Maintaining the ideal humidity level where you keep your instrument is crucial. First, it is a good way to keep your perfect tuning in any situation. Moreover, it is also a way to prevent wide fluctuations that could be harmful to the shape of your violin, viola, or cello. That is why Boveda 49% humidity control is a perfect solution. Indeed, this small and unoticeable accessory is easy to use and maintain the ideal humidity level (49%) at all times in your instrument case.
Boveda 49% humidity control
The main purpose of this accessory is to maintain an optimal humidity level. Placed in your instrument case, it adds or removes moisture to keep the level at 49%. Indeed, it is ideal to maintain these conditions at all times for your instrument so that it is stabilised.
How to use the humidity control kit
The humidity control kit includes a protective pouch and two bags with the stabiliser. For cellos and bigger instruments, you have 2 pouches and 4 bags.
It is easy to use. Indeed, it’s made of two parts, a protective pouch and a bag containing a salt-pure water solution which reacts to humidity. You only need to tear open the plastic wrapper for it to work. The best is to place the bag directly in its protective pouch so that it isn’t punctured.
Each bag lasts for 2 to 6 months– it depends on where you live, the type of case you use, but also what time of the year it is.
Therefore, you’ll need to check the bag from time to time so that you can change it when it feels hard under your finger.
A few tips to keep your Boveda humidity control longer
- First, be sure to keep your case closed, even when the instrument isn’t inside.
- A case that closes like a shell is even better to maintain a stable humidity level.
Solutions for all instrument sizes
If you’re looking for maintaining the perfect humidity level for your violin, viola, or cello, there’s always the perfect solution to meet your needs:
- The small kit includes a pouch and two bags. It is perfect for small instruments such as any violins or violas.
- The large kit includes two pouches and four bags. That is why it can maintain the humidity level of bigger cases such as the ones for cellos and double basses.
What to do when Boveda 49% humidity control no longer works
Once the bag is getting hard, it means that it no longer works properly and that it needs to be changed quickly. Then, you simply have to unwrap a new one and to place it where the old one was so that it continues maintaining the right balance.
By the way, if you’d like to have several bags in advance, know that they can be stored for more than 2 years in their plastic packaging.
My review on Boveda 49% humidity control
First of all, even if the name seems complicated at first, it is the simplest solution to maintain the right humidity level in your instrument case.
Contrary to the other solutions on the market, this one can add or remove humidity. In other words, it maintains by itself a balanced humidity level in your case. Therefore, you no longer have to always measure, adjust and check the level yourself.
It easily fits in any cases, does not leak, and won’t cause damage to your instrument (contrary to other humidifiers).
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