LR Baggs Ribbon Transducer
Acoustic Guitar Pickups
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This product has been discontinued but may be available as a Open Box item.
Sweet acoustic-electric sound like you've never heard before!
This innovative and reliable undersaddle pickup is less than 1/32" thick and contains a film sensor laminated between layers of Kapton and then laser-trimmed to its final form.
The key feature that separates the RT from other pickups is that its sensor is responsive to vibration but not to pressure. This minimizes that unpleasant, dry, stringy sound that is characteristic of pressure-sensitive undersaddle pickups. As the guitar top moves with the vibrations of the strings, so does the RT sensor, naturally reflecting the actual sound and dynamics of your guitar.
The patented RT component is manufactured to ISO 9001 specs and is about as high-tech as it gets. The sensor material is ultrasensitive 28-micron-thin PVDF and boasts a linear frequency response to 50khz. A special pad is adhered to the bottom of the pickup to compensate for minor irregularities in the saddle slot, insuring easy installation with great balance.
The sensor runs the full length of the pickup and will work with any string spacing with no dead spots or frustrating balance problems.
The Ribbon Transducer may be plugged directly into many musical instrument amplifiers, effects and outboard preamps. If used passively, the RT pickup must be plugged into a high-impedance, high-gain, high-quality preamp. However, for most users, we recommend using one of L.R. Baggs' RT-compatible systems.
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