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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Planet Waves Acoustic Guitar Humidifier with Digital Humidity & Temperature sensor


Product Features

* Complete Kit to monitor and properly humidify your acoustic guitar
* Protects your instrument against warping, cracks and other damage cause by lack of humidification
* Humidifier never touches the instrument body
* Humidifier releases moisture slowly and evenly
* Humidity and Temperature Sensor accurately displays humidity and temperature levels on an easy to read digital display with built in clock, calendar, and memory function

Product Description
From the Manufacturer
Keeping your guitar properly humidified is an essential step to guard against environmental damage and to keep your guitar playing its best. Planet Waves Humidifier & Temperature/Humidity Sensor make instrument humidification simple and worry free. Suspended by the strings inside the guitar body, the humidifier releases moisture slowly and evenly inside your guitar, yet never touches the guitar’s body and is easy to maintain. The Humidity & Temperature Sensor is a precision-designed hygrometer that digitally indicates accurate relative humidity levels ranging from low (under 20%) to 99%. Temperature is displayed in either Fahrenheit or Centigrade, ranging from -32°F to 122°F (-35C to 50C). The HTS includes a programmable set point, as well as a memory feature that indicates date/time of the highest & lowest temperature/humidity levels the instrument has been exposed to. Get one for each of your instruments. It’s a wise investment to properly install and use a Planet Waves HTS and a humidifier in each of your instrument cases.

Planet Waves, part of the D'Addario family of brands, is known for innovative, problem-solving, quality musical accessories. Planet Waves offers a complete line of award-winning accessories including cables, picks, tuners, capos, straps, humidifiers, maintenance tools and more.

Product Description The Planet Waves Acoustic Guitar Humidifier wtih HTS includes our GH high absorption sponge humidifier coupled with our digital Humidity Temperature Sensor. The HTS registers humidity levels from 20%-99% along with temperature, while the memory function records date/time of the highest and lowest temperature/humidity levels.

Friday, October 21, 2011

What to look for in a Guitar Humidifier

Dry winter weather or enviornments can cause serious damage to acoustic guitars, in the form of cracks in the wood. This damage may require expensive repairs or reduce the sound quality of your fine instrument.

One way to supply additional humidity to your guitar is through a device known as a guitar humidifier. These devices are designed to release humidity inside the guitar through the sound-hole. Sound-hole humidifiers all utilize some type of water reservoir with an absorbent medium such as a sponge, water absorbent floral foam or absorbent polymer. The medium is then surrounded by some type of cover which holds the water absorbent medium in place and restricts the flow of water evaporation from the medium. To get inside your guitar, they slip between your guitar strings and are held in place there. Depending upon the brand of humidifier you purchase, it may or may not touch the wood inside your guitar. Dampit is designed to lie inside your guitar, while Planet Waves and Oasis are completely suspended from the strings.

Water holding capacity and the restrictiveness of the outer cover are the greatest factors in determining how often you will need to refill the device. Needless to say, you can’t stick a quart container of water inside your guitar, but there are several humidifiers that will hold an ounce (30 cc’s) or more such as Oasis or Planet Waves. If your guitar needs several cc’s per day of water vapor, a humidifier that holds only 5-10 cc’s will need to be refilled every few days.

Planet Waves and Dampit utilize holes in the outside membrane to release water vapor. Oasis uses a fabric which allows the water vapor, but not the water, to pass through the material to keep your guitar humidified. One downside to evaporation holes is the risk of water leakage. Very careful handling can minimize, but not eliminate this risk. Oasis is a water-tight, sealed unit which eliminates the risk of water leakage.

When to refill your humidifier is one of the great mysteries which have been solved by Oasis. Since Oasis is a flexible sealed container, is shrinks as the water inside of it evaporates through the fabric. When Oasis begins to look like a prune, you need to refill it.

All of the sound-hole humidifiers work. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. As with any new product you purchase, please read the directions carefully before use.

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