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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001021.txt from 1997/12

From: Mark Charette <>
Subj: Re: humidifiers
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 1997 15:26:30 -0500

David H Eby wrote:
> How about room humidifiers? We have a piano, an organ, a violin, a clarinet,
> and a classical guitar, and we started to use a humidifier for the music room.
> It keeps it at about 22% humidity. This was suggested by the piano tuner, who
> said that if the air gets too dry we can have problems with the piano sound
> board. I think as long as we use that, the other instruments can just stay out
> in the open, and benefit from it. Am I wrong?

I have a whole house humidifier (primarily to keep the heating bills
lower :)
but it does keep the wooden instruments in better shape - we have a
piano, various clarinets (presently), and guitars in the house. The
keeps its tune, the guitars don't rattle, and the clarinets stay in good
shape. The trumpet doesn't seem to care :)

Considering what the north part of the U.S. goes through in temperature
variations, a humidifier properly set up can't hurt.
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