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EXPRESSION SYSTEM, Other Guitar Replacement Part from Taylor.

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  • Manufacturer: Taylor
  • Category: Other Guitar Replacement Parts
  • Added in our database on: 03/05/2005

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Taylor EXPRESSION SYSTEM user reviews

Average Score:2.8( 2.8/5 based on 11 reviews )
 3 reviews27 %
 2 reviews18 %
 1 user review9 %
 4 reviews36 %

tonysauvion's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very good system"

taylor 712 that


a bit of a chore the two switches in the box


then to temper this a bit, I just tested my expression system (taylor 712ce)
and several points are worth noting:

lower level of a piezo, it's normal output is a magnetic system
already at this stage if you do not like the sound of a magnetic pickup (fishman rareearth, triaxial taka, etc ...) it will not go. on the other hand if you can not stand the piezos ....

FYI I also taka newyorker with fishman aura, so I can compare the two

overall it is very realistic about the dynamic, nothing to do with a piezo (except as may be) must equalizer in any case I need to quickly find pyu slightly dig around 300 and 1kHz - 1.5kHz and can boost the bass and treble a hair (100 7khs)

no more than 3 dB each time, and there was a sound that I find beautiful and very enjoyable to play
I could essauer on aer, bose l1copact and monitors Yamaha HS50
in any case it sounds

a little breath effectively, especially on the Boses, you can cut back a little after 15khz
but in a live setting it works

I will publish the notice in a few weeks, after heavy use!

is no better than the fishman, just very different, to be continued

should both with a blend!



snakefinger's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent rendering!"

The expression system is the electronic circuit fitted to Taylor electro-acoustic.
This is a professional system that requires symmetric connection.
Connected with a single jack, you lose 75% of the sound quality and it may seem confusing.
But connected with a TRS side guitar and amp xlr side electro-acoustic direct box, mixing console, it is a pure delight.


In practice, this system does not include acute and grave are Features equalizer and volume is very simple to use, and can immediately obtain the sound you want. But simple does not mean simplistic, because for example if you want to increase the mids, just to increase the volume and reduce the bass and treble. The choice of frequency equalizer and action curve (Q) is very musical, acting directly on the right spectrum of guitar harmonics and the higher octaves.


The principle of its uptake is an innovation of Taylor, is a humbucking coil placed behind the neck above the rosette. It is here that the vibration of the strings and the sound of the instrument is the richest.
The sound is much more realistic than that captured by a piezo under the bridge saddle.

In addition, a small switch to enable / disable a sensor placed under the soundboard which takes into account the style of play, the sound pressure in the body, and gives a more acoustic, airy and realistic.


Expression System is a set of sensors / preamp sophisticated at the same time very simple and discreet (we only see three buttons that touch the splint).
Taylor may not be enough warning to indicate that it requires a professional connection to draw symmetrical that one is entitled to expect of guitars of this quality.
Properly connected, the expression system is an extension of the amplified sound of the pure acoustic instrument.

gibson83's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Avoid!"

System equipped guitars Taylor


Using ultra simple. Three knobs: Volume, bass, treble.


35 years ago that, my father had bought a micro rosette for its "Hondo" sound. It was a single coil pickup that made a buzzing saucepan! Something infamous! Want laugh? Well I just tell you that when I plugged in my Taylor 510CE first time equipped with the expression system, I was rapelé the sound of the old micro Dad! ! On a guitar for almost 3000 euros, it is purely a scandal! !


My advice: Buy a Taylor made WITHOUT electronics and install another system. For my part, I opted for a blend of Matrix Ellypse in Fishman.

Cuki79's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" It's really good anyway!"

It's a system I have on a Taylor 414ce

First let me say that before I was a fan of the piezo Fishman Aura +. I even almost bought a Taylor without electronics to raise a fishman ...

Recall that the ES (not to confuse the ES-T) is a system based on magnetic pickups under the key (the ropes) and at the soundboard (two sensors).

I find people very hard. The sound is very natural (especially compared to the 114ce and 214ce piezo) and I did not notice any noise even at high volume (or the store or at home .. I use a tech SR JAM 150).

I think people who have problems of noise, have problems with ground loops. People in Taylor made a lot of videos on the subject.

Basically, a magnetic pickup is sensitive to radio emissions (eg the 50Hz) ... Who has not picked up the radio with a Fender unshielded (all models "roots" genre classic, vintage 52 tele ...)? And yet it does not shock anyone that strato is a real antenna noise!

Obviously they were not in Taylor coated the entire interior of the guitar with metallic paper known as an electric guitar ... So if you play this guitar Live, you need a hum eliminator, a direct box or a noise gate and pay attention to the cables ... As an often electric.

It's not a scandal, and it was even more predictable!

The advantage is a rather hot and warm no "piezo quack".

I remember one such as piezo mounted on the 114ce and 214ce does make the sound of the strings and that's it ... As usual, all the guitars sound a little similar with the piezos ... (NB: I've heard systems fishman very damn about Martin ... so it's not a general rather than absolute)

With the magnetic pickups you often have a round + the + sweet + jazz but then with a certain color (like Seymour Duncan or LR Baggs magnetic) ... If it was crap, people will not buy these microphones.

I admit that I was hesitant in buying the guitar because it is not, a priori, the sound I'm looking for a sound (I like my Aura + piezo). In addition we see videos on the net (Youtube Nstuffmusic) or the comparison with external microphone jack and direct is really scary ... You sound like an electric guitar Jazz

I am expecting the worst

... The result: the SR Tech JAM sound is very natural and not at all "electric". So for me an excellent sensor (not expect either to a studio microphone jack) but for a game in normal amplified it's really good! 100x better than the ES-T without Aura pedal ... When the noise, there are less than a cheap piezo preamp.

I think these are problems amp and ground noise that upset people (What I can understand).

Review of Race: check the quality of your electrical installation and test the scratches on the amp you have at home before you buy.


Yeah there are only three knobs but since it already sounds great with everything at noon ...




I was very pleasantly surprised.

Yet I love the combination piezo + Aura!

NB: In yamaha they developed a similar system but with piezos (ART) and then eventually they opted for a type AURA (SRT) ... As it sounds good ...

I think if one is pro and we play in lots of different places with different sound systems, the safest is probably the Aura. But this is far from being the case for everyone.



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