L.R.Baggs Stagepro Anthem

Pickup System for Steel Stringed Guitars

  • Anthem and Element pickup
  • Side preamp with built-in tuner

Further information

Pickup System Piezo, Magnetic
Microphone Yes
Preamp Installation Side
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Sounds great, but almost not audible

20.03.2016
Using this product for a year and a view months. The sound is great but almost not audible, even when I set the volumes (from Stagepro system and from concerning mixer channel) to the maximum.
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A big throw succeeded

Langohr, 28.10.2015
Delivery:
The Undersaddle piezo pickup "Elements", the internal interface microphone "Anthem", electronics and battery compartment, connection socket, English-language user manual, a sawing and drilling dimension sketch as well as all necessary mounting material are included.

installation:
Baggs does not provide any installation instructions at the factory and expressly points out that the installation of the pickup must be carried out by a qualified instrument builder or dealer in order to obtain warranty claims. Home or hobby installers do not receive support.
An English-language installation manual can be downloaded from the manufacturer's homepage. Before installation, the technical principle and the resulting mode of operation of the pickup should be fully understood. The mechanical installation itself is relatively simple and has no special features. Please note that after installation in the electronics compartment, the correct tonal balance between the internal microphone and the piezo pickup must be adjusted once.

Instrument:
The pickup was put into a Larrivee L-03. This guitar is factory-equipped with a LRBaggs Stagepro element. The dimensions of the electronics of the "element" are the same as the electronics of the "anthem", so far this is only an exchange 1: 1.
The starting point of the conversion was the fact that the Stagepro "Elements", which was installed at the factory by Larrivee, is a good one among the piezo pickups, but ultimately the system-induced disadvantages of this design are not a thing of the past: the system-induced piezo "quack" Is in this guitars / pickup combination in the range around the 1.6 kHz unpleasantly forward.

sound:
I anticipate the result in two words: "great class".
The aim was fully achieved. The piezo "quack" has disappeared. Instead, the guitar now sounds free and airy, the wood of the body is warm in its vibrations, and can be heard clearly in a manner and intensity that was not heard before. One is almost tempted to say, "This guitar does not have a pickup, it just sounds louder."

Conclusion:
This pickup certainly belongs to the top class. He is certainly not cheap, but from my - subjective - view worth every penny. It is simply the best pickup of all my acoustic guitars.
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