Just the other day, I spotted a review of an £18 Ukulele on
Barry Maz’s “Got a Ukulele?” website. He reckons this cheap ukulele from Lidl isn’t that bad. I have been thinking about drilling into a Uke to add a piezo pickup for some time, but really didn’t wan’t to mess up any of my good ukes, as I have never done this before. £18 isn’t the end of the world if things go wrong.
So on Friday, I marched around to Lidl’s and bought this :-
Yesterday, while I was in the West end of London, I took another piece of advice from Barry’s review and grabbed a set of Aquila Soprano strings.
Then, I ordered up this kit from a seller called mosong_music on ebay. Ok, so it is in Hong Kong and will take a while to arrive, but £11.77 inclusive of postage was worth a gamble.
And finally, when it is all fitted, I shall be plugging it into my smokey amp (named so as it used to be built inside cigarette packets) :-