Page 4 of 38 FirstFirst ... 2345614 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 378

Thread: Battery powered ukulele amplification...

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    irvine, ca
    Posts
    33

    Default

    i pretty settled on getting the Crate Taxi 15 Watt unless anyone has a suggestion for a better 15 watt rechargeable battery powered amp
    Ko’olau Pono PKC 1-E
    Concert Flea Uke

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Vista (North County San Diego), California
    Posts
    3,363

    Default

    You might want to consider the Traynor TVM10. It's the same as the Taxi TX15,

    http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/p...Amp?sku=481167

    but it is stand mountable and more portable. The Traynor and Taxi have the same power amp.







    The Traynor TVM10 battery powered amplifier is designed for the musician on the move. Perfect for rehearsal or street corner concert, the TVM10's two-channel 15-watt design allows quick connection to any microphone, instrument or CD / MP3 player. Individual volume control on the input channels and four-band master EQ makes the TVM10 amp a complete and ultra-compact PA system solution.

    XLR / TRS combi-jack input on channel one allows quick connection to any microphone source. A 1/4-inch input on channel 2 is ideal for any musical instrument including acoustic or electric guitars and keyboards. An additional RCA auxiliary Input allows quick connection CD or MP3 players.

    The TVM10's wedge monitor shape projects to an intimate audience from ground level, or be used with its integrated stand adaptor on any speaker stand when used as a small announcement PA or background music source.

    The Traynor name has long been associated with affordable, great sounding amplifiers. Since the early 1960's, Traynor amplifiers have earned a reputation as cost-effective, highly reliable workhorses'. Yorkville Sound is proud to continue this tradition. These open-backed amps are manufactured in the far east under the supervision of Yorkville's design and manufacturing team and are perfect for aspiring guitar and bass players in need of a compact and durable, yet inexpensive rig.

    All of the speaker cabinets include metal corners, non-skid rubber feet, a power indicator LED, a three band EQ and vintage style rotary control knobs, a cloth grille and a distinctive grille-mounted chrome look Traynor logo.

    All Traynor International Series amplifiers come with a comprehensive two year, no hassle warranty*. When you're ready to rock, grab your mate'!

    * Warranty valid in Canada & United States only.

    Traynor International TVM10 15W 1x6 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp Specifications:

    Type: Battery Powered Micro PA Combo
    Cabinet Program Power (Watts): 15
    Speaker Configuration - LF (Size / Power): 6-inch
    Speaker Configuration - HF (Size / Power): Tweeter
    Channel 1 - inputs: Combi (1/4-inch + XLR female)
    Channel 1 - controls: Channel Volume
    Channel 2 - inputs: 1/4-inch
    Channel 2 - controls: Channel Volume
    Channel 3 - inputs: 2 x RCA
    Main Tone Controls: Bass, Low-Mid, Hi-Mid, Treble
    LED Indicators: Power
    Headphone Jack: Yes - 1 x 1/4-inch
    Other Features: Rechargable battery (usage with full charge, 10-hours)
    Dimensions (DWH, inches): 10.25 x 13.75 x 11.75
    Dimensions (DWH, cm): 26 x 34.5 x 30
    Weight (lbs / kg): 25 / 11.32
    Traynor International TVM10 15W 1x6 Battery Powered Guitar Combo Amp Features:

    Channel One - XLR / 1/4-inch TRS Combi-jack Microphone Input with Volume Control for quick connection to any line or microphone source.
    Channel Two - 1/4-inch Line Input with Volume Control, ideal for any instrument including acoustic or electric guitars and keyboards. Additional RCA Auxiliary Line Input for quick connection of any CD or MP3 player.
    Master 4-Band Equalizer
    Built-In Rechargeable Battery Pack Power Source - The TVM10 can run anywhere no cumbersome AC power source required.
    Unique wedge cabinet shape projects to an intimate audience from ground level, or allows the TVM10 to act as a wedge monitor for rehearsals.
    Integrated Speaker Stand Adaptor - Allows quick solid connection to any standard speaker stand when TVM10 is used as a small announcement PA or background music playback system.
    Last edited by ricdoug; 04-28-2009 at 05:18 PM. Reason: bad link

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Vista (North County San Diego), California
    Posts
    3,363

    Default

    At the Earth Day concert in Oceanside, California on Sunday April 26, 2009, I used two Vox DA5's running on battery from 10 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. when we played our concert. Both amps ran loud and clean for four hours of pretty consitent use. We sang and danced at our booth for hours befor we went on stage. Passers by were amazed that we were not hooked into AC power when asking where the sound was coming from (Very well hidden in our "Tiki Hut"). If you look to the top right of me, you'll see one hanging from the frame. I hung each one from the frame using two bungie cords attached to the amp strap handles. If you look closely at the front right and left of the "Tiki Hut", you'll see the microphone stands. Also, there was a microphone and an instrument cable attached to each DA5. Very versatile and time proven for busking/performing. Ric






  4. #34
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Twin Cities, MN
    Posts
    29,648

    Default

    Really nice Ricdoug. I have a Vox DA5 and I love it. And the portability is terrific. I really thank you for pointing me in that direction.

  5. #35
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Arlington, MA
    Posts
    240

    Default

    I'd like to put in a good word for the Roland Mobile Cube. Smaller than the Micro Cube, it's way versatile and very portable. The accoustic guitar setting really keeps your uke sounding clear and true. There are inputs for a mic and aux input and a cancel center channel button that when pressed diminishes the vocals of a recording, making it the perfect PA for some kareoke. It's not pro level, but it's pretty loud and proud and great fun.

  6. #36
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    51

    Default

    For those of you using these small amps on your ukes - how do you deal with feedback. I have a Vox DA5 and just got a new uke with a pickup - and the feedback seems to be a big problem.

    This amp works great with an electric guitar - and even with my acoustic guitar can be played pretty loudly with some gain - but it feeds back like crazy with the uke, even at clean settings and pretty low volume.

    I am just a beginner and have no real need for this other than to play around with it - hoped to use a few effects for fun.

    Any tips?

  7. #37
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    2,149

    Default

    Make sure the uke isn't facing the amp. Just pointing it away from the amp will make a world of difference.

  8. #38
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    51

    Default

    Yeah, I've noticed this helps. Also, I am in a relatively small room and suspect that sound is bouncing around quite a bit which can't be good. I'll take it outside and check it out.

    I am also interested in favorite settings, do's & don'ts or other tricks from those that use these on a regular basis. Hoping it might save a lot of trial and error frustration - although I'll probably have to experience that myself anyway!

  9. #39
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Vista (North County San Diego), California
    Posts
    3,363

    Default

    Saturday was a busy day for the Ukulele Society of America.
    We had two gigs lined up. The celebration of the 50th
    anniversary of the McClellan Carlsbad Airport and a luau at
    Deb and Gary’s. We played a 1 hour set at the airport to a very
    large audience. Our stage was a patio area next to a incomplete
    restaurant. To run power there would have required a couple
    hundred feet of AC extension cords that would have crossed a
    lot of foot traffic. No problem, as we used a Carvin S400D
    P.A. system running on batteries. We also used three Senheizer
    cardiod microphones. These have a wider pickup pattern than
    super cardiod microphones, such as Shure SM58’s, making
    them ideal for acoustic music. We used one for the conductor,
    Dede, a second for the emcee, Tom and a third for the rest of
    the band. The bass was played through a Roland Microcube
    Bass RX. We set the pace for the rest of the festivities. The
    Airport and Chamber put a lot of planning and work into this
    event. We should have some photos next week.

    Next, it was on to Deb and Gary’s for a private luau. Deb and
    Gary found us through:

    http://www.ohanacreations.com

    They’ve both since bought ukuleles and have been playing at
    the Ocean House with the Ukulele Society of America on
    Thursdays. Deb and Gary are also taking ukulele lessons at:

    http://www.museumofmakingmusic.org/i...d=237&Itemid=3

    Now Deb and Gary told us their house had a tropical island
    theme - Kalika and Kepi‘s Tropical Tiki Dinner Party. How
    will we notice it?!:





    Hmm… they did mention they eould be serving fresh sashimi:




  10. #40
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Vista (North County San Diego), California
    Posts
    3,363

    Default

    Even a waterfall:



    Time to Tiki:



    On the menu was Kalika’s seared ahi and tropical sashimi,
    Kalika’s baked coconut shrimp and terriyaki chicken kabobs
    in lettuce leaves, w/veggies, mango salsa and Thai peanut
    sauce, Kalika’s baked asian scallops with Kepi’s mango salsa,
    Hawaiian taro chips with Kepi’s artichoke dip, Kepi’s
    “onoliscious” ono and mahi mahi lau lau w/cocunut rice,
    Kalika’s Hawaiian Kalua pork sandwiches w/Kepi’s Thai cole
    slaw. Tropical “libations” - Kalika’s mai tais, Kepi’s “wahine
    martinis”, tropical tiki grog, Long Board Island Lager & Fire
    Rock Pale Ale, Guava, Volcano Red and Symphony Mele
    Wines from the Big Island’s Volcano Winery, Kona Coffee
    w/Kona Coffee Liqueur. Tropical Desserts - Kalika’s
    Hawaiian banana foster with coconut gelato, Kepi’s tropical
    fruit with Chocolate Macademia Nut Liqueur fondue. We
    arrived at their door with our “Will work for food” smiles on
    our faces:




Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •