A well-engineered system for adding acoustic sounds to your favorite tremolo-equipped Strat.
Imagine one guitar that is perfect for blues or rock and roll, has the ultimate clean sound, is great for jazz and has a great acoustic sound without feedback. Sounds like an expensive dream, but chances are that you already own this guitar. It's your beloved Strat. And all that it has been waiting for to unleash this hidden potential is the vibraton bridge pickup, the X-Bridge from L.R. Baggs.
When LR Baggs decided to apply their fifteen years of transducer design experience to amplifying the electric guitar, they were faced with the task of first choosing a guitar and then a bridge. The Strat was a pretty obvious choice. But when they interviewed guitar makers about bridges, they found that there was no existing bridge that had the qualities that they were looking for. So they designed their own. By starting with a clean slate, LR Baggs did not have to shoehorn their pickups into an off-the-shelf bridge. They could then design the bridge and pickups as an integrated system without compromise. The product of their research, the X-Bridge is beautiful, responsive and dynamic, and has a jaw-dropping sound that redefines what a Strat can do.
The X-Bridge is a tremolo bridge pickup that is a drop-in replacement for the American Standard Strat bridge. Post spacing is 2.2" center to center. The Passive Stereo kit provides for independent outputs for the magnetic and X-Bridge pickups via the "tip" and "ring" contacts of a stereo jack. A volume pot for the passive X-Bridge takes the place of a middle tone control. The tone functions are summed onto the other tone pot. The wiring is designed for a typical 3-knob Strat. There is no physical modification required to the guitar body or pickguard.