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megamatt
05-19-2009, 10:07 AM
I was just wondering if anyone has noticed a detrimental effect on the sound of their uke from putting a sticker on it. I've got a UU sticker on my tenor and I haven't noticed a difference but what about any of you?

ukulele2544
05-19-2009, 11:18 AM
I don't think theres any difference

1014
05-19-2009, 11:56 AM
imho, too many stickers may affect the vibration of the soundboard. tho i think to most untrained ears the change would be minute. good luck peeling it off without damaging the finish.

Ahnko Honu
05-19-2009, 12:12 PM
I was just wondering if anyone has noticed a detrimental effect on the sound of their uke from putting a sticker on it. I've got a UU sticker on my tenor and I haven't noticed a difference but what about any of you?

Is it on the back? Sticker on the back will have little or no effect, but put it on the top soundboard and depending on size of sticker it will absorb some of the vibrations and effect the sound negatively.

UkuEroll
05-19-2009, 12:14 PM
I couldn't bring myself to put a sticker on my Uke, I like her naked

cpatch
05-19-2009, 01:33 PM
I couldn't bring myself to put a sticker on my Uke, I like her naked
Ditto. .

Kurobashi
05-19-2009, 10:42 PM
I wouldn't mind putting some stickers on my cheap (20$) 'ukes (which I refer to as crap-o-leles because the are hardly playable).
But I would never put anything on my Martin or Kanile'a, not even on my plastic Islander :stop:

ThePunkWay
05-19-2009, 10:48 PM
Ditto. .

third, stickers are for cases!

megamatt
05-20-2009, 07:04 AM
Thanks for the input folks! I'm not going to put all of what I was going to on there. I had planned to put a Mega Man and a Dr. Wily on but that would have been a lot of real estate on the sound board and I didn't want to chance it. I'll just be putting a very small Skull and Swords in silver on there instead.

ichadwick
05-20-2009, 08:54 AM
Actually, I put the stickers on me, and leave the uke pristine...

Okay, you can apply water-slide decals to a uke without affecting the sound by any noticeable amount. I've done it on my Fluke.

seeso
05-20-2009, 09:33 AM
I have noticed no ill effects at all from the UU sticker on my uke.

http://img364.imageshack.us/img364/2320/img0802uk5.jpg

Lori
05-20-2009, 09:42 AM
Maybe the UU store should carry a line of "water slide" decals that could be placed on the ukulele. Maybe even one that doubles as a pick/ strum guard?
Just a thought...

–Lori

SailQwest
05-20-2009, 10:07 AM
I have noticed no ill effects at all from the UU sticker on my uke.

http://img364.imageshack.us/img364/2320/img0802uk5.jpg

Seeso, you da Mon!

I have small stickers on the soundboards of most of my ukes. I didn't notice any change in sound.