View Full Version : amplifying my uke

03-12-2009, 10:17 PM
Hi there,
Some friends of mine and me formed a ukulele band.
Within a short while we'll go and gig.
Do you have any suggestions about amplifying our ukes?
Fishman or Shadow SH 1110-UK?
We don't want to drag along amplifiers, so we want to plug in into our mixer.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Greetz, Sinus from Holland.

03-13-2009, 03:28 AM
Are you asking about installing a pickup on your uke?

If so, you can get pickups that stick on to the back of your ukulele that require no mods.

03-13-2009, 04:07 AM
Rather than installing something, how about putting a mic up in front of your uke?

EDIT: just noticed you are in Groningen. I spent a couple of summers there. Lovely town.

Brad Bordessa
03-13-2009, 07:12 AM
You will find that there are a 100 different answers to the amplification question. Try what you can, but keep in mind that all the competition between companies has weeded out most of the bad pickups. Just make sure you know what you are looking for.

I got some great responses to this thread: http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7006&

Here is some general info: http://liveukulele.com/gear/amplifying-your-ukulele/pickups/