L.R. Baggs iBeam Active Acoustic Pickup  From L.R. Baggs

Bridge plate transducer pickup with volume control.

L.R. Baggs

$149.00

Retail:  $199.00

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What We Think

 

The iBeam active enhances the warmth and presence of the iBeam bridge plate transducer with L.R. Baggs' audiophile-grade endpin preamp. The result is a lush, rich sound that captures a wide frequency range and the subtlest qualities of your guitar's character. The iBeam has a fuller tone with more low end than an undersaddle transducer, so it is perfect for smaller venues and intricate styles of playing. 

 

Manufacturer's Description from L.R. Baggs

 

The iBeam Active System combines our patented bridge plate transducer with an all-discrete class A endpin preamp that enables you to simply "plug-in-and-play". The user-installable iBeam reproduces the natural tone of an acoustic guitar while maintaining perfect string balance and providing full dynamic range.

The iBeam itself is the heart of the system and weighs only 1/3rd oz. This revolutionary bridge plate transducer easily sticks to the bridge plate on the inside of the guitar and does not affect the acoustic tone of the guitar in any way. The iBeam is microphonic enough to hear the rich (but correct) texture of finger squeak and top tapping, but is resistant to feedback and gives you excellent amplified sound without a hint of piezo quack. Included with each iBeam is a placement jig that allows you to install the pickup in minutes and get the ideal placement for the transducer inside the guitar.The iBeam preamp is made up of class A discrete circuitry and built on our stereo Strapjack Plus. Pre-tuned to deliver that great L.R. Baggs performance from the iBeam in any situation, it is ultra-quiet and faithfully amplifies the sound and dynamics of the iBeam. There is even a second passive channel available if you would like to add a magnetic or undersaddle pickup to compliment the iBeam.

 

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! 

 

 

Specifications

• Quick and easy installation

• Includes ibeam placement jig (pin bridge guitars only)

• Peel-and-stick 

• Natural string-to-string balance and dynamics

• Fits most X-Braced guitars

• All discrete class A preamp for warm, analog sound

• Available in steel- and nylon-string versions

 

• Ibeam length: 2.875”

• Ibeam width: .425”

• Ibeam weight: less than 1/3 oz.

• Battery type: Single 9V

• Battery life: 1000 hrs.