So how does it work? We won’t launch entirely into all the nitty gritty and the exhausting research the LR Baggs team went through to design the Anthem. What we will say is that they developed proprietary noise-canceling technology that avoids that helps avoid that honky/boxy sound and keep your acoustic tone sounding pure and natural. Plus, a specially designed placement system picks up the sound of the vibrations of your entire soundboard, so the Anthem is surprisingly free of placement issues.
The control unit of the Anthem is extremely lightweight and features just the essentials: Volume, Mix, and Phase. It nestles inside the soundhole for easy fingertip access. With the Mix control, you can blend between the augmented mic and the full-range pickup. There’s also a multi-segment battery check to maximize battery life.
LR Baggs Anthem Acoustic Guitar Pickup Features at a Glance:
Microphone acoustic guitar pickup
Noise-canceling technology to avoid “honky” or “boxy” sonic qualities
Tru-Mic system makes the mic unusually free from placement issues
Control unit fits inside soundhole: Volume, Mix, and Phase controls