View Full Version : Uke Progress!

11-20-2010, 02:13 PM
This board and ALL of the people on it are awesome! I'm still a newbie with my ukes (my mid-life crisis is UAS) but have learned so much from sooo many people here. Decided early this morning that I wanted to install a pickup on my Pono. Got on the boards... got some advice on a K&K Twin vs an Under saddle MiSi. I made a decision, purchased a K&K Twin ($55 on sale) from a local Guitar store (Artisan) in Franklin, TN... and installed it tonight! Works like a charm and I didn't ruin my uke! I impressed my wife along the way too... both because I managed not to destroy anything and... I saved money doing it myself! I love my uke! Anyway... just had to emote!

Chris Tarman
11-20-2010, 03:18 PM
Good job! I would have ended up either destroying my uke or somehow lopping off my hand. I'm just that unskilled.

11-20-2010, 04:03 PM
I'm thinking of doing the same thing... what uke did you put it in?

11-20-2010, 04:23 PM
Gmoney... It was a Pono PCO... bought it about two years ago. Best action I've ever experienced in an uke (effortless playing) but has very little volume. Now it has a bunch... and I can add a little chorus or reverb to sweeten the sound!

11-20-2010, 04:36 PM
I'm going to have to drive up to Artisan over the holidays - they are mentioned pretty often & look like they know their stringed instruments. Did you get the smaller "vintage" jack or the regular 1/2" jack? I may put one in my Fender acoustic guitar as well.

mm stan
11-20-2010, 07:14 PM
Aloha MusicCityUker,
Congrats on the install, nice story thanks for sharing....Now you can take the wife out for dinner!!! MM Stan..

11-22-2010, 09:17 AM
There is a satisfaction in "doing it yourself" that is hard to beat, and when you can impress the wife at the same time that's just gravy!