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FadaBullet
03-11-2009, 09:44 AM
I keep my Martin in its original case,but there is no room for a humidifier in it and I need a humidifier where I live. .I was wondering if it is good idea to get a better case that offers more protection and room for a humidifier and then just use the original case for another uke.Good idea?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/fuzztone65/Ukulele/Smurf/100_4092.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/fuzztone65/Ukulele/Smurf/100_4093.jpg

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HoldinCoffee
03-11-2009, 09:50 AM
Check out these write-ups on the different types of cases and what's worng with them (if ya haven't already done so...)

http://frets.com/FRETSPages/Musician/Acessories/Cases/WCases/wcases.html

Edit: (I know you asked about humidifiers, but I thought all this fit the topic as per the mention of buying a new case for such a wondruffle instrument as your Martin)

AND a word about vinyl:
http://frets.com/FRETSPages/Musician/GenMaint/Vinyl/vinyl.html

GX9901
03-11-2009, 09:57 AM
I kept my Martin style 1 in a Stagg tweed case. There's just enough room at the headstock area for a Herco humidifier. I think a Planet Waves small instrument humidifier might fit in there as well, but I'm not sure. I did a writeup on my blog that included this case (http://gx9901ukes.blogspot.com/2008/03/case-study-part-2.html) (first one on the page).

Another option is one of those Kiwaya retangular cases. Lots of room for humidifiers in those.

FadaBullet
03-11-2009, 10:01 AM
Check out these write-ups on the different types of cases and what's worng with them (if ya haven't already done so...)

http://frets.com/FRETSPages/Musician/Acessories/Cases/WCases/wcases.html

Thanks for the link.Very interesting.By the way,when people put a Herco humidifier in a case,where do the put it?anyone have a photo of a humidifier in a uke case?Thanks!

FadaBullet
03-11-2009, 10:02 AM
I kept my Martin style 1 in a Stagg tweed case. There's just enough room at the headstock area for a Herco humidifier. I think a Planet Waves small instrument humidifier might fit in there as well, but I'm not sure. I did a writeup on my blog that included this case (http://gx9901ukes.blogspot.com/2008/03/case-study-part-2.html) (first one on the page).

Another option is one of those Kiwaya retangular cases. Lots of room for humidifiers in those.

Thanks,I'll check it out.

upskydowncloud
03-11-2009, 12:11 PM
Thanks for the link.Very interesting.By the way,when people put a Herco humidifier in a case,where do the put it?anyone have a photo of a humidifier in a uke case?Thanks!

Hey my case has a special place for the humidifier. As GX9901 said most people I think put them in the headstock area if there is no specific place.

Sorry about the pic quality, it's from an iphone in a dark room...

http://www.jgr-design.com/images/kamaka/humid.jpg

FadaBullet
03-11-2009, 12:24 PM
Hey my case has a special place for the humidifier. As GX9901 said most people I think put them in the headstock area if there is no specific place.

Sorry about the pic quality, it's from an iphone in a dark room...

http://www.jgr-design.com/images/kamaka/humid.jpg

That's were I would put one also.I do a have compartment in my Martin case but it is too small for a Herco humidifier. It's only 1.5 inches wide and 3 inches long.