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LR Baggs M1 Soundhole Pickup   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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
 
4.7

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 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 (11)
  • Good quality (11)
  • Functional (8)
  • Improves sound (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (8)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (5)

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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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.

Reviewed by 33 customers

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5.0

Works great as a second source pickup

By Anton

from Farmers Country, NY

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about LR Baggs M1 Soundhole Pickup:

      I purchased this as an extra pickup source for my Takamine Cool Tube Preamp System that I put in my Takamine P3DC. It offers extra string color to the increased warm bass response of the cool tube system and the already body responsive Palathetic pickup that comes in the takamine series. I blend this pickup in to be at about 50%. This one actually went in my second Takamine Cool Tube Upgrade. The first one, I actually purchased the The Takamine TriAx2 (Which is made by LR Baggs for takamine and is similar to the M80 Soundhole). Since I just use the TriAx2 passive, I thought I would give the M1 passive a try and see how it works quite honestly, I think it does a much better job (for what i want) than the TriAx2.

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      5.0

      would buy again!

      By Dave Wave

      from Alamogordo, NM

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      Comments about LR Baggs M1 Soundhole Pickup:

      Wonderful tone. Easy to install. No batteries!!!!

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      5.0

      Works great! Sounds great!

      By musician

      from Lawrence, KS

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about LR Baggs M1 Soundhole Pickup:

          Works great! Sounds great!

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          5.0

          Only pickup i'll use

          By SPHenni

          from MA

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

          • Needs preamp

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about LR Baggs M1 Soundhole Pickup:

          I was very pleased with this pickup. I use it on my fender acoustic and the sound through the amp is very satisfying. The only con is that you need an acoustic preamp unless you have an acoustic amp. I personaly use the LR Baggs Para acoustic preamp.

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          (3 of 3 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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          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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            (2 of 2 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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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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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              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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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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