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    I was browsing Amazon, and I came across this. It looks like the black piece would serve as a pickup saddle, but where would that plug go? I would expect to see a socket, rather than a plug at the end of the wire. A nut a saddle are also included.

    I'm not interested in buying it; I just can't figure it out.

    https://www.amazon.com/Rosewood-Sadd...08KPSC4BH870NW
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    The black piece does go underneath the saddle as a pickup. The plug would go into an endpin jack made to receive a 1/8" plug, rather than it being hard-wired to the output/endpin jack. Alternately, it could be plugged into a side-mounted preamp in an instrument too. Then a wire from the preamp would go to the output jack.
    Last edited by jer; 02-06-2020 at 05:42 AM.

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    The bit with the plug on is the under saddle piezo pickup, it fits in the bottom of the slot, with a hole through the sound board to the rest of the pick up system.
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    The black strip is the piezo strip that fits into the bridge slot beneath the whit plastic saddle.
    You will also need a small hole drilled through the end of the bridge slot and the uke top.
    This allows the cable to be fed through to the uke interior.
    The jack on the end of the cable is intended to fit into the socket of a side mounted pre-amp.

    Hope this helps,
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    Quote Originally Posted by VintageGibson View Post
    The black strip is the piezo strip that fits into the bridge slot beneath the whit plastic saddle.
    You will also need a small hole drilled through the end of the bridge slot and the uke top.
    This allows the cable to be fed through to the uke interior.
    The jack on the end of the cable is intended to fit into the socket of a side mounted pre-amp.

    Hope this helps,
    Vintage

    Ha! Looks like we were all typing at the same time.
    Thanks. I done plan to buy it, but that plug had me stumped. Now I understand.
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    Duh. It says so right in the listing. That's the... uhh.... chrome bridge with adjustable saddles?
    Quote Originally Posted by Amazon
    • Excellent quality chrome replacement electric guitar bridge with locking posts.
    • Fully adjustable saddles for harmonics with smooth working rollers, complete with locking posts and allen key.
    Um... err...
    Quote Originally Posted by Emily Litella
    Nevermind

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    Yep, I think it's designed to plug into something like this:

    https://www.amazon.com/ammoon-Ukulel...842FFVV2VN3BRQ
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    https://www.amazon.com/Ukulele-Guita...ruments&sr=1-3

    Super common preamp with two plugs: pick-up input, smaller diameter; phone jack input, a bit larger
    Last edited by ukeanixi; 02-06-2020 at 06:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenn2018 View Post
    Yep, I think it's designed to plug into something like this:

    https://www.amazon.com/ammoon-Ukulel...842FFVV2VN3BRQ
    Thanks. That's interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill1 View Post
    You could buy it and the other parts and fit a pick-up to the Fluke?
    I bought a Fluke that has a K&K pickup added to it. I don't think I need another - but you never know.

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