LR Baggs Anthem SL Acoustic Microphone Guitar Pickup Reviews4.7/5.0 based on 7 customer reviews
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from Fairview, OR
April 17, 2013Music Background:
Studio sound liveI love the new LR Baggs Anthem SL. I had it installed in a 2003 Taylor 314-L2, limited edition with Big Leaf Flame Maple back and sides. The clarity of the signal is studio quality, clear and crisp and just like the natural sound of the instrument. But what's really amazing is there is NO FEEDBACK even when playing with a full band.
The SL version is $100 less than the Tru-Mic, but electrically they are virtually identical and sound the same... I know, I have the Tru-Mic in my custom Breedlove.
April 15, 2013Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Musician and Guitar tech
Really nice service sound and great toneI love LR Baggs pickups, the sound and the tone its like no other pickup
the element is the most incredible thing on this pickup
theres no other system like LR Baggs you guys rock! and Sweetwater has the best service so recommended
October 16, 2012Music Background:
Guitar builder and player 40 yrs.
LR Baggs Anthem SLI recently put the Anthem SL in two guitars. One was a dreadnought and the other a 000 size. I was immediately impressed with the true acoustic sound the pick-up displayed when amplified. Both guitars sound equally good. I didn't think I needed to invest in the more expensive Anthem because I'm not a professional musician and didn't need the balancing feature between the under saddle transducer and microphone. The factory setting is fine for ocassional plug-ins. Besides, you can control the balance using the adjustment screw on the volume control. I found that setting the balance heavy toward the under saddle transducer and a little for the microphone worked best for me. I would highly recommend this pick-up for anyone who wants to amplify their guitars' true acoustic sound.
January 19, 2012Music Background:
Anthem SL Classical is Fantastic ToneI have been following the development of the Anthem SL Classical for some time. I have never been very happy with the way pickups sound in Nylon Flamenco guitars. I had Mark Magdichx1265 order one of these from LR Baggs and I could not be happier. Once you mix in the (tru mic) and blend it in. The sound sounds like your guitar. I am so looking forward to being able to turn up my DeVoe and play loud with no feedback. I also found that the install did not change the tone of the guitar unplugged. This is truly a game changer product. If you have determined that a pick up is the right thing for you and your guitar this is really the only way to go. I think I may even try to go wireless as we.. Flamenco Fusion on my guitar loud with out feedback and bleed in from using mic is so very welcome. My review is directed at the LR Baggs Anthem SL Classical specifically voiced for Nylon Strings. Thanks Sweetwater and L.R Baggs
from Upper Midwest
June 15, 2011Music Background:
Guitar- 30+ years
LR Baggs Anthem SLDue to unsatisfactory natural acoustic sound and an irritating crackle I took out the undersaddle/microphone system on my D-18. Time for something new. I had seen the LR Baggs Anthem system demo'ed online and was impressed with its natural acoustic sound. No boomy bass or piezo sizzle. Realizing an online review does not a good product make, I took a leap of faith and ordered the Anthem SL system from Sweetwater.
I did the install myself but if you don't have experience working with acoustic guitars please seek pro assistance.
The sound of my Martin through a Princeton Reverb was outstanding!
Can't wait to run it through my LR Baggs Para DI into a PA.
Extremely satisfied with the Sweetwater service, Thanks TJ!
I recommend the LR Baggs Anthem SL highly.
February 4, 2013Music Background:
Been playing acoustic all my life.own D35, Taka(law suit) a Palmer
Cant ask for a better pickup that moves with the guitarAfter connecting the unit, we began adjusting the gain screw and luckily just as we hit the sweet spot, the screw dissapeared into the unit . Thats right it just pushed right into the controller and is gone but the sound couldn't be adjusted any better. I'm a real nut and and have ordered the Fishman Aura 16 to add to the quality sound. My only complaint is the jack threads are too short for a Martin D35 and we barely got enough thread to screw on the strap peg.
from Bluefield WV
February 23, 2012Music Background:
Sweet combinationLR Baggs keep raising tha bar on acoustic instrument amplification.
I'm totally pleased with the sound of the mic/pickup. I placed in my
Huss & Dalton OM and it just brings out the essence of my instrument