- Humidity Care
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Introducing the Ibanez URGT100BK RG Tenor Ukulele - a beautifully crafted instrument designed to deliver exceptional performance and sound quality. The RG Tenor body shape provides a comfortable and versatile playing experience suitable for a range of styles and genres.
The ukulele features a spruce top that delivers a bright and articulate tone, combined with Okoume back and sides that produce warm, woody tones when played softly and a punchy high-mid projection when strummed. The neck is made of Okoume as well, providing greater playing comfort and a smooth playing experience.
The Purpleheart fretboard and bridge not only add to the aesthetic appeal of the instrument but also produce a rich mid-range with a crisp high-end that enhances the overall tonal quality.
The Ibanez URGT100BK also comes equipped with a chrome die-cast tuner, Aquila Nylblack Tenor strings, and an Ibanez undersaddle pickup with a preamp. The preamp features an onboard tuner and an AEQ-2UT preamp that delivers clear and balanced amplification with a 1/4" endpin jack for easy connectivity. Other features of the URGT100BK include a side sound port that enhances the player's monitoring ability, and a padded gig bag for easy and secure transport.
Overall, the Ibanez URGT100BK RG Tenor Ukulele is a reliable and high-performing instrument suitable for both beginner and experienced players.
- Gig Bag Included
- body shape RG Tenor Ukulele body
- top Spruce top
- back & sides Okoume back & Okoume sides
- neck C shapeOkoume neck
- fretboard Purpleheart fretboard
- bridge Purpleheart bridge
- inlay White dot inlay
- tuning machine Chrome Die-cast tuners
- number of frets 24
- strings Aquila® Nylblack Tenor strings
- string gauge .0264/.0330/.0394/.0287
- string space 15mm
- factory tuning 1A,2E,3C,4G
- pickup Ibanez Undersaddle
- preamp Ibanez AEQ-2UT preamp w/Onboard tuner
- output jack 1/4" Endpin Jack
- battery CR2032 x2
- NECK DIMENSIONS
- Scale : 432mm/17"
- a : Width 37mm at NUT
- b : Width 48mm at 14F
- c : Thickness 19mm at 1F
- d : Thickness 21.5mm at 7F
- Radius : 400mmR
- BODY DIMENSIONS
- a : Length 13"
- b : Width 8 7/8"
- c : Max Depth 2 1/4"
- URGT100's preamp diagram
- OTHER FEATURES
- Side sound port
- Padded Gig bag included
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.