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
    • Use a room humidifier
    • In-case humidifier
    • In-instrument humidifier
    • Keep it away from air-conditioning and heaters
    • Here’s a video explanation:

  • 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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