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  • Help - issues with anthem system connected to a-ref amplifier

    I have a "new to me" Larrivee LCJ10-K (all Koa) built in 1998

    It came with an older Fishman natural passive pick up. I just had an LR Baggs Anthem installed (the full Anthem, not the SL).

    I am using an LR Baggs Acoustic Reference Amplifier that I just recently purchased.

    After I got the Larrivee back from my guitar tech, with the Anthem system installed, I tried it out with the LR Baggs amplifier - and had some problems. When I plugged the guitar into the amp, I got a low hum - like a "bass rolloff". I tried my other guitars in the amp, using the same cable (Monster Acoustic cable) and there is NO HUM. The odd thing is that if I touched the endpin of the guitar - the hum would stop. Also, if I touched the metal handle of the amp, the hum would stop.

    i called LR Baggs and they thought there was a problem with the Anthem system - so they sent me a complete new system. So, back to the tech who uninstalled the old Anthem system and reinstalled the new Anthem system - and THE PROBLEM has not changed!

    It is hard to describe in words what I am talking about - but when all the other guitars are plugged in - there is no noise, no hum. When I plug in the Larrivee with Anthem system, there is this low hum- and it is frustrating - especially when both the Anthem and the Acoustic Reference Amplifier are pretty expensive and there should not be this kind of issue.

    Anyone out there have any suggestions, any ideas? Since this is the second Anthem system, I don't think that is the issue. The amp is brand new as well.
    I am frustrated.

  • #2
    Hi pastorchuck,

    I believe that Bryan gave you a call yesterday to make a plan to resolve your situation. If you need any additional assistance please give us a call at your convenience! We know how frustrating these things can be; hopefully we can help to sort things out and give you the sound you are looking for.

    Best to you,


    • #3
      hello ive recently purchased a semi acustic bass a godin lr baggs model serial #9108 probly give indication what system it has . i love the bass but im having problems with very noticable diffrences in volume from string to string. either the e string is too loud and the a string is barley heard. ive tried all possible combinations and its still accuring has anyone had this problem? if so how is it fixed thank everyone for your help 916-708-8308 david dobbs


      • #4
        Hi, I have the same bass as you. I don't know for your problem. May be you can help me for another problem I have. The two battery cables are disconnected from the preamp and I don't know where to connect them on it. Could you send me a photo of the connections on your bass. Thanks for your answer.

        Philippe Speller


        • #5
          What model is the bass? That will help to tell which electronics are in it.


          • #6
            The good news is Anthem gave me a work around to set Reference Offset. If a subwoofer were in the system, the transition would become misaligned vidmate.