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LR Baggs Element Active Pickup System
The one-size-fits-all LR Baggs Element delivers performance previously unattainable from an undersaddle pickup. By removing every unnecessary internal component, the coupling between transducer and guitar is greatly increased. This substantially improves the pickup's sensitivity for a robust, lively and open sound with great dynamics and a delicate high end.
The Element Active System pairs the Element undersaddle transducer with pre-contoured all-discrete class A endpin preamp and includes a small removable soundhole-mounted volume control for added convenience and versatility. Also included is our Battery Bag for secure battery retention.
Unlike typical undersaddle acoustic guitar pickups that are dependent on string compression for their sound, the Element was engineered to mirror the soundboard’s actual movement as you play. At the heart of the pickup, a flexible film sensor only 2 thousandths of an inch thick picks up the guitar’s most delicate nuances.
Tracking the motion of the top rather than a direct string attack suppresses “quack” caused by compression and unlocks the Element’s unrivaled dynamic range. The pickup’s minimalist construction lessens any influence on the acoustic properties and creates an intimate coupling between the pickup and guitar for the highest fidelity possible.
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