View Full Version : Can u add a pickup to a makala dolphin?

12-15-2011, 01:45 PM
Hiya ukulelers! I'm new to this forum and ukulele in general. With Christmas coming around i would like to receive a Makala Dolphin setup by ukerepublic. I understand it is plastic backed but i would like to add a passive pickup (k&k big shot). Is it possible?

Strummin simon
12-16-2011, 12:11 AM
get one of those clip on pick ups. i've seen them and they are ok for 10

12-16-2011, 12:41 AM
For a cheap uke like the Makala, it probably won't be worth going through the trouble of buying the pickup, drilling holes in it and installing it.

I too recommend a clip on pickup. Search them on eBay, they're cheap and work really well.
They just clip into your headstock like a tuner.

I have this one:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CLIP-PICKUP-pick-up-acoustic-guitar-violin-mic-/320718088392?pt=String_Instrument_Parts_Accessorie s&hash=item4aac49a8c8

12-16-2011, 03:59 AM
Yes you can, and don't let anyone discourage you if you really want to: http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?8560-Electrify-your-uke-for-under-10-bucks/page2

12-16-2011, 04:05 AM
Yes, i have one. Lots of videos on youtube to show you how to install an inexpensive passive pickup.

12-16-2011, 04:23 AM
Yes follow MisterRios link, I've just fitted a volume control to it on my Makala concert

12-16-2011, 02:43 PM
Thank U for the responses I plan on adding my kk big shot