The LR Baggs M1 is an active humbucking pickup with a twist. In a common stacked humbucker, the lower coil cancels hum, but doesn’t contribute anything positive to the sound.
LR Baggs M1 Active pickup system unlocks the lower coil with a carefully tuned support that allows it to capture higher frequency resonances. As the pickup moves with the guitar’s soundboard, a body signal is created in the suspended coil that adds presence and realism to your amplified sound. The control wheel set the output volume. Read the manual here: LR Baggs M1A manual. A review on this nice system can be found HERE. Current retail price is 220 Euro.
Mounted into a Lowden O35 the M1 Active produced an amazing lifelike tone that sounded more resonant and “woody” tone. The body sensor is the key here, providing a smooth warmth no piezo could match, and in a manner more practical and feedback-resistant than could be realized with any mic or hybrid system. An extra terminal on the output jack makes it possible to add a second source-like an onboard mic or piezo to your setup
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