L.R. Baggs Lyric Amazing installed on Córdoba 45FP

I was very pleasantly surprised by the sound of this fantastic pick up (L.R. Baggs Lyric). When placed and tuned properly it truly depicts a true sound as a microphone would of a nylon string guitar in my case in Córdoba 45FP, the glops and taps sound good too. (Gryphon Stringed Instruments in Palo Alto (650) 493-2131 211 Lambert Ave Palo Alto, CA 94306) has always treated me wonderfully. This morning I was greeted by none other then Frank Ford then James Hingston who did a fantastic install as well as explaining to me the benefits of this pick up. As I got back to Fresno by 3:30pm I was able to try the pick up with my system and it sounds fantastic looking forward to my 7 o’clock start time this evening. Since my return back east I have been able to try the Lyric with my home studio set up Pro Tools 11 on Mac Pro and Dig 002 Rack, awesome results and then to my Bose L1S with Tone Match mixer are fantastic, I also attached my pedalboard and line 6 Wirless with great results.


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Below are pics of the location of where the Lyric is attached




Pedalboard Update

Pedal Board is Complete, from the input from the guitar it’s the K&K Trinity Preamp, BBE Acoustimax from the FX Send on BBE 1. TC Electronic Spark, 2. NT Neunaber Wet, 3. Didgitech Jam Man Stereo, back to return send. And a TC Electronic PolyDrive Tuner that runs from jack on BBE. I will be mounting this all on a Pedaltrain JR and to power it all will use the Decibel Eleven Power Brick. Once all the stuff is hear I will hook up a power jack on the side as well as a XLR and TRS input on the side of the pedal board. I will be mounting some jacks on the side of the pedal board that will make it cleaner looking from the side and front as well as easier to hook up to whatever system I am using.


K&K Trinity and Trinity Pre Amp Set up on Zofia Cedar Blanca to Bose L1S

Just reset the gain and eq settings in my K&K Trinity Preamp. I have the pickup at 80% gain 85% treble flat mid cut 8:00 and bass flat mic at 50% gain treble flat, mid cut 9:00, bass 10:00. Into my Bose L1S with Tone Match preset 80Hz Highpass all eq on Bose is flat and no Q. No compression and just 35 hall reverb. I wish some one would make a two channel guitar preamp that has two 5 band eq with sweepable mids on both a Highpass filter, phantom power on 1 mic Chanel, phase, effects loop, aux in 1/8 for iPod (battery or 48v) phantom power and small engulf to clip on to a guitar strap. Headway EB2 came so close but only really one channel can be eq. I know you can assign it to both but I like to eq the bass on pickups differently than the mic or sensor in guitar. I’m very happy with my Zofia Cedar Blanca and working with Jorge was an absolute pleasure, if your in the area next Sunday I will playing this guitar at Unionville Winery in Ringos NJ as they release Foxy Lady.




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BAM Colors Case

I received my BAM Colors case today from Trilogy Guitars in LA. I really like how light and easy to carry the case is, it also opens very easy too. It looks great and the 2014 Zofia Blanca is suspended in the case on very nice pads.


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A pice of what the case is made of:


Zofia 2014 Cedar Blanca

Best guitar I’ve had the privilege to own or play, I like it more than my two DeVoe’s much more responsive, tight tone but not constricted I can play sad melancholy to roaring expression with no bass muddies or treble harshness. The mids are fantastic.






TC Electronic M One XL

I picked up a TC Electronic M One XL Reverb unit on eBay to encorporate with my Rane AP 13 Rack, I will be running RMC Pickups, K&K Pickups and a DPA 4099 mic when playing live. It’s going to be used as a dedicated unit for primarily nylon string guitars. DeVoe and Zoffia.



Roland Cube Street EX Review

I have been looking for a nice sounding portable battery powered amp to use for outdoor gigs or small settings wine bar, lobby, reception area. My primary use will be for nylon string guitar and playback do backing tracks. The Roland Cube Street EX is sounding pretty good with Shertler DYNG. On my DeVoe Negra. This is a new product from Roland 50 watts 2 8in speakers, 2 tweeters and yes battery power or AC. 4 Channels, one in for a iPod or iPad, one stereo in for keyboard, one microphone and one Guitar. There are two combo jacks that take XLR or tip ring sleeve or ring sleeve. It has built-in reverb and Chorus and delay. very light and easy to carry. I have had it for two days, I purchased it new from Sweetwater. I’m looking forward to the ease of use and can’t wait to use this with some of my other guitars and my soon Zofia Blanca with K&K Pickups. One of the best things about this amp/pa is it battery powered if you want to use it or you can run on AC as well. It’s smaller than the Roland BA 330 and lighter but to me has more useful features two Chanel’s with Bass, Mid, Treb, eq, reverb on mic channel, and reverb chorus and delay on guitar, iPod iPad in (and record and playback with app) and a stereo line in channel, useful for synthesizer, keyboards, drum machines. I really like using my Bose L1 S but this is a much more streamlined simple portable solution for where I don’t need as much power. I am very happy with the purchase and acquisition of this new smaller Roland Cube Street EX.



Hi, I’ve had my Roland Cube Street Ex for a few days giged with it and it works great. I like it’s light and can be used with batteries. I have used a DPA 4099 G mic and supplied it with phantom power. That’s my favorite, then I’ve used it with a Schtler DYNG, a Beyerdynamic Mic and the set up on my Cordoba GK Studio, and DeVoe w RMC pickups. I mainly purchased this for small indoor outdoor gigs where my Bose L1S was too much. My only thing with the amp is that you hear a little bit of his when you first hit a note (not very audible to a listener) but to those who have good ears you will hear it if your near the amp. It’s kind of like a compressor/gate opening up. It’s not a deal breaker for me as I really wanted to be able to play small outdoor gigs that may not have a power jack near or small wineries that would just need a little bit more than what my guitar alone would do acoustically. It’s a great amp to me smaller than the Roland BA 330 that I did own but was to big to travel with. I also like the 3 bass, mid, treb eq on two channels. I hope the gig bag is out for this soon. It’s going to get a lot of use this summer.


I have noticed that if I have the low-power consumption switch on or when economy power switch on there is this, this of course is when using batteries only.