- Humidity Care
COMPATIBLE WITH APPLE LIGHTNING-TO-AUDIO ADAPTORS
Designed for use with your iOS or Android-based mobile device. The PitchGrabber isolates your instrument and provides a direct connection to your tuning app to help capture pitch quickly and easily.
The PitchGrabber Mobile tuning pickup easily and safely clamps on to virtually any musical instrument and captures the pitch using its piezo pickup sending it directly to your mobile tuning application. The PitchGrabber Mobile uses the headphone/mic input of your mobile device to completely isolate the sound of your instrument and provide a direct input path to your tuning application.
Perfect for tuning in noisy environments.
Compatible with Android devices using a 3.5mm input and all iPhones including the iPhone 7 series when used with the Lightning to 3.5mm adaptor.
Lightning-to-audio adaptor is not included.
WORKS WITH YOUR APPLE LIGHTNING ADAPTOR
Fully compatible with iPhones that require a lightning-to-audio adaptor due to not having a headphone jack.
Connect the adaptor to your phone, plug the PitchGrabber in, and launch your favorite tuning app!
Wide jaws clip onto the lead pipe, barrel of a flute, or any round tubing on horns without marring the instrument.
An 8' (243cm) long, fabric-wrapped cord permits free movement while using the PitchGrabber and also allows tangle-free use with larger instruments (like Tuba horns).
PERFECT FOR EDUCATORS
Use with a variety of instruments and tuning apps to totally isolate it from any other sound in the room permitting confident tuning even in the noisiest environments.
- Android Compatibility: Yes (3.5mm input req'd)
- iPhone Compatibility: iPhone 5 + (iPhone 7 series requires adaptor)
- Product Dimensions LxWxH: 0.75" x 1.25" x 2.75"
- Product Weight: 0.18
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.
The D’Addario Two-Way Humidification System
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 Humilele Ukulele Humidifier
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.