The Ukulele Site

Name is required.
Email address is required.
Invalid email address
Answer is required.
Exceeding max length of 5KB

-----Humidity levels------

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.

rated : 0 Up Down

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.

rated : 0 Up Down

Ryan - Feb 09, 2015 at 08:45PM HST

A $10 hygrometer will give you relative humidity. Try a local cigar shop.

rated : 0 Up Down

Post Your Public Answer