by Alan Ruiz Zavala
March 05th, 2016
Do you already have a Ukulele?
If your answer is YES, you may already be wondering what are the most popular accessories for our instrument? Which of them is indispensable? Or maybe you just want to find something you didn't know existed, that's why The Ukulelería brings you this little review of the ukulele attachments that exist in the market.
The Tuners One of the most indispensable attachments since it will always be necessary to have our instrument in tune, there are different types of tuners on the market, from the traditional whistle tuner that includes the sound of the four strings, which are tuned by equalization (ie with the ear you try to tie the sounds), to different types of electronic tuners which help us to fine tune.
The ukulele is one of the smallest and lightest instruments, which many times we do not usually play stopped, but when this happens it is necessary to use a Strap, belt or tahalí there are large types in 2 which are pin; which are the ones that offer the most security to your instrument since they exist even safe with which your instrument is fully protected, to be able to move freely and confidently on the stage, they exist in different materials and with different finishes, if your Uku does not It has the pin pin do not worry you can install one without affecting the sound of your beloved instrument.
These offer an economic and fast support for your ukulele, usually they are placed in the mouth of the soundboard, with a hand-shaped grip, it offers you the necessary support to be able to play a piece, with the comfort of an external support which helps us in our interpretation.
Undoubtedly one of the most indispensable elements for the transport, care and storage of your Uku, even if you are not a master of the stage, they exist from the most basic to cases rigid body (Case) which apart from protecting have different designs to travel in style.
One of the most essential parts of any string instrument, these are manufactured in various materials and calibres, many specialized for a desired sound, there are those of titanium alloy, platinum and even silver plated, some with fluorescent colors to shine under The black light, one of the brands that lead the Ukulele rope market are those of the Aquila company of Italian origin available in our stock.
There are different ways to sound your ukulele with more power and with this accessory you can connect your Uku to any sound source, today there is a lot of variety in contact microphones with the best fidelity from the single (a sensor) or the double sensor, electro-acoustic active pads, even the practical clamp microphone.
If you have managed to enter and become passionate about the Ukulele, maybe it is time to give your sound a little more power and quality, this will give you a good amplifier, there are from the smallest ones that are for a good moment of practice , even high power amplifiers, it is important to know that any guitar amplifier in the market, will complement your Ukulele in a wonderful way, providing different sound qualities in its settings.
Once understanding all the melodic and harmonic possibilities of your instrument, you can start modifying its sound with these very effective attachments for Electroacoustic Ukuleles or for those who use contact microphones, in them you can immerse yourself in a new world of sound, experiment with the Smooth spectrum of a Reverberation, the spatial dynamics of a Chorus with Delay, or the Blues-like texture of a good Overdrive, undoubtedly one of the accessories that offer the most character and customization to our instrument.
Alan Ruiz Zavala
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