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bundy
08-03-2008, 06:13 PM
simple question.
can i put a humidifier inside a ukulele if i have no case?

SamIAm
08-03-2008, 08:08 PM
how would you get it out ? wouldn't you have to remove the strings?

Kanaka916
08-03-2008, 08:55 PM
You can use a dampit humidifier (made for stringed instruments like a violin) pictured below. More info can be found here (http://store.musicbasics.com/car-h2.html). One disadvantage is you have to re-soak the tube every 4-5 days.

http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/music-basics_2009_44810881

UkuLeLesReggAe
08-03-2008, 09:46 PM
i guess you could put it in there, but i wouldn't recommend you doing it because it could turn bad... Buy case =]

Kanaka916
08-03-2008, 09:49 PM
Nah, I use one and have no problems except I forget to resoak it.

UkuLeLesReggAe
08-03-2008, 09:52 PM
which is where im getting at, human nature to not be bothered anymore lmao...
i wouldnt re-soak it every 4-5days.. i have to much in my head

rt1965
08-04-2008, 09:31 AM
Save a few bucks and get a case! MGM has good prices on basic cases. Without a case, your uke is competing with the outside world for the moisture in the humidifier.

Now, since you've spent your money on a case, make your own humidifier. Buy a pak of Cello sponges from Target or Walmart. Cut a small piece of sponge, dampen it, wring it out, and put in into a zip lock bag that you have poked several holes in.

I use a piece about 1 inch by 3 inches for my guitars when needed. I would use a piece about half that size for a uke

wearymicrobe
08-04-2008, 10:56 AM
Dampits are for extreme dehydration only not day to day use. I have seen some major repair bils like in the 2-3000$ range due to overuse of those things in classicals. REally get a small humidifier and a case.

bundy
08-04-2008, 11:50 AM
thanks for the responses.
i was hoping to save money by buying an ukulele without a case.

deach
08-04-2008, 11:55 AM
If you want to get ghetto, put it in a trash bag and tie a knot at the end or buy one of those big rubbermade storage bins for $10. What kind if ukulele are you humidifying? If it's a nice uke, it deserves a nice home.

Kanaka916
08-04-2008, 12:41 PM
Dampits are for extreme dehydration only not day to day use. I have seen some major repair bils like in the 2-3000$ range due to overuse of those things in classicals. REally get a small humidifier and a case.
Care to define overuse? I've used one for two years now and haven't experienced any problems.

bundy
08-04-2008, 08:47 PM
If you want to get ghetto, put it in a trash bag and tie a knot at the end or buy one of those big rubbermade storage bins for $10. What kind if ukulele are you humidifying? If it's a nice uke, it deserves a nice home.

i actually dont have one yet.
im planning on getting a ohana ck35 or a kala asmc.

UkuLeLesReggAe
08-04-2008, 09:56 PM
no uke... ur missing out