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Based on 2 Reviews
Reviewed On: 05/08/2008
I would not recommend this product. First of all, the rubber cap on the end is small enough, that the humidifier can fall into your cello. Eventually, even if you are careful and slide it farther away from the wide part of the hole, it will manage to find its way back in, and you'll find yourself frustrated and having to pick up your cello and turn it upside down and fish it out with tweezers on a regular basis, and it will drive you crazy. And also, when you take it out to refill it, it can actually rub on the varnish where you put it in,and leave marks on the instrument, especially if your instrument is a darker color. This product is probably not the best choice. I would a humidifier that has a large enough cap so you can avoid this problem.
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Reviewed On: 11/17/2007
This helps keep your instrement from drying out and is easy to get in and out of your instrement. It helped keep mine from drying out and falling apart. And all you have to do is wet it and stick it in! It works great!
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Asked On: 07/13/2016
Humidifying your stringed instrument when it's exposed to dry weather is a good idea--it'll protect your instrument and keep it sounding its best. You have three main options: 1) house or room humidifiers (the kind you would buy at a home supplies store); 2) an instrument humidifier (such as the Dampit); or 3) a case humidifier.
While house or room humidifiers can be very effective, they can be a more costly solution to your humidity problem and they can be a pain to clean and maintain. An instrument humidifier such as the Dampit is pretty portable and affordable, but it will dry out faster than a house or room humidifier, so you'll have to check on it and keep adding water fairly frequently for it to be effective. The case humidifier is an excellent option that provides a good amount of humidity to your instrument; you'll just want to make sure that you keep your case shut (not opened all the time) so that your instrument receives humidity from the case humidifier.
There are several case humidifier options on the market, including the Stretto® Humidifier for Cello. This Stretto Humidifier comes with a Stretto bag that effectively humidifies for up to two weeks, keeping your instrument safer from the risk of crack and helping maintain bow hair that does not dry and shrink. SHAR CEO Charles Avsharian highly recommends the Stretto system to advanced players and professionals because it's "easy to use...and is extremely valuable for safeguarding their investment and for consistent top performance." In addition, Stretto also manufactures a very effective hygrometer unit so that you're able to measure your instrument's humidity and keep a close eye on it at all times.
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