LR Baggs Anthem Internal Tru-Mic Acoustic Guitar Pickup

Install the Anthem Tru-Mic in your acoustic. It eliminates the annoying honk and boxy tone of typical internal microphone pickups, while resisting feedback.

After 30 years of effort LR Baggs have done the very thing that every amplified acoustic guitarist has dreamed about and the very thing that no other pickup manufacturer has been capable of--unlocking the potential of a microphone to capture the very essence of your guitar with high feedback resistance for demanding stages.

Not obvious but equally important is that the natural ease and dynamics of the Anthem Tru-Mic liberates you to play freely without having to compensate for the pickup system. Now you're free to play the way you like, plugged in or not.

For the Anthem they used no modeling, no illusions, it's not "like" a mic, it's not "like" your guitar. This is a mic and what you will experience is your guitar, loud and with the fidelity and dynamics that come from a real microphone.

Tru-Mic Technology: Natural Guitar Sound

At the heart of the patent pending Anthem is a revolutionary type of microphone. Utilizing a proprietary noise canceling mic, the Anthem Tru-Mic eliminates any annoying honky or boxy qualities that have been previously associated with internal mic'ing, leaving the pure and natural sound of your guitar the way only a real mic is capable of doing.

Because the mic is positioned within a few millimeters of the guitar top, it has very high gain before feedback. The mic housing mounts easily to the bridge plate and the mic capsule hovers just 3 mm above its surface to take advantage of the PZM or "boundary" effect. This Tru-Mic technology picks up the read more sound of the vibrations of the entire soundboard and makes the mic unusually free from placement issues.

The Mic as Primary Sound Source: Detail, Warmth and Personality

The sound quality and feedback resistance of the Anthem Tru-Mic now allows the mic to be the primary sound source in a mic/pickup system. This is unlike previous systems where only a small amount of the mic could be used to add some "air" to the dominant pickup signal. This is a radical relationship between a mic and a pickup, as all of the detail, warmth and personality of your guitar is captured by the Tru-mic. The mic is augmented, for only the very lowest frequencies, by our Element under saddle pickup.


The feather-weight control unit contains all of the essentials; volume, mix and phase. It nestles securely just inside of the soundhole for easy fingertip access. The mix control allows a full blend between the augmented mic and full range pickup. A multi-segment battery check allows you to maximize battery life and peace of mind.

Under the hood is an all discrete preamp/mixer with our pure, clean LR Baggs signature sound that is trusted by top artists around the world. LR Baggs' has done all of the engineering so you can just plug in and enjoy the real sound of your guitar and the way you play, night after night.


- Anthem Tru-Mic carries the majority of the guitars' frequency range
- The mic is highly feedback-resistant
- Noise cancellation eliminates any annoying honky or boxy qualities inside the guitar
- The Element Pickup carries only the lowest frequencies
- One size fits most common string spacings and saddle widths
- Even string-to-string balance
- Soundhole preamp includes mix wheel, volume control, battery check, phase inversion and mic trim controls
- Discrete class A preamp with preset crossover
- Comes with Battery Bag for secure and unobtrusive battery retention
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 0.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): Anthem

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 805-929-3545

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (5 ratings)
Submitted October 6, 2014 by Dave Morgan in Pittsboro, IN

"Review of the Anthem pickup"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Finally, a pickup company got it right! This pickup, in conjunction with the Baggs Venue DI is really amazing. It is studio quality for the stage. No longer do acoustic guitarists have to have an acoustic guitar that sounds like you have your ear on the rim of the guitar, for sound reproduction. This mic and piezo combo system sound true to life as an acoustic guitar should sound. If you struggle with your acoustic stage tone, then the Anthem and the Venue combination are the answer to your acoustic stage woes!

Musical Background:

Professional performer, teacher and recording artist.

Musical Style:

Acoustic blues, jazz, folk and originals. Life long player, student and teacher of the acoustic guitar
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