LR Baggs Para DI Acoustic Guitar Preamp

95 out of 100. Incorporating 650+ ratings and reviews.
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Gearank Recommended

The Para DI has maintained a place on our recommended list ever since we first published it in May 2016. During that time the only acoustic preamp that achieved a higher rating was the Fire-Eye Red-Eye Twin back in September 2017, but that only lasted until December 2018. The only preamp to out-rank it since was the JHS Clover in September 2022.


  • Profile: Single Pedal (No Footswitch)
  • Controls: Volume, Low, Notch, Mid, Pres, Treble, Notch Variation, Mid Variation
  • Input: 1 x 1/4″
  • Output: 1 x 1/4″, 1 x XLR (DI Out)
  • Powered By:48V Phantom Power, 9V Battery
  • Dimensions: 1.9″ x 3.6″ x 5.6″
  • Weight: 0.9 lbs.


Rating Source Highlights

Website Source *Rating Value
Guitar Interactive Magazine Nick Jennison 90/100 Derek Davodowich 92.5/100
Rex and the Bass Rex 94/100
*Displayed values are prior to adjustments made by the Gearank Algorithm when evaluating the source.

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Nick Jennison from Guitar Interactive Magazine shows you how the Para Venue and Para DI sound:

2 thoughts on “LR Baggs Para DI Acoustic Guitar Preamp”

  1. You said above that nothing out ranked this since September 2017, but there is no high note listed for 2019 so is this a mistake?

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