LR Baggs Anthem SL Microphone & Active Acoustic Guitar Pickup
As you’d assume from the name, the LR Baggs Anthem SL Microphone & Active Acoustic Guitar pickup combines a pickup and a microphone. The cool thing about this combination is that it really does give you the best of both worlds. You get the reliability of an acoustic guitar pickup and the versatility of a microphone.
- Type: Transducer/ Microphone
- Required Modifications: Endpin, Gluing Pickup to Bridgeplate, Mounting Soundhole Control
- Installation Difficulty: High
- Controls: Volume, Volume, Mix, Phase, Battery Check, Mic Level
The Anthem system is mounted to the underside of your bridge plate, and the mic is on the underside of the pickup. Like other mixed pickup systems you can blend between the microphone and the pickup, giving you a huge variety of different tones. Uniquely, you can also adjust the volume of the microphone relative to that of the pickup. When you use this control in conjunction with the blend control you have a lot of control in how these two elements work with each other. It doesn’t necessarily make the unit sound better, but if you’re particular about your tone the added control this pickup has definitely makes it worth a look.
You can see more options in our guide to The Best Acoustic Guitar Pickups.