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cb56
08-26-2010, 01:33 AM
We bought one of these for my wife's baritone for $32 and I have to say it sounds pretty darn good! The sticky stuff is a bit of a pain to clean off afterwards but it comes off with guitar polish and a paper towel fairly easily. I probably wouldn't use it on a super expensive instrument but on her under $200 baritone no big deal.
I'd have to say, to my ears it sounds better than alot of under saddle pickups IMO.
Now my mother in law wants one for her 8 string Lanikai tenor.

chiefnoda
08-26-2010, 02:15 AM
I second that. I wish there were a way to secure it permanently on my guitar. That gooie stuff seems to be the key, and unfortunately it also precludes a permanent installation.

Cheers
Chief

mm stan
08-26-2010, 03:34 AM
Aloha CB56,
Can these stick on pickups be mounted inside the soundhole under the soundboard????HMM..

ralphk
08-26-2010, 03:48 AM
I have heard that the UHU putty is good, and does not leave a mess.

http://www.amazon.com/Saunders-Removable-Adhesive-Putty-99683/dp/B0000AQODM

I don't know if it is true that it is tack free when removed, but other UHU adhesives are very popular in the model airplane world. Seems like a fairly inexpensive item to be used as a test.

70sSanO
08-26-2010, 04:22 AM
If you want to stick-on pickup inside a ukulele, K&K is a good choice.

I have heard a lot of good things about them for years.

http://www.kksound.com/

John

wromble
08-26-2010, 05:14 AM
I agree on both points : very decent sound for the price (depending on your amp, though:) and you'd better have a modern varnish on your uke. Don't try on old patina shellac varnish...

mm stan
08-26-2010, 07:14 AM
Aloha John,
Thanks for the suggestion, a Luthier I know said the same thing....I looked on the
website and the authorized dealer of the month on the page is three blocks from my house...
MM Stan...