Re: Radius by L.R. Baggs
Originally Posted by Roger Kunkel
I have them both on trial (my guitarshop-man is kind) and I completely agree with you! At first listen, the radius sound very nice (after applying loads of EQ, ofcourse), open and "airy", but for me the DYN wins in the long run.
I'll try to sum up why that is:
1) The high output (it's line level !!!)
2) No handling noise or self-noise
3) Super easy installation, and it dosn't look too ugly (unlike the carpenterjack of the radius)
4) tonal range / response seem well balanced (somewhat liniar, with some lowcut), except the boosted midrange.
The last point is important to me, as I plan to use the pick up in combination with a mic on a stand.
If I was forced to only use one pick up, and nothing else, I'd actually prefer the Baggs, soundwise.
Please comment if you disagree. I'm sure this has all been said before, but I searched the forum the best I could.
BTW: I'm doing a small review on the baggs for my guitardealers website, nothing fancy, and if anybody think that the Baggs is the best (or worst) in the world, please comment!
My current darlings:
2009 KM-1000, SM57, Schertler DYN
2006 Rozawood RD-18 with Baggs imix
2007 Gitane D-500