Ariel Yang — Jan 28, 2015 05:42PM HST
So if we know humidity is required to be within a certain range, how does one detect humidity level percentage without fancy equipment? All I know by feel is that generally the upstairs level of my house is less humid than the downstairs, because of our central heating. But how do I tell if it's bad for my uke?
3 Community Answers
Joel - Feb 09, 2015 at 08:45PM HST
The Ukulele Site Agent
You will need some way to measure the humidity, like mentioned above a hygrometer will do that for you. Once you have the humidity reading check out our information on humidity as it related to proper care and maintenance for your instrument. This will make sure you dont run into problems down the road and keep your instrument in top shape.
Pete Wishnok - Feb 09, 2015 at 08:45PM HST
There are some small and relatively inexpensive humidity indicators out there, e.g., on Amazon, and - if your downstairs is outside your ukulele's comfort-level, you can buy (or even make) small humidifiers.
Ryan - Feb 09, 2015 at 08:45PM HST
A $10 hygrometer will give you relative humidity. Try a local cigar shop.