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Postby Wyamin » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:48 am

Hi community, I'm Garry from San Marcos.
I'm looking around for a (relativley cheap, around $200 is prefered but it can be higher!) electric ukulele https://waveadvice.com/electric-ukuleles/ that I will be able to plug into an amp and use distortion pedals! I was looking at some acoustic-electrics but my dad said they wouldn't work due to the lack of pickups. Is he correct? Does anyone have any reccomendations?
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Re: Hi guys

Postby milo » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:11 am

If it is an acoustic-electric, as you say, then you should be able to plug it in to an amplifier, distortion pedal, wah-wah, or anything like that.

Acoustic-electric instruments typically use piezoelectric pickups instead of electromagnetic ones. Piezoelectric pickups are usually in the bridge, so they are not visual to the casual observer. And they sense vibration directly, rather than indirectly through electromagnets, so you can use piezoelectric pickups with non-metal strings. (Does this ukelele have nylon strings?)

Hopefully that answers your question.

I don't have any personal experience with electric ukeleles, so I can't give you any useful recommendations.

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Re: Hi guys

Postby tavasti » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:00 am

Wyamin wrote:Hi community, I'm Garry from San Marcos.
I'm looking around for a (relativley cheap, around $200 is prefered but it can be higher!) electric ukulele that I will be able to plug into an amp and use distortion pedals! I was looking at some acoustic-electrics but my dad said they wouldn't work due to the lack of pickups. Is he correct? Does anyone have any reccomendations?

If you can't find suitable instrument directly, get separate piezo pickup, for example https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Piezo-Cont ... 1416328702

You can use any effects and amps with that, but your amp can't be too loud / too near, or you get feedback loop screaming your head off. Playing with headphones or recording work ok.
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