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Thread: Fremont cases and humidifiers--yes or no?

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    Default Fremont cases and humidifiers--yes or no?

    I have a Fremont case like this https://www.mimsukes.com/listing/mim...ssory/11829568 but in a concert size. I'm currently using it for a Gold Tone banjolele but am thinking about getting another one for an Ohana concert that needs humidification.

    Has anyone used a humidifer in one of these cases? Or would I be better off getting a hard case? I love the Fremont because of the straps and the neck support, but the humidity issue is obviously more important.
    My ukulele family:
    Kala KA-S Soprano - "Baby" (my first)
    Eleuke Peanut -"Peanut" (what else?)
    Ohana CK-20 Concert - "Hannah"
    Ohana CK-65D Concert Art Deco (with low G) - "Addie"
    Gold Tone BU-1 Banjolele Concert - "Joe Lele"
    Ohana SK-35 Soprano - "Clancy"

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    A well-sealed hard case will hold humidity in. I briefly owned a Fremont rectangular hard case, but even with a humidifier, it didn't maintain humidity as well as my other hard cases. I've purposely avoided cases similar to the Steady you link to, as I figure it won't hold humidity well. I'd love to be wrong, because I'd much rather use Steady cases for some instruments. I'll be reading responses with interest.
    Margaret, classical guitarist gone uke crazy

    Concert: Kala ziricote, KA-ZCT-C
    Tenor: Mainland red cedar/rosewood; Kala solid mahogany, KA-SMHT
    Baritone: Kala solid cedar top acacia, KA-ABP-CTG

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    Any case will work up to a point. It's always a bit of a guessing game. The better the seal, the less often you'll have to replenish the humidifier.
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    Have anybody noticed that the case costs $72.55 but it takes $79.16 to ship? I hope that is a typo. Mim usually does not charge much for shipping.
    Tenor: Mya Moe 2052, Mya Moe Resonator 1581
    Concert: Hoffmann ML, Oceana Slothead Cutaway, LoPrinzi Nova MS-C, Kanile'a KPA C, Kiwaya KMC-K, Pono RC-C-PC, KoAloha Mango, Waterman KA CWB
    Soprano: Lanikai LU-21(Starter uke!), Kamaka Pineapple 100th Anniversary, Maui Music SK-41 "Pre-Fire", Romero Creations XS, Ohana SK 50G, Zimnicki #20, Makayla Dolphin Light Blue Burst, Fred Shields Oval, KoAloha KSM-02 (Long Neck), Barron River
    Mini: iUke Piccolo, Fred Shields Pocket

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    I have some similar cases and some hard cases. The latching hard cases, with sealed edges do a MUCH MUCH (did I say MUCH?) better job of maintaining humidity.
    Grey beard, tone deaf, rhythm challenged, but my dogs allow me to play for them so that is good enough for me
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    Romero Creations flamed and spalted mango Tiny Tenor
    Lanikai spalted mango Mango Concert TunaUke
    Magic Fluke concert Fluke

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