I’ve done my research as to he neck profile and I’ve read good things about both instruments. I appreciate the feedback regarding the flea. My hunch is that the outdoor would stay in tune better if left in a hot car as opposed to the flea. What do the rest of you think?
Depends on the car. Avg temp inside a hot car is 118 degrees. Dark cars, with dark interiors can reach 150-180. I'd never leave my Flea in a car for very long in summer; they have wooden necks and tops. This is what Outdoor ukes were made for.
I’m looking for a nice beater travel car uke that is durable and will stay in tune.
I’ve already posted on this so I’ve seen the suggestions—Enya, outdoor, and flea.
My question is between the outdoor or the flea which one will get more play time?
Don't judge UAS. A car-uke is a good excuse to indulge in UAS.I don't mean to sound rude but I just fail to understand why you'd insist on keeping a uke in your car. Why not just take it out and chuck it in some corner of your house or something.
Don't judge UAS. A car-uke is a good excuse to indulge in UAS.
Why did I keep one in the car (pre-COVID. Not enough driving with COVID restrictions)?
I don't NEED it, but it doesn't hurt anything, it doesn't cost much, and it's fun to have at hand!
My car uke gets serendipitous play. If I'm deliberately going out to play I'll grab something nicer. the car uke is for noodling when I'm out and have time to kill. A few time that come to mind:
- Early for an appointment
- Waiting for my wife
- Waiting for the ferry
- A nice day and there's a lonely park bench
None of these times are essential to have an uke, and if I didn't have it I'd find something else to do.
Since that something else might be shopping I could argue the car uke's paid for itself several times over