Session DI™ Acoustic Guitar Preamp

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Session DI

Acoustic Guitar Preamp

Session DI Acoustic Guitar Preamp

Session DI™


Inspired by the LR Baggs Handcrafted Video Sessions and our experience in some of Nashville’s great studios, the Session Acoustic DI brings our signature studio sound to your live rig. The Session DI enhances your acoustic pickup and imparts the rich sonic character that you’d expect from an experienced audio engineer using some of the world’s finest studio gear. We’ve captured this studio magic and put it into a compact, easy-to-use DI that will transform your live sound.

Studio Tools for the Stage

Often used by studio engineers in post-production, saturation adds warmth, dimension, and pleasing harmonics while smoothing the signal for an enhanced mix. The Session DI’s proprietary saturation is voiced specifically for the acoustic guitar and transports studio analog warmth and inspiring playability to the stage.

Unlike standard compression that can squash the entire range of your signal, the Session DI’s Comp EQ features 3 narrowly focused bands of compression that tame common problematic frequencies and uncover the voice of your guitar. The low, mid, and high frequency compressors are essentially “touch-sensitive” EQs that respond in real-time to your dynamics. The harder you strum, the more they compress and vice versa.


  • Analog Saturation enhances warmth and harmonic content
  • Compression / EQ smoothes out common problem frequencies
  • Garret Null notch filter tames resonate feedback
  • Variable high-pass filter attenuates extraneous low frequencies
  • VU meter visually optimizes gain for passive and active pickups
  • Ground lift switch effectively eliminates ground-loop noise
  • All discrete signal path with XLR and quarter inch outputs
  • 48V phantom power, 9V battery or 9V DC powering options
  • Rugged enclosure constructed of aluminum, steel and ABS plastic
  • Mute footswitch for ¼” and XLR outs
  • Includes custom LR Baggs carrying case

Session DI™ Reviews

Acoustic Guitar Magazine – Doug Young
“LR Baggs Session Acoustic DI puts studio magic at your, er, toes.” Read more »

Session DI™ Artists

Sturgill SimpsonSession DI Acoustic Preamp - Sturgill Simpson
Nashville sounds like Nashville again on High Top Mountain, the debut release from singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson. From furious honky-tonk and pre-outlaw country-rocking to spellbinding bluegrass pickin’ and emotional balladry, the album serves as a one-stop guide to everything that made real country music such a force to be reckoned with. Read More »

Sean WatkinsSession DI Acoustic Preamp - Sean 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 »

Charlie WorshamSession DI Acoustic Preamp - Charlie Worsham
Charlie Worsham has been called part of the next class of country music stars. A natural-born musicians with crazy guitar skills, the multi-instrumentalist has one hit under his belt and more on the way. He was handpicked to open tours for Taylor Swift and Brad Paisley and has opened multiple shows for a range of country superstars from Miranda Lambert to Darius Rucker to Vince Gill. Others, like Eric Church and Dierks Bentley have called on Charlie’s talents in the studio, having him play on their albums. Read More »

Donavon FrankenreiterSession DI Acoustic Preamp - Donavon Frankenreiter
To create his fifth full-length album Start Livin’, Hawaii-based singer/guitarist/songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter holed up in a Southern California studio for seven days with his longtime bassist Matt Grundy—and no one else. The follow-up to 2010’s Glow, Start Livin’ is a nine-track selection of folk-infused songs that sweetly reflect the simplicity of their recording. With its smooth showcasing of Frankenreiter’s rich, honey-thick vocals and masterful guitar work, Start Livin’ bears all the intimacy of an impromptu back-porch performance and the tenderness of a treasured love letter. Read More »

Session DI™ Support


Session DI User's Guide

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