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darylcrisp
05-16-2013, 12:27 PM
never held one. interested in them highly as i like how they look.
was wondering if the slothead is heavier or lighter, or none the difference?

thanks
d

davidrboy
05-16-2013, 12:35 PM
Timely question. Check out this current thread in the Luthier's Lounge: http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?80750-Slot-head-vs-paddle-weight

darylcrisp
05-16-2013, 12:59 PM
that takes care of my questions/thoughts, thanks for posting that link
d

bborzell
05-16-2013, 02:15 PM
I own two tenors. One is a slot head and the other is not. I notice no difference in head weight. The slot head (MP) does have very tiny Gotoh tuners. Don't know how much less they might weigh compared to more commonly used tuners.

Dan Uke
05-16-2013, 02:26 PM
I own two tenors. One is a slot head and the other is not. I notice no difference in head weight. The slot head (MP) does have very tiny Gotoh tuners. Don't know how much less they might weigh compared to more commonly used tuners.

Gotoh Stealth: 11.9g
Waverly Ebony: 22.3g

However, you have to compare the same uke as the balance could be different between the two ukes. Balance is probably more important.

Mim
05-16-2013, 02:38 PM
I have played some slotheads that were factory made that were quite heavy. But, other than that, when made properly, they are super lookin and don't really mess with the balance.

OldePhart
05-16-2013, 03:26 PM
My Mainland slot head is a little heavier than my Mainland paddle head - but not so much as to noticeably affect the balance. Both are comfortable to play. One problem that I did have with an 8-string slot head was that the nearest tuners were so close to the nut and sat out so wide that they really interfered with some of the chords like the E7. They didn't stop me from making it, but occasionally I'd nock one of the strings out of tune if I wasn't real careful.

John