LR Baggs Mandolin Pickup with external Jack Mount
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- Radius Pickup
- Mounting Putty
- Clear Adhesive Pads
- Permanent VHB Pads
- External Jack Mount
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I have been waiting to get a pickup on this mandolin for a long time but contemplated between the K&K system, The Schertler Basik and this pickup. I already own LR Baggs Anthem Pickups and have them in two of my guitars and LOVE them! As well, I have an LR Baggs IBeam I installed in my Baby Taylor Guitar and LOVE it! I figured that since I have had good luck with LR Baggs that this was indeed worth a try and I was right..
Granted.. I am going to say that some people have said "Too much Body/handling noise". I will say that their is body noise but as an acoustic musician, I personally like the "Body/Handling Noise". I feel that soundboard transducers give an accurate representation of acoustic instruments because of this.. The only thing I like better is the Anthem system that gives you the best of both worlds with the string response of a Piezo Element and the Body Tone of the phase corrected microphone inside but their is no such "Ready made" system for mandolin so I will settle for this guy.. For what I do, it truly is "Just fine"..
Don't get me wrong, If I had the money, I would have purchased the Schertler Dyn-M pickup but it seems quite silly to buy a pickup that costs almost as much as my mandolin. If you have an awesome mandolin, you may want to invest in something like that but for my little Loar LM-520 and my bar/club gigging, this thing is perfect..
If I were to record, I would just use a microphone..
1. I attached the pickup with the putty as directed in the instructions, but the mandolin sounded like it had a phaser on it. I didn't like the sound at all.
2. If you use it with stage monitors it has a tendency to feedback.
3. It had a tendency to pop off. When it did this it ripped the pickup right off the mandolin.
4. Because it's an external pickup, you're much more likely to scratch the mandolin while putting it on or taking it off.
5. You need to use an external preamp to get it to sound anywhere decent.
6. It's noisy in that you hear every tap and rub on the mandolin's body.
7. Mine had a short in the wire that connect the pickup to the jack, so it would cut in and out while playing. I used this excuse to get a full refund.
The price of the pickup and LR Baggs Para Acoustic D.I. together is right around $300. For this price you can buy an internal pickup and have it permanently installed by a professional tech. Not only do I think internal pickups sound better because they're not mounted with putty, but you don't have to worry about the pickup popping off during a performance.
Because I have a new mandolin I went with K&K Twin Internal mandolin pickup. It costed $120, plus $120 to have it professionally installed by a veteran luthier. That still cost less than the LR Baggs setup I had previously bought and wanted to like. Though I had to modify my mandolin, I'm much happier, and I don't think it's affected the value. I hear no difference in the sound quality after the K&K was installed. I had learned about the K&K after reading that's what John Paul Jones uses these days in his mandos.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great pickup. Easy to install. Sounds great through my Baggs Para DI.Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
Loved the sound that came from it, but it wouldn't stay on the instrument when removing the instrument cable from the pickup's jack. Read morePublished 11 months ago by jwater7
Tone quality is decent. Also using the Baggs preamp/direct box. Definitely recommend for a pickup in this price range.Published 13 months ago by C. Flanagan
I generally like Baggs products and service.i own two Anthem pickups on my guitars. But the Radius mandolin pick up is way too sensitive and microphonic - plus I hate using putty... Read morePublished 13 months ago by B. Kaplan
First of its VERY percusive (i.e. any time you tap, bump, etc, your mandolin, you're likely to pick that up). Cool if you can learn to incorporate that into your playing. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Bruce E. Johnson
Excellent fulfillment. Good value for the pickup. I think the product would be better served using a Tip Ring mini 1.8mm jack rather than a 1/4" Tip Ring jack. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
LR BAGGS is great!!! Natural sound!!! I'm happy with my mandolin pickup!Published 18 months ago by Jhomer