NAMM 2023: L.R. Baggs reveals the HiFi, a “game-changing” non-invasive acoustic pickup that mounts under your guitar bridge with a sticker

L.R. Baggs HiFi acoustic pickup
(Image credit: L.R. Baggs)

NAMM 2023: Acoustic pickups have come a long way since the spiky, wasp-in-a-tin-can sounds of the first acoustic-electric designs – and a large part of that evolution has been down to Californian specialist L.R. Baggs. The firm’s latest innovation is the HiFi pickup system – a ‘peel and stick’ pickup that mounts under the instrument’s bridge.

The system uses two lightweight plate sensors attached to the bridge plate with peel and stick adhesive strips. This means you don’t have to alter your instrument to install them, but they still benefit from the string definition, sensitive dynamics and feedback resistance of their position. The firm also supplies an installation jig to ensure they are placed correctly.

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Matt Parker
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Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.