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Old 12-08-2008, 05:04 PM   #81
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Hello there fellow torontonian

I'm not quite sure how humid Lima is, but the climate change might have adverse affects on your guitar, which has adjusted to Toronto's climates. What's the relative humidity of Lima like right now(and for the next 3 months)? As for the temperature difference, it should be alright as long as you keep it out of direct sunlight and in the coolest place possible.

If you decide leave your guitar in Toronto, you could probably ask someone to take it home with them and refill the humidifier every so often for you while you're gone.
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Old 12-11-2008, 04:38 AM   #82
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Im not sure exactly right now, but around december its summer time should be in the high 20s or low 30s and will be like that for the next few months as it will remain hot


I dont want to overhumidify it, You think if I bring it and keep it in the case away from sunlight it should be okay? Im brining my humidifier with me ofcourse but Im not sure if I should use it often seeing as how it will be quite humid there from the summer temperatures. I don't know what I should do if I should not use the humidifier as much when Im there or should I use it all the time. I will most definately put it in the coolest place possible
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:11 PM   #83
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Try to keep your guitar away from direct sunlight and air vents regardless of what season it is.

During the summer, your guitar should be fine without a humidifier. Where do you live? Australia? There's usually enough humidity in the air not to need one.
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Old 12-13-2008, 12:52 AM   #84
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so i just went out to help my parents get me an acoustic-electric for christmas and i didn't get a humidifier. is this a way that i could humidify my guitar?

it seems legit, but i am not sure whether or not to go to GC and get one.

as of now, it is in a closet inside its case. we have been getting a lot of rain where i live so i think i may be fine.
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:01 AM   #85
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Yup. That will work. You'll probably need to refill it more than a humidifier that you buy from the store, but it's definitely one way to save 15-20 bucks. Just make sure that after you moisten the paper towel, you ring it out properly. Dripping water can damage your guitar.
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:06 AM   #86
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ok. thanks! anything else i should know about with humidifying (like how often)? should i keep the guitar in the case while doing it?
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:12 AM   #87
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During the winter, when your heater is on, keep your guitar in your case with your humidifier in it at all times.

The guitar has to be in the hard case because it creates a smaller, more "controllable" atmosphere so that your guitar is in the right humidity levels.
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:14 AM   #88
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Old 12-13-2008, 04:27 PM   #89
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Well, I have a humidifier for my acoustic but I'm wondering about keeping my electric moisturized. I have a hot pot on for an hour or two in my room most weekends, if I have my electric near the hot pot (but far enough away that the steam doesn't touch it) will that be enough?
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Old 12-13-2008, 04:58 PM   #90
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Electric guitars aren't as sensitive, but the action can still be greatly affected by humidity. My friend left his LP style ESP out overnight next to a vent and his action went all screwey. It definitely wouldn't hurt to buy something like a case humidifier for your electric(if you have a hard case to go with it), but I wouldn't worry about it TOO much.

As for the hot pot, wouldn't you get a smelly film on your electric? I've had curry hot pot before and the smell in my clothes was rather fierce.
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:27 PM   #91
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I should've clarified about the hot pot. I make my own bassoon reeds, and the method I learned involves steaming the reed blanks for a short period of time at a couple of points in the process. Makes the cane more pliable. So there's only water in the pot.

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Old 12-14-2008, 01:26 AM   #92
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OHH. loll. I thought you meant like asian hotpot where you cook your own food in flavoured broth. (cuz im asian you know) ahahaha.

The humidity will probably be alright for it, although a stable and controlled relative humidity is what you really want. Something constant.
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:59 AM   #93
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Would I need one?
I live in Belgium and my electric bass, and classical guitar is sitting in it's gigbag in my room.
While my acoustic:
http://www.musicstore.de/en_EN/GBP/...-GIT0009958-000
(red hill cdg) just stands on a stand ..

And what about my electric? xD (ibanez grg 170 dx, richwood strat)

i DON'T have hard cases *shame*
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:50 AM   #94
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You shouldnt need one for your electric, but your classical and acoustic might if they are solid wood. If so, I would suggest getting a humidifier for both of them. Even if the one on the stand is there all winter, you can get one of the humidifier that clip on to the strings and sit in the soundhole. I own one and it works well.
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:14 PM   #95
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Boiled water might be okay, but it doesn't remove minerals. It only kills bacteria, so there's a possibility of those minerals leaving residue over time(which is undesirable).

If you re-condense it into a clean container it's clear of everything but pure water and anything with a lower boiling point than it (nothing found in tap water, and most chemicals with low boiling points don't dissolve in water anyway). Which is what you want, pretty much.

This is a more detailed explanation of how to distill stuff/ why it works.
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:19 PM   #96
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O.o I don't even have a case for my guitar...getting a bit worried now.

I've had it since...early summer of this year maybe? I'm playing at an intermediate level, but I can't seem to find a case for it--I'm on the small side, and it's 39 inches (I think). So there aren't a lot of hard-shells that can be bought separately.

I should probably make a new topic for my guitar problems altogether. Great post though!
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:46 PM   #97
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Can anyone recommend a good humidifier? I'm on musiciansfriend and there are so many with varying price ranges
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:56 PM   #98
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O.o I don't even have a case for my guitar...getting a bit worried now.

I've had it since...early summer of this year maybe? I'm playing at an intermediate level, but I can't seem to find a case for it--I'm on the small side, and it's 39 inches (I think). So there aren't a lot of hard-shells that can be bought separately.

I should probably make a new topic for my guitar problems altogether. Great post though!


The best thing to do in your case is to try and find a smaller body acoustic guitar case and then stuff it with a soft towel of some sort. Someone I know does it and it works quite well.
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Can anyone recommend a good humidifier? I'm on musiciansfriend and there are so many with varying price ranges


Any humidifier should be fine. I use an Oasis Case humidifier and it works quite well for me.

EDIT: lol, i accidentally double posted XD
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:09 PM   #99
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Ok...I'll try that. Hopefully I'll find one soon, otherwise I'm screwed. Thanks!
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:55 AM   #100
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i live in england so i dont really need to worry. No short iof wet here.
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