Hello all, This is my first post on the site, I have been playing DB for 2 years now. I own a Strunal with a carved top and plywood sides and back. I would say it's about a year and a half old now and is holding up well. Anyway, I have been reading alot about the effects of weather on the bass and I'm starting to get a little nervous. Last summer my bass survived with no noticeable damage. Is this because it's new? Or is it the 17 coats of varnish they put on the bass? I live in NYC and the humidity gets a little nutty, I am using a dehumidifier to keep the level at 50-55%. When I go out I use a dampit. Thank you for your time and answers.