L.R.Baggs M80

Pickup

  • Active, magnetic soundhole pickup incl. 3D body sensor
  • For western guitars
  • Active/Passive switchover

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Pickup System Magnetic
Microphone No
Preamp Installation Pickup

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Very good pick-up for acoustic
Doccy, 09.09.2020
I play mostly acoustic percussive guitar, so I was looking for a good quality pick-up able to grab the percussions.

It does its job wonderfully. The sound from the strings is pristine. My guitar has a lot of natural sustain and I tend ot play a lot with it, the pick-up translates that sustain extremely well I was really surprised.
About the percussions on the body: it does a very acceptable job, good enough for recording. I would advise getting a compressor with fast attack and fast release to tame the transient from some percussive hits (one that I use a lot, with the thumb just above the sound hole isn't really usable as-is with this pick-up which grabs the sound way too much. But it's normal given how it is made). If you don't play percussive guitar, I think the only drawback may be the price.

Quite easy to install as well. Still go to a luthier if you don't have the tools to open that hole for the jack though, I didn't and even though I did manage something clean I did sweat a bit.

I removed a star from handling since when the pick-up came in, the battery installed was empty (the switch came on the active position). It doesn't bother me as I use the pick-up system passively anyways. Also, there was a second battery in the packaging, so not that big of a deal anyways.
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M80 is amazing
Oscar9649, 01.08.2014
I just bought an L.R Baggs M80 pickup and I'm really pleased with the product. Really easy to fit into the guitar, it has a nice look and lovely finishing but most importantly an incredible sound quality for a pickup.
I fitted it onto my Martin OM28 acoustic guitar and done several recording tests with it. the range of sound it registers is very impressive and not far from what I used to get recording directly from an condenser microphone.

I only wish they designed it so the battery was accessible for changing without having to take the strings out, same for the active/passive switch... but otherwise is perfect :)
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RiccaFerr, 13.08.2019
I am extremely disappointed. This is the second chance I gave to LR Baggs and definitely their products are not for my style.
I don't want to say that they are not good, but do take care before buying.
My main problems:
1. If you are used to an under saddle pick-up system you will realize a huge difference in sound. For my taste a difference that I didn't like at all.
2. If you play in a rock band (as I do) and your rock band plays in small stages with a lot of noise this pick-up is not for you. It is impossible to have the guitar loud enough without getting humming/feedback noise.

Summary: I installed a Fishman .
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Excellent sound!
Gordon4558, 11.03.2015
The only real issue with this was when fitting it to a Taylor mini where the strap button at the end had to be replaced by the smaller Baggs fitting leaving a large unfinished wood edging. It would have been nice to have a selection of washers that could have acted as finishing pieces to maintain the high quality theme of guitar and pick up.
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