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LR Baggs M1 Soundhole Pickup  

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Overview

  • Completely passive operation: no batteries to worry about
  • Quiet, hum-free operation under the most challenging live conditions
  • Highly feedback resistant
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Superior live sound has never been easier.

New TriAxial Dynamic Technology allows the LR Baggs M1 Soundhole Pickup to respond to the guitar's string and body vibrations, redefining what is possible from a soundhole pickup.

The L.R. Baggs M-1 is a humbucking pickup with a twist. In a common stacked humbucker, the second, lower coil cancels hum, but doesn't contribute anything positive to the sound. In fact, it can muddy the sound of the main coil. The M1 unlocks the second coil. This allows it to make a positive sonic contribution while maintaining the pure open sound of a single coil -- but without the hum.

The hum-canceling coil is suspended under the main coil by a tuned support that allows it to move in 3 dimensions. The primary coil moves with the guitar top and creates a body signal in the suspended secondary coil. This brings the M1 to life, with string and body sound all in one. It's like having a dual pickup system in your soundhole. The support is carefully tuned to control motion in all 3 dimensions. This allows you to selectively add the presence and realism from the body signal while suppressing runaway feedback.

Gold-plated 1/8" jack. The L.R. Baggs M1 Pickup includes a prewired strapjack harness and a 12' Mogami audiophile-grade cable.

Features

  • Completely passive operation: no batteries to worry about
  • Quiet, hum-free operation under the most challenging live conditions
  • Highly feedback resistant

Discover vibrant, hum-free acoustic amplification. Order today!

 
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LR BaggsM1 Soundhole Pickup
 
4.6

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good quality (5)
  • Functional (3)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Pickup! Sounds AMAZING!!

    I had one of these installed in my D-18. Kind of pissed that the active version came out after I got the passive one, but I dont think it affects the tone that...Read complete review

    I had one of these installed in my D-18. Kind of pissed that the active version came out after I got the passive one, but I dont think it affects the tone that much. I have never been a fan of acoustic pickups, but this one changed my mind. Always thought that the best sound came from miking, and it still does, no question. But, that's not always practical given the situation. Anyway, this pickup delivers tone. I use with an Para Acoustic DI which is a match meant to be, like PB and J. You really can't go wrong using this combo. It sounds good plugged directly into PA too, but best sound comes with using a Para DI preamp. If you need to plug in, this is the tool for you!!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not too happy with this

    Unlike most of the other reviewers, this pickup is not what I had hoped for. I can't seem to get a good sound out of it, especially through a P.A. I have the...Read complete review

    Unlike most of the other reviewers, this pickup is not what I had hoped for. I can't seem to get a good sound out of it, especially through a P.A. I have the Baggs preamp, and it still sounds thin and lifeless! I highly recommend trying this out on several amps before buying it.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is it!

    By Peeb

    from Oklahoma

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Everything

    Comments about LR Baggs M1 Soundhole Pickup:

    Tried a competitor's passive soundhole pickup with endpin jack, but it came with NO (and I mean zero) instructions- so I had to return it. LR Baggs is a great company, and I tried the M1- perfect! Hole drilled and pickup installed in less than an hour.

    Works, sounds, looks GREAT. So happy.

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Faithful to your guitar's sound.

    By PedroBrum

    from Brazil, MG

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • No Batteries

    Cons

    • It Needs A Pre-amp

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about LR Baggs M1 Soundhole Pickup:

    I've been playing strats for 12 years and finally decided to dig in acoustics. Got my Epiphone DR100 loaded with this Baggs and like it pretty much. Perhaps a DI will not be a bad a ideia, since the pickup is passive. My acoustic isn't that good, the Baggs only sounds faithful to the guitar sound when plugged. So, better guitar, better plugged sound.

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    4.0

    Sounds good

    By Don

    from Okinawa, Japan

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Quality

    Cons

    • No Volume Control

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about LR Baggs M1 Soundhole Pickup:

    I installed the jack through a sidewall just a little south of the end pin--saved a bunch of trouble & let me keep my strap lock. Once dialed in it is great on stage.

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I put this in all three of my acoustics

    By crwarren

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts

      Comments about LR Baggs M1 Soundhole Pickup:

      I first heard this pickup being used in a concert I was working. I went up to the lead singer afterwards and asked him what it was. Since then I've put it in all three of my acoustics. I even took out the stock pickup in my Gibson J-100 xtra and replaced it with this.

      I love their sound, but I always like that I don't need to mess with the height of my saddle. If you can ream the hole for the endpin, the installation is a breeze.

      People consistently comment on how good my guitars sound onstage.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great sound!!!!

      By MartinPlayer711

      from Berwick, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about LR Baggs M1 Soundhole Pickup:

        I've had one of these pickups on my Martin D-28 for several years, now, and I love it. I play mostly straight through the PA system and people are asking me how I mike the guitar to get such a great sound! Do I like it? Well I just bought another M1 to install on my 12 string!

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Not too happy with this

        By K.Sockwell

        from California

        Comments about LR Baggs M1 Soundhole Pickup:

        Unlike most of the other reviewers, this pickup is not what I had hoped for. I can't seem to get a good sound out of it, especially through a P.A. I have the Baggs preamp, and it still sounds thin and lifeless! I highly recommend trying this out on several amps before buying it.

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        impressive performance

        By N8-Dsmbx

        from Portland, OR

        Comments about LR Baggs M1 Soundhole Pickup:

        I bought this after trying a couple different pop-in pickups as well as the L.R. Baggs i-beam. Although I like the sound of the i-beam better than the M1, the i-beam was almost unusable on the loud stage of a rock club due to the feedback issues. The M1 has almost no feedback problems, and sounds awesome. A warning on installation: I drilled a hole in my guitar, then found out the depth on the strap jack was too shallow. I modified it to work, but it could be an issue for some.

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Pickup! Sounds AMAZING!!

        By PDelicious810

        from Chattanooga, TN

        Comments about LR Baggs M1 Soundhole Pickup:

        I had one of these installed in my D-18. Kind of pissed that the active version came out after I got the passive one, but I dont think it affects the tone that much. I have never been a fan of acoustic pickups, but this one changed my mind. Always thought that the best sound came from miking, and it still does, no question. But, that's not always practical given the situation. Anyway, this pickup delivers tone. I use with an Para Acoustic DI which is a match meant to be, like PB and J. You really can't go wrong using this combo. It sounds good plugged directly into PA too, but best sound comes with using a Para DI preamp. If you need to plug in, this is the tool for you!!

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        a beautiful thing

        By acoustic77

        from Myrtle Beach, SC

        Comments about LR Baggs M1 Soundhole Pickup:

        I recently installed this in my Martin OM-21 and absolutely love it. Its small enough that it doesn't hinder the tone of the guitar too much (when playing it unplugged), and definitely picks up the top vibes. It sounds exceptional through my Fishman Loudbox and through a PA - though a preamp does help too). A great pickup from an outstanding company.

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        5.0

        Baggs Delivers

        By pakidaho

        from Back woods Salmon, Idaho

        Comments about LR Baggs M1 Soundhole Pickup:

        This was reasonably simple to install on my Taylor 655-12 and delivers the sound I was hoping to find.Bass is great with clear treble, yet retains a good natural sound.I have a Fishman Rare Earth installed on my Breedlove SJ20-12 which provides a great sound, yet less function. For the extra dollars I would purchase the LR Baggs active.

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