LR Baggs iBeam passive
Acoustic Guitar Bridge plate Pickup
Like the B-Band AST and the K&K Pure Mini, the LR Baggs I-Beam is a soundboard pickup that adheres
to the inside of your guitar, on the bridgeplate between your soundhole and bridge pins. In doing so,
it produces a remarkably natural tone by picking up the vibrations of the soundboard (rather than the
vibration of the strings, as with undersaddle pickups). The I-Beam is responsive enough that it will
even pick up percussive effects and fingersqueak. Included with each I-Beam is a placement jig that
makes the pickup totally self-installable (provided you have the hole for the endpin jack in place).
I-Beams are shipped with extra adhesive strips on request in case you need to experiment with placement.
The Baggs I-Beam pickup is available in two versions, one for regular steel-string guitar and one
for classical guitar. They are essentially identical, but the classical version has a little arch cut into
the middle of the pickup so it can straddle the center fan brace.