LR Baggs iBeam Active Acoustic Guitar Pickup and Preamp System

Plug in and play with the natural sound of your acoustic guitar. This pickup maintains perfect string balance and provides full dynamic range.

The LR Baggs iBeam Active pairs the iBeam with a pre-contoured, proprietary, all-discrete class A FET 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)
- Peel-and-stick
- Natural string-to-string balance and dynamics
- Fits most X-Braced guitars
- All discrete class A preamp for warm, analog sound
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- Length: 2.875 in.
- Width: 0.425 in.
- Weight: less than 1/3 oz.
- Battery type: Single 9V
- Battery life: 1000 hrs.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 0.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): IBAS

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. (32 ratings)
Submitted November 26, 2012 by Casey Williams in Louisville, KY
"iBeam Active"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Best sounding acoustic pickup I've used by far. Installation was pretty easy. Gave manufacturer support a 4 because the warranty isn't valid if you install it yourself. I guess I understand that, but still don't like it much. Other than that, no possible complaints. If you have to plug in your acoustic, this is the way to do it.
Musical Background:
Guitar, ten years, jam at home
Musical Style:
Folk, fingerstyle
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