The I-Beam Active System combines a bridge plate transducer with an endpin preamp that enables you to simply "plug-in-and-play". The I-Beam is easily installed, without the need to modify the bridge, saddle or setup of your guitar. It reproduces the natural tone of an acoustic guitar while maintaining perfect string balance and providing full dynamic range.
The I-Beam itself is the heart of the system and weighs only 1/3rd oz. This revolutionary bridge plate transducer easily sticks to the bridge plate on the inside of the guitar and does not affect the acoustic tone of the guitar in any way. It's microphonic enough to reproduce accurately the sound of your playing, but is resistant to feedback and gives you excellent amplified sound without that 'fingernails on the blackboard' sound that under-saddle pickups have. A placement jig is included that allows you to install the pickup in minutes and get the ideal placement for the transducer inside the guitar.
The ultra-low noise I-Beam preamp is built into the strapjack, which is installed in place of the endpin. A soundhole volume control is also provided. A neat velcro battery pocket is provided for the battery. 9v battery required.