when building a bass do you need a "humidity controlled" environment?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by learning_towalk, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. I know that you do when making acoustics...but I didn't know how it would effect the production of a bass...my good friend's dad is a starting luthier who can make some impressive acoustics...well I want him to make me a bass and he said that he'd only charge me for parts (sweet) but he said that he only has a dehumidifier right now and that he couldn't build any acoustics until he got a humidity controlled room....but i figured that if it wouldn't really have an effect on the tone/playability of a bass in contrast to an acoustic guitar, I could probly convince him to go ahead and start on my bass...thanks a lot
  2. :smug: Also, How does humidity play into laminates and the glueing of hippie sandwiches? Thanks