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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

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 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (15)
  • Improves sound (14)
  • Functional (13)
  • Easy to use (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (11)
    • Practicing (10)
    • Back-up (8)
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      • Experienced (10), Professional musician (6)

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    5.0

    Absolutely Love this!

    By Bluejazzer12

    from Burlington, NC

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

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

      It's always nerve-racking to consider drilling holes in a Martin, but I've been wanting to amplify it for years. After much research, I decided I wanted the LR Baggs Anthem SL. Advice: TAKE YOUR TIME. Don't be in a rush! Read the instructions a few times - carefully examine your guitar and plan. Always use a brand new, sharp drill bit (a dull one could ruin your finish). If you're not 100% confident, find a pro. The installation was easy once I completed my plan, and when I plugged it in for the first time: pure wonderment! I played for a solid hour marveling at the sound. Good luck to you on whatever you select!

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      5.0

      Love it.

      By Alapaha

      from Georgia

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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          5.0

          Nice option

          By katsounds

          from canada

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            Install was good .directions provided by LR Baggs helped a lot.Sound on this guitar went over the top. minimal change to guitar's structural integrity.

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            5.0

            LR Baggs Anthem SL

            By Max Bugsby

            from Bemidji, MN

            About Me Professional Musician

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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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