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Overview

  • One-size-fits-all common string spacings and saddle widths
  • Even string-to-string balance
  • Includes easily-accessible, yet unobtrusive soundhole-mounted volume and tone controls
Description & Specs
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    $209.00
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  • Your Price:
    $14900

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One-size-fits-all undersaddle acoustic pickup system with discrete volume and tone controls.

The LR Baggs Element Active System VTC undersaddle acoustic pickup delivers performance previously unattainable from an undersaddle pickup. The streamlined and efficient design removes every unnecessary internal component to improve the coupling between the transducer and the guitar. This substantially improves the sensitivity of the transducer so the acoustic guitar pickup delivers a robust, lively, and open sound with great dynamics and a delicate high end.

The LR Baggs Element Active System pairs the Element undersaddle transducer with a pre-contoured all-discrete class A endpin preamp and includes small, removable soundhole-mounted volume and tone controls (VTC) for added convenience and versatility. The entire pickup system is designed to install easily and features plug-and-play performance. Also included with the acoustic pickup system is LR Bagg's Battery Bagg for secure storage.

Features

  • One-size-fits-all common string spacings and saddle widths
  • Even string-to-string balance
  • Includes easily-accessible, yet unobtrusive soundhole-mounted volume and tone controls
  • Pre-controlled discrete class A endpin preamp
  • Come with Battery Bagg for secure and unobtrusive battery retention

Get more accurate tone from your acoustic guitar without a bulky mic. Order this pickup system now!

 

Element Active System VTC Undersaddle Acoustic Pickup Specifications:

  • Pickup active sensor length: 3.4"
  • Pickup thickness: .038"
  • Pickup width: .092"
  • Battery type: Single 9V
  • Battery life: 1000 hrs.
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LR BaggsElement Active System VTC Undersaddle Acoustic Pickup
 
4.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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5.0

good pickup

By Kitchener Kid

from Mississippi

Comments about LR Baggs Element Active System VTC Undersaddle Acoustic Pickup:

After using other pickups for years, the sound of this pickup is always consistant, minor adjustments simple, plug in and play. I will definately buy others and use them in more expensive instruments. It is not noticable, nor did it affect the sound.
Easy to install, minimum tools required. Good adjustments, little buzz in midrange, maxed out may buzz. I prefer to scribe the saddle and sand down to the scribe mark, thus the action will not be affected.
Trouble free.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Beware of String Balance Problems

By Danny Carvalho

from Kailua, HI

Comments about LR Baggs Element Active System VTC Undersaddle Acoustic Pickup:

Great sounding pickup, sounds very clean and has much less quack than the older Fishman models. However, I had to swap it out for a newer fishman because the first string was consistently half as loud as the rest. I've played another guitar with the same system installed, and it had the same problem. Not sure if they all are like this, but something to be aware of.That aside, the sound is great. The Element is more prone to feedback than the Fishman Matrix, but it has better dynamics. Very strong on the low end. However, the tone control is not really necessary imo?it cuts out the highs, which doesn't make much sense on an acoustic guitar, and is useless if you have string balance problems on the first string. The Matrix tone control scoops the mids rather than cutting the highs, so it can actually be used to make it sound a lot like the Element?with better balance and more tonal control. I'd recommend the Matrix as a more versatile and reliable pickup.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Element Active System VTC Undersaddle Acoustic Pickup

By the wylde dime

from charlotte, nc

Comments about LR Baggs Element Active System VTC Undersaddle Acoustic Pickup:

turns a regular acoustic into a A/E guitar. It sounds good, and the battery is reported to last somehting like 500 hours. so as long as you don;t leave the cable plugged in for weeks on end it should las a while.
works very well. i had it installed by professionals. it sounds good through DI and PA system. compares favorably to pickups found in higher end A/E guitars
this is my first pickup for an acoustic. so i don't have a comparison to other brands or models," but this was suggested by the pros that instaled it as the best ""bang for the buck""
seems expensive", but I plan on using this product until the guitar decays. there are cheaper products, but for the price it seems fair. jsut know that a pro would probable have to install this as some mods to the bridge are necessary.

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