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Kremona UK-1 Passive Piezo Pickup for Ukulele   

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The Kremona UK-1 Passive Piezo Pickup for Ukulele is an essential upgrade for your acoustic-electric ukulele. Encased in lightweight tonewood, UK-1 e...Read More

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The Kremona UK-1 Passive Piezo Pickup for Ukulele is an essential upgrade for your acoustic-electric ukulele. Encased in lightweight tonewood, UK-1 ensures natural sounding amplification of your ukulele without modification to the instrument. Utilizing the tension of tuned strings, UK-1 installs safely and securely on the tie bar of most ukuleles and comes complete with a detachable, easily replaceable cable. When not in use, UK-1 may be left in place with no detriment to the instrument's acoustic sound.

Natural, detachable passive piezo pickup solution for your acoustic-electric ukulele.


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KremonaUK-1 Passive Piezo Pickup for Ukulele
 
4.4

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Functional (9)
  • Good quality (9)
  • Improves sound (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Concerts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (4)

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5.0

Just as advertised!

By Bloozer

from Wake Forest NC

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  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality

Cons

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      Comments about Kremona UK-1 Passive Piezo Pickup for Ukulele:

      I was pleased at the sound quality of this acoustic pickup. The instructions in the video were clear and accurate, making installation a breeze. I would caution users to loosen all of the strings properly to avoid putting pressure on the wooden extension as you slide it into place. it is very thin. Proper installation took 5 minutes. Can't comment on durability, but it seems well built.

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      4.0

      Kremona ukulele pickup sounds great but is fragile

      By Woodlander

      from Portland, OR

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Kremona UK-1 Passive Piezo Pickup for Ukulele:

        I've bought two of these pickups, not because I have two ukuleles, but because the first one snapped off right where it passes under the strings when someone's foot momentarily snagged the instrument cord. The pickup sounds great, is very easy to install, and requires no modifications to the instrument. However, the body that holds the jack is suspended in mid-air, and the part that slides under the strings is necessarily thin, so it is a fragile device. The cord supplied with the pickup is low quality and shouldn't be used except to try the pickup out, or in an emergency. I tried using mine, but it didn't last through my second gig. All that said, however, I recommend this pickup, as it sounds as good as any other pickup I've tried, doesn't require drilling holes in the ukulele, and is very reasonably priced. Just be careful that the cord either has some kind of strain relief or is religiously kept away from people walking across the stage.

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        4.0

        Piezo of cake to install

        By Pablo

        from Phoenix

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        Pros

        • Brainless installation!
        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

        • Prefer1/8"M to1/4"F cord

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Kremona UK-1 Passive Piezo Pickup for Ukulele:

        A piezo p/u is a piezo p/u. You're going to have 'cord noise' and they are prone to feedback. Velcro the cord and EQ out the feedback (while remembering not to point the sound hole at your amp). Sure beats drilling holes in your uke!

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        4.0

        Just right for amplification of any ukulele.

        By Brucie

        from Holland MI

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Efficient
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performance on stage
          • Practicing

          Comments about Kremona UK-1 Passive Piezo Pickup for Ukulele:

          This pickup for amplifying the sound of any ukulele is reasonably priced, easy to install, and remarkably efficient in producing a sweet sound signal for an amplifier. Without altering the structure of the ukulele, without batteries, without hidden wiring, this pickup slips neatly between the strings at the bridge. It seems fragile with the cable plug hanging out where it could be smashed, and it picks up all touching or movement of the ukulele, so the cable is fastened to my ukulele by a rubber clip that isolates the pickup from the rest of the cable going to the amplifier. I like this more than the powered preamp pickup that came with my ukulele.

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          4.0

          Fabulous sound, too delicate

          By sporter323

          from La Grande, Oregon

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          Pros

          • Good Quality

          Cons

          • Delicate

          Best Uses

          • Vintage Instruments

          Comments about Kremona UK-1 Passive Piezo Pickup for Ukulele:

          I loved the sound picked up by this pickup! It was natural and solid as a rock. The device itself is not so. It cantilevers out of the bridge area onto the front of the baritone ukulele and in hindsight I should have shored it up under there. I stepped on the cord on the bandstand (the dark!) and cracked it dead. It had the greatest sound and I did not have to alter my instrument. It was easy to install. It is just too delicate for my working situation. Darn! Operator error, I suppose.

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          5.0

          Good sound, easy install

          By Jan

          from undisclosed

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Kremona UK-1 Passive Piezo Pickup for Ukulele:

            Very easy to install, sounds great. By necessity light weight and thin. Use care when handling

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            4.0

            Watch out for feedback

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            By Tom Packlick

            from Seguin, Texas

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Kremona UK-1 Passive Piezo Pickup for Ukulele:

                Works great with clean amplifier settings. I hooked it up to a Fender Mustang; and effects such as echo, re verb and tremolo work fine.

                It howls with feedback if you use an overdrive effect.

                Overall, it works as advertised and is simple to install.

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                4.0

                Small size big sound

                By Doc.

                from Discovery Bay

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Kremona UK-1 Passive Piezo Pickup for Ukulele:

                  Best to install the small but handsome pick up while you are installing new strings,as it must fit securely under them and on the bridge.

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                  5.0

                  great sound / easy install

                  By Andy Rocks

                  from Texas

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Kremona UK-1 Passive Piezo Pickup for Ukulele:

                    Sounds great, easy to use, what more could you ask for? To put it on, you have to loosen all your strings until they are sagging off your uke. Then you slide it under the string knots on the bridge. So you have to go through the hastle to getting your uke back in tune, but that is much easier than drilling holes, etc. that may be required with alternative methods of installing a pick-up. Once you've got it in place, it works great.

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                    5.0

                    great product!

                    By FishCastle

                    from Landenberg. Pa. USA

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts

                      Comments about Kremona UK-1 Passive Piezo Pickup for Ukulele:

                      Requires no damage or alteration to instrument and looks like part of the bridge. Sounds as good as any under-saddle pickup. Why didn't I think of this?

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