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Looking for Hygrometers- HELP

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by dontstop611, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. dontstop611

    dontstop611 Member

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    Last night my hygrometer said 68%. I examined my Taylor, and the front and back had swollen like the pics you see on the internet with the caption- don't let your guitar do this! :eek:

    I checked out my Collings acoustic, (which I keep in the case with it's own hygrometer) it was fine. My heart rate returned to normal. I moved them both to my basement (60% believe it or not) and tuned up my dehumidifier as high as it would go. This morning my Taylor was fine. Thank God. :drink

    I'm going to buy small hygrometers for my hollow and solid body electric guitars, but I'm having trouble finding small ACCURATE hygrometers.

    I'm looking for a small hygrometer to fit in my guitar case. It seems most are +/- 5% of so. This seems a little inaccurate to me. Can anyone recommend a hygrometer? (Radio Shack doesn't have anything) What is the most accurate hygrometer you've found? How often have re-calibrated your hygrometer? What else do you know about hygrometer?
     
  2. russ

    russ Supporting Member

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    Wow!
    Where do you live?
    I have the opposite problem here in Colorado.
     
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    geetarman Supporting Member

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    I use Oregon Scientific Hygrometers and they work great. I have three satellites that I place in each of my acoustic guitar cases and I keep the base unit on my desk so that I can check the RH% and Temp. anytime I want without opening the case.
     
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    Planet waves makes a small accurate one.
     

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