What do use to weigh you guitars?

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  1. StratoMutt

    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

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  2. ThreeChordWonder

    ThreeChordWonder Senior Stratmaster

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    Brian Jones obviously wasn't a witch then...
     
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  3. Chipss36

    Chipss36 Strat-O-Master

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    Yea, but just use a bathroom scale.
    Also give me a body fat %? this one is um , lean.

    close enough for me.
     

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    Wound_Up CUSTOM USER TITLE Silver Member

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    Same. Finally got to weigh my 3 guitars today. I was right about which one is heaviest but they're apparently pretty light already. Noting these weights, I couldn't imagine having a 10+ lb Les Paul.

    Black Silvertone Strat - 6.3 lbs

    Gold Indio 66 DLX Plus(LP-style) - 7.7 lbs

    Blue Silvertone Strat - 7.88 lbs

    Thing is, the blue one feels more than 0.18 lbs heavier than the gold. Literally every time I take the blue one off the wall, I think to myself "man this thing is heavy". Especially when all I had was the 2 Silvertones. 6.3 vs 7.8 lbs on those 2. Both fully assembled.

    With those weights of the Silvertones in mind, I can strum the blue one and strum the black one and the blue one rings out like twice as long, it seems like. Even when I strum it first and count to 2, then strum the black one, it will still ring out longer than the black one after a 2 second head start. Lol.

    But the blue one also has a Fender Mexican big block trem vs the crappy import trem with the super thin block on the black guitar. Don't know if that affects it but I figured I'd list it anyway.
     
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  5. Wound_Up

    Wound_Up CUSTOM USER TITLE Silver Member

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    The one I just got does that also. That's a nice little feature so you don't have to worry about trying to make sure it's hanging right so you can read it or that it's not swinging, etc... The first time I used it I thought it was broke lol. There's no instruction manual so I didn't know what to do but I figured it out.

    Same. Luckily this digital 50-kg scale I just got was cheap. It was $5.99 and I can use it for luggage, fish...all kinds of stuff. I usually only use my food scale when I make hamburgers so they're all consistent and cook evenly. Every once in a while I use it for other things like measuring out pasta for spaghetti or sugar for a cake or some other thing.

    Edit: it's 50kg, not 50 lbs.
     
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  6. FuncleManson

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    1950s Hanson kitchen scale just like this:
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  7. Wound_Up

    Wound_Up CUSTOM USER TITLE Silver Member

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    My parents had one like this for the longest time. It was avacado green because it was from Sears(I believe) in the 70s lol. I loved messing with it as a kid and watching the needle spin around the dial. It had all sorts of different pictures of foods around the dial, also. Meats, vegs, fruit, etc... I'll see if I can find a pic on Google real quick.


    Edit: OMG! I FOUND IT! LMAO! It was this exact scale.

    il_794xN.1326516582_plqu.jpg il_794xN.1373790115_g0el.jpg
     
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  8. archetype

    archetype Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I use the Dymo S400 that I use for weighing boxes of books. It has a separate readout on a coil-cable so it can be read while weighing a boxed up amp.
     
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    archetype Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    You could also use the Burns Hog Weighing Method, attributed to poet Robert Burns.

    Balance a stout plank on a large rock.
    Place the hog on one end.
    Pile rocks on the other end until the plank balances, again.
    Weigh the pile of rocks.
     
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    Nadnitram Most Honored Senior Member

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    These are all fine for Strat or a Tele. However, in order to weigh a Mustang, one must use a short scale.
     
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    Digital postal scale.
    Comes in real handy when needing to know the shipping weight of whole guitars or parts.
    [​IMG]
     
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    You’re guitar only weighs a pound and a half.
     
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    I just lift it with my right arm, and I can guess the weight w/ 5% accuracy. I do that with groceries and other stuff too. Been doing it for years. Fun fact, it only works with my right arm. Left arm is useless.

    If it really matters, I check the weight using a super accurate digital kitchen scale that cost me a 'fortune' ($15) and weighs up to 20 pounds, with 2 decimals.
     
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    Just put her on the baby-scale (3.150 KG ~ 6.9 LBS): IMG_8223.jpg
     
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    This has the added benefit of giving a valid excuse to pose with the guitar in the bathroom mirror without looking like a weirdo.
     
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    LOL! I use this same scale and never knew it had a tape measure on it!
     
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    Stormy Monday Blooze daddy Silver Member

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    I don't believe I've ever weighed any of my guitars
     
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    I use a postage scale, 30 pounds is the max. They’re cheap, accurate, and lightweight. I got one for 15 bucks on Half.com (remember that?) in 2005 and it lasted for over 14 years.

    Or, you could make a small balance scale using a board and a fulcrum. Set the guitar on one end then start adding Quarter Pounders With Cheese on the other end until it’s balanced. Divide the number of burgers by four Then throw those burgers out, they’re horrendous and unhealthy. ;)
     
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    chas3rd Strat-Talker Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    You guys are geniuses
     
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