View Full Version : Microvox Pickup

09-20-2012, 08:48 AM
I have just got a microvox pickup for my ukes. They are actually mini condenser mics and are made by small UK firm who specialise in pickups for acoustic instruments.

The model I got, the M500 (http://www.microvox.demon.co.uk/banjopage.htm), is a little capsule 10mm x 10mm x 20mm and it fixes to the top by means of a self adhesive velcro pad and they supplied enough velcro to fit 3 ukes. If you want to use it with more, then just buy more velcro. Here in the UK it's widely available.

Being a condenser mic, it needs a psu which they supply separately as its universal to all their products. The pickup plus psu cost me about £70GB.

First impressions are very favourable. The sound coming out of the amp was close to that of my uke - a genuine acoustic sound rather than a more electric sound that piezo pickups seem to give. Certainly better than the electro acoustic uke that I tested my amp with when I went to buy it.

Below is a photo of the unit fixed to my Flea with the psu beside it.