• Shop by Department
  • Hot Deals

6-12 Month Financing

LR Baggs Para Acoustic Guitar DI and Preamp  

  • Write a Review
SKU 
#307160000000000
Top Rated
  • MSRP:
    $249.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $80.00
  • Your Price:
    $16900

In Stock & Ready To Ship

+ Add to Wish List
See All LR Baggs Acoustic Guitar Pickups & Preamps
LR Baggs

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.


 
Customer Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot®

by PowerReviews
LR BaggsPara Acoustic Guitar DI and Preamp
 
4.8

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 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 (8), Experienced (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Rolls Royce of Preamps

    It really doesn't take a lot of comments to say how GREAT of a product this is. I have tried various other preamps and, they did fairly well until I decided to try one...Read complete review

    It really doesn't take a lot of comments to say how GREAT of a product this is. I have tried various other preamps and, they did fairly well until I decided to try one of these and, WOW!!!! what a difference it made with the sound of my fiddle. I could not believe the absolutely clean pristene sound that I heard and, I might add without any EQ, EQ this unit and tweak it just a little bit and, it is totally AWESOME!!!!!! Granted it is a little costly but, I have found throughout my years of playing that you might as well go first class and, get the best you'll be glad you did. The unit is simple to setup and operate and, I am glad it is battery operated; sometimes the wall wart transformers are a pain to deal with and, having to find enough outlets to plug them into. In summation BUY THIS UNIT, you'll be glad you did.

    VS

    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.

    Reviewed by 52 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-10

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

     
    5.0

    Well made and well engineered D.I. Box

    By Lalo

    from Gardner, Co.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Verified Buyer

    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.

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 2 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.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 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!

        Comment on this review

         
        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.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Still the best acoustic preamp

          By Aaron

          from Austell, GA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          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...

            Comment on this review

             
            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.

              Comment on this review

               
              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.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Works well for ACOUSTIC UPRIGHT BASS

                By ivyhurst

                from Buffalo, NY

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                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.

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Professional Sounding, Great value!

                By Gary-

                from California

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                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.

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fabulous sound

                  By 451Andrea

                  from California

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about LR Baggs Para Acoustic Guitar DI and Preamp:

                      Clean and clear sound reproduction. Gives great boost to my acoustic guitar.

                      Comment on this review

                      Displaying reviews 1-10

                      Back to top

                      Previous | Next »

                      You are changing the Ship-To country.

                      Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.