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L.R. Baggs Anthem Acoustic Pickup  From L.R. Baggs

Acoustic pickup which blends internal mic and undersaddle pickup.

L.R. Baggs


Retail:  $429.00

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This innovative product from L.R. Baggs is a remarkable new advancement in acoustic pickup technology. Their new Tru-Mic setup puts their noise-cancelling microphone just 3 mm from the bridge plate providing much higher gain before feedback when compared to most internal mics. What you have is a very natural tone that doesn't come out boxy or boomy that you can then blend with the undersaddle pickup to fill out the low end. Unlike many similar products, you actually get a higher signal from the internal mic than from the undersaddle pickup, which really does produce superior tone. Imagine, an internal mic that actually sounds like a mic'd acoustic guitar! With controls for volume, blend, and phase, you can make most adjustments right there on the unobtrusive soundhole-mounted control unit. 

LR Baggs Anthem Acoustic Pickup + Synapse PA System Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure guitar specialist Sam Kelly plays a Lowden F-25C acoustic equipped with an L.R. Baggs Anthem Acoustic Pickup through the L.R. Baggs Synapse PA System. SIGNAL CHAIN INFO: Guitar: Lowden F-25C w/ L.R. Baggs Anthem pickup } L.R. Baggs Session DI } Synapse w/ Medium Reverb. Peluso P84 Microphone (on guitar) } Synapse w/ Medium Reverb. Telefunken M60 Mic Pair with Omni Capsules (on the Synapse) } Avalon 2022 Preamp. Neumann TLM 107 Microphone (on the synapse) } Millennia HV-3D Preamp. Synapse DIRECT OUT } Vintech X73i Preamp. ALL Preamps } Lynx Aurora 16 Converter.

Manufacturer's Description from L.R. Baggs



Think you know what an internal microphone is all about? Think again. This mic will shatter your preconceptions.


This revolutionary new amplification system features our patent pending Tru-Mic microphone technology. The mic is mounted to the bridge plate inside of the guitar to capture the majority of your guitar's true voice in a way that only a microphone is capable of - plus it is amazingly feedback resistant. Our Element Under Saddle Pickup carries only the lowest frequencies for punch and authority.

A sound hole mounted controller has volume, mix and phase controls with a battery check feature so you can always be sure of your battery at any gig.

Now you can plug in, crank it and sound more real than you ever thought possible.



L.R. Baggs

About Manufacturer

Every acoustic guitar in our boutique deserves the finest amplification systems available to recreate the beauty and detail that it has been painstakingly crafted to produce. Sound Pure’s Guitar Department has hand-selected L.R. Baggs products for their quality, innovation, and ability to create amplified sounds worthy of the world’s greatest acoustic guitars! Contact our experts to inquire about outfitting your acoustic rig with these fine products or about professional installation. 

L.R. Baggs has developed acoustic guitar amplification systems that capture the beauty and tonal character of even the most sophisticated instruments. Starting with the first step in the signal chain, the pickup, Baggs has perfected some of the most realistic and detailed pickup systems available. These devices employ a variety of state-of-the-art pickup designs and range from microphone systems, magnetic soundhole pickups, undersaddle pickups, bridgeplate systems, and more. Two of their most popular pickup systems, the Anthem and the M1, were recently awarded 3 Gold Medal accolades in Acoustic Guitar Magazine's Player's Choice Awards 2011; including the Anthem's award for Most Innovative New Product. Sound Pure's Acoustic Guitar experts are ready and available to help you outfit your acoustic with the perfect L.R. Baggs pickup system.

But it doesn't end there.

L.R. Baggs is also leading the field in acoustic preamps and amplifiers to help performers craft a superior acoustic tone from start to finish. The Venue DI system was awarded a Gold Medal for Best Stand-Alone Acoustic Preamp of 2011 and has set a new industry standard for tone and control in a simple, functional package. Also new to the L.R. Baggs family is the incredible A-Reference Amplifier, an outstanding sound-sculpting device that you will have to see to believe!