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LR Baggs M1 Soundhole Pickup
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Superior live sound has never been easier.

New TriAxial Dynamic Technology allows the LR Baggs M1 Soundhole Pickup to respond to the guitar's string and body vibrations, redefining what is possible from a soundhole pickup.

The L.R. Baggs M-1 is a humbucking pickup with a twist. In a common stacked humbucker, the second, lower coil cancels hum, but doesn't contribute anything positive to the sound. In fact, it can muddy the sound of the main coil. The M1 unlocks the second coil. This allows it to make a positive sonic contribution while maintaining the pure open sound of a single coil -- but without the hum.

The hum-canceling coil is suspended under the main coil by a tuned support that allows it to move in 3 dimensions. The primary coil moves with the guitar top and creates a body signal in the suspended secondary coil. This brings the M1 to life, with string and body sound all in one. It's like having a dual pickup system in your soundhole. The support is carefully tuned to control motion in all 3 dimensions. This allows you to selectively add the presence and realism from the body signal while suppressing runaway feedback.

Gold-plated 1/8" jack. The L.R. Baggs M1 Pickup includes a prewired strapjack harness and a 12' Mogami audiophile-grade cable.

LR Baggs M1 Soundhole Pickup Features:

  • Completely passive operation: no batteries to worry about
    Quiet, hum-free operation under the most challenging live conditions
    Highly feedback resistant
    Adjustable pole pieces with smooth threadless tops preserve fingerstylists' nails

LR Baggs M1 Soundhole Pickup

One year parts and labor warranty. (Self-installation voids warranty.)

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  • Good Passive Pickup for the Price

    As reviewed by Logan Higgins on 10/26/2012

    I bought this pickup to put in my Taylor guitar rather than dropping the cash to buy an acoustic electric. I am happy with the performance of the pickup. The amplified effect maintains the natural tone of the acoustic guitar. Once i get the pole pieces adjusted i'm sure the sounds will only improve. I've not had any issues with feedback thus far either. I went with the permanent installation option and installation was very easy and straightforward once i got the correct size/type drill bit. I already had a strap button in my guitar so the location for the pickup jack was already located for me. The only complaint is the volume of the pickup can be a little lacking when playing with electric instruments, but i knew this going in when buying a passive pickup. Overall it is a great buy and I'm not in the least disappointed in the M1 pickup. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for an inexpensive but not "cheap" option to adding plug-n-play capability to their acoustic.

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  • It's Good, But...

    As reviewed by Joe Roberts on 7/27/2012

    I'm a little disappointed and not blown away like the other reviewers. Does not pick up the lowend like my Seymour Duncan Woody. In fact the overall tone of the Woody is slightly better to my ears. Certainly the M1 is silent compared to the Woody and the clarity is slightly better, but IMO not the overall tone. After adjusting the poles and experimenting with different heights, I'm left realizing I'm gonna need a good DI/EQ to get the lowend expression and character I had with the Woody. Regardless of pole height, the Seymour has more power in the lower frequencies. The M1 has it's advantages over the Woody for sure in regard to clarity and noise. But I'll have to shape the sound to get the tone I'm after.

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  • Acoustic Sound in a Magnetic Pick-up

    As reviewed by Ken on 7/25/2011

    This is proving to be the best sound-hole pick-up I've ever had. I bought it for use with my Martin HD-28. It comes fully equipped either for permanent or temporary installation. The guitar-to-amp cable is fully detachable. I find that this makes the pick-up and cable more manageable for temporary installation. The corner points on the pick-up where it attaches to the sound hole of the guitar are made of smooth, high impact plastic; they will not harm finish if you're careful. And this gives the pick-up a connection to the body so that the pick-up receives vibrations from the top, as well as the vibrations of the strings. This captures acoustic tone better than other sound-hole pick-ups I've worked with. I have been running it through an L. R. Baggs Para Acoustic D.I., with everything on the D. I. and the amp set "flat," and I find that this rig captures acoustic tone just fine. The adjustable pole pieces as well as the versatility of the D. I. offer much potential for future twesking. Ease of use and, most important, tone, make this the best sound-hole pick-up I've used.

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