EQ System

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.

WHAT KIND OF AMP SHOULD I USE?

Just like guitars, there are an unlimited range of amps on the market, all with specific strengths and attributes. Our Acoustic Electrics will work with all of them, but there are some questions you should consider when choosing an amp. How much volume do you need? How much mobility would you prefer? Do you want effects on your amplifier? Do some research and discover the amp that is right for you. We can assure you our LR Baggs system will function well with whichever amp you decide.

WHAT KIND OF LEAD SHOULD I USE?

Leads and cables come in many different options. For players on a budget, any ¼” cable will work, but spending more money on the same cable with different, higher-end materials – some believe – can improve sound. Our LR Baggs system use ¼” cables.

CAN IT WORK AS A TUNER?

Our LR Baggs system is equipped with a full chromatic tuner. Simply press the tuner button and pluck a string. Sound going to the mixer or amplifier is interrupted and the nearest note is displayed, with sharp and flat LEDs guiding you to the perfect tonal degree. Press the tuning button again when you are finished to resume playing through an Amp or Mixer.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY EQ SYSTEM IS DAMAGED?

Your EQ system is covered for 2 years from the date of original purchase. The warranty will cover you in that time period if rare defects in the production or assembly are causing problems, but for all other damages our guitar shop can handle your repairs at a very competitive pricing. Contact them here: http://alvarezguitars.com/contact/