DI - Direct Boxes

Using preamps and direct boxes with ukulele.

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 inerested 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.

For an amplifier I use a custom Reazer's Edge cabinet and Acoustic Image Clarus amplifier head - which for sale and to be replaced with a Quilter Micro 200 *" and extension speaker cabinet.

Roland Micro Seres of Battery powered amps are a great choice for portable amplification.. I have a Micro Cube which is really great for small settings. Gerald Ross uses a selection of the Roland Micro Series of amps as a main part of of performance setup.

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

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My Personal Recommendations

  • L. R. Baggs

    The Para Acoustic DI is a main part of my live setup.

  • Roland AC33

    I've had a tone of Roland gear over the years and never had any trouble with any of it. This is next on m list of gear to get.

Active and Passive?

Active requires Phantom Power or a battery supply.

Passive does not require a power supply.

If you are running a passive pickup in you acoustic instrument, be it guitar or ukulele you will need to run a Direct Box (DI).

Also see Ukulele Amplification | Guitar Pickups

Award Session

34 Belvedere
Basingstoke
Hampshir
RG24 8GB
UK Tel. +44 (0)1256 477 222

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from the Award Session web site

Distributed in USA By: Atomic Guitars, Little Rock, AR72205 - www.atomicguitars.com

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BBE Sound

BBE Sound, Inc.
2548 E Fender Ave. Ste. I
Fullerton, California 92831
Tel:  (714)897-6766
Fax: (714)896-0736

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from the BBE Sound web site

BBE Sound is a premier audio technology company dedicated to improving the quality of amplified sound for all people, from everyday consumers to music and sound professionals. BBE High Definition Sound technologies are found throughout the audio entertainment production spectrum; from the stage and studio, where world-renowned musicians insist upon using BBE professional audio processors, to consumer electronics manufacturers who implement BBE High Definition Sound technologies into their products so that they provide a more satisfying audio experience to their customers.

 

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Leon Audio

62 Edgeware Road
Aldgate
South Australia 5154
Phone: (08) 8339 3865
Fax: (08) 8370 8780

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High performance audio, theatre and conference products.

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Tech 21

1600 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
USA
212 315 1116
212 315 0825 (Fax)

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Tech 21 was formed by a guitarist possessing the unusual combination of a trained ear and electronics expertise. In 1989, B. Andrew Barta incorporated Tech 21 and made his unique invention commercially available to players and studios around the world. His highly-acclaimed SansAmpTM pioneered Tube Amplifier Emulation in professional applications for recording direct and performing live, and created an entirely new category of signal processing. While there have since been many entries into this niche, SansAmp continues to maintain its reputation as the industry standard.

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L. R. Baggs

483 N. Frontage Rd.
Nipomo, California 93444
USA
Phone (805) 929-3545
Fax (805) 929-2043

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from the L. R. Baggs web site

We started this in a loft in downtown Los Angeles, California, with a hope and a dream, and no business sense whatsoever. The first L.R. Baggs product was our LB6 Series Pickup. We would like to thank Leo Kottke for his early support. Stores would call us and say, “Leo Kottke said he was using your pickup.” We could literally track his touring route as the stores would order in his wake. Early endorsers were Steven Sheehan of the Judds, James Taylor and Kathy Mattea. These endorsers gave us the encouragement and support that sustained us when we had more enthusiasm than business sense. They spread the word and gradually our business grew.

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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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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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