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Ron
02-04-2010, 08:18 AM
Well, I'm guessing the answer will be "you get what you pay for" but can I get some advice? Or just point me to the thread where this has been discussed before.
Pick Ups.
I've decided to get a lot better at playing before I spend on my next uke but do want to get a [pick up for my Kala.
My playing partner has a Kala Archtop and I like the sound the Shadow under saddle pickup gives him. I'd like to spend a little less on getting my KA-T amplified to match his sound.

Transducer on the inside of the body? Any good? Which one?

I have played with a stick-on transducer on the outside of the body - didn't really like the sound but it was a crappy little amp I heard it through.

Does anyone make those clip-across-the-soundhole style pick ups that we used to use on our guitars? Any good?

Thanks, Oh Wise Ones

Kanaka916
02-04-2010, 08:31 AM
Check this thread (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?9656-Ukulele-pickups) on pickups; choices are Under Saddle Transducer or a piezo pickup attached to the underside of the bridge or soundboard. As for the soundhole type, I don't think I've seen one for a uke but I might be wrong.

Ron
02-04-2010, 08:32 AM
Thanks. I knew you guys would be on to it.

Kanaka916
02-04-2010, 08:37 AM
There are a lot more threads, use this with google search: site:ukuleleunderground.com/forum pickups

mailman
02-04-2010, 09:02 AM
I'm pretty sure that those guitar pickups that fit in the sound hole require the use of steel strings; I think they're magnetic....

Brad Bordessa
02-04-2010, 01:44 PM
I'm pretty sure that those guitar pickups that fit in the sound hole require the use of steel strings; I think they're magnetic....

Yes they are.