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Sambient
01-30-2010, 02:51 AM
Has anyone used these in this capacity?
I credit my husband with this potential discovery, though he's here saying "They probably already know about them."
They're in the hardware store.

Ronnie Aloha
01-30-2010, 03:11 AM
I think that's what many use but you have to be careful since the coating on the hook may not be uke finish friendly.

Susie A
01-30-2010, 03:27 AM
I think that's what many use but you have to be careful since the coating on the hook may not be uke finish friendly.

I was just reading this and it occurred to me that you could buy the el cheapo kids gloves and cut the fingers off to cover the fingers of the hook. Do you think this would work? In my area I can find the small knit gloves 2 pair for $1.00. If that wouldn't work it would be very simple to make "tubes" out of a uke friendly material to cover them.

AverseBliss
01-30-2010, 04:04 AM
This is a really good idea! I've been trying to get a makeshift wall hanger, may try this out :)

jazzbo
01-30-2010, 04:18 AM
Great idea and maybe some kind of cotton tape to cover the vinyl. Or, how about peg board hangers?

wfwhitson
01-30-2010, 05:04 AM
I have been using these for about a year now, has not hurt any of my ukes. Mine have a gray coating on them don't know about other coatings. If you are worried about coating maybe try some surgical tubing to cover them.

CulpRJ
01-30-2010, 05:25 AM
I use them. The ones I bought were a little too wide (more of a V shape rather than a U) so I pinched them in my vise to close them up a bit. They work great and I've never had a problem.

Ronnie Aloha
01-30-2010, 05:27 AM
These cost a buck a piece and work well. They are specifically made for instruments. You slip the two loops over the arms of the holder and the "Ingles" part protects the back.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a340/RonnieTrojan/100_6761.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a340/RonnieTrojan/100_6762.jpg

leftovermagic84
01-30-2010, 05:34 AM
I just built a hanger using these, and went the simple rout to cover them up. I wrapped them up with yarn. It took about 30 seconds each, for a nice, tight fit that won't come off, and gives extra padding and protection. Plus with yarn, you can custom match the hanger color to the baseboard.

Toucan Mango
01-30-2010, 05:54 AM
I just built a hanger using these, and went the simple rout to cover them up. I wrapped them up with yarn. It took about 30 seconds each, for a nice, tight fit that won't come off, and gives extra padding and protection. Plus with yarn, you can custom match the hanger color to the baseboard.

Creativity, I like that! :cool:

Mim
01-30-2010, 06:26 AM
I bought mine for my multi-uke hanger from Home Depot (Lowes did not have the right type) and they are pre-coated, so... so far, so good... seems pretty Uke Friendly. They were small so they were PERFECT for the uke neck. Here is a pic:
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r17/AudraFelix/IMG_7032.jpg

RyanMFT
01-30-2010, 10:30 AM
Hey, I made these with tool hangers I got at the hardware store. I am hanging vintage ukes and new ones and after a couple months there has been no problem with any of the finishes being affected. Here's a picture of how I did it. Each hanger cost about $1.50 in materials.
http://i827.photobucket.com/albums/zz199/RyanMFT_photos/IMG_0073.jpg

Sambient
01-30-2010, 05:13 PM
I just built a hanger using these, and went the simple rout to cover them up. I wrapped them up with yarn. It took about 30 seconds each, for a nice, tight fit that won't come off, and gives extra padding and protection. Plus with yarn, you can custom match the hanger color to the baseboard.

I have yarn! I could do that. Superb.

Mim
01-31-2010, 04:01 AM
Ooo, thanks for posting that Ryan... I used the same grey hangers on mine, but wanted a little extra space between them and the boards. I never thought to use a nut like that. When I get back out to Home Depot I am going to copy that... great idea!

Ukuleleblues
01-31-2010, 05:39 AM
I've made a buch of stands and hangers with the hooks. I did have one batch end up with cracked and peeling coating after a couple of years, none of the others have done that just one set. No problems with messing up the finish on the ukes either.

RyanMFT
01-31-2010, 06:56 AM
Glad it helps!

That nut is purely a spacer. It is the kind that has a fiber washer which I put toward the front so when I screwed the hanger in it sits snugly against the hanger. Because of the hanger being able to push down on the nut when screwed in, the whole thing is extremely strong. Also, the nut is big enough that the uke sits away from the wall about 1/2 an inch.

aviezero
01-31-2010, 08:06 AM
Velcro comes in rolls like tape with a sticky backing. You can wrap the soft side around your pegs for a felt type surface and also stick a strip to your wall so you don't ding your uke body. The tape may pull the paint off if you try to remove it. You can use masking tape in between the wall and the Velcro.

Steiner
01-31-2010, 08:10 AM
These cost a buck a piece and work well. They are specifically made for instruments. You slip the two loops over the arms of the holder and the "Ingles" part protects the back.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a340/RonnieTrojan/100_6761.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a340/RonnieTrojan/100_6762.jpg

Where can you get these?

wfwhitson
01-31-2010, 09:25 AM
Here is a link for the leather covers, and a lot of other display items.

http://inglesproducts.com/

wfwhitson
01-31-2010, 09:36 AM
Found these on e-bay

http://cgi.ebay.com/INGLES-leather-guitar-hanger-protector_W0QQitemZ360227325556QQcmdZViewItemQQptZ Guitar_Accessories?hash=item53df38c674

Sambient
01-31-2010, 10:49 AM
I've made a buch of stands and hangers with the hooks. I did have one batch end up with cracked and peeling coating after a couple of years, none of the others have done that just one set. No problems with messing up the finish on the ukes either.

Love the uke tree. And the colorful ukulele with the big mouthed cat, want!

GrumpyOldMan
01-31-2010, 12:53 PM
Velcro comes in rolls like tape with a sticky backing. You can wrap the soft side around your pegs for a felt type surface and also stick a strip to your wall so you don't ding your uke body. The tape may pull the paint off if you try to remove it. You can use masking tape in between the wall and the Velcro.

Velcro, what a rip off.

AlanZ
02-05-2010, 12:47 PM
I finally got around to installing a tool hanger in my bedroom. It's time to get the instruments out of their cases during this dry dry winter, and this is a room where I can easily install a humidifier.

I used a Gladiator GearTrack Rack system, purchased from my local hardware store. I've got a variety of hooks, and am still playing with the best hooks and positions for the instruments. I have some other instruments that I may rotate onto the rack, so having the hooks repositionable is a big plus.

It's shown here with some of the flock of stringed instruments in our home

Left to right: EleUke concert, Martin soprano uke, AlanZ OM-1 octave mandolin, Big Muddy mandolin, Martin Backpacker mandolin


http://www.zenreich.com/ZenWeb/music/images/instrument_hangers.jpg