Best amp to buy for Risa solid/stick electric ukulele?

darlindaday

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Hellooo :) So I've decided on buying a risa solid electric ukulele with my birthday money as a gift to myself :D However, I'm completely stuck and have no idea about amps! Any ideas on a good, cheap amp? I would add certain specifications and features I would like, but I honestly have no idea about amps at all soo :') Would be nice for me to be able to plug my headphones into it though, cos I know you can't plug headphones into this particular uke, so I would have to be able to plug headphones into the amp I think. I'll probs be playing a lot at night whilst my family are asleep! :') Thanks guys, and excuse my lack of knowledge on this whole thing haha :p
 

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Can play into practically anything. If you only want it for late nite practice, there is a "headphone amp" that looks like a large mp3 player with a strap. You just plug in, uke and headphones, adjust, and play as loud as you want.

If you want a regular amp, decide on price range, size, (how loud will you want to play? 6", 8" 10", Amps: 10, 15, 25, 30, etc.). Can go to someplace like Musician's Friend, Music 123, etc,., choose to search for highest rated amps in your chosen size/power category. Pick one in your price range and go for it. Shipping free.
 

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Check craigslist. If you don't need anything fancy (and even if you do) you can score something decent for a good price. Talk to your friends. you'd be surprised how many of the people you know tried to play guitar at one point and have their junk laying around. Then convince them to give it to you.
 

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A Roland Microcube and a Risa uke stick can produce a great amount of sound. It's a small, but powerful amp that has a different sound setting for all occasions.
I highly recommend!
 

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Given those parameters, darlindaday, The Vox Mini3 is my recommendation:

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/f...attery-powered-ukulele-amplification.../page9

At it's low price of only $99 bucks, it's packed with features that will enhance your performances:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/vox-mini-3-3w-battery-powered-guitar-combo-amp

It has an instrument channel, a microphone channel (with it's own volume control) and an MP3 channel. It has two banks of effects, allowing you to blend combinations for a multitude of sounds.

It runs on an included AC power supply, or you can run it on 6 AA Alkaline batteries. This means you can use it on the school lawn, at the park, the beach, ETC...

The light weight (7.7 lbs) and small size make it easy to carry by it's strap, or tucked in a backpack. It goes where you go. Get a headset microphone for only $20 bucks:

http://www.frys.com/product/6460952?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

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... and you're a one person band, ready to rock!

When you need more amplification in the future, just mic it into a P.A. system. You'll have the sound control with the Mini3. Ric
 

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Given those parameters, darlindaday, The Vox Mini3 is my recommendation:

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/f...attery-powered-ukulele-amplification.../page9

At it's low price of only $99 bucks, it's packed with features that will enhance your performances:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/vox-mini-3-3w-battery-powered-guitar-combo-amp

It has an instrument channel, a microphone channel (with it's own volume control) and an MP3 channel. It has two banks of effects, allowing you to blend combinations for a multitude of sounds.

It runs on an included AC power supply, or you can run it on 6 AA Alkaline batteries. This means you can use it on the school lawn, at the park, the beach, ETC...

The light weight (7.7 lbs) and small size make it easy to carry by it's strap, or tucked in a backpack. It goes where you go. Get a headset microphone for only $20 bucks:

http://www.frys.com/product/6460952?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

6460952.big.jpg


... and you're a one person band, ready to rock!

When you need more amplification in the future, just mic it into a P.A. system. You'll have the sound control with the Mini3. Ric

ricdoug may have found you your amp. If you don't need/want a bigger, more powerful amp, this little Vox looks like it would serve your purpose perfectly! And afterall, it is a Vox.