Amplifiers for Amplifying Your Ukulele

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My Personal Recommendations

I use a L. R. Baggs Para Acoustic DI-Preamp and a L R. Baggs Element with my Ko'olau CS Tenor. Very interested in their new Venue with all the features of the Para Acoustic Preamp-DI and a built-in chromatic tuner and boost switch.

A few manufactures have pickups installed on their productions models. Most custom builder's have a preference for the system to use on their ukulele but can install whatever system you would like.

The preamp & pickup system on my Ko'olau is passive, I use a L. R. Baggs Para Acoustic Preamp.

Here is a great thread and review on UkuleleUnderground on portable amps for busking and performing with ukulele.

I'm currently using a Fishman Loudbox amplifier series of amplifiers for live performance and actually practicing. One should actually always practice with the performance setup. Something I don't do enough. These are great amp - so much so after buying a few my self at retail our family store, Funky Frets are a Fishman dealer.

My Personal Recommendations

Micro, Portable and Pocket Amps

  • Carvin S400D

    UkuleleUnderground forum member: ricdoug gave this amp the best review.

  • Crate Taxi TX30
  • Crate Limo
  • Danelectro Honeytone
  • Fishman Loudbox Series
  • Line6 Micro
  • Roland Microcube RX Bass
  • Roland Microcube RX
  • Roland Microcube
  • Roland Street Cube
  • AC-33: Acoustic Chorus Guitar Amplifier
  • Vox DA5

AER Audio Electric Research

AER Audio Electric Research

Musiquip Inc.
325 Bouchard Blvd.
Montreal, QC,
Canada H9S 1A9
Phone: +1 (866) 832-8679
Fax: +1 (800) 563-2948
[email protected]
www.musiquip.com

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from the AER Audio Electric Research web site

Hand-built in Germany, AER amps are widely considered to be the hallmark of acoustic amplification. 

Since 1992, our company has used high-quality components, sophisticated circuit technology, and precision craftsmanship to convert their designs into melodious sound.

At AER, electronics still means a great deal of manual work. Measuring and simulation do not suffice. In the end, every single amp is played and checked for sound and function. A small, dedicated and extremely talented team of just over 20 employees are kept busy checking, equipping, documenting, installing, assembling, and checking all over again!  

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Quilter Guitar Amplifiers

Quilter Guitar Amplifiers

Quilter Labs, LLC.
1700 Sunflower, Suite A
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
USA
Phone: (714) 519-6114
Fax: (714) 242-6900
eMail: [email protected]

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from the Quilter Guitar Amplifiers web site

The days of lugging around big, heavy amps are over! The MicroPro’s light and efficient design and high-power single speaker slashes size and weight but the sound is anything but small. When it’s time to crank it up, the MicroPro 200 will stand and deliver with a punchy, full sound that can hold its own against anything else on stage.

Alt text “Every musician has a golden sound in their head. It’s nice to get the sound I like on my lap steel, but my heart truly soars when a skilled musician plugs into a Quilter amp and immediately awakens the full range of tone and response that makes the electric guitar the greatest instrument of the last half century.” -Patrick Quilter

Classic Tone from Modern Electronics

Our unique tone comes from of years of collecting and studying the best guitar amps. Advanced class D switchmode power technology behaves like a tube amp, delivers all the warmth and feel of classic amps along with amazing power output and reliability.

With an extremely wide frequency response and low noise floor, the MicroPro 200 projects the sound of your guitar like you’ve never heard it before.

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Crate Amplifiers

Crate Amplifiers

St. Louis Music, Inc.
1400 Ferguson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63133
USA

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from the Crate Amplifiers web site

(Ed. ) - The Crate Power Block looks interesting.

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Carvin

Carvin

CARVIN CORPORATION
12340 World Trade Drive
San Diego, CA 92128-3742
USA
Phone: (800) 854-2235
Phone: (858) 487-1600
Fax: (858) 487-8160

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from the Carvin web site

Carvin offers two ideal soultions for the acoustic performer. The AG100D Acoustic Series amp has 3 channels capable of supporting guitar, bass, keyboard & vocals, with on-board 24-bit digital effects. It’s constructed from quality multi-laminate plywood with metal grille and corners, and covered in forest green tolex. The S400 StageMate™ portable PA has 4 channels, and can be run on AC or battery power. It’s also available with digital effects. Both the AG100D and the StageMate have an available extension speaker to maximize your sound. Perfect for DJ/karaoke applications, as well as coffee shops, small clubs and other venues where a full PA isn’t required.

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Roland

Roland

Corporate Offices
Roland Corporation U.S.
5100 S. Eastern Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90040-2938 P.O. Box 910921
Los Angeles, CA 90091-0921
Phone: (323) 890-3700
Fax: (323) 890-3701

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from the Roland web site

Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion, digital recording equipment, amplifiers, and audio processing devices. With over 40 years of innovation that continues to shape the sound of modern music, Roland sets the standards in music technology for the world to follow.

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Fishman Transducers, Inc.

Fishman Transducers, Inc.

340-D Fordham Road
Wilmington, MA 01887
USA
978-988-9199 | fax 978-988-0770

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Funky Frets, Boyertown PA USA

Our family store, Funky Frets is an authorized dealer and carries the Fishman Transducers, Inc. brand.

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from the Fishman Transducers, Inc. web site

Fishman is dedicated to helping acoustic musicians achieve the truest sound possible whenever they plug in.

Our ongoing commitment and wide range of innovative products has helped our company grow to become the industry standard for acoustic amplification. From the largest arena to your own living room, wherever you hear an acoustic instrument, you can bet you’ll hear a Fishman. Fishman users are passionate about their brand of choice, for one simple reason: we put the needs of the acoustic musician first. With exciting new products in development and the ongoing growth of Aura Acoustic Imaging technology, Fishman continues to lead the way in acoustic amplification.

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Vox LTD

Vox LTD

9 Newmarket Court
Kingston
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK10 0AU
United Kingdom
UK Technical Support Tel: 01908 857130
Fax: 01908 857199

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from the Vox LTD web site

VOX kicked off its line of guitar amplifiers back in ‘57. It took only a few years for the AC15 and AC30 to become instant legends, defining the sound of the British Invasion for the UK and the world.

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