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Russ Sonny Kemner
10-21-2010, 04:54 PM
Just a quick builders tip on an alternative to the more expensive piezo pick ups if you are the DIY type.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB7yrbQLuZo

ricdoug
10-21-2010, 09:38 PM
Nice tutorial, Russ. I've found Dave of Waverly Street Ukes method simpler and also productive. I've done this to well over a hundred ukes and over a dozen guitars locally with great results. A positive side to your method is reduced weight:

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?8560-Electrify-your-uke-for-under-10-bucks

Any way it's done, an LR Baggs Para Acoustic D.I. helps reduce the piezo bark of the buzzer. Ric

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/LR-Baggs-Para-Acoustic-DI?sku=307160

http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/1/4/6/566146.jpg

http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/1/4/7/566147.jpg

ricdoug
10-21-2010, 09:42 PM
Here's Dave's method:

http://www.wsukes.com/electric/electric.html

Here's video of the uke being played amplified:

http://www.wsukes.com/electric/piezodemo.wmv