Lyric work in a Dobro.

    Due to all of the small variations from instrument to instrument, you would be pretty much on your own if you decided to attempt it. You would be the pioneer.

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    Thanks Caleb.

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