Electric uke sound clip

Ok, I finally got my FTP working again, so here are a couple clips demonstrating the difference (or similarity) in sound between one of my LPs (number 2) and the uke I talked about in my last post.
The first clip is the LP, the second is the uke.  I’m using the same amp for both, and the same settings.

Les Paul guitar
Less Paul Uke

Not the greatest recording quality.  I’m afraid I had the microphone too close to the amp…

In other news, I won that $150 challenge I’ve mentioned before.  I haven’t received the prize yet, but it should be coming any day now.

The guys on the forum have decided to have another round this year yet.  So, since I won the first one, I thought it would be appropriate to be the sponsor of the next one. That means I make the rules, and provide the prize.  The prize (by popular demand) is going to be a damascus brace carving chisel, made by yours truly.

 

 

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Uke #4, redux

Some of you might remember back in March when I posted my first electric ukulele.  Well, since then it’s gone through some major changes.  It was awfully heavy, so I hollowed it out, and made the profile more like a Les Paul.  It lost about 2 pounds.  I also moved the output jack at the same time.

Then I sprayed a purple burst on it.

Then, most recently, I made a magnetic pickup for it.  The pickup it had was a piezo type, which, while it works and is cheap, also has an annoying “quack” to it.

So, it sounds better and looks better.  In these pics, I hadn’t installed the 3 way switch, but it does have one now, for switching between the piezo and mag pickups.

 

I’ll post some sound clips as soon as I get my FTP working again…