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10-17-2013, 06:57 AM
A question to all my bay area ukulele players, how is the need for a humidifier out here??

steel rider
10-17-2013, 12:49 PM
As you know the Bay Area (I assume you mean SF Bay Area) has many microclimates. That being said I honestly don't see why you'd need a humidifier (again I'm assuming for your ukes) in any of them. I'm no expert though. I only have one uke and a couple of guitars as reference, and none of them are very high end.

That being said I just read a review on Pono ukes that suggest you always get a humidifier, and one site that includes the humidifier with purchase of a Pono. I will need to look into this because it seems like a pain for a low to mid range instrument.

10-17-2013, 03:45 PM
I live in the South Bay; I just looked at the humidity and it's 40% which is fairly typical. I don't use a humidifier unless I've got a uke in the car.

10-17-2013, 05:13 PM
I don't use one either.

10-17-2013, 06:30 PM
East bay don't use one either.

hawaii 50
10-17-2013, 06:42 PM
if you use your heater in the winter and your RH goes below 40% you should use a humidifier...and if it goes over 70% you should watch how your uke changes...maybe keep it in the case when not playing it...

10-17-2013, 06:49 PM
OUTDOOR humidity really doesn't matter. It's the humidity in your ukulele's living space that you have to worry about. If you use a dry heat in the wintrer, or air conditioning in the summer (i.e., in the East Bay), you should monitor the INDOOR humidity and use a humidifier if the indoor humidity is low.

10-17-2013, 06:50 PM
I keep a hygrometer near my ukes. I have the heat on at night and I've been noticing the low has been around 35% the last 2 days, so I just filled up my humidifiers tonight. Better safe than sorry. I don't use them as long as the humidity stays above 40%, which is spring through usually late fall for me.

10-18-2013, 06:38 AM
Thank you all! I'm just waiting on my uke tO get here. Got some home made humidifiers ready to be filled if need be.:)

10-18-2013, 11:52 AM
Don't use one. Been told we don't need them out here, especially if you live by the coast.