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LR Baggs Violin Pickup with Carpenter Jack

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This L.R. Baggs violin pickup features a miniature vibration transducer cast right into the bridge and is matched with a Carpenter Jack. The transduc...Click To Read More About This Product

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The choice of top pros.

This L.R. Baggs violin pickup features a miniature vibration transducer cast right into the bridge and is matched with a Carpenter Jack. The transducer accepts the tone-rich left/right movement of the bridge, rejects feedback, eliminates scratchy nasal sounds, and traces the natural sound of the violin.

The pickup is a miniature vibration transducer cast directly into an Aubert #7 Mirecourt maple bridge for maximum sensitivity and signal transfer. As an integral part of the bridge, it effortlessly captures the instrument's inherent dynamics. Furthermore, its selective admittance pattern is aligned so that the signal is generated as the bridge moves side-to-side in response to string vibrations. The transducer rejects any impulse directed to the plane of the bridge, minimizing annoying finger squeaks, body noise and feedback.

The L.R. Baggs Violin Pickup delivers unprecedented consistent performance, and will not affect the tone of your favorite violin. By comparison, "stuck on" or "wedged in" pickups mute the violin's natural acoustic sound and do not provide consistent results. The L.R. Baggs violin pickup is handmade with pride, using the finest quality materials and proven technology. Each pickup is quality tested and carries a one-year warranty.

L.R. Baggs Violin Pickups have set the standard since their inception, and they are the top choice of more top pros--including Alison Krauss, Michael Doucet, Darol Anger, and Jean-Luc Ponty--than any other violin pickup.


FEATURES
  • Highly selective miniature sensor is epoxy-embedded in the bridge itself for unsurpassed sensitivity. No stuck-on or wedged-in appendage can match its response.
  • Sensor is sensitive only in the rich left-right mode to bring out the true character of your violin yet rejects extraneous string and body noise.
  • Does not alter the inherent acoustic qualities of the instrument
  • Studio quality response makes it a viable tool for recording
  • High feedback resistance for stress-free high sound pressure levels on stage
  • Even string-to-string balance
  • Can be plugged directly into most combo amps with great results, even without a preamp*
  • Comes inset in a high quality Aubert #7 Mirecourt maple bridge for optimum acoustic response
  • *Though the Violin pickup does not require use of a preamp, best results in most situations will result from using a high-quality, clean gain preamp.

Don't fiddle around with inferior pickups. Order the LR Baggs Violin Pickup today.

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LR BaggsViolin Pickup with Carpenter Jack
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (4)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
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    • Professional musician (3)

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(23 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best fiddle pickup around

By Telepicker20

from Minnesota

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Comments about LR Baggs Violin Pickup with Carpenter Jack:

I have been using this pickup for years and it has never let me down. It has the most natural sound of any fiddle pickup I've used. The new ones are not Aubert bridges anymore though, they are Despiau bridges. I asked L.R. Baggs why they changed, and they said the Aubert bridges aren't as good as they used to be. I had it installed, and it sounds just as good as the other ones I have played on. It is a good quality bridge. I have always plugged in directly to my amp, but now I tried the L.R. Baggs Para D.I. preamp and it sounds much better and you have a lot more tonal control and feedback rejection. The best part about this pickup is that it does not affect the natural sound of your instrument when it is unplugged unlike the Fishman that deadens the sound and can have a slight buzz. The sound plugged in is scratchy also.This pickup is only going to sound as good as the insrument you put it on and the luthier you have install it. (It is good to have them adjust your sound post to get the best tone also.) The warranty is voided unless you have it installed by a qualified luthier or an L.R. Baggs dealer.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply the best for your money

By Chuck

from Colorado

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Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about LR Baggs Violin Pickup with Carpenter Jack:

    This is by far the best pickup on the market. Better than any of the others out there that we've tried. It does work best through a DI (we use the para acoustics). The response is evenly balanced between the strings and the most even across the voicing of the instrument (no hot notes). The carpenter jack took some getting use to (1/4" instead of 1/8"), but once you get used to the different cord weight it's fine.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    My violin is not the same...

    By Chris

    from Nashville, TN

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional

    Cons

    • Alters acoustic sound

    Best Uses

    • Backup

    Comments about LR Baggs Violin Pickup with Carpenter Jack:

    For whatever reason, this Baggs bridge changes the acoustic and electric sound quality of my violin in a negative way. I never would have guessed how much something like a bridge can alter sound quality!

    I've had this bridge on for 6 months and thought that I would get used to the different sound. I had it professionally installed by a luthier (which costs almost as much as the Baggs Bridge). I even put on new strings to see if that was the problem.

    While I play, this bridge causes my violin to squeak randomly in ways that it never did before. Performing live kind of feels like walking through a minefield. The tone quality is not consistent throughout my strings any more. I use Dominant strings and have a good quality instrument.

    I don't know. All I do know is when I put the old bridge (and old Albert bridge) back on, the normal (and great) sound quality was back!

    I hate to be negative, but I don't feel comfortable performing with this pickup anymore in live music performances. I recommend that you go with a pickup that minimizes contact with the bridge and body of your instrument.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great pickup, nice sound

    By thadpole

    from south dakota

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about LR Baggs Violin Pickup with Carpenter Jack:

        Maybe it's just because I'm a newbie, but I think the sound reproduction is awesome. I really like the carpenter jack option. The product description does not clearly specify that you need to shape the bridge yourself. It makes sense, but it should be in the product description. You also have to have it done professionally for the warranty. I shaped it myself using a saw and sandpaper and had no trouble. The acoustic tone quality did not seem to change at all.

         
        5.0

        Solved problems!

        By Mike

        from Tyler

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts

          Comments about LR Baggs Violin Pickup with Carpenter Jack:

          Makes sound set up on stage much better. Not quite a violin sound, but better than most. Must tweak your amp for tone.

           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By Vince

          from Adrian Oregon

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • The Best I Have Ever Had

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Never Had A Better One

            Comments about LR Baggs Violin Pickup with Carpenter Jack:

            the best i have ever used

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