The Award-winning Anthem series, featuring our patent-pending TRU•MIC technology, seamlessly combines a proprietary condenser microphone with our acclaimed Element pickup to deliver the warmth and fidelity of a studio-mic’d guitar anywhere you per...
“The LR Baggs Anthem pickup has proven to be a great addition to both of my main guitars. The transducer is clean and full, and I like having the option to roll a little extra microphone signal in when I'm playing more delicately. And the batteries can last me whole tours! Discrete, reliable - I'm a big fan.” - Josh Ritter in an article on Lrbaggs.commore
The Award-winning Anthem series, featuring our patent-pending TRU•MIC technology, seamlessly combines a proprietary condenser microphone with our acclaimed Element pickup to deliver the warmth and fidelity of a studio-mic’d guitar anywhere you perform.
TRU•MIC TECHNOLOGY At the heart of the Anthem is a revolutionary microphone engineered to capture a dynamic studio-mic’d sound for any live performance. The TRU•MIC mounts to the underside of the bridge plate and hovers just 3 mm above its surface to take advantage of the PZM or “boundary” effect. This proprietary mounting system, combined with noise cancellation, frees the mic to perform as if it were outside of the guitar in a studio and maintain remarkable feedback suppression for the stage. The result is a balanced frequency response with excellent clarity for the purest sound you have ever heard amplified. We have paired the Element pickup with the TRU•MIC to provide solidity and punch for low frequencies.
Options: ANTHEM™ ANTHEM SL™ STAGEPRO ANTHEM™ ANTHEM SL CLASSICAL™
I have this installed in a Heiner Dreizehnter Model A. I was using PUTW pickups for years but found them unreliable, although great when working. Reliability trumps tone though, and the Anthem has been rock solid. I wanted the ability to adjust the blend, so opted for the full-fat version over the SL. Tonally the PUTW was a better fit, but this isn't bad and, when paired with the Baggs Para Acoustic DI or Venue DI, I can just about get the tone I hear in my head.
I use it for small venue coffee shops with a five-piece acoustic band, and larger village hall wedding gigs with the same band. It's generally paired with the PADI