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Typical setting of the Lyric's Mic presence control

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  • Typical setting of the Lyric's Mic presence control

    I’m a Lyric user in Thailand. I’ve installed it in my 2013 Martin OMJM after the factory installed UST pick up was removed due to its hum problem couldn’t be permanently solved. Lyric’s sound is very natural. It seems like a loud unplugged sound of the guitar that someone may not like it at first because they are used to the sound of the other conventional electro-acoustic pickups. Anyhow, to my ears, it requires some EQ like the other pickups with onboard preamps to optimize the amplified sound. Luckily, the parametric EQ effect in my Zoom A3 pedal can handle it (max. four points of center freq. can be selected and adjusted including their Q factors).
    However, base on my system, could you please recommend the typical setting of the Lyric’s Mic presence control ? According to my observation the min. position is around 8 o’clock, mid. at 12 and max. around 4 o’clock. Currently, I've set it around 2 o'clock.

    Thanks a lot for your kind feedback.

  • #2
    Unfortunately, the Lyric will sound different in every guitar that it is installed in, so it will require a different presence setting for each guitar.

    I recommend strumming a chord or two with the guitar muted, then un-mute and listen to the difference. From here you can adjust the presence control up or down in order to match the amplified sound to the unplugged sound. This should give you the most natural response from the Lyric, and you can add additional EQ from there, as necessary.


    • #3
      Great! Thanks a lot for your advice.