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 Bathroom humidity as crack prevention???
Author: OboeDad (---.hsd1.ct.comcast.net - (Comcast Cable) Branford, CT United States)
Date:   2012-01-25 16:21

Hi all -

I've been lurking here for a few weeks and appreciate the collective wisdom. My daughter has just acquired her first wooden oboe, a 10-year old, crack-free MCW. Which means we're all worried about the possibility of cracking, especially up here in our cold New England home with dry heat. Her friend's newish grenadilla oboe just cracked, and her teacher's EHorn cracked a few years ago despite all precautions (it was a particularly cold winter, which translates into very low indoors humidity).

Besides the importance of warming up the oboe each time it's played, I'm wondering about "humidifying" it by putting it (at least occasionally) in the bathroom when she showers. This is what we do with our other daughter's cello, on her teacher's recommendation, and it works well, with no discernible problems.

Thoughts? Thanks in advance!

- P

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