Using preamps and direct boxes with ukulele.
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.
BBE Sound, Inc.
2548 E Fender Ave. Ste. I
Fullerton, California 92831
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.
from the Tech 21 web site
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.
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.
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
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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