Lyric: Presence Control
Caleb, Lloyd, et. al:
First, I think you should announce that the Lyric is on backorder. My efforts to find one here, in stock at the shops (and even the "guitar box store"), have been fruitless. Finally, a luthier friend gave y'all a call, and found out you are waiting on a part. Great.
My only concern is that the public might get the idea that there is a problem with the design and you are having to re-tool or recall
(Again, this is not meant as a "flame" comment. I am a big fan of Anthem and Baggs in general)
I've ordered my Lyric.
Now, I have an installation question.
Is the presence control pre-set (as in, in the middle, or a "manufacturer's recommended setting")?
It is configured as a "set it and forget it," screw. But I would think that presence (high mids/low treble?) level is just what one might want to adjust for older or newer strings, a dead room versus alive room, etc. I can adjust presence from my Venue preamp (same frequencies?) so I'm inclined to think I should just leave it in the middle, assuming that is how it comes.
Perhaps my real question should be, "Am I over thinking this?"
We haven't announced a backorder, simply because we get caught up, and then all of them get ordered again. So we are trying our best to keep up with production. We have "all hands on deck", but the Lyric is more popular than we had accounted for, so we are adapting as quickly as we can while still trying to maintain strict testing procedures. We haven't made any modifications to the Lyric build though.
As far as the presence control, it is set at a factory setting, but that by no means is a "recommended" setting. The presence control is designed to be set once to match the natural presence of your guitar, and then left. Some guitars sound the most accurate with the presence turned down, and other with it up. Overall, it is a very important step in getting the guitar correctly set up for each instrument.
Any other desired EQ changes can be made externally.
...For your prompt response. AND, I hope my comment about backordering wasn't taken as a critical comment. I'm happy that Baggs has another winner.
As a player myself, I hate waiting on a new product.
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