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 Post subject: Guitar humidifier
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:56 am 
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Hi, I have some ice lolly molds lying around and I wonder if they could be used as humidifiers if I added some sponge and a top with holes in. Planet Waves have a similar idea.


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 Post subject: Re: Guitar humidifier
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:09 pm 
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I think you need to put a few holes in the case and cut a sponge to fit inside. I think it would do the trick . Popsicle Humidifiers You can have Gibson Yellow Martin Blue LOL

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 Post subject: Re: Guitar humidifier
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:19 pm 
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These are what I use. I take a piece of paper the size of the bag and put it inside, then fold it over twice and punch one row of holes (yields the 4 rows). I soak the sponge and then squeeze out as much as possible, place the sponge in the bag and the bag into the case or guitar's sound hole. Check moisture content daily to see how it is doing.

Edit: Works just as good as the expensive models.


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 Post subject: Re: Guitar humidifier
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:37 pm 
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I advise all my customers to avoid any type of humidification device that requires placing anything containing water inside the guitar. They can leak and cause a lot of damage. Over humidification can be a concern as well. As far as readily available products I recommend these.

http://www.planetwaves.com/pwProductDet ... =Humidipak

though I suppose that one could by the refill packs and place inside the Popsicle thing with some holes drilled in it.

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 Post subject: Re: Guitar humidifier
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:10 pm 
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B. Howard wrote:
I advise all my customers to avoid any type of humidification device that requires placing anything containing water inside the guitar. They can leak and cause a lot of damage. Over humidification can be a concern as well. As far as readily available products I recommend these.

http://www.planetwaves.com/pwProductDet ... =Humidipak

though I suppose that one could by the refill packs and place inside the Popsicle thing with some holes drilled in it.

That's why I squeeze the water out until it is almost dry. Doesn't over humidify, doesn't leak and works. I've been using one like this for 45 years and never had a water stain or any other problem. My 69 Gibson that I've own since new is in pristine condition. I've given these to more people than I can count and no one has ever told me they have had an issue. But one can always spend all that extra money to get the same results if one cares to:)

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 Post subject: Re: Guitar humidifier
PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:38 am 
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This started with my Stewmac dreadnought developing a 14th fret hump. I have read that this could be caused by of humidity. I will give it a try and see what happens. Thanks for your replies.


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