In a bit of a twist, I spent some time this afternoon trying to tweak my Taylor 310ce using the onboard Expression system (2009 version). The reason is I'm trying to minimize or eliminate an annoying scraping sound that I get when using my 1st finger on the G string. Some 50 years ago, I caught it in the chain of a motorcycle and it cut the tip off. The doctors fixed it up fine, but it's got a straight edge rather than the rounded tip on my other fingers. When using it for fingerpicking, I get a sound that is a lot like finger squeaks. It drives me up the wall when I do acoustic work.
I've tried minimizing it with some EQ but I was curious if it would be as prominent through the onboard system. Turns out, it is less noticeable but now I need to do some major tweaking of the sound. There's too much low bass and too much top end. I've already put a low shelf on (cutting about 3-5dB, and did a serious roll off on the top. Its still not there.
So, my question is, is anyone using a Taylor Expression 1 system direct in, and what type of EQ settings are you using? RIght now I'm thinking of recording both direct and with two mics and combining to get the sound I want.