Oasis OH-18 Humidifier for the Protection of all your Ukulele's and Stringed Instruments
Information from Oasis Humidifier:
Hand-crafted in America, Oasis® humidifiers are the best solution to the challenge of humidifying fine instruments. Whether you play a bowed string instrument, a flat top steel string guitar, or a nylon string classical guitar, you’ve made a significant investment. An effective, easy-to-use humidifier is necessary for your instrument in dry weather and is far less expensive than costly repairs caused by dry weather damage.
I’ve played either a nylon stringed classical or flat top steel stringed guitar since the age of 13. During 14 years as an active volunteer with the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society, I served as President from 1999 to 2003 and booked the organization’s concert series for eight years. As a result, I met many outstanding guitarists and learned a great deal about high quality instruments and the problem of cracking due to low humidity. I acquired a number of the “soundhole” style humidifiers used by many guitarists but found them problematic to use. It is hard to know when to refill them. Some of them leak. Some use hard materials which could damage an instrument if dropped. Their shortcomings were my inspiration for developing the original Oasis® OH-1 Guitar Humidifier.
Oasis® humidifiers are a hollow multi-layer tube that holds more water than traditional absorbent-based humidifiers, which use a kitchen sponge material, floral foam or clay. The Humigel crystals™ we use in the tube suspend water in a gel that prevents damaging leaks, but still allows for an effective, consistent supply of moisture for your instrument. Oasis® humidifiers work because of a thin membrane which lines the inside of the humidifier. The blue or khaki fabric is outside and a liner is on the inside. These liners works on a similar principle as the waterproof breathable material known as Gore-Tex®. We actually have several liners which are specifically designed for use in Oasis® humidifiers. They allow water vapor, but not liquid water, to escape through the fabric. Our blue humidifiers emit water vapor at a slower rate than our khaki humidifiers. Blue
Humidifiers are designed to provide approximately 50% relative humidity (RH) inside the case when the air outside the case has RH of 25-40%. Khaki humidifiers provide 50% more water vapor output than the blue in order to keep the in the guitar at 50% RH when the RH outside the guitar case is below 25%.
You’ll find that Oasis® humidifiers differ from other brands in these important ways:
They provide the correct humidity for a reasonable period of time between refills (usually 7-10 days)
It’s easy to tell when they need to be refilled since they gradually shrink as the water evaporates. There is no guessing like you get with clay packs or sponge devices
No problem with over-filling and dripping in your instrument with the Oasis humidifier, like other humidifiers that use a sponge, floral foam or clay to hold water
They are very inexpensive to use only requiring distilled water and annual Humigel™ crystal replacements.
There are no expensive saturated salt pouches to replace every few months
They are made with soft materials to minimize the risk of scratching the strings or denting your instrument in case it’s dropped accidentally.
Installation is quick and simple.
Give Oasis® a try. You’ll see how well they work! Thanks for your interest.
- Return Policy
At Uke Like The Pros our mission is to provide you with the very best customer service, the very best instruments, and the very best quality. We understand it can be hard to choose the instrument that is absolutely perfect for you. We understand it is even harder to do so online. Our expert staff with over 30 years experience will do our best to help you pick the instrument that is right for you. Sometimes, though, it’s just not the right fit. We will take care of you!
All instruments have a five-day approval period. If you would like to return an instrument you must contact us within five days of receiving it, and must ship it back to Uke Like The Pros within seven days. *See below for Instruments damaged during shipping.
If the instrument is damaged, defective, or blemished* when you receive it, please let us know as soon as possible and we will file a claim and help arrange return shipping. Upon receiving the instrument and confirming the damage or defect we will repair it, replace it, or issue a refund.
If an instrument is damaged during shipping, we will need to file a claim with our insurance company. Please keep the original box, packing material, and instrument, as photos will be needed to file a claim. We ask you to hold on to the damaged instrument until the insurance claim is settled. If the damaged instrument is shipped back to us before the claim is settled it will void the insurance claim. Don’t worry our team will guide you through this entire process.
If returning an instrument that is NOT damaged, defective, or blemished*, the customer is responsible for the full cost of the return including original shipping, return shipping, repacking, insurance, and a 10% restocking fee**. Any custom work, such as setups, strap buttons, or pickup installations are non-refundable.
When shipping an instrument back to Uke Like The Pros, the customer is responsible for repacking the instrument. The instrument must be returned in the condition and packaging it arrived in including packaging materials and tags. (For information on how to pack instruments, see here) For domestic orders, we will arrange a return shipping label to be sent to you. For international orders the customer must obtain their own label.
We can exchange or refund your purchase as soon as we receive and inspect the instrument.
* For instruments a blemish must be visible to the naked eye from at least 24 inches away or roughly an arms length in distance.
Please remember that instruments are made by hand and wood comes from nature, neither one is perfect. We inspect and play each and every instrument before shipment.
**Restocking fee is based on the full, non-discounted price of the instrument excluding add-ons or custom work.
We do hope nothing goes wrong with your order, but being human sometimes mistakes happen. We do our best to respond to these issues as quickly as we can, so the faster you let us know the faster we can help you!
* For discounted or used instruments: These items are sold "As-Described" and cannot be returned or refunded unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described.
** International Orders - Customers are responsible for all Custom Duties and Fees for your country. These duties and fees vary in each country and are calculated once your instrument arrives to your country. Duties and Fees are not eligible for refund on any kind of international returns.
You can reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-256-0570
Enter a short text here about the feature of your product.