Humidifier in a Gig Bag?

Discussion in 'Acoustic Instruments' started by Better Late, Jan 19, 2020.

Humidifier in a Gig Bag, yes or no?

  1. It will work well enough for now

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  2. Are you out of your mind? He'll to the No, it's a bad idea.

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  1. Better Late

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    So I bought a less expensive Mitchell acoustic two weeks back. It's a really nice guitar considering the price point, (don't understand why Mitchell gets no love around here) it didn't come with any case.

    The heat is on and the humidity level in my apartment is around 30%, way to dry for this guitar. I have a gig bag and I have a blue oasis humidifier coming Tuesday, will it work in the gig bag enough to get through this winter? I have plans of buying a hard case, just not all that soon.

    Thanks in advance, let the discussions begin.
     
  2. musicman10_1

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    A good hardshell case is what you ultimately need.
     
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  3. Better Late

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    Agreed, Want to get a TSA approved case, so it's going to have to wait a bit.
     
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    ScottR Silver Supporting Member

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    Use the Humidifier, and If it still too dry, Keep it in the bag, in your bathroom. The humidity from the shower will help
     
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  5. RustyAxe

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    Is it a solid top? If it's ply, I wouldn't worry about it too much.
     
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  6. rowdyyates

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    Depends a lot on the bag - I use a couple of Mono M80’s. They keep moisture in, or out, better than most hardshells. I have a couple of Calton cases, too. They are very well sealed. I use them on flights now and then, but mostly they are great storage.
     
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    I have my J50 in a TRIC case and it seals very well, better than the hard cases holding my other two acoustics.
     
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  8. Better Late

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    It's all wood, top-sides-bottem. Best $350I've spent in awhile.

    it's the better Road Runner gig bag now that I'm thinking about it, it's supposed to be water resistant. If it's designed to keep water out it's probably pretty good at keeping the moisture in to.

    Yes I have one of the Oasis sound hole humidifier in it since Tuesday.
     

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