This is the pickup that started it all for us. It has been in production for over 20 years, and continues to be the pickup of choice for such large-venue performers as Vince Gill, Phil Keaggy, Kathy Mattea and James Taylor.
Here's why: the great presence and warmth of this pickup, along with its built-in feedback-cancelling design, makes the LB12 the best choice for high-SPL performing situations.
There are three key features that are unique to the LB12. First, the pickup itself is a saddle that has six individual sensors cast right into it. Because the sensors are an integral part of the connection between the strings and guitar body, maximum sensitivity and signal transfer is guaranteed.
Second, the sensors are responsive to vibration as well as pressure. This blends the natural warmth of the body vibrations with the presence and attack of the strings.
Third, the LB12 contains an exclusive feedback-inhibiting circuit. This makes it the most feedback-resistant non-magnetic acoustic guitar pickup available. If you play loud but still want to sound acoustic, you owe it to yourself to check out the LB6.
The pickup materials are chosen to conduct sound like the original saddle. The LB6 will not alter the acoustic tone of the guitar perceptibly, nor will it change its look. It can be shaped, sanded and intonated just like the original saddle. The pickup has a high output and may be plugged directly into most guitar amps or effects. It is 100% shielded and it is whisper-quiet. Each pickup is individually hand-built with pride to ensure the highest level of performance and reliability.
LR Baggs LB12™ 12-String Acoustic Guitar Pickup Features:
-12 string spacing:
-2 3/8" E to E
-Saddle length: 2 7/8"