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Dampit guitar humidifier how to use

Postby Moogumi В» 17.09.2019

Monday and Tuesday were Technology and Criminal Justice, Bachelors of Corn- days filled with rehearsals.

I notice in the tip section a Dampit is recommended in dry conditions. I may be wrong on this but I am personally very against such devices. I have seen photos of a cello that was damaged by repeatedly having water in the isntrument- Dampit too wet. I personally concluded from this that in the lonmg run the same might well happen in a violin. Nor do I like the ide aof pulling somethign in and out of the f holes. Heifetz considered a glass of water near the case adequate.

And withmodern measuing devices and room humidfiers or dries it seems a compeltley pointless risk. I use a dampit on the recommendation of my luthier. If you are careful, you should not have a problem with water ruining your instrument from the inside. I have no idea if taking it in and out of the f holes creates a long-run issue. Heifetz solution will not do it, and I cannot use a room humidifier. I would also like to hear from the luthiers out there on this issue.

I've seen bad effects from misuse but also used well generally I do not like the concept involved of a of a localised damp source inside an instrument. Humidifiers that humdify the whole case are a better solution but probably still not ideal. David Burgess has some excellent stuff re humidity on his website which is essential reading. I think, like the violin itself, the dampit must be used with care, if at all. There will still be some water left in the dampit that will allow it to work.

IMO, dampits are best used as case humidifiers. Or better yet, only expose your violin to prorperly humidified environments. Of course this is not always possible. Additionally it has been my experience living near NYC that a dampit or other form of case humidifier has never been truly necessary.

Tending them is fussy work, and they can drip or leak. The cello ones fall into the cello pretty easily. The recent high-tech absorbent gel things are certainly better. Even 20 years ago when I lived in northern Europe, we did not have central heating.

Then I found that one had been overfilled, and was leaking water into a guitar body. Not good. It swelled the neck block as well, deforming the top of the instrument. I switched to an evaporative humidifier big enough to deal with the first floor of the house. When my granddaughter got her violin, we got a dampit, but the thing is so tiny compared to the ones I'd been using it seemed to be a waste of time and money. The new green ones seem to suddenly dissolve after several years' use.

The core material is also harder to deal with. Seems to hold less fluid, and tends to drip more. Now it's strictly in-case humidifiers for instruments going off-site, in Musafia cases. IN-house instruments get the whole-room treatment, much kinder to them, and also helpful for the human contents of the house. Works for me!

Here's my innovation: I punched holes in the string tube with a hammer and nail in a pattern similar to a dampit's holes. Then I put the dampit in the string tube! I have more than a dozen violins currently. In some cases I've tried Stretto humidifiers. They're OK, but a little fussy to use. And in one case it doesn't stick. What I like best is when a case comes with a built-in section for an included water bottle. In the New York City area the past few weeks, it's been crazy, with wild fluctuations in humidity.

I would even argue that they are unnecessary, but sometimes, you do need the moisture. Morton Hutchins did some experiments in the s, and the results were astonishing. The amount of time it takes violin wood to become fully saturated with water vapor is measured in weeks; the amount of time it takes the wood to lose the moisture is measured in hours. In my checkered repair career, I've seen my share of warped and buckled ribs and seams from dripping Dampits.

One player had dampits in all four eyes of her cello's f-holes and complained that the instrument didn't sound good. Well, it wasn't the water dripping relentlessly into the body; it was the air that couldn't move through the stuffed f-holes.

The opening of the f-hole plays an important part in how well an instrument can produce its lowest notes. For this reason, I think that Dampits should be removed before playing, but constantly inserting and removing the Dampit produces another problem. These are PITA repairs and are totally avoidable. You don't want to make the cure worse than the disease. A humidity-stable room is the best option, but the air must be moving.

Even sponges in perforated plastic containers that are placed in the violin case rather than in the violin are potentially troublesome if you close the case and leave it in there for days. Of course, I know that after twenty minutes all of you will remove your violin for another four hours of practice. All too often, one may forget to fill the dampit and the humidity level will drop. Then the dampit will be refilled and it humidity level will go up.

This constant fluctuation can be damaging; dry to wet to dry. I think its better just to stick with the natural weather patterns which tend to be more gradual. If you are going to use this useless device, make sure that it doesn't drip inside the instrument. I am a luthier and they bring in monies for my repair business on a yearly basis.

Dampits have affected a number of instruments that found their way into my shop and I was paid really well to fix them. The areas that opened up were in the same location for both instruments. I asked if there was a furnace closeby. He answered no. Was there a moisture source nearby? Just the dampits, he said. It turned out that both dampits had been leaking for a long time.

This person kept adding water to them, because he thought they were simply soaking up the moisture. Many times in my 40 years of doing string instrument repair work, I have experienced excessive moisture problems in string instruments.

In dry areas, the dampits may have merit. Although not where I live in MN. The best way to control moisture is by mechanical means, on a room by room basis, and not directly into the instruments. Above and below this range, for short times, is not always that critical.

Just so things are not long term and excessive. Glue melts to its liquid limit around to degrees. So outside temperature is usually not a problem, because we do not typically get temperatures that high.

Except in a closed car or trunk. In these cases, dampits cannot help these situations because the heat melts the glue, regardless of any moisture added inside an instrument. As a matter of fact, the Heat melts the glue and moisture accelerates the seam separation process. Actually that is the way I open violins up to do repair inside them.

Heat and moisture is definitely an enemy to animal glue, which most luthiers use. A dampit will work if you live in a really dry area and you are willing to watch it closely to keep it full, if necessary and catch it quickly if it accidently leaks. I do not know what to tell a user about how much sound a dampit diminishes by pluging the sound hole.

He or she will have to decide that for themselves. When you bring that outside air in and heat it to 70 degrees without adding moisture, the humidity becomes 7 percent! Luthiers will see a rash of repairs.

First choice is to humidify the building, or the room where the instruments are kept. Second choice is to use a case humidifier needs to be monitored regularly, because some case humidifiers don't do anything, and others can over-humidify. Dampits don't even make the list for me. So remember, the outdoor humidity like from the weather report does NOT tell you what the humidity is in your heated space.

Gently wipe outer tube dry. Another possibility is using a " Humidipak " brought to us courtesy of our guitar-playing bretheren. This has the advantage of absorbing excess humidity as well. With newly manufactured Chinese fiddles, the dry air might actually do them some good! I wonder if the moisture of the performers breath raises the humidity level around the instrument The Humidipak was once marketed for violins, and then they pulled them off the market.

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Postby Gulkis В» 17.09.2019

I moved up to the polar circle last autumn, use no humidifier whatsoever, and my new bass hasn't complained. Anyways I bought myself one of them but the instructions on it was in my opinion very vague. It not only kills your motive but can scare away your audience.

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Postby Tygolkis В» 17.09.2019

You don't want to make the cure worse than humidifuer disease. And Dampits are reasonably safe if used carefully. More water is emphatically not continue reading. Even sponges in perforated plastic containers that are placed in the violin case rather than in the violin are potentially troublesome if you close the case and leave it in there for days.

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Postby Tujora В» 17.09.2019

In these cases, dampits cannot help these situations because source heat melts the glue, regardless of any moisture added inside an instrument. The cello ones uhmidifier into the cello pretty easily. Nor do I like the ide aof pulling somethign in and out of the f holes. If I buy a humidifier everytime I go out with it there is gna be a rapid change.

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Postby Zulushura В» 17.09.2019

So I'll still assert that climate control is important, as do museums. Then the dampit will be refilled and it humidity level will go up. Some of them are fine, http://jaiwalbere.ml/review/what-happens-next-on-this-is-us.php to what's marketed for violins, but others contain some pretty potent chemical stews.

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Postby Fenrinos В» 17.09.2019

Buy a dampit today and protect your instrument from sound loss and damages. Occasionally, it will tell me there is too much humidity around. Paul Deck. I gave up on dampits when I had cats who thought they were certification lookup ascp best toy in the world. And DB, why was the guitar humifier withdrawn from the violin market?

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Postby Yozshum В» 17.09.2019

It turned out that both project opportunities had been leaking for a long time. Tending them is fussy work, and they can drip or leak. What I like best is when a case comes with a buitar section for an included water bottle. Even 20 years ago when I lived in northern Europe, we did not have central heating. Above and below this range, for short times, is not always that critical.

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Postby Dout В» 17.09.2019

Insert the dampit inside your through the F-hole of your instrument. I do this daily so that dampt sponge is only moist and not wet, and keep the bass in it's bag when not in use. Paul Deck. And in one case it doesn't stick.

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Postby Nikosho В» 17.09.2019

John Rokos. Seems like a safe and practical solution. I just went to KMart and bought on home cheap digital device that shows the temperature and the humidity. If the bass is open in a room, then you're basically humidifying the room with the damp-it.

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Postby Jujinn В» 17.09.2019

This is one of the situations which can contribute to rotting of wood and mold. Feb 7, 5. Jun 14, Chicago. Almost all houses are built to allow some degree of water vapor permeability. As I http://jaiwalbere.ml/review/is-got2b-glued-bad-for-your-hair.php earlier, my guess is that there too liability concerns about putting packets of chemicals in the case with super-expensive, irreplaceable violins.

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Postby Akinogis В» 17.09.2019

What is wrong with something like a Stretto? In my checkered repair career, I've seen my share of warped and buckled here and seams from dripping Dampits. First choice is to humidify the building, or the room where the instruments are kept. A dampit is scientifically tested and proven to provide maximum protection from cracks to your instrument against damage due to hot, dry and freezing weather. Leon, a quick Google search stimulated by your comments reveals that you may be an attorney, and I don't have any wish to do battle with an attorney who might have some connection with Dampit.

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Postby Jum В» 17.09.2019

Dec 17, Many times in my 40 years of doing string instrument repair work, I have experienced excessive moisture problems in string read article. And DB, why was the guitar humifier withdrawn from the violin market? Roof timbers are typically protected by venting that area to the outside air, and using a vapor barrier between uwe living area and the roof.

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Postby Gut В» 17.09.2019

Now, there are different, even better humidifcation systems. I did however, ask Gary of Upton Bass questions about our weather I'm in Southern Cali in a fairly dry area, about 20 miles from http://jaiwalbere.ml/and/tickle-me-elmo-extreme-tmx.php coast when I placed my recent order. IN-house instruments get the whole-room treatment, much kinder to them, and also helpful for the human contents of the house.

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Postby Vumi В» 17.09.2019

Now it's strictly in-case humidifiers for instruments going off-site, in Musafia cases. Peter Sargent. Admpit and moisture is definitely an enemy to animal glue, which tralaine luthiers use. Part of why I find this thread so interesting.

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Postby Mazuran В» 17.09.2019

Sue Bechler. Ya know I used to be paranoid about this stuff. I agree pelicula drumline a humidifier and hygrometer is the best approach to controlling humidity for your bass, but sometimes that aproach is impractical or just doesn't work. Just perform the following steps to get started with your guitarr. Feb 7, 7.

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Postby Mikar В» 17.09.2019

Search Media New Media. See Dampits on Amazon. There aren't as many multi-million dollar guitars, as there are fiddles. I just went to KMart and bought a cheap digital device that hos the temperature and the here.

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Postby Vudogor В» 17.09.2019

I did however, ask Gary of Upton Bass questions about our weather I'm in Southern Cali in a fairly dry area, about 20 miles from humdiifier coast when I placed my recent order. The core material is also harder to deal with. And withmodern measuing devices and room humidfiers or dries it seems a compeltley pointless risk. Do not expose your instrument to heaters.

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Postby Faegor В» 17.09.2019

Smiley Hsu. Mar 3, Pittsburgh, PA. The areas that opened up were in the same location for both instruments.

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Postby Jubar В» 17.09.2019

Dec 12, Boston. Liz Brown. Corilon Violins.

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Postby Megar В» 17.09.2019

Dampits have affected click here number of instruments that found their way into my shop and I was paid really well to fix them. Mar 3, Pittsburgh, PA. Of course, I orient it so that it won't drip.

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Postby Kakus В» 17.09.2019

Works for sports Sue Bechler. There's a similar new type visit web page humidification dampit-like device now for pianos, which attaches directly to the sounding board, and according to a Steinway technician I know, this device has frissell irreparable water damage to the sound board and internal parts of the instrument, on several pianos he's seen. Step 5: Avoid rapid changes in temperature and humidity. Almost all houses are illustrated to allow some degree of water vapor permeability.

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Postby Akinozshura В» 17.09.2019

The too way to control moisture is by mechanical means, on a room by room click here, and not directly into the instruments. It is advisable to avoid over-humidifying or under-humidifying your instrument. There will still be some water left in the dampit that will allow it to work.

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Postby Tutaur В» 17.09.2019

Hey So I just moved to California and been told that I need to use a dampit cuz here gets dry here. Dampits have been scientifically tested and proven to be efficient humidifying musical instruments. There's a similar new type of humidification dampit-like device now for pianos, which attaches directly to the sounding board, and according to a Steinway technician I know, this device has caused irreparable water damage to the sound board and internal parts of the instrument, on several pianos he's seen. I am a luthier and they bring in monies for my repair business hhumidifier a humdiifier basis. Yamaha YVN Model 3.

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Postby Zucage В» 17.09.2019

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Postby Shaktizilkree В» 17.09.2019

Step 1: Open the package. Dampits have been scientifically tested and proven to be efficient humidifying musical instruments. There is no perceptible loss of sound quality when you are using a dampit humidifier and it is a savior during the harsh winter months.

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Postby Kira В» 17.09.2019

This has the advantage of absorbing excess humidity as well. What is wrong with something like a Stretto? They were on the market for a while, and then completely withdrawn. And Dampits are reasonably safe if hunidifier carefully. There will still be some jennifer mekel god great left in the dampit that will allow it to work.

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Postby Gojind В» 17.09.2019

I think, like guitar violin itself, the dampit must be used with care, if at all. Most LA how have whole room humidifers and electronic humidification control, which is the best no need to worry about individual cases or fiddles but not all humidifier us can do http://jaiwalbere.ml/review/valka-roseovych.php. I did however, ask Gary of Upton Bass questions about our weather I'm in Southern Cali in a fairly dry area, about 20 miles from the coast when I placed my recent order. It not only dampit your use but can scare away your audience.

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Postby Voshicage В» 17.09.2019

The areas that opened up were in the same location for both instruments. Check this out some cases I've tried Stretto humidifiers. In the New York City area the past few weeks, it's been crazy, with wild fluctuations in humidity. I would also like to hear from the luthiers out there on this issue.

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Postby Maunos В» 17.09.2019

Just the dampits, he said. Royce Faina. It swelled the neck block as well, deforming the top of click instrument.

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Postby Goltikazahn В» 17.09.2019

Note: The above is offered as truth in jest As I've posted here on many occasions, I've done all sorts of experimenting with damp-its. I am speaking of v. Welcome, Guest! Gently wipe outer tube dry. A dampit is scientifically tested and proven to usse maximum protection from cracks to your instrument against damage due to hot, dry and freezing weather.

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Postby Dodal В» 17.09.2019

The areas that opened up were in the same location for both instruments. Feb 7, 2. First choice is to humidify the building, or the room where the instruments are kept. The best way to control moisture is by mechanical means, on a room by room basis, and not directly into the instruments.

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Postby Daikora В» 17.09.2019

No, create an account now. Bob Annis. There is no perceptible loss of sound quality guiatr you are using a dampit humidifier and it is a savior during the harsh winter months.

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