M1 Active


The M1’s body-sensitive design is for players who love big acoustic guitar tone with high feedback resistance on any stage.

M1 Active
Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Pickup

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Body-Sensitive Magnetic Pickup

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. Read more...

As the pickup moves with the guitar’s soundboard, a body signal is created in the suspended coil that adds presence and realism to your amplified sound. The plug-and-play design has built-in electronics with audiophile-grade circuitry for that sweet and pure acoustic sound we are known for. The internal electronics boost the pickup’s output for a full and direct signal to any acoustic amplifier or P.A. system, eliminating the need for any external preamps. The addition of a built-in volume control provides the player quick access for any performance.

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M1 ACTIVE

The M1 Active’s plug-and-play design features a preamp with audiophile circuitry for that pure acoustic sound we are known for. The built-in electronics boosts the pickup’s output for a full and direct signal to any acoustic amplifier or P.A. system, eliminating the need for any external preamps. The M1 Active includes a volume control and adjustable pole pieces for perfect balance and tone between the strings.

Features:

  • Highly Feedback-resistant
  • Volume control
  • Built-in gold plated 1/8" jack makes removing the pickup a snap
  • Long battery life – 1,000 hours on one 3V lithium coin cell
  • Adjustable pole pieces for perfect balance with most string types and gauges
  • Includes a pre-wired strapjack harness
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M1

Available in completely passive design, the M1 delivers professional amplification in minutes. Adjustable pole pieces provide balance from string to string and the 1/8” jack makes removing the pickup a snap for when you are in the studio. Install the pickup with the strapjack or use the 10’ external soundhole cable for absolutely no modifications to your prized instrument.

Features:

  • Highly Feedback-resistant
  • Adjustable pole pieces
  • A perfect blend of string and body signal
  • Quiet hum-free operation
  • Built-in gold plated 1/8" jack
  • Includes a pre-wired strapjack harness and 10' cable for no modifications

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ARTISTS

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Valerie June

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The Lumineers

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Donavon Frankenreiter

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Justin Townes Earle

REVIEWS

“Plugged in, my M1-fitted Alvarez produced an amazing lifelike tone that sounded more resonant and “woody” than anything I ever heard from a magnetic pickup.” Read more ›

Danny Miles - Guitar World Acoustic

“The tuneful M1 Active is much less prone to feedback than mic-plus-undersaddle pickup systems, making it ideal for onstage use.” Read more ›

Guitar Player Magazine

SUPPORT

Product Manual

M1A User's Guide (PDF)
M1 User's Guide (PDF)

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.

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