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    When you want the presence and air of a mic, but don't want to haul around the mic and stand.

    The Dual Source Pickup System is a miniature onboard microphone/pickup mixing system that features all discrete Class A circuitry. The DS seamlessly combines a high-tech ribbon transducer with a high-quality FET condenser capsule for an affordable, simple-to-use one cord mix. A soundhole-mounted controller provides fingertip control of volume and mic levels. If you insist on having the presence and air that only a mic can add but do not want to haul around a rack full of gear or cut your guitar to install knobs, check out the DS. Currently available in 2 sizes, depending on supplies. The size difference refers to the saddle slot width. Most vintage style guitars have a .090, while most newer slots have a .120 width.

    Features

    • Compatibility with other popular mics and pickups
    • Split stereo or mono outputs available on the strapjack
    • The soundhole-mounted Remote Control provides stereo pickup and mic volume controls
    • Tunable low-frequency control and phase inversion for the mic
    • Secure mounting that won't harm guitars
    • Remote battery mounting

    Order this guitar part today and get the full sound from your acoustic.

     
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    5.0

    Great Pickup!

    By MDSWA

    from Spokane WA

    Comments about LR Baggs Dual Source System:

    I have the LR Baggs Dual Source system installed in a Taylor 810. It took a little while and some practice to get all the settings right (gain, low end rolloff, etc.) and learn to blend the mic and the piezo, but once I got it right - WOW - this thing sounds awesome! It blows away pretty much everything else I've tried or heard. The ribbon transducer is the best sounding under saddle piezo I've ever heard and blending in the mic adds air and depth to the sound that you have to hear to believe. The mic can be very feedback sensitive on stage so be careful and learn how to blend it to fit your situation. I tend to turn up the mic when I fingerpick and turn it down when I'm strumming. My usual starting point is 1/3 mic and 2/3 piezo - then I adjust from there. In some high volume stage applications I just turn the mic all the way down and go with piezo only. You can also use a Y stereo cable to split into two signals (two channels on the mixer) which gives you even more creative control and allows your soundman to mix to match the house acoustics or cut out some feedback if needed. I highly recommend picking up an LR Baggs para acoustic DI box to give you even more control over the signal going to your amp. You have plenty of Eq and a notch filter to cut out the feedback you may be getting from the mic. I've found the mic / piezo blend to sound terrifc when fingerpicking or playing alone or ina small ensemble, but in a band situation - next to the drumer or bass player, it's better just to turn the mic down or off. Some have really criticized the feedback aspect of systems like this. I say they just haven't learned to use it right. The system is incredibly versatile for different types of venues. Spend the time to read the directions and learn how to use this system and you'll be richly rewarded. If you're too impatient to learn this aspect of guitar playing / musician-ship, you're probably better off with a simpler system that unfortunately will never sound as good.

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    5.0

    Great system

    By Mark-0vwL0

    from Morgantown, WV

    Comments about LR Baggs Dual Source System:

    I have had the LR Baggs dual source system in all three of the guitars that I gig with (Taylor 514, Taylor 750 and Martin D35) for the last two years.I have used several systems over the years, and the latest move was from the LR Baggs Ribbon Transducer system to the Dual Source syetem.I love the Dual Source because it gives an incredibly natural acoustic sound and the controls are small and hidden, so that the guitars retain their fully acoustic appearance. It uses the ribbon transducer previously mentioned, but adds a mic inside the body along with the ability to mix the two sources with a single knob.While I like to run the system at 100% mic, the mix feature lets you dial down the mic to avoid feedback and not lose that pure mic?ed sound. The volume and mix controls are tiny and can be mounted so that they are nearly invisible.The entire DS system is a little on the pricey side?particularly after professional installation--which I highly recommend unless you are comfortable drilling a hole in an expensive guitar for the endpin plug--but it is worth every penny.I consistently receive compliments from other professionals about the quality of the guitar sound I get, and I attribute it directly to the LR Baggs Dual Source.I also highly recommend the LR Baggs Paracoustic DI (direct box) in tandem with the DS system for the ability to EQ the sound and further control the volume coming into your amp.

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    2.0

    Can you say FEEDBACK

    By Acoustivman

    from Atlanta, GA

    Comments about LR Baggs Dual Source System:

    I just purchased a Breedlove guitar that sounds absolutly wonderful... unplugged. I bought it with the LR Baggs Dual System pre-installed. Amplified it misses the guitar's tone completly. So much so that I'm considering replacing it with something else. Mix in the mic in a live setting and watch your audience fall off their chairs with piercing feedback. I have Fishman's installed on all of my other guitars and they sound great.

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    5.0

    Solid Acoustic Sound

    By Doug Stuart

    from Brookfield, Ct.

    Comments about LR Baggs Dual Source System:

    This is hard to beat for acoustic sound. It gives you the TRUE guitar sound, so the better quality guitar you put it in the better it sounds. I installed it in a 1978 Guild D-50 drednaught (really good guitar) and it's just like it, only louder! Be careful, it is HARD to install, so if you don't have experience with guitar work and good wood working tools have it installed at your local shop.

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    5.0

    What a deal

    By Jimmy Neutron

    from Athens, GA

    Comments about LR Baggs Dual Source System:

    I heard about this pick-up system from a friend and thought I'd check it out. I am so glad that I did! I would have never imagined my Taylor could sound so good plugged up. I usually plug my guitar straight into the church's PA through a DI box--it sounds amazing. The only catch to this pick-up is that the microphone can sometimes cause feedback, so watch where you point the guitar, or just use the amazing saddle pickup. Other than that--Amazing!

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