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ukulelearp
10-05-2008, 01:07 PM
Specifically, an acoustic electric, pineapple ukulele, preferably under $150.

Any suggestions?

grappler
10-05-2008, 01:36 PM
ive tried looking for you mate but im out of luck.

the closest thing to an electric uke that is probably 150ish is an oscar..
which is laminated and is great for a starter

None that i can find which is a pineapple one. im sorry :(

deach
10-05-2008, 03:26 PM
Kala Pineapple + tranzduzer pickup.

grappler
10-05-2008, 03:47 PM
arghh

*triangles deach*
:eek:

ukulelearp
10-05-2008, 03:49 PM
How well do the transducer pickups perform, compared to the ukuleles with the pickups built in?

deach
10-05-2008, 03:53 PM
How well do the transducer pickups perform, compared to the ukuleles with the pickups built in?

Not sure. I've never used one but others here have with success. For your cost requirements, that might be your best bet. I have never seen a pineapple that had a factory installed pickup and I've owned 6 different ones.

deach
10-05-2008, 03:54 PM
arghh

*triangles deach*
:eek:

LOL. You must have very very very long legs and like getting slammed around Rampage style.

Howlin Hobbit
10-05-2008, 05:42 PM
How well do the transducer pickups perform, compared to the ukuleles with the pickups built in?

Check out K&K Sound (http://www.kksound.com/) (especially their Hotspot).

Many moons ago (long ere the white man came across the great waters) I had an el cheapo ukulele that I'd picked up on eBay and restored. I put a Hotspot in it and it worked quite well. Depending on the sound system, it often didn't even need a pre-amp. And with a pre-amp, it rocked.

It takes a little doing to install it and, given the opportunity to do it again, I'd put in one of the internal jacks rather than the outside one like it comes with, but it's well worth the while.

And the folks at K&K (a nice little company in Oregon) are all kinds of awesome. They got all sorts of Aloha and don't even know it.

SamWise
10-07-2008, 05:25 AM
Clearwater do a pineapple shaped Uke with a pickup for 40 GBP. It's not great, but it's playable. I did a google search though, and couldn't find a US source.

SamWise
10-07-2008, 06:15 AM
Oops! here it is - $70. Does that work?

http://cgi.ebay.com/CLEARWATER-ELECTRO-PINEAPPLE-SOPRANO-UKE-UKULELE-ucw5p_W0QQitemZ290264226059QQihZ019QQcategoryZ1622 4QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l126 2

deach
10-07-2008, 06:16 AM
Oops! here it is - $70. Does that work?

http://cgi.ebay.com/CLEARWATER-ELECTRO-PINEAPPLE-SOPRANO-UKE-UKULELE-ucw5p_W0QQitemZ290264226059QQihZ019QQcategoryZ1622 4QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l126 2

Nice find .

ukulelearp
10-08-2008, 02:33 PM
Oops! here it is - $70. Does that work?

http://cgi.ebay.com/CLEARWATER-ELECTRO-PINEAPPLE-SOPRANO-UKE-UKULELE-ucw5p_W0QQitemZ290264226059QQihZ019QQcategoryZ1622 4QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l126 2

Thanks a lot! If I don't buy that' I'll at least know what to look for! I'll admit it's just taste. but I find the pineapple style much more attractive than the guitar shape.