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    Best Pickup For a Taylor GC3?

    Hello! New member to the forum here.

    I recently purchased a Taylor GC3, to be used for fingerpicking and light strumming. It is a Grand Concert, Taylor's smallest body. I am very intrigued by the new Lyric system and I think that is what I want install in my new guitar. I just wanted to get some opinions to see if I have a concensus on my choice.

    So how about it, what are the pros and cons of my choice for that type of guitar?

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    O.k........let me try this another way. Is the Lyric a better choice than,say, an Active Ibeam? I really don't care for the idea of a sound hole pickup, and want something invisible.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated!
    2010 Taylor GC3
    2009 Fender Highway One Telecaster
    2000 Taylor Maple Baby
    1987 Yamaha RBX300 Bass
    1984 Alvarez-Yairi CY127CE Classical
    1977 Alvarez-Yairi DY-85 Dreadnought

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    In our tests so far at LR Baggs, the Lyric is more resistant to feedback than the iBeam Active.

    As far as compatibility, both the Lyric and the iBeam have a pretty good track record with smaller-body guitars. In my honest opinion though, the Lyric does sound more natural in general. If the iBeam works well in a guitar, then there's nothing better, but that doesn't always happen.

    I hope that helps.

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    Thank you Caleb! That helps a lot! One quick follow-up question. In your opinion will the Lyric benefit from the use of a Gigpro (I have one already), or would I likely be better off going straight into my Mackie VLZ1402 mixer, to my P.A?
    2010 Taylor GC3
    2009 Fender Highway One Telecaster
    2000 Taylor Maple Baby
    1987 Yamaha RBX300 Bass
    1984 Alvarez-Yairi CY127CE Classical
    1977 Alvarez-Yairi DY-85 Dreadnought

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    I can't see any reason not to use the Gigpro, since you have it. It would give you a little bit of EQ, a nice signal boost, and a phase switch. So I would recommend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caleb_Elling View Post
    I can't see any reason not to use the Gigpro, since you have it. It would give you a little bit of EQ, a nice signal boost, and a phase switch. So I would recommend it.
    Thank you sir!
    2010 Taylor GC3
    2009 Fender Highway One Telecaster
    2000 Taylor Maple Baby
    1987 Yamaha RBX300 Bass
    1984 Alvarez-Yairi CY127CE Classical
    1977 Alvarez-Yairi DY-85 Dreadnought

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