Hello, I have a few questions regarding humidifiers and thought the Luthiers on TB would be just the people to ask. (Moderators, please relocate as you deem appropriate) So, I have an Acoustic Bass Guitar (Victor Bailey Fender 4 string) and I live in Alberta, Canada (Think VERY dry climate) I bought my guitar new and would really like to take care of it and I bacame aware of humidifiers and thought if they are needed anywhere, it would be here. So I went out looking for one and at the local music store and they recommended the Oaisis which had two models availiable, the regular and the Plus, with 50% more evaporation... Here's a link: http://oasishumidifiers.com/plus.html So anyway, I got it home, got a jug of distilled water and filled it up and placed it on the guitar. Now, I usually hang the guitar on the wall but the guy at the store said leave it in it's case when using the humidifer. I only have a soft sided case and hate knocking the thing out of tune using it so I thought, a simple black garbage bag over the body and a strip of velcro holding it at the neck would be better at holding in the moisture than a soft sided case and I wouldn't have to constantly retune. So, my question to all of you is, am I doing it wrong? Is there a chance I can over humidify the wood and ruin something? What is the proper humidity level I should target? The history: I got the guitar around June and it has been in a dry environment since then. I got the humidifier at the beginning of the week and it's been in the bag now for three days. I have taken it out of the bag for a ferw minutes each day while I refilled the device. There is a noticable amount evaporating daily. Anyone have any advice, is there anything I should be concerned about? Thanks in advance, -eSmith.