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 h
as a little arch cut into the middle of the pickup so it can straddle the center fan brace.