- Inspection and Set-up
- Humidity Care
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Colorful. Playful. Powerful
Integrating the multi-touch display and HILAVA system with new material, BLUE LAVA is designed to be eco-friendly while offering you the potential to create something truly awesome with its built-in apps and sharing feature.
- Multi-touch display integrated with HILAVA system
- New material and five vibrant colorways
- Tuner, Metronome, Recorder accessible with a tap
- Built-in effects and loops easy to play and customize
- 5 practice modes with instant feedback and report
The 3.5-inch multi-touch display unleashes endless possibilities with powerful features.
Countless astonishing experiences are now just a tap away.
Intuitive built-in apps on the HILAVA system enrich the way you practice, play, and create. They act instantly to your moves, letting you utilize them with lightweight interaction.
- Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
- Constant Updates
- Cross-device Sync
- Empowering Apps
Your Stage is Everywhere
With instant widgets, you can quickly set up the stage to improvise and impress your friends, on campus, at parties, or around a campfire. You can also pre-set parameters to your preference.
Effects Built In
A few swipes and taps unlock unique effects like Big Ben, Black Hole, Rain Forest, and tons more. Powered by the FreeBoost 2.0, each effect will immerse your music in a magical atmosphere in an instant, even without any plugging-in.
- Built-in Grooves
- Different Genres
- 4-track Overdubbing
- The Loops App features grooves of Hip-Hop, Pop, Rock, and more. Pick one and play every role in a band.
Hit the Perfect Beat
Getting the right timing is crucial for every guitar player. With the Tempo App, you could simply scroll or tap-tempo to set BPM and choose from four click sounds that bring an all-new experience each time.
- 4 Click Sounds
- Multiple Time Signatures and Subdivisions
Train Yourself to Play Superbly
Each mode in the Practice App offers real-time feedback, analyzing your rhythm accuracy, note velocity and interval speed, and displaying them in a detailed practice report.
Make Progress You Can See
Detailed practice reports auto-sync to the mobile LAVA+ App, so that you can review them anytime from your phone, or share with friends.
Capture your Ideas Big and Small
When inspiration strikes, grab it! The Recorder App lets you capture your ideas before they slip away. It also filters ambient noise and only records the crystal-clear sound of your playing.
This Combo Will Totally Obsess You
Creation becomes boundless when you combine the Effects App and Loops App. You can perform spontaneously on the guitar, or record up to 4 tracks and re-edit as you like.
- Adjustable Sound Level in Each Track
- Modifiable Sound Effect for Each Track
- The 4-MASS design in BLUE LAVA enhances vibrations of the guitar top, back, side, and neck, delivering full and balanced tones.
- The reinforced internal structure extends low frequency vibration towards the end of the soundbox and makes broader space for high frequency vibration around the soundhole.
Blue Lava for the Blue Planet
Optimizing material use and production techniques remains our key focus throughout. We replaced wood with recyclable HPL to reduce deforestation and manufactured our products through automatic production lines to prevent industrial waste. This makes BLUE LAVA friendly to the environment while maintaining high performance.
- HPL adapts to changes in temperature from -4â„‰ to 122â„‰ and humidity from
- 10% to 90%. It is lightweight, sturdy, weatherproof, and easy to maintain.
At Easy Music Center, we care for our instruments from the moment they arrive to when they ship to your door. All instruments are stored in a climate controlled environment and put through a 12-point inspection checklist before being shipped.
First, we check the finish of the instrument, carefully inspecting any blemishes on the surface. Next, we check the playability and setup by inspecting and adjusting the truss rod (if available), bridge, nut, and frets to manufacturer factory specifications. Any request made outside of manufacturer factory specifications can incur additional charges for parts and labor. If the instrument has electronics, we test all of the electronic components to make sure they are functioning properly.
After a thorough inspection, we then move on to maintenance. We start by lubricating any moving parts on the instrument, such as tuning machines. We then move on to cleaning and oiling the fretboard along with the frets.
Once maintenance is done, we stretch and tune the strings and play test the instrument. After this, we do a final inspection and clean/detail the instrument before packing it up for shipment.
We’re excited to be a part of your instrument buying experience.
Acoustic guitars and ukulele are made of wood, and wood is sensitive to changes in climate. Shifts in temperature or relative humidity can affect your instrument in multiple ways, some of which can lead to costly repairs if you’re not careful. Solid woods in particular are especially prone to the effects of climate fluctuation. For example, extended exposure to low relative humidity (below 40% RH) can dry out the wood, causing it to shrink and run the risk of cracking. Similarly, excessive humidity can cause the wood to absorb moisture and swell, potentially causing other problems. Without adequate humidity control (especially in drier local climates), acoustic instruments can crack and their necks can warp, causing problems with fretting, intonation and playability.
So how do you prevent this kind of damage? Easy: by keeping your guitars and ukulele properly humidified (ideally between 40-60% RH). The easiest way to do this is by storing your instruments in a case with a case two-way humidifier inside. A two-way humidifier will slowly absorb or release moisture inside your case, maintaining humidity to help ensure your instrument doesn’t suffer damage. Using a digital hygrometer can help you monitor humidity levels around your instrument.
Symptoms of a dry acoustic instrument:
- Low action. Strings are very close to the fretboard.
- Hump on the fretboard where the neck joins the body.
- Sunken top across the soundboard between bridge and fingerboard.
- The back of instrument looks very flat when it is dried out.
- Sharp fret ends extend beyond the edge of the fretboard.
- The plane of the neck angle on a dry instrument hits above the top of the bridge.
Symptoms of a wet acoustic instrument:
- High action. Strings that are unusually high off the fretboard, making it difficult to play.
- Unusually swollen top
- Unusual warp on the top, back or both at the end-block
- Improper neck angle. Sighting the neck to the bridge, the frets will appear to hit below the bridge.
Using patented technology, the D’Addario Two-Way Humidification System features disposable, moisture-filled packets with a breathable membrane that provides two-way humidity control, meaning it can either release or absorb moisture to consistently maintain a predetermined relative humidity (RH) level of 45-50 percent.
Music Nomad the leader in equipment care products, has developed an easy to use, no mess, and low maintenance Ukulele humidifier. The Humilele rests securely on top of the strings to safely and evenly hydrate your Ukulele to avoid these problems.
Final Notes on Humidity Control
To monitor the amount of humidity your instrument is receiving, we recommend the purchase of a digital hygrometer, a device that gauges and provides a read-out of humidity levels. It can be kept in the room where you store your instruments, or, better yet, in a central location inside the instrument case, preferably Velcro’d to the outside of the accessories compartment (facing the heel). The optimal range for your guitars and ukulele is 45-55% RH.