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fingerguy
08-11-2019, 06:01 AM
I decided for reasons of my own I am going to get the Outside Ukulele. With that said and to keep the design where it can handle the elements including water I want a removable pick-up.

The main reason for a pick-up is when I decide to do so I want to get the Roland Cube to putz with different sounds and what not.

So, I am in the market for a removable pick-up and note this will also be used on my acoustic guitars (well my GS Mini already has one built in).

PereBourik
08-11-2019, 07:34 AM
You lost me ay guitar. The Kremona UK-1 goes under the tie bridge and does well through this a pre-amp or DI. Probably won’t span the bridge of your mini.

Jerryc41
08-11-2019, 07:36 AM
You mean something like this?

https://www.amazon.com/KNA-UK-1-Piezo-Pickup-Ukulele/dp/B0061ZUKWG

Col50
08-11-2019, 08:20 AM
Another alternative

https://www.amazon.com/IK-Multimedia-microphone-instruments-IP-IRIG-ACOSTG/dp/B01N5OQUUC/ref=sr_1_14?keywords=Ukulele+clip+on+pickup&qid=1565543736&s=gateway&sr=8-14

Arcy
08-11-2019, 08:37 AM
Another alternative

https://www.amazon.com/IK-Multimedia-microphone-instruments-IP-IRIG-ACOSTG/dp/B01N5OQUUC/ref=sr_1_14?keywords=Ukulele+clip+on+pickup&qid=1565543736&s=gateway&sr=8-14The Outdoor Ukulele has reinforcement around the sound-hole that makes it too thick for the iRig to snap on. It's great on other ukuleles though!

SailingUke
08-11-2019, 09:42 AM
I’d try this one nice looking too. I have an older stick on called a woody, but I don’t think are still made.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DK7SZOW/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_tai_KcguDbEVQYTMX

fingerguy
08-11-2019, 10:40 AM
Iíd try this one nice looking too. I have an older stick on called a woody, but I donít think are still made.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DK7SZOW/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_tai_KcguDbEVQYTMX

Well there is always a microphone. I will give this some thought. Thank you.

kissing
08-17-2019, 04:07 AM
These are the best "removable" type pickups I've used.

I loved them so much that I bought 2.
A single-piezo and a dual-piezo version.

The dual piezo one sounds better.

A little pricey, but I daresay they sound better than most undersaddle pickup systems, both active and passive. Worth every cent.

https://www.peterman.com.au/music3/Acoustic_Guitar_Pickups

mikhou
08-17-2019, 05:48 AM
These are the best "removable" type pickups I've used.

I loved them so much that I bought 2.
A single-piezo and a dual-piezo version.

The dual piezo one sounds better.

A little pricey, but I daresay they sound better than most undersaddle pickup systems, both active and passive. Worth every cent.

https://www.peterman.com.au/music3/Acoustic_Guitar_Pickups

kissing, do you use them externally with sticky tack or have you installed them? My guess is that the closest comparison would be to the K&K Aloha Twin. Is that correct? How do they compare?

gochugogi
08-17-2019, 10:03 AM
I have a Kremona UK-1 pickup and it does work. Doesn't sound very good and my shirt sleeve kept snagging on it. I now use it to stir my coffee.

Davoravo
08-17-2019, 02:17 PM
I use a clip on pickup that cost me $12 and that i attach to the headstock (i accidentally got the violin instead of guitar sort so it gets in the way if i put it in the soundhole). I think the brand is Cherub.

THe trick, and i assume same with the kremona, is to put it through a preamp.I use Behringer AD21.

Horrible on its own, beautiful with a preamp.

Bill Sheehan
08-17-2019, 05:07 PM
Fingerguy, I recently got a "Luvay" brand stick-on disc style pickup from Amazon, for around $18.00. I actually got it for amplifying my classical guitar. I stuck it (with the provided two-sided adhesive tape) just behind the bridge, and I have to say, I'm stunned by how good it sounds, and it seems to produce a nice strong, noise-free signal, straight into my amp. I haven't tried it with a pre-amp yet, but I imagine that would give it an even nicer tone and bump up the power a bit too. Since the cable (which is lightweight) can be unplugged at will from the disc itself, I just leave the disc mounted on the guitar in between uses, and I don't even notice it being there.

Davoravo
08-17-2019, 08:25 PM
A lot of amplifiers have a preamp function so unless you are plugging into a PA system you probably dont need a separate preamp.

cogfasser
08-18-2019, 09:19 AM
I purchased and tried out this single exterior mounted transducer "piezo" pickup with success last week. It was in a studio rehearsal setting and the 1/4 jack plugin directly to the pre-amp board worked well. There's a plastic clip that you can attach with double sided tape to the bottom of my soprano Uke. Used poster tack putty to mount the piezo on the sound board near the bridge. They are very affordable and you can easily remove it and remount it to another uke. http://www.jjb-electronics.com/EXT-100.html

PereBourik
08-18-2019, 11:42 AM
You mean something like this?

https://www.amazon.com/KNA-UK-1-Piezo-Pickup-Ukulele/dp/B0061ZUKWG

That's it.

PereBourik
08-18-2019, 11:46 AM
I use a clip on pickup that cost me $12 and that i attach to the headstock (i accidentally got the violin instead of guitar sort so it gets in the way if i put it in the soundhole). I think the brand is Cherub.

THe trick, and i assume same with the kremona, is to put it through a preamp.I use Behringer AD21.

Horrible on its own, beautiful with a preamp.

Just so

kissing
08-18-2019, 03:05 PM
kissing, do you use them externally with sticky tack or have you installed them? My guess is that the closest comparison would be to the K&K Aloha Twin. Is that correct? How do they compare?

The external version of this pickup is installed on the soundboard with a removable sticky tack.
The endpin jack slings onto your instrument's endpin (if it has one) or they provide a plunger-type contraption to act like an endpin.

I think it's comparable to the K&K Aloha Twin - very similar technologies.
I prefer the Peterman's a bit as they are handcrafted by a single guy in his workshop and great personal effort has gone into tweaking the output level and tones to closely emulate what a good active pickup sounds like (but it's a passive!)

fingerguy
08-21-2019, 03:12 AM
Recent changes have resulted in my next ukulele will be made out of wood. I still have plan for the Outdoor Ukulele but on hold for now. Not sure if this affects the recommended pick-ups.