Cool comparison and breakdown of various acoustic guitar setups. I’ve been in a constant state of “tinker” ever since I started playing the guitar and have found a setup that I love and have stuck with for several years now! I personally use a setup that resembles the example on page 3. Mine includes a Ltd Edition Takamine with palathetic pickup going into an LR Baggs ParaAcoustic DI, Korg Pitch Black tuner (both soon to be replaced by the all in one LR Baggs Venue) & HBE analog delay pedal all going straight into the house system or PA. Which setup do you use?
The LR Baggs Venue DI Acoustic Direct Box is a professional quality acoustic guitar preamp with several well thought out features for the performing guitarist. First, it is a high-quality transformer-coupled DI to prevent extraneous noise or hum on stage, but it also has an EQ specifically engineered for acoustic guitars along with a variable boost control to quickly change dynamics on stage and a chromatic digital tuner. Combining features like this into one professional unit means you have to carry less, there is less to go wrong. If you count on a solid guitar sound for your music this unit can put all the control you need right at your finger tips.
LR Baggs and American Songwriter Present: Andrew Combs
American Songwriter was anxious to hear some of the tunes from the new record, so we teamed up with LR Baggs for a special session. Below, watch Combs perform “Rainy Day Song” (co-written with Brent Cobb) and “Month Of Bad Habits” (co-written with Doug Johnson) on his Martin OM-21 guitar, recorded direct with an LR Baggs Anthem system.