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Winter Worries

Molly — Jan 28, 2015 05:42PM HST

How do I keep my ukuele from drying out in the winter?


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Andrew Kitakis - Jan 28, 2015 at 08:22PM HST

The Ukulele Site Agent

If you don't have a designated room with a room humidifier, keep it in it's case with an Oasis humidifier in the soundhole whenever you aren't playing. That humidifier is at our store here- http://www.theukulelesite.com/accessories/more/humidifiers/oasis-ukulele-humidifier-oh18.html
Mahalo


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Randy Clarke - Jan 29, 2015 at 09:23AM HST

I use an Oasis ukulele humidifier and keep the instrument in the case when not being played, especially during dry winter months.


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Bo - Jan 29, 2015 at 09:23AM HST

Andrew, I've never liked the idea of hanging a water filled container inside my uke's body. I keep the humidfier in the top end of the case, below the headstock.

Do you think this makes a difference? Should I really keep the humidifier inside the body?


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Andrew Kitakis - Jan 29, 2015 at 09:28AM HST

The Ukulele Site Agent

Hi Bo, It is usually ok to keep it in the case and not hang it inside the instrument. It's just more effective hanging inside the body during extreme cases like weather in Arizona or a heated house during the winter. However, if you do hang it inside the body, it's a good idea to make sure water is not leaking out of it. If you notice water dripping then you need to replace the humidifier.


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scott - Feb 01, 2015 at 10:38AM HST

I live in Flagstaff Arizona and the relative humidity in my house is rarely over 20% especially during winter when the wood stove is running. I have stored my Uke in a case for over two years now with no problem of the oasis humidifier leaking. It is a bit of a pain to fill it at the regular intervals necessary at this dry location. Remember to take it out of the sound hole prior to traveling because it is remarkably entertaining to get that out of the sound hole in front of a dozen witnesses at the ukulele club meeting after it has fallen in.


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