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LR Baggs Anthem SL Acoustic Microphone/Preamp System

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For acoustic guitarists who prefer a minimalist approach to controls, LR Baggs offers the Anthem SL acoustic microphone and preamp system. In the SL, the balance between the Tru-Mic and Element pickup... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

For acoustic guitarists who prefer a minimalist approach to controls, LR Baggs offers the Anthem SL acoustic microphone and preamp system. In the SL, the balance between the Tru-Mic and Element pickup is preset for optimum performance so you can have the same great fidelity in an end-pin preamp format. The preamp, with LR Baggs famous all-discrete studio quality circuitry, is also equipped with a soundhole mounted volume control.

The mic is mounted to the bridge plate inside of the guitar to capture the majority of your guitar's true voice in a way that only a microphone is capable of-plus it is amazingly feedback resistant. The Element undersaddle pickup carries only the lowest frequencies for punch and authority.

FEATURES

  • Pre-set mic and pickup for optimum performance
  • Anthem Tru-Mic carries the majority of the guitars' frequency range
  • Noise cancelation eliminates any annoying honky or boxy qualities inside the guitar
  • The Element Pickup carries only the lowest frequencies
  • One size fits most common string spacings and saddle widths
  • Soundhole remote includes volume and mic gain trim controls
  • Pre-contoured discrete class A endpin preamp
  • Comes with battery bag for secure and unobtrusive battery retention
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Tru Mic dimensions: 2.27" x .735"x .48"
  • Tru Mic weight: 0.5 oz
  • Pickup active sensor length: 3.4"
  • Pickup thickness: .038"
  • Pickup width: .092"
  • Battery type: Single 9V
  • Battery life: 170 hrs.
  • Mic range: 250Hz - 20kHz
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year parts and labor warranty. (Self-installation voids warranty.)


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LR BaggsAnthem SL Acoustic Microphone/Preamp System
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good quality (5)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Functional (3)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great pickup needs better control adhesive

By Gary hudson

from Tallahassee, FL

Comments about LR Baggs Anthem SL Acoustic Microphone/Preamp System:

I had no doubt this would be a great sounding pickup system because it comes from Baggs, whom you can always trust for acoustic guitar pickups. The adhesive material for sticking the volume control to the inside near the sound hole, however, is very weak and mine fell off at the first gig. This is even after thoroughly wiping the area where it was to be attached. Used Velcro instead and it worked fine. Also, my box came with no installation instructions, so you may have to download the PDF manual from the L.R. Baggs website to get instructions. As far as sound, feedback IS a factor if you boost low range in PA speakers, but using a low cut filter and notch takes care of that.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Baggs Sl

By harrison jarrett

from Pennslvania

Comments about LR Baggs Anthem SL Acoustic Microphone/Preamp System:

Guys I did a lot of research for my pickup. I installed it in my Taylor GC3 (grand concert body) You might be unsure because of the small interface compared to the other pickup the anthem tru mic. But don't worry, it is really great without the ease of access (compared to the other pickup). This pickup truly does sound like a mic, and with the under saddle pickup you get some good low ends. I feel great about it so hope this helps.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Natural sound and feedback resistant

By Bluewail

from SF Bay Area

Comments about LR Baggs Anthem SL Acoustic Microphone/Preamp System:

Very pleased with mu Anthem SL. It's in a Larrivee C-10 and using a Baggs Para-DI I can get a tone that's pretty darn close to that "my guitar only louder" holy grail. The biggest surprise is the feedback resistance. I assumed that using an internal mic it might be a problem but in fact I can get the guitar louder without feedback than either of my guitars that have under-saddle pickups only. Very impressed

 
5.0

Looking for accurate sound?

By Marty

from Near Charlotte, NC

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  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

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      Comments about LR Baggs Anthem SL Acoustic Microphone/Preamp System:

      I looked into this to replace a k & k mini in my Martin D-16gt. I had it put in when the guitar was new. I spent lots of money trying to tame the heavy midrange and bass responses to no avail. I purchased three different brands and types of preamps, working with impedance match and notch filters. Just couldn't get what I wanted - which was the sound of my guitar. If I got the "honkiness" out of the mids, I seem to lose the warmth of the guitar. Tried different strings, cables, amps, PA's, etc. Didn't really make that much difference. I noticed my transducers for the k & k were either older version or ones made for a 12 string (3 in total with larger black ones on the outside and a green one in the center). This could have been my whole problem.

      However decided to try the dual source of the LR Baggs Anthem SL. It worked beautifully. It brings out the warmth and bass, but not the heaviness of either. Really the best sound I have heard from the guitar no matter what I tried. I also use a Baggs para di, but really have it set pretty close to flat. It's just in the signal chain in case I need some last minutes EQ for a different sound system I play through.

       
      5.0

      Awesome love it !

      By Steve S

      from Washington

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      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

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          Comments about LR Baggs Anthem SL Acoustic Microphone/Preamp System:

          Installed it myself in a Taylor 214 I have owned over 10 years. Used alot of blue tape and a half inch paddle bit to drill the 1/2 inch hole, perfect, just keep even pressure and level. No chiping whatso ever.Cleaned the inside with a 50/50 mix of rubbing alcohol and water so the adhesive would stick better, Perfect. Once all installed, wow super sound, I have the Lyric installed in a Martin d18, and the Anthem with the undersadle wire seems to have much more bass and balances sound. Love it. Read the install directions on the LL Braggs site, if your a DYI kinda person.

           
          5.0

          Anthem SL

          By SJP

          from Atlanta

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          Verified Buyer

          Comments about LR Baggs Anthem SL Acoustic Microphone/Preamp System:

          Great natural sound. An excellent upgrade from the Element and easy to replace by yourself.

           
          5.0

          Well worth it

          By None

          from Richmond, Va

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about LR Baggs Anthem SL Acoustic Microphone/Preamp System:

            Went in a Martin D28 and sounds amazing. Very close to what the guitar sounds like. I also have one in a D35 and plan on putting one in my D18

             
            4.0

            Great pickup

            By Acoustic Bard

            from northeast Kansas

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            Pros

            • Diy Capable Install
            • Good Quality
            • Packaged Very Well
            • Well Made Wiring

            Cons

            • Diy Voids Warranty
            • No Install Instructions

            Best Uses

            • Performing Live
            • Recording

            Comments about LR Baggs Anthem SL Acoustic Microphone/Preamp System:

            I installed this in a Taylor Big Baby in about 2 hours. The packaging is great and keeps the pickups from getting damaged before purchase. Unfortunately Taylor doesn't give installation instructions and you void their warranty unless you have it professionally installed. Online videos have the steps listed out and it is fairly straightforward if you do a little research how the pickups work. The sound is extremely close to the natural acoustic voice. A mic preamp setting inside the unit is about all you need to adjust to set the tone to more mic or more bridge pickup. Other than the volume and a battery, this is just a plug and play pickup once installed. Also you won't need to cut a hole in the top for the unit, since most of it resides inside the 1/4 plug/strap jack. I've yet to play live, but recordings are loud and clear even without equalization or s D.I. box. Worth the money. Just don't wait 2 years like I did. Get it and you won't be disappointed.

             
            5.0

            It adds another dimetion to your sound when plugged in.

            By RexM

            from Medford,OR

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

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              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about LR Baggs Anthem SL Acoustic Microphone/Preamp System:

              It is a great choice for a quality sounding pickup system. Easy to install,easy to adjust and use.At the end of the day the sound that I want to hear come from the sound system is the sound of my acoustic guitar. That is why I have payed so much for a hand made acoustic guitar.To use anything that would make my guitar sound less than it does naturally would just be kind of nuts.

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