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Old 02-21-2019, 06:59 PM
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Default Recommendations for Moderately Priced Uke Pickup?

Any recommendations for a moderately priced uke pickup? I'm thinking about a K&K Big Island Spot, or Aloha Twin (I'd use an external preamp with it). Comments/thoughts welcome. Thanks.

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Old 02-21-2019, 09:21 PM
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I've installed these JJB twin head piezo's in 2 mandolins, 1 violin, 3 violas, 1 mandola, a resonator mandolin and a banjolin (as well as several larger instruments) all with great results. If I had a 'uke I would install one in it as well.
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Old 02-21-2019, 09:46 PM
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I've installed these JJB twin head piezo's in 2 mandolins, 1 violin, 3 violas, 1 mandola, a resonator mandolin and a banjolin (as well as several larger instruments) all with great results. If I had a 'uke I would install one in it as well.
Thanks. Good possibility. I also just noted K&K also offers a twin headed piezo's model(Twin Aloha). I've seen some good comments about JJB for steel Guitars as well.
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Old 02-22-2019, 11:01 AM
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I have 7 ukes all with the MISI pick ups.
Excellent sound replication!
NO batteries!
Plug in for one minute, play for 10 hours.
YMMV
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Old 02-22-2019, 11:10 AM
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I went with the K&K Aloha Twin uke pickup in a Kala baritone. I had no complaints. Worked very well.
https://www.elderly.com/k-k-aloha-twin-uke-pickup.htm

I used it with the LR Baggs Gigpro preamp.
https://www.elderly.com/l-r-baggs-gigpro-preamp.htm
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I have had good results with the JJB in both Ukuleles and in Mandolins. Performs as well as the K&K and costs less to boot.
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Old 02-23-2019, 01:06 AM
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I have had good results with the JJB in both Ukuleles and in Mandolins. Performs as well as the K&K and costs less to boot.
A lot of people do say that abou JJB VS K&K.
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Old 02-24-2019, 12:06 PM
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Thanks for the recommendations. I've now got several options to take a closer at.
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