Unlike typical undersaddle acoustic guitar pickups that are dependent on string compression for their sound, the Element was engineered to mirror the soundboard’s actual movement as you play. At the heart of the pickup, a flexible film sensor only 2 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 unrivaled 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.
Element Active System – VTC
(Volume and Tone Control)
The EAS-VTC builds on the strengths of the EAS With the addition of a treble tone control and a special low frequency compression circuit. The LF compressor tames low end thump and mimics the actual dynamic response of the guitar for enhanced realism.
LR BAGGS ANTHEM
At the heart of the Anthem is a revolutionary microphone engineered to capture a dynamic studio-mic’d sound for any live performance. The TRU•MIC mounts to the underside of the bridge plate and hovers just 3 mm above its surface to take advantage of the PZM or “boundary” effect. This proprietary mounting system, combined with noise cancellation, frees the mic to perform as if it were outside of the guitar in a studio and maintain remarkable feedback suppression for the stage. The result is a balanced frequency response with excellent clarity for the purest sound you have ever heard amplified. We have paired the Element pickup with the TRU•MIC to provide solidity and punch for low frequencies.
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LR BAGGS ANTHEM SL
For those of you who prefer a minimalist approach to controls, the Anthem SL delivers the same groundbreaking studio mic fidelity as the Anthem in a streamlined format with a single volume control. The end pin preamp has all-discrete circuitry for the purest signal and the TRU-MIC is premixed with the Element for optimum performance.View full product details
The FIVE.O is small, light-weight, and best of all, specifically engineered to track the uke’s unmistakably unique voice. The system combines a custom version of the award winning Element pickup, a soundhole mounted volume control and a miniature endpin preamp powered by a 3V battery. It was radically miniaturized in design so that the complete system weighs less than a 9V battery and tucks away neatly inside of the small instrument for a non-invasive installation. The pickup also features a pull guide to facilitate faster installations.View full product details
LR BAGGS LRBEAS-C NYLON STRING PICKUP
Delivering the same dynamically rich, high fidelity sound as the steel string version, the Element Active System Classical is specifically voiced to articulate the frequency response of nylon stringed instruments.View full product details
LR BAGGS LRBM1A M1 ACTIVE SOUNDHOLE PICKUP
The M1 Active's plug-&-play design features a preamp with audiophile circuitry for that pure acoustic sound we are known for. The built-in electronics boosts the pickup's output for a full and direct signal to any acoustic amplifier or P.A. system, eliminating the need for any external preamps. The M1 Active includes a volume control and adjustable pole pieces for perfect balance and tone between the strings.View full product details
LR BAGGS LRBRADM RADIUS MANDOLIN PICKUP
The Radius mandolin pickup is a hi-tech contact sensor that was designed to emulate the sound of a mic without the instability associated with microphones. The pickup installs easily to the instrument with mounting putty that is non-destructive to its finish. Inside of the pickup’s housing is a highly flexible film sensor that responds much like a mic diaphragm. The sensor is held in equilibrium and damped by opposing neodymium magnets that allow the pickup to respond to the instruments most subtle nuances.
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LR BAGGS LYRIC-MICROPHOME GTR SYSTEM
There's no argument that a microphone is the best way to capture the sound of an acoustic guitar, but until now, using a microphone for most live performances has been an elusive dream. Lyric, the next step in TRU•MIC technology, is the long overdue realization of this dream. Without a pickup, Lyric’s microphone accurately transports your guitar's actual voice to a live audience for the most realistic and inspiring sound you will ever experience.
The featherweight microphone, is high-graded for ideal response, mounts to the underside of the bridge plate with simple peel-and-stick adhesive to preserve the integrity of your instrument. The microphone leverages the “pressure-zone” principle by positioning the capsule just 3mm from the surface of the top to hear the entire soundboard for even balance and tone. And the microphone’s proximity to the top allows high gain before feedback. Unlike other attempts to use an internal microphone, Lyric employs noise canceling technology that rejects “boxy” reflections inside of the acoustic chamber. This patent pending minor miracle enables the mic to act as if it were outside of the guitar delivering a clear and open performance.
In a studio, you would have to use an entire rack of gear to achieve what has been built into Lyric’s tiny circuit board. LR Bagg's head engineer, Tommy Linn, created several patent pending “black box” circuit innovations that unlock the potential of the microphone. The first tightens the lower frequencies for a punchier attack with natural dynamics. The second maintains the microphone’s sweetness no matter how hard you play. The third innovation, not patent pending but useful, is an adjustable “presence” control that dials high frequency response perfectly for your guitar. Wrap all of this in all discrete, high-fidelity mic pre and you have a world class microphone system as an integral part of your guitar anywhere you plug in.
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The secret of the M80 is a patented, free-floating humbucking coil that acts as a 3D body sensor. As the soundboard resonates in all 3 dimensions, a proprietary suspension allows each axis of the humbucking coil to respond with the guitar's movement. A resonate body signal is produced and blended with the strings to faithfully capture your guitar like no other magnetic pickup ever created.
The M80 also gives you the choice of active or passive settings with the flick of the switch. The active setting engages a preamp with built-in EQ and audiophile circuitry for that "high-fidelity" sound Baggs is known for. Switch to the passive setting and bypass the preamp for a battery free performance. Other features of the M80 include a battery check, volume control and adjustable pole pieces for perfect balance between the strings.View full product details
LR BAGGS PARA DI
Due to its studio quality performance, powerful tone shaping EQ and rock-solid reliability, the Para DI has become an indispensable stage tool for countless musicians around the world. This roadworthy box effortlessly tames the stage and enhances any acoustic pickup for a fuller, more complex sound. The Para DI features a 5-band EQ with a tunable midrange and notch, variable gain control for passive or active pickups and a high-quality DI output for a pristine signal to the board.View full product details
LR BAGGS SESSION ACOUSTIC DI
Inspired by the LR Baggs Handcrafted Video Sessions and our experience in some of Nashville’s great studios, the Session Acoustic DI brings our signature studio sound to your live rig. The Session DI enhances your acoustic pickup and imparts the rich sonic character that you’d expect from an experienced audio engineer using some of the world’s finest studio gear. We’ve captured this studio magic and put it into a compact, easy-to-use DI that will transform your live sound.
Often used by studio engineers in post-production, saturation adds warmth, dimension, and pleasing harmonics while smoothing the signal for an enhanced mix. The Session DI’s proprietary saturation is voiced specifically for the acoustic guitar and transports studio analog warmth and inspiring playability to the stage.
Unlike standard compression that can squash the entire range of your signal, the Session DI’s Comp EQ features 3 narrowly focused bands of compression that tame common problematic frequencies and uncover the voice of your guitar. The low, mid, and high frequency compressors are essentially “touch-sensitive” EQs that respond in real-time to your dynamics. The harder you strum, the more they compress and vice versa.
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LR BAGGS VENUE DI
We created the Venue DI so you can travel light, set up fast and sound incredible anywhere you plug in. The Venue DI gives you complete control by combining a full-isolation DI output, 5-band EQ with adjustable low & hi-mid bands, variable clean boost and chromatic tuner all in one acoustic pedal. With its all-discrete signal path, hi-graded semiconductors and exclusive use of audiophile grade film capacitors, the Venue DI is on par with the worlds elite preamps and provides a studio quality sound for the stage.
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The company who import LR Baggs product into Australia recently entered a car in the 24 Hour LeMon's Race recently held at Wakefield Park in NSW. It was to raise awareness and funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. The LR Baggs product was donated by LR Baggs and were engraved/signed by the owner and designer himself Lloyd and all the funds we receive from the sale of the Baggs product (and other sponsors product) goes straight to the charity.
As far as we are aware Lloyd never signs his products like this so these are rare and one of a kind.
The 24 LeMons race has been run and tragically lost, but not without a massive fightback by the boys. The 6 Amigos did however win a major award for the week end and their sponsors, they won the "BACK FROM THE DEAD" award. The race is run over 2 days with 2 x 12 hour days. Unfortunately early on day 1, the car broke a conrod which is of course terminal. However like true race professionals the team sprang into action and commenced an immediate hunt for a second hand engine, as luck would have it a fellow competitor was a member of the WRX club and an engine that had been reconditioned for rallying was found just a few hours drive away. So the race to get back on the track began.
The boys drove down to near Sydney and brought the engine back to Wakefield Park. The engine was fitted by the 6 Amigos overnight and they were back in the race on Sunday morning, hence the award for the back from the dead category, was extremely well deserved.
Several thousand dollars was raised for prostate cancer by the 6 Amigos and their very generous sponsors. I thought the car looked fantastic with the Tanglewood guitars flying off the wing of the car. LR Baggs, Rotorsound, and Elixir Strings completed a strong music industry theme that attracted many comments from those attending the event.
So here is your chance to grab a very rare (only one of each pre-amp available) LR Baggs product and support a good cause.View full product details