L.R. Baggs Element Active System

L.R. Baggs Element Active System

L.R. Baggs Element Active System

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L.R. Baggs Element Active System

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An undersaddle transducer that fits most common string spacings and saddle widths.

The Element™ undersaddle transducer for steel-string guitars is flexible, to contact the bridge and saddle more efficiently. The improved coupling increases sensitivity, for a more lively and open acoustic guitar sound with a delicate high end. It works with most common string spacings and saddle widths, including 3/32" and 1/8", for uniform string-to-string balance.

The system features a discrete class-A preamp/endpin jack with pre-contoured EQ for plug-and-play convenience, and a soundhole-mounted mini volume control that requires no soldering or drilling. A handy no-drill mesh battery bag is also included. 9-volt battery required.

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5.0

L.R. Baggs Element Active System

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Very easy to install, and worked perfectly. My only reservation (and time will tell about this) is whether the sticky tape/velcro system will hold the 9V battery pack securely for years to come. But the pickup itself - great!

5.0

1972 J45 sounds awesome!

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Great sound. Easy install

5.0

Great system

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Verified Buyer


Bought this and install into my D-18 and sounds terrific....took about 30 minutes. already had tail piece reamer so that help a bunch

5.0

L.R.Baggs Element Active System

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Verified Buyer


Simple to install and has GREAT sound. What else is there to say? I have had many sound techs compliment me on the pickups in my guitars and they are all L.R.Baggs.

5.0

Easy ti install and sounds fantactic.

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Verified Buyer


This pickup is all you need if you want to get great sound out of your guitar with very little installation time.

5.0

Still the best under-saddle transducer

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Verified Buyer


I fitted one of these to an early '60s LG-1 I'd replaced the plastic bridge on. Great results, but you have to be sure to flatten the saddle base at just the right angle or you get uneven string response and low output gain.

Also, I find the unbleached bone intonated saddle for Gibson guitars works best with this pickup.

5.0

Best Acoustic Pick-up for DECADES!!!!

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Verified Buyer


Although I miss it's original ribbon version, this pick-up has been unrivaled as my all time favorite for 25 years. I'm afraid it gets overlooked because it's been around for so long. As a guitar repairman for over 30 years, I'm telling you.... Nothing touches it!!!!!!

4.0

Very good

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I installed this system on two Martin guitars for a customer. One was a six string acoustic and the other a twelve string, On the six string the sound was excellent plugged in with no need for an (additional) pre amp whatsoever. I found on the twelve string though, that the high E strings tried to take over. I would recommend a pre amp with this system on a twelve string guitar to bleed away some of the high frequencies that the Baggs electronics cannot overcome. All in all an excellent system. P.S. Do drill a small hole on the treble side of the bridge to insert the strip in about one eighth of an inch. It really helps to even out the sound of the pickup.

5.0

I like it

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Verified Buyer


Easy to install and sound nice

5.0

Great.

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Verified Buyer


The best undersadle on my Breedlove!!!!

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