The iBeam’s MIPA award-winning design employs a matched pair of virtually weightless film sensors that flex with the soundboard to trace your guitar’s voice much like diaphragms in a stereo mic. A key advantage over typical bridge plate sensors is the iBeam’s “cardioid” like response pattern that inhibits feedback and string squeak while selectively admitting rich tone-producing vibrations. Weighing less than 1/3 of an ounce, the pickup will not alter the guitar’s natural acoustics and easily mounts to the bridge plate with peel-and-stick adhesive.
The iBeam Active pairs the iBeam with an all-discrete Class A endpin preamp with soundhole volume control. The sweet and ultra-quiet audiophile-grade preamp faithfully amplifies every nuance of the pickup. Superior sound and performance is built in for easy plug-and-play performance. An auxiliary passive channel is also available for adding a secondary pickup.
The iBeam Active is also great for direct studio or home recording. Comparison tests have demonstrated that the fidelity of this system is a great alternative to studio microphones.
Quick and easy installation
Includes iBeam placement jig (pin bridge guitars only)
Natural string-to-string balance and dynamics
Fits most X-Braced guitars
All-discrete Class A preamp for warm, analog sound
Model available for nylon string guitars
LR Baggs iBeam
As an authorised LR Baggs installation centre, when you purchase your new pickup and have us install it, you will gain access to the 5 year warranty that LR Baggs offer.
The cost of installation is £40, including new strings of your choice and the setup of your guitar adjusted to compensate for the the new pickup, where necessary.