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    Default D addario two way humidification system

    Hello there everybody

    Inside the cases of my beloved morgan Monroe and my Martin 0018 i put this product fearing humidity threats is that useful ?and how can i see when the time is right to change it as it doesnt get firm as written on packages.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: D addario two way humidification system

    You can buy those packets that go into the pouches on Amazon for far less than from D'Addario. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...ram+-+10+Pack+

    They seem to work.

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    Thanks for the tip but is that important put them into the pouches?

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    Default Re: D addario two way humidification system

    From the Amazon page it looks like they come in 58% and 62% RH. Both are way too high for a mandolin. I use a couple of Planet wave humidifier and try to keep the RH at around 40%.
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    I maybe wrong, but it is highly doubtful.

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    You want to put them in the saddle bag pouches. They work great but there are some horror stories of people that break the bags. They are actually made by Boveda. The bag will get to the point where it no longer feels like a gel, it will start to feel like it is filled with pellets. Change it then. It will eventually turn hard as a rock. It will have stopped working before that.

    Boveda sells a 49% bag that they recommend for wooden instruments.

    They are actually the single best humidifier I've found for guitars. They are a little cumbersome for mandolin. You need to respect the fact that you are dealing with a paper bag full of a gel material.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Default Re: D addario two way humidification system

    I have used them with good effect. I always place them in the case where any leakage (should it occur) would run AWAY from the instrument.

    I have also used the Oasis humidifiers which work the same way but seem to me to be a little less likely to leak. (I still place them carefully in the case.)
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