Topic: Electrifying my guitalele
I've just fitted a piezo pick up and pre amp to my Yamaha guitalele.I'm very pleased with the result .
I chose a ukulele pickup kit from Joyo which cost about 25 pounds.,the kit came complete with pre amp module ,a piezo bridge pickup and a jack socket/battery box.
To fit it I had to cut two holes in the body and deepen the bridge slot to accept the piezo..However the bridge was a little high and a bit wobbly as not enough was seated in the slot once the pixel was in place but I was able to rectify this by using a piece of 3/32 " silver steel bar in place of the original plastic bridge piece.
The kit was intended for a uke so the original 4 string piezo pick up was replaced by a guitar one .
The only down side is due to the kit being designed for a uke the tuner will only recognise the 4 high strings,but the sound quality is much better than my previous attempts at electrifying this instrument with a piezo type contact mic
I'll try and get a little video done over the next few days to show what a neat piece of kit this is .