The M1A Active Acoustic Guitar Pickup from LR Baggs is the perfect solution to the problem of trying to amplify your acoustic guitar without sacrificing tone. This pickup utilizes the lower and upper coils to capture your guitar's natural high frequencies, but you'll never get that brittle, thin and piercing sound that plagues even some of the best acoustic guitars. Rather than simply sensing the string vibrations, the M1 senses the vibrations of the whole guitar. The result is a much broader and more honest tonal palette. Along with the high feedback resistance, this is the perfect way to amplify your acoustic guitar when playing live. This active version eliminates the need for a preamp.
The M1 Active is a patented humbucking pickup with a twist. In a common stacked humbucker, the lower coil cancels hum, but doesn’t contribute anything positive to the sound. We unlock the lower coil with a carefully tuned support that allows it to capture higher frequency resonances.