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matt r
post Feb 3 2010, 09:14 PM
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Hey everyone

I recently bought a humidifier for my apartment, I am concerned that the rapid change in humidity will warp the neck on my guitar. Its unfinished goncalo alves with ebony. I know some people prefer to humidify rooms with instruments. Any ideas?

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post Feb 3 2010, 11:06 PM
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I can't say that I have any ideas, but I can tell you this:

I left my old favorite guitar in our rehearsal room over a couple of nights just standing there, not in case etc. When I picked it up later the intonation of the guitar was totally wacked and have been ever since. :/


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post Feb 4 2010, 12:41 AM
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I'm not really sure, what humidifier did you get? I hope it's not industrial sized one smile.gif


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post Feb 4 2010, 02:58 AM
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Well, you should control the level of humidity that doesn't affect wood, that way your guitar neck shouldn't get warped smile.gif


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post Feb 4 2010, 06:25 AM
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Yea. Its not that big, the cheapest one i could get turned out to be in the shape of a penguin, actually has penguin eyes and a nose on the water tank ahaha. For whatever reason it just pours out steam, cant really adjust it. I think i'll just leave it in the case for now so it can get slowly acclimated to the new humidity. i can see how leaving a guitar in a rehearsal room could whack out the intonation. this neck i have now has a dual action truss rod which is supposed to cancel out the severity of seasonal changes with regards to the intonation and bow. Although the G string is impossible to intonate properly. hope it works spent like 500 dollars on it, I'm just concerned because its unfinished. It might absorb the moisture more readily then a finished neck. can't let my baby get hurt!

btw i was checkin out that RHCP sound tutorial, totally sweet.
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post Feb 17 2010, 03:56 PM
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buy one of those little small white packages that come with some electronic appliances to prevent humidity damage...and put it inside the guitar case


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post Feb 17 2010, 05:02 PM
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Wood is an organic material and will react to any extreme environmental changes, especially untreated, best thing you can do is to always store it in a decent case, unless you live in the kalahari or the arctic this should stop any problems.
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