those of you who prefer a minimalist approach to controls, LR Baggs
offers the Anthem SL. In the SL the balance between the Tru-Mic and the
Element pickup is pre-set for optimum performance so you can have the
same great fidelity in an end pin preamp format. The preamp, with their
famous all-discrete studio quality circuitry, is also equipped with a
soundhole mounted volume control.
The anthem is a revolutionary new amplification system that uses a
microphone to capture the true voice and dynamics of an acoustic guitar
and in a way that allows you to play really loud before feedback.
"I could have never anticipated this and I still can't hardly believe
it." - John Standefer, 2002 National Finger Style Guitar Champion
LOUD - ANALOG - REAL
After 30 years of effort LR Baggs has done the very thing that every
amplified acoustic guitarist has dreamed about and the very thing that
no other pickup manufacturer has been capable of - unlocking the
potential of a microphone to capture the very essence of your guitar
with high feedback resistance for demanding stages.
Not obvious but equally important is that the natural ease and dynamics
of the Anthem Tru-Mic liberates you to play freely without having to
compensate for the pickup system. Now you're free to play the way you
like, plugged in or not.
For the Anthem, LR Baggs used no modeling, no illusions, it's not
'like' a mic, it's not 'like' your guitar. This is a mic and what you
will experience is your guitar, loud and with the fidelity and dynamics
that come from a real microphone.
At the heart of the patent pending Anthem is a revolutionary new type
of microphone. Utilizing a proprietary noise canceling mic, the Anthem
Tru-Mic eliminates any annoying honky or boxy qualities that have been
previously associated with internal mic'ing, leaving the pure and
natural sound of your guitar the way only a real mic is capable of
Because the mic is positioned within a few millimeters of the guitar
top, it has very high gain before feedback. The mic housing mounts
easily to the bridge plate and the mic capsule hovers just 3mm above
its surface to take advantage of the PZM or 'boundary' effect. This
Tru-Mic technology picks up the sound of the vibrations of the
entiresoundboard and makes the mic unusually free from placement
MIC AND PICKUP
A RADICAL NEW TECHNOLOGY
The sound quality and feedback resistance of the Anthem Tru-Mic now
allows the mic to be the primary sound source in a mic/pickup system.
This is unlike previous systems where only a small amount of the mic
could be used to add some 'air' to the dominant pickup signal. This is
a radical new relationship between a mic and a pickup, as all of the
detail, warmth and personality of your guitar is captured by the
Tru-Mic. The mic is augmented, for only the very lowest frequencies, by
our Element under saddle pickup.
Single Volume Control
Under the hood is an all discrete preamp/mixer with our pure, clean LR
Baggs signature sound that is trusted by top artists around the world.
LR Baggs has done all of the engineering so you can just plug in and
enjoy the real sound of your guitar and the way you play, night after