Innovative contact pickup with mic-quality response.
Endorsed by Sierra Hull.
The Radius™ contact pickup features a highly flexible internal film sensor that responds like a microphone diaphragm. The sensor is held in equilibrium and damped by opposing neodymium magnets that let the pickup convey even the most subtle nuances of the mandolin. Installation on the instrument is easy, with finish-friendly mounting putty. The violin-style jack/clamp can also be disassembled for installing the pickup and jack inside the mandolin (strapjack button included). Complete instructions are provided. The Radius is a high impedance transducer: in many venues a preamp is not required, but for best results and for feedback control at high sound levels, the L.R. Baggs Para Acoustic DI is recommended.
"I love the LR Baggs Radius pickup! I use it on both my mandolin and octave mandolin. I can be very picky when it comes to my own personal mandolin tone and the sound I want to have. I had never been a big fan of the sound produced through a pickup until using this one. The Radius allows me to have the extra gain I may need in situations without completely sacrificing good tone. It's a win win!"