EWI 5000 - Where is the Water Vapor/Condensation outlet?

I have just purchased an EWI 5000 and am still familiarizing myself with it. One initial question though; where is the water vapor/condensation outlet? I don't see one nor any sign of water droplets from the instrument after playing for an hour or so. In a video, I saw that the EWI 4000S Had a small tube at the end for moisture to escape, but I don't see one on the 5000.

Another question; the mouthpiece cover. It really does not fit at all and won't stay on., Is there a trick to it?

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    1. The drain hole is a tiny black-coloured hole at the very bottom of the EWI5000, below the USB and line out ports. It looks a bit like a small black screw.

    2. You may be trying to fit the cap on the wrong way around. Turn it horizontally and it should fit snugly, down to the line on the neck above the red "Akai" logo.

    I hope that helps,

    Stephen
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  • Thanks Stephen, I located it. On my instrument the drain hole is at the very TOP, just above the USB and line out ports.

    Thanks too for the m/piece cap info. My problem was that I was trying to fit it at night! In the clear light of day, I now see that there is a small shaft in the cap which fits into a slot below the mouthpiece which I could not see before.

    Looking forward to discovering the instrument further. Thanks again.

    Mike
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  • You're welcome Mike. It occurred to me later that I'd forgotten to mention the slot in the mouthpiece cover, but on my EWI5000 it doesn't reach the mouthpiece itself and the important bit, for me, is to get the cover the right way around.

    Unless you're holding the EWI upside down, the drain hole is at the bottom, and not the top of the instrument as you said. That helps, because water can't flow upwards! :)
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