The LR Baggs M1 is a soundhole-mounted magnetic pickup, which requires no drilling in your guitar. It is essentially a dual coil humbucking pickup with the second coil mounted triaxially for movement in three dimensions. This pickup gives excellent string response, very low noise, feedback resistance, and is body-sensitive.
From your first strum you'll know that the M1 is pure magic. What makes it so different? The secret is the breakthrough patent-pending TriAxial Dynamic Technology™ developed by Gary Garrett and Lloyd Baggs. This new technology allows the pickup to respond to the guitar's string and body vibrations, unlike standard magnetic pickups which only reproduce string vibrations.
The M1 provides completely passive operation: no batteries to worry about. The M1 sound is quiet and hum-free under the most challenging live conditions. This pickup is highly feedback resistant, and can be played hard without overloading. Adjustable pole pieces with smooth threadless tops preserve fingerstylists' nails, and allow fine-tuning of string balance to suit your particular setup. The built-in gold-plated 1/8" jack makes moving or removing the pickup a snap.
The M1 Exposed - The M1 is a humbucking pickup -- with a twist. In a common stacked humbucker, the second, lower coil cancels hum, but doesn't contribute anything positive to the sound. In fact, it can muddy the sound of the main coil. We unlock the second coil. This allows it to make a positive sonic contribution while maintaining the pure open sound of a single coil -- but without the hum.
Triaxial Dynamic Technology - The secondary coil remains stationary while the primary coil vibrates. In the M1, the hum-canceling coil is suspended under the main coil by a tuned support that allows it to move in three dimensions. The primary coil moves with the guitar top and creates a body signal in the suspended secondary coil. This brings the M1 to life, with string and body sound all in one.
Active Preamp - This version of the M1 pickup includes a high quality preamp mounted inside the pickup. The batteries are inserted in the bottom of the pickup housing, and the entire unit is completely self-contained. A pre-wired strapjack harness is included to allow semi-permanent installation. The strapjack harness plugs directly into the pickup housing, allowing the pickup to be removed easily. Additional strapjack harnesses (part number M1A-C1)can be purchased for your other guitars if you wish to use the M1 with more than one guitar. A 10 foot cable is available separately (part number M1-C1) if you do not wish to install the strapjack in your guitar.
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