Amplifiers, Pre Amps, Pickups and Direct Boxes
Making your ukulele louder involves amplifying your ukulele. Either standing in front of a microphone, adding sick-on mic to the sound board or a high-end built-in preamp & pickup system. There are a lot of choices. Check out the links to the pages to the right.
2012: A Year with Mya-Moe, Unscripted. Where we talk about all things Mya-Moe
Gordon & Char Mayer and Aaron Keim make some of the finest ukulele available today.
Gordon presents some of the best information on pickups I've ever seen presented.
How one man went from chasing start-up and technology jobs in Silicon Valley to creating a thriving craftsman shop making custom ukuleles for the likes of Eddie Vedder.
( from listing's site ) - Gordon & Char Mayer are the luthiers who build all Mya-Moe ukuleles. They have combined expertise in design, engineering, music, and lutherie. They both have masters degrees in engineering. Gordon has been building guitars for 7 years. Char is a professional musician. Before building guitars, Gordon was a wood-turning artist, giving him extended knowledge of different woods & their properties. Char’s artistic bent was expressed in hand-pieced Roman shades. Together, they hand-craft each instrument, a culmination of their combined educations & experiences in engineering, art & music.
K&K Sound Systems was founded in Germany in 1984 by Dieter Kaudel and his wife Karla.
Dieter was born on September 15, 1956 in Würzburg, Germany; the son of Artur and Eva Kaudel. His special "talent" as a kid was to open his toys and goodies and check out what's inside. He earned the nickname "der Kaputmacher" (the destroyer) because he screwed up quite a few things that he was unable to get back together the way they were meant to be. But these early experiences sure formed the foundation of his engineering skills of today.
At the age of 12 he picked up the guitar. "My father taught me the first chords and I remember that I was able to play the four chords of my first song 'Mein Schimmel der Wartet im Himmel auf Mich' ('My Horse Waits for me in Heaven') that very same evening," Dieter says. It came very easily to him. Instant success.
His father's (and Dieter's first) guitar was a Hofner Archtop and Dieter still owns this instrument. "My guitar playing advanced quickly and at the age of fifteen I had my first band, the trio 'Neffe Bruno' (guitar, bass, and drums). I remember that we played highly unusual 5/4, 7/8 and 11/8 beats and at that time the audience didn't know what to think of us."
More information available on their web site.
Battery-Free Technology for Acoustic Amplification
( from listing's site ) - Mi-Si Electronics Design, Inc. (pronounced “My-Sigh”) was founded in April 2004 by an experienced team of engineers with a passion and a drive to make music technology better - for both artists and music lovers. Although new to the marketplace, Mi-Si’s engineers bring an arsenal of expertise and more than 25 years experience in the amplification field, developing exciting and revolutionary electronics specifically designed for acoustic amplification.
Shoreline Music has a great selection of the top brands of pickup and preamps and loads of great information for making an informed decision.
Visit their site: Shoreline Music
NEW - The L.R. Baggs FIVE.O ukulele system is small, light-weight, and best of all, specifically tuned to track the uke‚Äôs natural dynamics and its unmistakably unique voice.
I'm currently using the Para Acoustic D.I. with my ukuleles.
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, ‚ÄúLeo Kottke said he was using your pickup.‚ÄĚ 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.
We've come a long way from those old "mom-and-pop days." Every year we have designed new and exciting products. We have endeavored to use our God given talents to offer the cutting edge in guitar amplification. We hope that we have created products that will encourage, motivate and inspire you, our customer. We would like to take this opportunity to say, "Thank You." We hope that we have been able to enhance your musical talents in some way and we very much appreciate all of you who have chosen L.R. Baggs.
( from listing's site ) - Orpheus Valley Guitars and Kremona Studio violins are the product of Bulgaria’s venerable Kremona lutherie, established in 1924. Enjoying continued success in many parts of the world, Kremona now offers their traditional European craftsmanship to North America. Recognized for superb build quality and solution-oriented pricing, Kremona musical instruments remain one of the industry's astonishing values.
Content is always being added and updated. So check-in often. Thanks, Curt
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