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LR Baggs M1 Soundhole Pickup  

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New TriAxial Dynamic Technology allows the LR Baggs M1 Soundhole Pickup to respond to the guitar's string and body vibrations, redefining what is pos...Read More

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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
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LR BaggsM1 Soundhole Pickup
 
4.6

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

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    (5)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Good quality (8)
  • Functional (6)
  • Improves sound (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (7)
    • Practicing (4)
    • Back-up (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Just what I was looking for!!

    I bought this for my Rogue RA-100D Dreadnaught acoustic guitar because I wanted something that would boost my sound when needed and this little pickup met every expectation plus gave more. This pickup...Read complete review

    I bought this for my Rogue RA-100D Dreadnaught acoustic guitar because I wanted something that would boost my sound when needed and this little pickup met every expectation plus gave more. This pickup is passive so requires "no" batteries. It also has 2 installation methods. 1=comes with cable you can plug directly into pickup and out through sound hole, which in completely non-invasive to your guitar. 2=comes with strap jack, which requires a 1/2 inch hole drilled in endpin for installation. My Rogue did not have a pre-existing strap jack hole, but I easily drilled out 1/2 inch hole with a 1/8-1/2 tapered reamer and self-installed the strap jack. VERY pleased with sound and quality of this product and its easy installation. I will definitely consider this and other LRBaggs products in the future.

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    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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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Tried many, like this one the best

    By Driftwood Dan

    from Grand Rapids, Michigan

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about LR Baggs M1 Soundhole Pickup:

      Compared to the similar Fishman product (Neo D Humbucker), this is more versatile in the sense that the pole pots can be adjusted and that it comes with the necessary gadgetry for both temporary and permanent installation. I like the adjustable pole pots because it allows me to tweak the sound, and in some cases the amplified guitar can sound more balanced than the actual instrument. The downside of the pole pots is that string spacing is an issue. It is a fairly quiet pickup, but (unlike the Fishman) picks up a little noise under extreme conditions. Depending on your system, you might need a pre-amp. Compared to the K & K mini, this is much more resistant to feedback. Less invasive than an under saddle transducer (I have the Fishman Matrix blend) and more reliable.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Just what I was looking for!!

      By musiclover

      from Richmond, KY

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • 2 Installation Methods
      • Easy install
      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Great Sound
      • Improves Sound
      • No Battery Required

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about LR Baggs M1 Soundhole Pickup:

      I bought this for my Rogue RA-100D Dreadnaught acoustic guitar because I wanted something that would boost my sound when needed and this little pickup met every expectation plus gave more. This pickup is passive so requires "no" batteries. It also has 2 installation methods. 1=comes with cable you can plug directly into pickup and out through sound hole, which in completely non-invasive to your guitar. 2=comes with strap jack, which requires a 1/2 inch hole drilled in endpin for installation. My Rogue did not have a pre-existing strap jack hole, but I easily drilled out 1/2 inch hole with a 1/8-1/2 tapered reamer and self-installed the strap jack. VERY pleased with sound and quality of this product and its easy installation. I will definitely consider this and other LRBaggs products in the future.

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      5.0

      The absolute BEST acoustic pickup around

      By Dogsweater

      from Hawaii

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Everything
        • Practicing

        Comments about LR Baggs M1 Soundhole Pickup:

        Oh good lord is this pickup great. I would recommend this everyday. Way fun, sounds good, and looks absolutely amazing. I play a mahogany gs mini and boy does it just look and sound so good. Ps. Dont get the active because to switch out the battery would be a pain. Anyways, 10/10 <3

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        (1 of 2 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.

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        (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.

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        (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!

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            (4 of 5 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.

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