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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,...Read More

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OVERVIEW

An intelligently designed mic system built for steel-string acoustic guitars.

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

Capture your guitar's rich sound with the discrete mic/preamp system. Order the LR Baggs Anthem SL today!

SPECIFICATIONS

Anthem SL Acoustic Microphone/Preamp System

  • 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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LR BaggsAnthem SL Acoustic Microphone/Preamp System
 
4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (14)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (13)
  • Functional (11)
  • Improves sound (11)
  • Easy to use (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (9)
    • Practicing (8)
    • Back-up (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (9), Professional musician (4)

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    5.0

    LR Baggs Anthem SL

    By Max Bugsby

    from Bemidji, MN

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

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

      I have another brand preamp system in my MacPhearson and Martin which I use with a Fishman Pro-EQ. The Anthem is now in my Gibson and it sounds fantastic. It has full dynamics and sounds very close to being simply the natural tone and sound of the guitar through a large diameter condenser mic. I am now considering an LR Baggs Venue DI to go with the set-up.

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      5.0

      Good pickup, I'm pleased.

      By Randy G.

      from West NM

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      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

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

        Very pleased with the Anthem SL.
        I have a Harmony Patrician "f-hole"
        that I enjoyed for it's play-ability.
        It has nice tones, but the Anthem brought out
        sweet tones I didn't know were there.
        Sharp when I want, mellow when I want.
        It was worth the money. Made this odd little guitar into a stage-quality instrument.
        Installation was a snap.
        many smiles...randy G.
        "Music=Pleasure without vice"

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        5.0

        Worth the Price

        By Italian Tony

        from Philly Area

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Guitar Sounds Natural
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

        • Battery Life Not Sure

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

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

        My old pickup made my Martin guitar sound as if it was made of metal. I did a lot of research for a new pickup and the one thing that sold me on the Anthem was how over & over users commented how it gave a very natural sound. I had it professionally installed as I didn't want to drill into any supports under the top. This little beauty didn't let me down - my guitar sounds great, very natural. The only thing left to determine is how long the battery lasts. One can only hope that the battery lasts as long as the strings. If you are thinking of getting a pick up for your acoustic guitar, look no further. I reiterate what I read several times: It sounds exactly like my guitar, only louder.

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        5.0

        Best sound ever

        By Ben

        from Stinesville indiana

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Get New Double Sided Tape

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

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

        The sound coming out of the speakers is my guitar, and the SL still provides a tool to customize the balance between the mic and bridge pickup. I love it.

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        5.0

        the whole package

        By gilly

        from texas

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

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

          was looking to amp my twelve string , the anthem was the whole package , good natural tone !

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          5.0

          Incredibly Accurate

          By TN Country Boy

          from Nashville, TN

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            Mine is installed on a Taylor GS Mini Mahogany and sounds absolutely amazing. Truly, a match made in acoustic heaven!
            The Anthem to me, is the best of both worlds; It includes both an under saddle pickup, as well as internal mic that captures sound underneath the bridge. The ability to mix the two together to your specific taste/instrument is a tremendous tool. The under saddle pickup captures the low warm tones from the guitar, and the mic captures the pristine articulation of each string.
            Easy to install, easy to use, easy to listen to for hours and hours.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Anthem sl- LR Baggs

            By ED Dee

            from Rochester NY

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anywhere This Pick-up Per
              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

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

              Great pickup works flawlessly and has crisp clear loud sound. Zero distortion. Bought a second.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Anthem SL

              By Jesse Dagel

              from Sibley IA

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

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

                I put this pickup system in my Taylor 814ce recently. The Taylor expression system is good, the Baggs smokes it though. A lot of the times one of the hardest things to accomplish live is just making an acoustic instrument sound like itself, just louder, L.R. Baggs products really do that. I would recommend the anthem in any good sounding acoustic. I've noticed a lot of really nice, rich sounding acoustic guitars that have pickups that just don't do them justice.

                Also it makes recording very easy. Instead of having to find the sweet spot with a condenser to get a good natural sound, you can get the perfect sound with a direct signal.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Pickup System!

                By axeman117

                from Whitesboro, NY

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    I replaced the stock Fishman under-saddle system that came with my 2001 Gibson J-45 with the Anthem system and I was pleasantly surprised with the results. My Fishman system always sounded great but after a little tweaking of the Anthem system it really brought out the natural sound of my already awesome sounding guitar! You have to experiment a little to get the right mix between the mic and the under-saddle pickup but once you get that mixed correctly it sounds awesome! Glad I made the purchase.

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                    5.0

                    Sounds like my guitar, only louder!

                    By Crawdaddy

                    from Bahamas

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • Does What It Says
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                    • None After One Year Of Us

                    Best Uses

                    • Amped Up

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

                    Had it professionally installed and all it does is increase the volume of my guitar, nothing else. I get compliments all the time about how nice my Eastman E10D sounds amped up. I love it. I just bought another one to install in my new Larrivee L-03R. Highly recommended!

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