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    Default Uke Progress!

    This board and ALL of the people on it are awesome! I'm still a newbie with my ukes (my mid-life crisis is UAS) but have learned so much from sooo many people here. Decided early this morning that I wanted to install a pickup on my Pono. Got on the boards... got some advice on a K&K Twin vs an Under saddle MiSi. I made a decision, purchased a K&K Twin ($55 on sale) from a local Guitar store (Artisan) in Franklin, TN... and installed it tonight! Works like a charm and I didn't ruin my uke! I impressed my wife along the way too... both because I managed not to destroy anything and... I saved money doing it myself! I love my uke! Anyway... just had to emote!
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    Good job! I would have ended up either destroying my uke or somehow lopping off my hand. I'm just that unskilled.
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    I'm thinking of doing the same thing... what uke did you put it in?

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    Gmoney... It was a Pono PCO... bought it about two years ago. Best action I've ever experienced in an uke (effortless playing) but has very little volume. Now it has a bunch... and I can add a little chorus or reverb to sweeten the sound!

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    I'm going to have to drive up to Artisan over the holidays - they are mentioned pretty often & look like they know their stringed instruments. Did you get the smaller "vintage" jack or the regular 1/2" jack? I may put one in my Fender acoustic guitar as well.

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    Aloha MusicCityUker,
    Congrats on the install, nice story thanks for sharing....Now you can take the wife out for dinner!!! MM Stan..

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    There is a satisfaction in "doing it yourself" that is hard to beat, and when you can impress the wife at the same time that's just gravy!
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