External Pickups

There are many ukuleles that come with pickups already installed. If you want to amplify your acoustic ukulele, then an external pickup is the simplest solution.

They don’t require any installation at all. You just attach them to your ukulele and you’re away. Usually they will be stuck on with instrument adhesive which promises not leave any mark.

You don’t need to buy a dedicated ukulele pickup. A guitar pick up should work fine on a ukulele.

The most respected brands of external pick-ups are Dean Markley and Piezo.

On eBay

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  1. Ray November 23rd, 2009 11:16 pm

    Thank you! Yes ,this is what i ‘m searching! Bye,Ray

  2. carol May 3rd, 2012 10:13 pm

    RISA: how can I plug in headphones and be able to hear my Risa in my ears? I have an adapter which allows my headphones to connect to the Risa, but I am getting no sound. I do get sounds through my portable speaker, but would like to play with no one else hearing me, in say, a plane?

  3. brandon November 17th, 2012 3:30 pm

    re: Carol

    if you google “headphone amp” you might be able to find what you’re looking for. I’m not an expert in this, but I think you need a pre-amp / power providing device in between the headphones and the uke to get a sound.

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