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LR Baggs Element Active System VTC Undersaddle Acoustic Pickup

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The LR Baggs Element Active System VTC undersaddle acoustic pickup delivers performance previously unattainable from an undersaddle pickup. The streamlined and efficient design removes every unnecessary internal component to improve the coupling between the transducer and the guitar. This substantially improves the sensitivity of the transducer so ...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The LR Baggs Element Active System VTC undersaddle acoustic pickup delivers performance previously unattainable from an undersaddle pickup. The streamlined and efficient design removes every unnecessary internal component to improve the coupling between the transducer and the guitar. This substantially improves the sensitivity of the transducer so the acoustic guitar pickup delivers a robust, lively, and open sound with great dynamics and a delicate high end.

The LR Baggs Element Active System pairs the Element undersaddle transducer with a pre-contoured all-discrete class A endpin preamp and includes small, removable soundhole-mounted volume and tone controls (VTC) for added convenience and versatility. The entire pickup system is designed to install easily and features plug-and-play performance. Also included with the acoustic pickup system is LR Bagg's Battery Bagg for secure storage.

Features

One-size-fits-all common string spacings and saddle widths 
Even string-to-string balance
Includes easily-accessible, yet unobtrusive soundhole-mounted volume and tone controls
Pre-controlled discrete class A endpin preamp
Come with Battery Bagg for secure and unobtrusive battery retention
Specifications
Pickup active sensor length: 3.4" 
Pickup thickness: .038"
Pickup width: .092"
Battery type: Single 9V
Battery life: 1000 hrs.
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Manufacturer's Warranty
One year parts and labor warranty. (Self-installation voids warranty.)


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LR BaggsElement Active System VTC Undersaddle Acoustic Pickup
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow, What a pickup

By Pearl Bradley

from Hamilton, Ohio

Comments about LR Baggs Element Active System VTC Undersaddle Acoustic Pickup:

I have had 3 of these pick up systems installed in my guitars and I cant say enough about them. My recent installation was in a Martin D18V with the long drop in saddle and it went great. These pickups are built solid from the element itself all the way to the end pin jack and the volume-tone control knob. I play unplugged about 50% of the time in a Bluegrass setting and I also play in a Praise and Worship band at church with drums and electric instruments. I say that to emphasize that the system will not harm the natural sound of the instrument and is virtually unseen while being able to perform without feedback when alot of stage volume is present. I would buy nothing but the Baggs System

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

L R BAGGS ELEMENT ACTIVE SYSTEM VTC UNDER SADDLE ACOUSTIC PICK-UP

By PAUL TILLMAN

from MOBILE, AL.

Comments about LR Baggs Element Active System VTC Undersaddle Acoustic Pickup:

THIS IS AN AMAZING PRODUCT.... I HAD THIS INSTALLED IN MY MARTIN D-35 I WORRIED ABOUT THE HOLE THAT HAD TO BE DRILLED IN THE BRIDGE BUT IT IS SO SMALL IF DONE BY A EXPERIENCED LUTHIER IT WILL BE OK .....(WHICH I DID) MY KNEES WERE WEAK AND I AINT GONNA LIE I WAS SICK WHEN THE PROCESS ALL STARTED, LOL BUT WITH SKILLFUL HANDS AND KNOWLEDGE, IT ALL WORKED OUT OK.. WHEN I WAS IN NASHVILLE ALOT OF THE ACOUSTIC PLAYERS HAVE THIS PRODUCT INSTALLED IN THEIR GUITAR....IT IS SO WELL DESIGNED, EASY TO INSTALL..THE VOLUME AND TONE CONTROL KNOBS ARE VERY EASY TO OPERATE....COULD NOT BE HAPPIER....

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sound for the money

By A Vasquez

from Anaheim, Ca

Comments about LR Baggs Element Active System VTC Undersaddle Acoustic Pickup:

Bought this pickup for my Taylor DN3, and it makes it sound like the nice warm guitar that it is. You could spend more of course, but this pickup is really all you need. I play through a Fender Acoustisonic or Roland AC90 and it sounds very natural. You won't be disappointed.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I would buy it again

By Clay

from Patriot, ind

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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 Element Active System VTC Undersaddle Acoustic Pickup:

    I had this pickup put in my Taylor 412 r . It sounds great and has tone and volume. I also bought one for my 522 limited edition Taylor but the bracing made it difficult to mount the tone and volume controls.

     
    5.0

    Yes

    By STEVEN

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    Comments about LR Baggs Element Active System VTC Undersaddle Acoustic Pickup:

    Sounds very natural

     
    5.0

    I love this product and will by again for my other guitars

    By rudy

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about LR Baggs Element Active System VTC Undersaddle Acoustic Pickup:

    its a non-intrusive, non-destructive invisible way to amplify a vintage Gibson Hummingbird to use live on stage with out a mic.

     
    5.0

    Love the new sound my acoustic puts out, easy & affordable

    By DPete

    from Iowa

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts

      Comments about LR Baggs Element Active System VTC Undersaddle Acoustic Pickup:

      Love the new sound my acoustic puts out, easy & affordable

       
      5.0

      effective acoustic pick up

      By Andrew

      from Grand Island , NE

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about LR Baggs Element Active System VTC Undersaddle Acoustic Pickup:

        Have not got to use this with an audience yet, but just trying it home, it really sounds good.

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