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LR Baggs iBeam Acoustic Guitar Pickup  

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The LR Baggs iBeam is a user-installable acoustic guitar pickup that reproduces the full dynamic range of your guitar's natural tone while maintaining perfect string balance. LR Baggs includes an inst... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The LR Baggs iBeam is a user-installable acoustic guitar pickup that reproduces the full dynamic range of your guitar's natural tone while maintaining perfect string balance. LR Baggs includes an installation jig with each iBeam that allows you to install the pickup in minutes and get the ideal placement for the transducer inside your guitar.

Features
  • Reproduces natural tone with perfect string balance and full dynamic range
  • User installable in minutes
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year parts and labor warranty. (Self-installation voids warranty.)


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LR BaggsiBeam Acoustic Guitar Pickup
 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works Great!

This is a great pickup for your acousitc. I have been using mine for 3+years to play at church. Sometimes I plug directly into our sound mixer, sometimes I plug it in...Read complete review

This is a great pickup for your acousitc. I have been using mine for 3+years to play at church. Sometimes I plug directly into our sound mixer, sometimes I plug it in through an L.R. Baggs DI box. Sounds very natural, and has great tone. No battery to come loose inside the guitar! Since it doesn't have a battery inside when it is plugged directly into our mixer, I have to turn the gain up at the mixer. Not a problem just something to be aware of. Having the guitar plugged into a DI box allows me to adjust the volume (etc) during performances. I use this in a solid wood Epiphone Acoustic.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Too Quiet

This pick-up is really really quit. I have an L.R. Baggs para-acoustic D.I. to go with it, and its still too quiet. I have played on p.a.'s were the natural sound...Read complete review

This pick-up is really really quit. I have an L.R. Baggs para-acoustic D.I. to go with it, and its still too quiet. I have played on p.a.'s were the natural sound of my Martin was louder than the amplified sound. It IS installed correctly. Dont expect to play with any accompanyment or mic'd vocals. When I kick on my tuner, there is a loud pop due to the amount of gain needed for me to be heard. Most sound men give up and just mic me. Im shopping for a replacement right now. Sounds really good if you can hear it though.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best acoustic pick-up at a good price point

By AJ

from Eugene, OR

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • Price

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about LR Baggs iBeam Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

I play through a Zoom pedal/pre-amp with feedback filter. It replicates the sound of the guitar unlike magnetic PU's. I have both active and passive in my guitars. With external pre-amp you can save $40.00 and when you have a herd of guitars that is significant and no sound quality is compromised.

 
5.0

Good after market pickup

By Lefty8

from Wynnewood, PA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Natural Sound
  • No Drilling Bridge

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Solo Acoustic Performance

    Comments about LR Baggs iBeam Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

    I had this pickup professionally installed in my Martin 810. I like that fact that it didn't require any alteration to the saddle or soundboard. I read another review that said the sound is too quiet? Not the case for me. I often use a L.R. Baggs Para-acoustic D.I. EQ box, but not always. A good PA does just fine.
    My higher end is not so strong for soloing, but that's the guitar, not the pickup. I have the same problem unplugged as plugged. I'm happy with the pickup. Very natural sound.

    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    LR Baggs Passive Accoustic

    By Jesse Gorham

    from Bishop, CA

    Comments about LR Baggs iBeam Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

    I just finished installing this pick up in my accoustic this evening. Put the strings back on and plugged her into my amp. I loved the sound! I couldn't be more pleased. The sound isn't synthetic. My guitar sounds like I have a high end mic on the sound hole. If you want a pick up that will duplicate the sound of your accoustic, then I recommend this pick up. Fairly easy to install if you have mechanical abilities.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Can't believe this thing didn't have any reviews!!

    By marcus ledbetter

    from TN

    Comments about LR Baggs iBeam Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

    This is absolutely the best pickup i've ever had in an acoustic. I have the passive model paired with an outboard para-acoustic DI box also from baggs.. I personally love the way it sounds but more importantly, i'm always getting raves from sound guys, folks listening and anyone that ever borrows my guitar about how natural and "mic'd" it sounds. There is no quack like you usually get.. and it's very feedback resistant. It picks up all the great acoustic sounds and nuances though such as string slide, percussive sounds, etc.. very "Woody" Since it's a bridge plate transducer, rather than a saddle transducer, it picks up the natural guitar sound rather than just the strings at the bridge.. I can't possible give this thing enough stars. It's also VERY easy to install. Just stick it to the bridge place and connect the leads to your bridge pin jack and you're done!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Too Quiet

    By solerydr

    from Oklahoma

    Comments about LR Baggs iBeam Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

    This pick-up is really really quit. I have an L.R. Baggs para-acoustic D.I. to go with it, and its still too quiet. I have played on p.a.'s were the natural sound of my Martin was louder than the amplified sound. It IS installed correctly. Dont expect to play with any accompanyment or mic'd vocals. When I kick on my tuner, there is a loud pop due to the amount of gain needed for me to be heard. Most sound men give up and just mic me. Im shopping for a replacement right now. Sounds really good if you can hear it though.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Pickup

    By GibsonLPlayer502

    from Frankfort, KY

    Comments about LR Baggs iBeam Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

    I am not a fan at all of active systems unless they come equipped. This pickup is a great choice. Not only does it carry the L.R. Baggs name, but it carries the tone as well. It perfectly represents my guitars tone. Because there are no batteries or an extensive amount of wires, installation is not a hassle. The only con to this pickup is that it is very weak without a preamp...obviously...but this is minor. This is hands down, one of the best guitar purchases of my career.

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    iBeam, sounds good, very practical

    By Firstson

    from Huntsville, TX

    Comments about LR Baggs iBeam Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

    I purchased the iBeam for my Gretsch Rancher (6012). Coupled to a Baggs preamp is sounds very nice, very acoustic. It's certainly fine in smaller, not so loud applications, and for recording, however, it tends to feedback at higher volume levels. Installation required some extra effort as it won't fit in front of the bridge pins. The bracing is too close. I set it behind. Sound is a bit brassy, but certainly fixable with a preamp.

    (38 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Works Great!

    By SolidWood

    from Springville, IA

    Comments about LR Baggs iBeam Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

    This is a great pickup for your acousitc. I have been using mine for 3+years to play at church. Sometimes I plug directly into our sound mixer, sometimes I plug it in through an L.R. Baggs DI box. Sounds very natural, and has great tone. No battery to come loose inside the guitar! Since it doesn't have a battery inside when it is plugged directly into our mixer, I have to turn the gain up at the mixer. Not a problem just something to be aware of. Having the guitar plugged into a DI box allows me to adjust the volume (etc) during performances. I use this in a solid wood Epiphone Acoustic.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Well, we're impressed.

    By Clive Melton

    from Somerset, England

    Comments about LR Baggs iBeam Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

    I had this pickup fitted in my friend's Epiphone/Gibson acoustic and everytime we go to a new venue the sound engineers are amazed at the quality of the sound it's kicking out. They are so used to rubbishy old bridge pickups that this one finally makes them do some work but between us we always get an excellent sound whether in a small club or a larger theatre. I'm going to have one fitted to my classical, I'm that impressed. It is a bit pricey, though I guess you get what you pay for.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A little boxy, but better than a piezo...

    By wannabeguitarvirtuouso

    from Bakersfield, CA

    Comments about LR Baggs iBeam Acoustic Guitar Pickup:

    I installed an iBeam active in my guitar and was immediately impressed with its faithful reproduction of the instrument's acoustic tone. I would have to say, however, that if you are planning on installing one of these, you will probably need an EQ on the floor (i.e., Paracoustic DI or equal) to help shape the sound. It is very mid-rangy and boxy sounding without contouring the sound.

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