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  • Humidifying my super d

    Posted by Mrfredsporty on December 29, 2022 at 5:40 am

    Recently we had a cold snap in Daytona where we had 2 days of about 27 degrees . My 50 year old mobile home made it through although I had to run the heat 24/7. Anyway I had purchased a humidity reader. (Thank goodness!) it showed my humidity at only 20 percent! According to my local guitar shop that is a number that could even crack a valuable guitar.I keep my guitar in a case with daddario humidipaks in it.I did not open the case for a week and also purchase one of the sponge kits from ddadario which I added to the case as well a small humidity reader. Results : when I opened the case it was at about 45 percent as opposed to the 20 my trailer had been at. Moral of my lesson . Don’t take humidity or the lack Therof lightly, especially if you have a valuable guitar like my Martin super d (named Arnold cuz he is so powerful). Too long winded but hoping that it helps fellow tac folks

    Mrfredsporty replied 1 year, 3 months ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Kitman

    Member
    December 29, 2022 at 12:19 pm

    Thanks for sharing your story @Mrfredsporty ! It is great to hear about first hand experience.

  • Mrfredsporty

    Member
    December 29, 2022 at 12:24 pm

    TY as always, KM!

  • Guitargeezer-Jack

    Member
    December 29, 2022 at 2:53 pm

    I just bought a Boucher SG-52-M. The shop owner won’t let it out of his shop without GIVING me a guitar humidifier! You are so smart to carefully watch after your “Arnold”, a truly legendary guitar.

    I’ve named my new baby “Butch” as it is the loudest dreadnought I ever heard plus this Canadian guitar means butcher in French. Made from some prime cuts (pun intended) of beautiful wood.

    As special instruments we are obligated to maintain ours within a safe humidity and temperature range for another generation to enjoy beyond us.

    • Mrfredsporty

      Member
      December 30, 2022 at 2:53 am

      Excellent, “Geez”! Great name for your guitar.I have learned my lesson on humidity, thankfully,, before bad consequences

      • Mrfredsporty

        Member
        December 30, 2022 at 3:12 am

        ps your new guitar is a beaut!

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