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Thread: Car uke: Outdoor, Enya, or (shudder) Waterman?

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    The waterman has a design issue, the top pulls down, moving the saddle closer to the nut. It can be rectified, but hot weather will simply bend it back again. Well done kala for releasing a flawed uke. Also , you will need to lower the bridge, re cut the nut etc, so its hardly worth the effort. I wonder if in the UK they should be taken to court via trading standards for selling something that does not meet the spec?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger uke View Post
    Flight has recently changed there bridge design so hopefully fixed.
    The saddle is replaceable, and there is a second saddle included when they feel the action is too high. But I believe that the bridge is still plastic.

    Incidentally, I'm in touch with Flight on a regular basis--very nice people--and I hope to see one of the new long neck TUS 35 models soon.
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    Thanks for your comments and advice, everyone. I bought Jer's blue Enya, which he had for awhile on the Marketplace.

    https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com...c-only-version

    It arrived yesterday and I really like it!!

    I'm closing the thread.

    Thanks again, UUers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill1 View Post
    One piece of advice is to look at how the uke reacts when it gets hot or cold.
    Yes an Outdoor uke can cope with being hot and cold. No you can't play it when it is hot, you wont be able to hold it and it wont stay in tune. This is true of most ukes, even wooden ones which survive. So while a uke might be able to get hot and cool down without damage, you wont be able to do much with it when it is hot.

    I suggest a Mahalo U30 (not made anymore you have to find a used one) or similar with a good set-up and strings. Hanging by your hat or coat in the hall or entry. When you go out you put on your hat or coat or both and pick up the uke and put it in the car, which wont get hot while you are in it. When you park, make sure the uke is out of direct sun light, maybe wrapped in a layer of insulation like a towel, if you are not taking the uke along. When you get home or to the workplace hang the uke up with your hat and coat. You wont need a case or a bag for this uke.

    The OutDoor uke is a great outdoor uke. You are not outdoors sitting in your car. Its great strapped onto a backpack or bicycle rack on an adventure. Its not going to be much use after spending a few hours in a hot car, nor is any uke for that matter.
    Bill hit the target again and I would also echo positive stuff about an old Makala Concert (as mentioned by RLink).

    I’ve an old U30 which cost me very little. A good set-up and some decent strings gave me a very affordable take anywhere instrument; maybe I’ve been lucky but second hand U30’s are as cheap as chips (manufacture was a bit variable and few understand that you have to set them up and put decent strings on them). Of course we don’t get the same extreme temperatures in the U.K. that are ‘seen’ in the USA but Australia do see high temperatures ... An Enya or OU might be perfection and might even survive for centuries - I’m not sure that that’s environmentally sound - but I’d rather save my pennies and have my old U30.
    Last edited by Graham Greenbag; 04-09-2021 at 08:44 PM.

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    Ihave a ENYA in each car ALL the time, no worries ,they keep well

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    Quote Originally Posted by perep View Post
    Ihave a ENYA in each car ALL the time, no worries ,they keep well
    My tough beater uke is an Enya too, but it's one of the HPL models. No worries about paint or warping with those.
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    I keep an Enya in the car and and Outdoor by the pool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siv View Post
    I keep an Enya in the car and and Outdoor by the pool
    Now I need a pool...
    keeping an eye out for a very special pre-owned concert....

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    My Waterman is fine in my office. It plays well to the seventh fret once I changed the strings. The hardest thing is not to give in to the temptation on Zoom calls to click off my camera and microphone and play it while listening to meetings.
    - Laura

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