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SoloRule
12-13-2015, 05:09 AM
Ever since I received Corey Fujimoto Pono. All my other ukes lost its volume.
I am thinking of installing a pick up in my other Pono that is ATSH Pro Classic.
LR Baggs 5.0 is what Corey has in his Pono but I am looking for something cheaper as my purpose is to increase volume only. I am not a performer.

My AMP is Roland Clube 30. COSM

Your recommendation is greatly appreciated.
Thank you [downupdave] for suggesting me to ask in the forum.

Jim Hanks
12-13-2015, 09:09 AM
There's this but it requires an iOS device: http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irigacoustic/

There are other "stick on" or even "clip to the headstock" pickups for cheap - if you don't really care about how they sound. :p

Brad Bordessa
12-13-2015, 10:05 AM
...my purpose is to increase volume only.

Companies spend years and lots of money trying to develop pickups that only make ukes louder. I think the Baggs does this pretty well for the price point. You get what you pay for.

The best and easiest way to do this is to use a mic if you're not performing (and often when you ARE performing). But it seems funny to want your uke louder and not be performing so I'm gathering you want to use the effects on your amp? In which case, a stick-on is probably your best bet for casual experimenting.

spookelele
12-13-2015, 10:48 AM
There's this but it requires an iOS device: http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irigacoustic/

There are other "stick on" or even "clip to the headstock" pickups for cheap - if you don't really care about how they sound. :p

Have you tridd the iRig thing? It's tentatively on my xmas list.. but I haven't really seen any reviews from.. real people.

Jim Hanks
12-13-2015, 11:16 AM
Have you tridd the iRig thing? It's tentatively on my xmas list.. but I haven't really seen any reviews from.. real people.

No, I'm trying to wait for someone else to be the guinea pig. :p

Kekani
12-13-2015, 02:08 PM
LR Baggs Five.0

You already know what it sounds like, so you know what you're looking for. Yeah, retails more than the Element, but voiced specifically for ukulele.

Disclaimer: I'm a dealer, and I have 2 brand new in the box.

sam13
12-13-2015, 02:54 PM
Consider a MISI. They are a little cheaper, easy to recharge and work well.

DownUpDave
12-13-2015, 03:23 PM
Consider a MISI. They are a little cheaper, easy to recharge and work well.

A short time ago I told her to get a Pono passive from Andrew. It is $35.00, you have one, what do you think of it. I remember it sounded pretty nice at my house.

mm stan
12-13-2015, 03:26 PM
Do you really need another one...:) kekani might help you, right
Aaron :)

Kekani
12-13-2015, 03:33 PM
Do you really need another one...:) kekani might help you, right
Aaron :)
That's what I do. But, usually only the builders know that.

SoloRule
12-13-2015, 04:39 PM
There's this but it requires an iOS device: http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irigacoustic/

There are other "stick on" or even "clip to the headstock" pickups for cheap - if you don't really care about how they sound. :p

That's pretty cool. Thanks

SoloRule
12-13-2015, 04:42 PM
Companies spend years and lots of money trying to develop pickups that only make ukes louder. I think the Baggs does this pretty well for the price point. You get what you pay for.

The best and easiest way to do this is to use a mic if you're not performing (and often when you ARE performing). But it seems funny to want your uke louder and not be performing so I'm gathering you want to use the effects on your amp? In which case, a stick-on is probably your best bet for casual experimenting.


You are probably right. Stick on also mean save on installation cost too.

sam13
12-13-2015, 06:28 PM
The Pono Passive pick up is excellent. I have it in two Ukes. Works like a charm.

SoloRule
12-14-2015, 04:56 AM
The Pono Passive pick up is excellent. I have it in two Ukes. Works like a charm.

Thanks Simon