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Dehumidifiers
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My son just started college and he sent me a txt that the humidity in his dorm room was "off the chart" and he is really concerned about his brand new, graduation money, Breedlove. At home I can run…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Pierce Apr 1, 2013.

 

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Gary Pierce replied to Hird Stryker's discussion Dehumidifiers
"My son is a Marine and I want to send a Taylor 314 acoustic with him to Okinawa where he'll be stationed for 2 years but I found out the humidity is between 60-90% most of the time. I'm wondering how that will affect the guitar if it stays…"
Apr 1, 2013
Hird Stryker replied to Hird Stryker's discussion Dehumidifiers
"Davey, Thanks, I thought I had done a pretty good job of looking around but I missed those and I generally like Planet Wave stuff. Hird"
Oct 3, 2010
Hird Stryker replied to Hird Stryker's discussion Dehumidifiers
"Thanks for your thoughts and time John. I have used those micowaveable desiccants in my gun safe and they work great but I assumed that they were not avalible in a guitar case size. And yes I agree about the room hygrometer. In fact I think the room…"
Oct 3, 2010
John Gundrum replied to Hird Stryker's discussion Dehumidifiers
"Here's a link to the Taylor Guitar Tech Sheets site where the tech sheets and other information can be found. Be sure to click the "Tech Sheets" tab to see all the various "care and feeding" information. This information…"
Oct 2, 2010
Davey C Schrock replied to Hird Stryker's discussion Dehumidifiers
"I got these packets from planet waves that you put in your guitar case that either drop the levels or raise them whichever is needed.I agree check out Taylors website.The packets last 3 mo."
Oct 2, 2010
John Gundrum replied to Hird Stryker's discussion Dehumidifiers
"Hird, Amazon.com has a good selection of desiccants. You might want to look for the kind you can dry out in the microwave. I've never heard of using desiccant in a guitar case outside of during shipment afterwhich they are usually thrown out.…"
Sep 30, 2010
Hird Stryker replied to Hird Stryker's discussion Dehumidifiers
"John, Thanks for the tip. Now one more dumb question. Other then going out and buying new electronics gear (not a bad idea) and collecting the dessicant packets where does one get dessicant is a usable form? Thanks again, Hird"
Sep 30, 2010
John Bjorkman replied to Hird Stryker's discussion Dehumidifiers
"With humidity at 75%, he might consider gentle use of a dessicant. But, as winter approaches and heaters come on, indoor humidity tends to plummet. Have him watch the hygrometer, keep the guitar mostly in its case, and have a look at the Taylor…"
Sep 30, 2010
Hird Stryker replied to Hird Stryker's discussion Dehumidifiers
"John, thanks for your thoughts. I sent my son to college (Northwest Missouri) with one of my Planet Waves hygrometers and a Oasis humidification system. He has grow up watching me obsess (it is such an ugly word) about the humidity in our house…"
Sep 27, 2010
John Gundrum replied to Hird Stryker's discussion Dehumidifiers
"Well, unless it rains in the room regularly "off the chart" can be no higher than 100%. What he feels might actually only be about 60% or so. Usually the problem for acoustic guitars is the lack of humidity. Overall, humidity above ~55%…"
Sep 27, 2010
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Dehumidifiers

My son just started college and he sent me a txt that the humidity in his dorm room was "off the chart" and he is really concerned about his brand new, graduation money, Breedlove. At home I can run a room dehumidifier during the time of the year I need to but I am guessing that isn't the best option in a dorm. Does anyone have suggestions about solutions that have worked for them or not work for that matter? I just joined this discussion forum so I am hoping I am posting this correctly See More
Sep 27, 2010
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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Travel guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
1971 Martin D-18
2007 Collings OM2HA MOM
What type of music do you like to play?
Lots of different stuff. If I like it I give it a try.
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