LR Baggs RTS 2 User Manual

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R T S 2

I N S T A L L A T I O N M A N U A L & U S E R ' S G U I D E

tail block

smaller threaded

section protrudes

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1 . R E A D T H I S F I R S T

We recommend that the Dual Source System and Dual Source preamp be
installed by an L.R. Baggs dealer or professional luthier. We do not warranty our
products or provide technical assistance to home or hobby installers. L.R. Baggs
is not responsible for any damage to the instrument or personal injury resulting
from the installation, use, or misuse of this product.

2 . I N S T A L L A T I O N

2.1. Strapjack Installation:

Drill a 1/2" hole in the tail block using a step drill. Cover the area you are drilling
with masking tape to protect the finish.

Remove the strap ring, retaining nut and one washer from the end of the jack.
There should still be one star locking washer, one flat washer and a nut
remaining on the mid section of the jack. Bring the jack down into the sound
hole and through your pre-drilled hole in the tail block. Using the internal nut
(be sure to include the flat and star washers), set the proper depth that will
allow the smaller threaded section at the end of the jack to protrude out of the
end of the guitar. When the jack is fully seated in the tailblock, there should be
about 2 threads of the small threaded section remaining inside the hole. With
the jack in place, lay the remaining washer over the threads and attach the
external retaining nut until it's tight. Finish by attaching the strap button (it
should cover the retaining nut and washer) carefully so as to not crack the finish
of the guitar by asserting too much pressure.

2.2. Ribbon Transducer Installation:


1. For optimum performance of this pickup, the bridge slot must have a clean,
flat surface free of any debris or over-spray from the finish. The slot must be a
minimum of .125" (1/8") deep but we suggest a depth of .187" (3/16") to avoid
excessive saddle tilt (see figure 4).

2. Installing a .090" pickup in a .120" slot is not recommended.

3. Do not remove the black material that is affixed to the bottom of the pickup.

4. Avoid unnecessary hard bending of the pickup. Repeated removal and
replacement of the pickup during the course of the installation is not advised.
the product.

5. Do not use shims under the saddle or pickup as a remedy for string balance
problems or to adjust the action.

6. Failure to secure the loose end of the pickup under the bridge will produce
bizarre audio consequences and eventually ruin the pickup.

7. The quality of sound, output level, balance and feedback resistance are all
determined by how well the pickup mates with the saddle and the bridge.
Uneven or partial contact between the saddle and the pickup will cause a
boomy sound with low output, excessive body sensitivity and poor string


1. Remove the strings from the guitar. If you wish to duplicate the string height

fig. 2

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