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mekaone
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I see in some violin cases there is a hygrometer built in to them. I know humidity affects almost all instruments. Living in upstate NY where the winter is very dry from the heaters and in the summer gets very humid along with going in and out of AC environments. Should I take any special precautions to protect the instrument as far as humidity goes or is placing the hygrometer in the cases just more for adding blig to the case so they can sell more?

Also I know with my bass It is good to let it acclamate to a new environment and retune before using it when going in and out of cold and warm environments. Seeing how the fiddle is not a solid body like my bass, is there any extra precautions I should take other than what I do already? The fiddle seems to me to be delicate and I want to take good care of it. christmaswreath

Thanks all. 73

 

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I've read all over that you will want a humidifier for dry climates. Haven't heard of high humidity being much of a threat to the violin itself.

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Thanks Berry.

That is what I was looking for. I have seen where people have talked about seams splitting and then they have to get it repaired. If I can I would like to head that off even thought I am not going to have a high end instrument.

My old apartment had forced hot air and that was the worst. Now I have baseboard and it is much better. I have been thinking about getting a humidifier for years. This may give me the reason I have always needed to do something about it for once.

Just by chance would you or any one else know what the levels of humidity that would be good for the instrument?

Thanks once again.

 

Eric

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Halzen said:

I've read all over that you will want a humidifier for dry climates. Haven't heard of high humidity being much of a threat to the violin itself.

Well, if you don't mind cleaning the mould off your instrument every day it's not a problem.  I think in the long run it does damage everything.

Barry, I have a hygrometer in my violin case, and it says 78% ... never changes whether the outside humidity is at 55 or 99% ... so I'm with you, don't listen to the bugger.

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Robyn.fnq said:

Barry, I have a hygrometer in my violin case, and it says 78% ... never changes whether the outside humidity is at 55 or 99% ... so I'm with you, don't listen to the bugger.

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I can magically change the humidity of the air by tapping the hygrometer in my case! cheers

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m.k. said:

I can magically change the humidity of the air by tapping the hygrometer in my case! cheers

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