Start off with a funny OK!? The truth is L R Baggs is the best and if you have Martins, old Guilds, Stonebridge 12 string, Boucher Wild Goose or the latest one to get an Anthem my 94' Gibson J-100 cutaway, they all have the Baggs, either the Anthem or the I-Mix, these are the best of the best in my opinion. Easy to set and forget, great tone and transparency. If you play well and have a good guitar this will just amplify it, no more no less! I use other preamps like the K & K which are good, but not a Baggs. I also have a Cole Clark Fat Lady 3 and their system is amazing, but not available as an add on preamp. John is a great rep and always takes good care of me. I have sent many of my friends to him and Shoreline is my go-to for pickup's and other guitar needs. Thanks again guys; Robert Trice Jr, Rockwell, NC
It's a challenge amplifying baritone guitars. It's hard get the richness - I've tried with varying results. I tune my Lowden Old Lady D-D, and as far down as open B. The Baggs Anthem gets as close as anything to capturing rumble and sparkle. I use it in combination with a Baggs Session DI, and make use of the notch and compressor to round out the bass without squashing it. It's also amazingly feedback resistant at moderately loud stage volume sitting in front of my Bose tower with double subs.