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itsscottwilder
01-26-2012, 09:10 AM
Anyone have any experience with them good, bad, or otherwise?

PoiDog
01-26-2012, 09:14 AM
I guess my feeling is "why?"

itsscottwilder
01-26-2012, 09:17 AM
I guess my feeling is "why?"

You know some guys put stickers on the body of a uke. Why not on the fret board. A touch of individualism.

PoiDog
01-26-2012, 09:27 AM
You know some guys put stickers on the body of a uke. Why not on the fret board. A touch of individualism.

I guess what I meant by why is if you want to do that, then absolutely do it and don't worry about what anyone else thinks. After all, it is your uke, and whatever you do to it that you like is great.

stevepetergal
01-26-2012, 10:17 AM
I actually have some stickers on my performance uke. I got some of those MOP looking ones shaped like Sakura flowers and leaves from Jockomo in Japan. I love 'em. I put them on the body in a pattern resembling the Hawaiian Islands.

I had them on the fretboard covering the plastic dots fret markers, too. Looked good to me, but those started peeling pretty quickly so they're gone.

If you like stickers try them out. As long as you get ones that either come off without any damage to your uke or stickers about which you will never change your mind.

itsscottwilder
01-26-2012, 10:18 AM
I actually have some stickers on my performance uke. I got some of those MOP looking ones shaped like Sakura flowers and leaves from Jockomo in Japan. I love 'em. I put them on the body in a pattern resembling the Hawaiian Islands.

I had them on the fretboard covering the plastic dots fret markers, too. Looked good to me, but those started peeling pretty quickly so they're gone.

If you like stickers try them out. As long as you get ones that either come off without any damage to your uke or stickers about which you will never change your mind.

Great. I was sondering how easily the fretboard ones start peeling due to constant finger wear and string bending.

zac987
01-26-2012, 10:20 AM
I'm not really a fan. But if you want to, it's your uke! Do whatever you want to it.

nix
01-26-2012, 12:56 PM
I have some of the Jockomo stickers too. At this point, I've only used the rosette one and I love it. It's on a Kala travel and sometimes people ask me where I got it inlaid. A close inspection easily shows it's a sticker but from a few feet away it looks great. I bought some of the fretboard stickers but haven't decided which uke to put them on so I can't speak to how long they last under the abuse they would get under the strings.

Nix

SailQwest
01-26-2012, 01:18 PM
I have stickers on the fretboards of my Risa stick and my Eleuke. I like them a lot. Until recently, my Risa was my most played uke, and the stickers have held up very well.

kissing
01-26-2012, 11:57 PM
It depends on the uke too. On some, you do want to keep them "pure" to maintain it's authentic character. But some ukes just WANT to be stickered, and can make you play them more! :D

mm stan
01-27-2012, 12:13 AM
Sorta Like tattoo's...some Like them and other not... they sort of give a personal and individual touch.....

Pukulele Pete
01-27-2012, 12:17 AM
these stickers have been on my beater uke for a couple years

Chopped Liver
01-27-2012, 01:06 AM
I actually have some stickers on my performance uke. I got some of those MOP looking ones shaped like Sakura flowers and leaves from Jockomo in Japan. I love 'em. I put them on the body in a pattern resembling the Hawaiian Islands.

I had them on the fretboard covering the plastic dots fret markers, too. Looked good to me, but those started peeling pretty quickly so they're gone.

If you like stickers try them out. As long as you get ones that either come off without any damage to your uke or stickers about which you will never change your mind.

How about posting a pic of that? Sounds neat!

Where do you get uke stickers?

I actually put some scrapbooking stickers on a student dulcimer. Really dressed it up.

mm stan
01-27-2012, 04:38 AM
How about posting a pic of that? Sounds neat!

Where do you get uke stickers?

I actually put some scrapbooking stickers on a student dulcimer. Really dressed it up.

Here you go...http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=ukulele+stickers&_sacat=See-All-Categories

Bao
01-27-2012, 04:48 AM
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Here's a picture of the inlay stickers I used on my Tenor Ukulele. I bought the tree of life inlays by Jockomo and they have been on there for quite a while now (about a year now). There hasn't been any peeling or anything and I'm pleasantly surprised too because I do a lot of jake shimabukuro, instrumentals and blues solos which includes a lot of bends but still, no peeling whatsoever. There is an exception but that was due to my friend accidentally disturbing me while I was putting it on at the time. Apart from that, it is all good.

As for the feel, it generally doesn't feel like much if you put it on neatly but there's always going to be that constant fear on the back of your mind about whether or not what you do will peel it. You'll just have to deal with it.

itsscottwilder
01-27-2012, 04:53 AM
Where do you get uke stickers?

http://www.inlaysticker.com/

ukulelecowboy
01-27-2012, 07:51 AM
Here's a few shots of my wife's Pono Tenor Koa after I gave it the "treatment." Looks great, plays great.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b75/ADDmodeler/Ukes/Headstock.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b75/ADDmodeler/Ukes/Neck.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b75/ADDmodeler/Ukes/Body.jpg

Tsani
01-27-2012, 08:02 AM
I am interested in stickers as well. I just bought a "Maestro" tenor uke. It is like a big "Vita Uke". It came with no fretboard markers for the 5th, 7th, and 10th frets. I can generally find my place without them, but having the markers helps me when I am playing up and down the neck. I was worried about them coming off as well.

I also want one for the headstock. The uke is a blem, and "Maestro" brand name in gold leaf/paint is flaking. I would just as soon cover that thing up. Not a brand I particularly want to advertise anyway, although the sound on the instrument is pretty good.

uke552
01-27-2012, 08:04 AM
I put the MOP markers on my Martin S-O and it really dressed up the plain fretboard. I had no problems with them at all.

nix
01-27-2012, 11:31 AM
Has anybody put these on the plastic fretboard of a Flea or Fluke? I have a Flea on order but it hasn't arrived so I don't know if the plastic fretboard is textured or if it is smooth enough to be sticker friendly. I have some adorable turtle fret marker stickers from Jockomo that I have been saving for just the right uke :o

Nix

ukecantdothat
01-28-2012, 05:29 AM
Ain't no downside, so go for it. Worst thing is you don't like it and take 'em off.

BigSkyUkuleleGirl
02-04-2012, 10:12 AM
I put them on my guitar and love them. They'll come off easy when I tire of them and it's kind of fun to have different looks. I got them in about 6 days from Jockamo @ inlaysticker.com

stevepetergal
02-05-2012, 10:03 AM
Purchased from Jockomo on ebay

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Hippie Dribble
02-05-2012, 10:13 AM
Here's a few shots of my wife's Pono Tenor Koa after I gave it the "treatment." Looks great, plays great.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b75/ADDmodeler/Ukes/Headstock.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b75/ADDmodeler/Ukes/Neck.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b75/ADDmodeler/Ukes/Body.jpg

wow Mike! Gorgeous!

Chopped Liver
02-05-2012, 10:47 AM
Purchased from Jockomo on ebay

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Very nice! Simple but elegant! I'm gonna go check out Jockomo.

fernandogardinali
02-05-2012, 11:30 AM
I think the glue is going to ruin the fretboard.

Chopped Liver
02-05-2012, 12:45 PM
OK, I've ordered my inlay! I'll post a pic when it's done!