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L.R. Baggs Introduces the M80 Acoustic Pickup

December 23, 2011

Nipomo, CA (December 23, 2011) -- L.R. Baggs has introduced the M80, the only magnetic pickup with full range, 3D body sensitivity.

Says L.R. Baggs, "The soul of your guitar is in the body – from the tone woods that it’s made of to the ‡fine details in the way it was put together. A typical magnetic pickup hears only dry strings, losing the true characteristics of your guitar. The M80’s body-sensitive design hears the entire frequency range of the top, back, side and neck resonances in all three dimensions to faithfully capture more of your guitar’s acoustic soul than any single pickup ever created."

The secret of the M80 is the patented floating secondary coil that acts both as a humbucking coil and a 3D body sensor. By unlocking the secondary coil a robust full range signal is created as the body vibrates and the floating coil interacts with the magnets. The coil is tuned to respond to the entire frequency range of the guitar and the proprietary suspension allows each axis of the 3D coil to contribute, thereby adding enhanced richness and complexity to the sound. Finally, just the right amount of body signal is added to the string signal.

The M80 also features an active/passive switch that provides two different modes for your choice of application and a multi-segment battery check.

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