Do I need to use a humidifier for my violin?
Ginny asked this: I live in Colorado, a dry climate. I use a tube type of humidifier that slides into my violin. I can’t tell if it’s working. How can you tell? Do you think those work well?
- In dry areas, the wood dries out, causing instrument to shrink
- The instrument should be kept in a 40% humidity environment or higher
- In high humidity areas, do the opposite
- Iron a pillow case, place on fiddle to absorb excess moisture.
- I’ll let Olaf the Violinmaker explain further:
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