Double bass in room with underfloor heating

Discussion in 'Ask Patrick Neher [Archive]' started by stareye, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. stareye


    Nov 20, 2015
    Hi There,

    I have just returned from my mum's house. My dad had been a bass player and his double bass has stood, upright in a corner for a number of years now, with barely any playing.
    She is soon to have underfloor heating installed and we were a little concerned as to how the bass would cope with this...(At the present time it seems unlikely that the bass would be sold or given a new home as there is so much sentimentality attached).
    Any advice welcome, thank you,

    Kind regards, Stareye
  2. baileyboy


    Aug 12, 2010
    I would purchase a hygrometer and place it in proximity to the bass. Any reading between 45-55% relative humidity is ideal. If you have a reading below 40% get a humidifier, above 60%, a dehumidifier. Hope this helps.
  3. stareye


    Nov 20, 2015
  4. stareye


    Nov 20, 2015
    Hey, thank you for this, that makes a lot of sense.
    Kind regards

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