Pickups and pickup systems can be as complex and individualized as the instrument itself. And, the ukulele, versus a larger, heavier instrument such as a guitar, puts even greater demands on the pickup.
We have sought out and selected pickups that have the following characteristics, in priority order:
* accurately represent the acoustics of the instrument
* simple and trouble-free
* minimal added weight
And, while we have our personal favorites, pickup selection is as personal as the selection of the wood. If you have any questions, please contact us.
For the Tradition, we recommend the K&K Twin Spot pickup. It does a wonderful job of accurately representing the acoustics of the instrument, and has no on-board electronics to fail. It is our favorite all-around pickup, and has the added benefit of being the lowest cost pickup that we offer.
If you're not sure if you want a pickup or not, we recommend not getting one as it can always be added later.