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Humidity Meter For Bass Guitar.....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ZenG, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. ZenG


    Dec 13, 2013
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    Is it worth buying one of those humidity meters?

    Humidity is a factor affecting the woods used to build the bass.....

    Are there critical points of concern as to the humidity level at any given period throughout the year?

    Is there a "normal" zone?

    Is a place that has fluctuating humidity harder on guitars than a place that is (a) dry all the time ....or (b) high humidity all the time?
  2. BassNeo


    May 10, 2011
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    I have one in my basement and try to keep the room between 45 - 50%.

    I have been told it's acoustics and hollowbodies that are most susceptible to fluctuations. I notice it in the action when the humidity goes outside of my desired range.

    My local guitar shop has four humidifiers running 24/7 right now because of this really cold dry weather we've been having here in Ontario.
  3. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
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    I have a remote meter inside of my Martin acoustic so I can monitor the temp and humidity without opening the case it's around 51% inside the case.

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