i tried the search function and was not too successful unfortunately. not sure what search strings to use to be fruitful on this search function. i live in the idaho panhandle and its been raining alot and i bought a hydrometer from a smoke shop, 8.95 for this "gold watch" looking hydrometer that says "humidor hygrometer". it has holes in the back plate for the air to access the coil inside. is this sufficient or is a "humidor" hygrometer not going to work properly? sorry if that sounds stupid or ignorant. its been lowest at like 42 i think, and up to 55 when i woke up today about 1.5 hour ago (9:15). im under the impression 35%-45% is optimal. i think at some point i remember it being it seems like this is pretty crazy? at low temps (we still have snow around, it snowed last night) shouldnt the humidity be lower? although after it was done raining yesterday i had my hygrometer outside and it read exactly 100 (i think i calibrated it correctly..put it in a ziplock with a fairly damp papertowel in it for about an hour and then rotated the coil base to where it read 100...let it go back to room humid and did it agian, exactly 100)...so that leads me to believe that rain outside = more humid house...but the whole house is like 50-55% usually, is that normal?? so is there any way to reduce the humidity in my room? i just got a room humidifier cuz i figured it must be like 30% or below for being so cold or something... also as of last night when it was like 55 (its 46 right now, 11:23) and my low E makes something vibrate inside i think, but it 90% goes away when i hold the plug for my realist with my left hand and pluck the E with my right. ive had another 1 day period or so where i had a weird vibration/noise when i played both the lower octaves of F#...i put the endpin all the way in and it seemed to reduce it and then the next day it was gone...so im not sure if these "phantom noises" are due to humidity and what not? there are a fair amount of old cracks that were repaired quite nicely but ive only owned this for about 2 months now. its an old 20's german flatback. could it be that one of the cracks is vibrating because it was so humid?