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LR Baggs Para Acoustic Guitar DI and Preamp   (Used)

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Capture every nuance of your acoustic sound!

The L.R. Baggs Para Acoustic DI and Preamp treats your acoustic guitar to the best. Studio-quality direct box/preamp/equalizer. Quasi-passive 5-band EQ includes sweepable mids, notch filter, and presence control. Boosts your signal up to 24dB. Runs on 48V phantom power or a 9V battery. Phase inversion for the best recording mix. XLR balanced output. Ultrahigh input impedance to get the best out of any pickup. Series effects loop. Low cut filter to eliminate thumps. The L.R. Baggs Para Acoustic DI is made in the USA.


 
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LR BaggsPara Acoustic Guitar DI and Preamp
 
4.8

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (12)
  • Functional (11)
  • Improves sound (11)
  • Easy to use (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (8)
    • Practicing (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (9), Experienced (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Incredible all the way around

    This para acoustic DI is an absolute essential piece of any acoustic guitar set up. The heavy-duty build quality is second to none, and the sound? Oh my...it makes the expression...Read complete review

    This para acoustic DI is an absolute essential piece of any acoustic guitar set up. The heavy-duty build quality is second to none, and the sound? Oh my...it makes the expression system in my Taylor 414CE sound like I'm using $2000 studio microphones. The lows are deep and powerful, the mids warm and full, and highs sing more crisply than I've ever heard them. Do yourself a favor and never be without this incredible masterpiece of technology!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not what I expected

    From reading all the rave reviews, I expected an extraordinary piece of equipment. Not so. I was planning on using it with my mandolin, and if it worked out, I'd think of...Read complete review

    From reading all the rave reviews, I expected an extraordinary piece of equipment. Not so. I was planning on using it with my mandolin, and if it worked out, I'd think of getting another for my D-35. All the different settings did not accomplish much as far as reproducing a natural sound of the instruments. When pushed, I would get barking and distortion. I tried reducing the gain to less than a quarter and still it overloaded. I have a couple of different Fishman preamps that are far superior. Needless to say, I returned it.

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    5.0

    An original and excellent option.

    By pima1234

    from Nebraska

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy to install
    • Sounds Very Good

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about LR Baggs Para Acoustic Guitar DI and Preamp:

        The L.R. Baggs Lyric is a very nice and useable option for guitarists trying to get that miced guitar sound when plugging in direct. I still prefer to use it with their Para Acoustic Preamp/DI, but even without, it sounds fairly natural. Was relatively easy to install. Time will tell how it holds up, of course.

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        5.0

        Well made and well engineered D.I. Box

        By Lalo

        from Gardner, Co.

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing
          • Studio

          Comments about LR Baggs Para Acoustic Guitar DI and Preamp:

          I have used these D.I. Boxes for all my guitars whether they be acoustic or electric. It's an excellent bridge for use with XLR as well as an individual monitor jack. Many possibilities. I use them all the time. You can adjust to fit your guitar's personality.

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          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not what I expected

          By southpawbrooks

          from NY

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durability

          Cons

          • Can't Handle High Levels
          • Not Functional
          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about LR Baggs Para Acoustic Guitar DI and Preamp:

            From reading all the rave reviews, I expected an extraordinary piece of equipment. Not so. I was planning on using it with my mandolin, and if it worked out, I'd think of getting another for my D-35. All the different settings did not accomplish much as far as reproducing a natural sound of the instruments. When pushed, I would get barking and distortion. I tried reducing the gain to less than a quarter and still it overloaded. I have a couple of different Fishman preamps that are far superior. Needless to say, I returned it.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The solution to my problem!

            By Ticker

            from Tulsa, OK

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about LR Baggs Para Acoustic Guitar DI and Preamp:

            I have a Breedlove guitar that sounded weak when plugged straight into my Yamaha mixer. I added this Para preamp to the equation and tweeked it a little as the directions suggested and wow! Excellent sound and no need to turn the channel volume or gain way up anymore. Not only does it have good volume, it has a much more natural sound. Just what I was hoping for!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I don't go on stage without it!

            By T. Blues

            from South West

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • On stage
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about LR Baggs Para Acoustic Guitar DI and Preamp:

              I often play in a bar with a poor stage location that causes nasty feedback on acoustic guitars. With this preamp, I can tune out the feedback frequency and boost the other sweet sounds. I have used it while doing sound for other musicians at outdoor gigs and find I can make even a dead sounding cheap guitar sound good when run through this L R Baggs! Works great when used as a DI box or just for tweaking the EQ of an acoustic instrument before and amp. Used it on my new mandolin at a gig last weekend and got compliments on the sound.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Still the best acoustic preamp

              By Aaron

              from Austell, GA

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about LR Baggs Para Acoustic Guitar DI and Preamp:

                I have used many acoustic guitar preamps. This is one I found 20 years ago. I wore it slap out playing 3to 5 nights a week. This is it. I bought another one...

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR

                By johnboy

                from southern, georgia

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about LR Baggs Para Acoustic Guitar DI and Preamp:

                  WOULD HAVE LIKED IT TO HAVE A FOOT PEDAL CHOICE SO YOU COULD SET IT AT ONE POINT AND SWITCH BACK AND FORTH BUT I NEEDED THE EXTRA ON THE BASS NOTES AND THE PRE-AMP FEATURE AND THIS ITEM WORKED FOR ME. GLAD I BOUGHT IT.

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                  5.0

                  So far, great

                  By fiddle4orphans

                  from Houston

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Preserves My Real Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts

                    Comments about LR Baggs Para Acoustic Guitar DI and Preamp:

                    It preserves my real sound--I am not a super gear head when it comes to sound equipment--but it is very user friendly.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Works well for ACOUSTIC UPRIGHT BASS

                    By ivyhurst

                    from Buffalo, NY

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                    Pros

                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Use
                    • Unclear Instructions

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Pa Direct

                    Comments about LR Baggs Para Acoustic Guitar DI and Preamp:

                    I use the LR Baggs as a direct box/preamp for my upright with a fishman piezo pickup (PRO-BP1-00B )

                    I play in an americana/rockabilly act, so volume is an issue with the upright bass. This device is essential in correcting feedback issues. This has greatly helped with feedback control. (Some f-hole covers help, as well.) The notch filter and gain controls are key.

                    I did find it hard to figure out HOW to use the LR Baggs, though. The instructions are rather useless. However, with some experimentation, it will make life WAY easier with live sound.

                    I've also had great success with a regular acoustic bass and acoustic guitars live.

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Professional Sounding, Great value!

                    By Gary-

                    from California

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                    Pros

                    • 48v Phantom
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound
                    • Small Footprint

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Open Mics
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording

                      Comments about LR Baggs Para Acoustic Guitar DI and Preamp:

                      I have owned and used this DI over the past 5 years. It's built to take the road, and makes your instruments sound wonderful. I have used it through different PA's and into my acoustic amp. It helped beef up my old Taylor's Fishman preamp and gave me far greater control using my Genz Benz acoustic amp. Feedback is more easily controlled without the overall sound suffering. It has a small footprint and fits easily in a gear bag. I will buy a second one. They're time tested and road proven.

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