iBeam Active System™ Acoustic Guitar Bridgeplate Pickup

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iBeam Active System™ Classical Acoustic Guitar Bridgeplate Pickup

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Ibeam

Acoustic Guitar Bridgeplate Pickup

iBeam™

Bridge Plate Pickup with "Mic-like" Fidelity

MIPA Award

The iBeam’s MIPA award-winning design employs a matched pair of virtually weightless film sensors that flex with the soundboard to trace your guitar’s voice much like diaphragms in a stereo mic. A key advantage over typical bridge plate sensors is the iBeam’s “cardioid” like response pattern that inhibits feedback and string squeak while selectively admitting rich tone-producting vibrations. Weighing less than 1/3 of an ounce, the pickup will not alter the guitar’s natural acoustics and easily mounts to the bridge plate with peel-and-stick adhesive.

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STEEL STRING:

iBeam Active System™

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NYLON STRING:

iBeam Active System™ Classical

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iBeam Active System™
iBeam Active System Acoustic Guitar Pickup
The iBeam Active pairs the iBeam with an all-discrete Class A endpin preamp with soundhole volume control. The sweet and ultra-quiet audiophile-grade preamp faithfully amplifies every nuance of the pickup. Superior sound and performance is built in for easy plug-and-play performance. An auxiliary passive channel is also available for adding a secondary pickup.

The iBeam Active is also great for direct studio or home recording. Comparison tests have demonstrated that the fidelity of this system is a great alternative to studio microphones.  

FEATURES:

  • Quick and easy installation 
  • Includes iBeam placement jig (pin bridge guitars only)
  • Peel-and-stick
  • Natural string-to-string balance and dynamics
  • Fits most X-Braced guitars
  • All-discrete Class A preamp for warm, analog sound
  • Available in steel and nylon string versions


iBeam Active System™ Classical

iBeam Active System Classical Acoustic Guitar Pickup

The iBeam Active Classical pairs a specially notched version of the iBeam designed for fan braced guitars with an all-discrete Class A endpin preamp and soundhole volume control. The audiophile-grade electronics are specifically voiced to faithfully amplify every nuance of nylon string guitars.  

FEATURES:

  • Quick and easy installation 
  • Includes iBeam placement jig (pin bridge guitars only)
  • Peel-and-stick
  • Natural string-to-string balance and dynamics
  • All-discrete Class A preamp for warm, analog sound
  • Available in steel and nylon string versions

iBeam™ Reviews


Guitar Player Magazine – Art Thompson
“…the iBeam captured the CJ’s clarity and warmth with astonishing realism. Listening to the playback on headphones, it was easy to believe that the recordings had been made with a quality mic - the sound was that airy and dimensional.”
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Guitarist Magazine – Mathew Wig
“Imagine the natural, balanced tone that only external mic’ing offers, delivered via the convenience and manageability of a pickup.”
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Acoustic Guitar Magazine
“Where some contact pickups become tubby as they’re turned up, the iBeam was very controllable at all volumes and had excellent punch and presence."
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Christian Musician Magazine – Bob Kilpatrick
“If you’re an acoustic guitarist looking for pristine sound, clear ringing highs, strong, tight lows and clarity of tone, you should test drive the iBeam. But take your checkbook with you because you’re going to want to drive it home.”
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iBeam™ Artists
 

Sean WatkinsSean Watkins
Sean Watkins, is most widely known as the guitarist for the Grammy award winning band, Nickel Creek which in their tenure, acquired much critical acclaim and sold more than 2 million records. In 2008 he teamed up with Switchfoot singer, Jon Foreman, to form the band Fiction Family. Read More »

iBeam™ Support


Please Note: LR Baggs products must be installed by an authorized LR Baggs dealer to qualify for warranty coverage. Technical assistance will not be provided for home or hobbyist installations.

 

iBeam Active System™

PDF iBeam Active System Installation Manual

 

 

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