View Full Version : Weighing Ukulele Body?

01-14-2009, 10:57 AM
I just got a cheap Oscar Schmidt OU2 and it really irritates me that the body of the uke is lighter than the top of it...

So... is there an easy way I can weigh it down without having something that makes it look horrible or that makes it uncomfortable to hold?

01-14-2009, 12:35 PM
Upgrade to a better uke as soon as you can afford it and give that one to your niece or nephew.

01-14-2009, 01:42 PM
It's the geared tuners. All I know is you could fill it with water....seriously you migh be able to screw something like a heavy washer at the base in the tailblock but i think it woul hve to be pretty heavy since the tuners are at a mechanical advatage at the end of the neck.

01-14-2009, 01:47 PM
heh, I think Ukulele might be an instrument I'll actually keep to... I tried the guitar for a while but didn't really feel comfortable with it... not exactly sure why, but I think I like the Uke's smaller size better, not to mention I feel more comfortable with only four strings

I'll see what I can do about getting a better Uke in the future :nana:

01-14-2009, 02:02 PM
Tie helium filled balloon to the headstock.

01-14-2009, 06:33 PM
How about nailing a picture of Deach to the body. That should counter-balance your uke.

01-14-2009, 10:36 PM
I read about someone putting beanbags inside their instrument body. But I can't remember what they did it for...may have been to balance it, or may have been for something else. And yeah, the head weighing more than the body is a bit weird. I have that on my KoAloha superconcert thanks to the closed gear Grovers, and the smaller body and longer neck. But I have gotten used to it now, and you'll probably come around to it too in good time! :)