It has taken us years of design and refinement to achieve the level of quality in Alvarez today. We felt it was very important to test as many EQ systems on the market as possible so that our guitars could reflect the same quality electronically as they do acoustically. After testing all the systems at the appropriate price points, we feel that the LR Baggs system that we fit into Alvarez Artist 60s and above are the most accurate reproduction of our sound when amplified. The guitar – when plugged in – sounds very close to the acoustic tone, which we believe is balanced, and articulate.
Side mounted preamp system.
The StagePro Element is a side-mounted preamp/EQ that offers battery access and a full chromatic tuner that is hidden beneath the control panel to maintain a clean, classy look. The three band EQ with phase inversion and Garrett Null notch filter controls deliver warm, pristine sound even under the most challenging conditions. The system includes the Element pickup and pre-wired strapjack.
- Includes Element pickup
- Side mounted pre-amp/controls
- Master volume
- Bass, mid and treble control
- Notch filter
- Phase inversion
- Onboard tuner with mute function
- 9V Battery access drawer
- Battery life indicator
- 100+ hrs battery life
Advanced Undersaddle Pickup with Unrivalled Dynamic Range.
Unlike common undersaddle pickups that are dependent on string compression for their sound, the Element Pickup was engineered to mirror the soundboard’s actual movement as you play for enhanced acoustic reproduction. At the heart of the pickup, a flexible film sensor only two thousandths of an inch thick picks up the guitar’s most delicate nuances.
Tracking the motion of the top rather than a direct string attack suppresses ‘quack’ caused by compression and unlocks the Element’s unrivalled dynamic range. The pickup’s minimalist construction lessens any influence on the acoustic properties and creates an intimate coupling between the pickup and guitar for the highest fidelity possible.
Volume, tone and compression.
The Element VTC’s all discrete, Class A endpin pre-amp leverages studio grade analog electronics for superior warmth and natural balance of tone. In addition, the circuitry is enhanced by a proprietary compressor tuned to reflect the natural dynamics of the acoustic guitar making the Element VTC the most organic and musically uplifting undersaddle system ever created.
- Element pickup
- All-discrete endpin preamp
- Built-in LF compressor
- Soundhole mounted volume and tone control
- Single 9V battery
- 1,000 hrs battery life
We’re really happy to feature this great EQ and pick up in our Regent Series guitars. The SYS250 delivers superb performance and acoustic reproduction as well as a fully chromatic, precision tuner with backlit LCD screen and a 4-band EQ.