LR Baggs Element 

What LR Baggs says about their “Element Pickup” “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.” Lr Baggs web page: 

5 Responses to “LR Baggs Element ”

  1. Stan Passov Says:

    Hi Victor,

    Thank you for maintaining this blog! Plenty of useful information here! Are you still favoring Baggs Duel system for ‘brad and butter” nylon piezo signal? How does the piezo signal, in your opinion, compare to RMC which is pain to install but it probably balances better across the strings?

    Thank you again,

    • v2or Says:

      For my ears and style the LR Baggs Dual source works. The preamp in the system lets me 1. Switch between mono and stero out, great for Wirless use. 2 Roll off the low freq in the mic signal I have mine around 800hz. 3 separate volume for pickup and mic. 4 Phase reversal.
      I have been using it with Grace Designs Felix and tested with Alex and to me it’s the best. I’ve tried DTAT, K&K, BBand, RMC, Fisman, Carlos, Kremona, and some others. By the way strangely the RMC dose not always have the best string ballance due to string tension, some times the g string is hotter than all the others. I was able to achieve very acceptable string ballance with LR Baggs Element with a flat saddle slot and flat saddle.😎

  2. Stan Passov Says:

    Dear Victor, many thanks! I am trying to replace the old system in a vintage Takamine classical. Not a very high end, but surprisingly very playable nylon guitar. I am trying to do a system that will be very reliable and work both for ambient and loud band gigs. I was thinking a good piezo will do the band thing. If I need the ambiance, I could add an external mic on a stand. It sounds like Element may do the trick! Also Have you tried PUTW UST? Good luck with the MiniFlex mic! Thank you again. Stan.

  3. v2or Says:

    Hi I have not been able to try PUTW pickup I believe its like the B Band stick on transducer, What you may like with LR Baggs is that the Dual Source has the Element UST and also a mic in one system.

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