Reviews and Problems with Planet Waves Acoustic Guitar Humidifier
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Essential for any guitar player
Leonardo Lee, amazon.com
19 January 2012
Summary: I bought this guitar humidifier for my Taylor. I received exactly what I purchased and works as it should. This product has been recommended to me by many other guitar players around me. It is a simple design that fits perfectly between the strings. Easy to use because really all you have to do is moisturize the sponge and keep it in the plastic container. Price is good.
A humidifier is a MUST HAVE. This isn't bad. READ the directions.
Jerrold T, amazon.com
30 December 2011
Summary: Ok...time for a chime-in here. You need something for humidity control if you live in any extreme of cold or heat. This means most anywhere in the world, folks. Your guitar is an investment. These are better than nothing...and many consider them just as good as the more expensive when you FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. Come on guys...I know we don't like to read 'em...but you have to exert some effort for this to work. 1) buy a gallon of distilled water.
Summary: This guitar humidifier dries out fast and you'll need to fill it up about every 2-3 days, spend the extra money and get the Oasis. I live in a moderately dry climate and this humidifier requires more attention and time than I want to spend worrying about my precious guitars.
Summary: I am not a professional player nor have I been playing very long but this was highly recommended by my instructor and by several of my fellow students. So far this has worked very well. I live in a climate that is very cold and very dry in the winter so I usually need to re-hydrate the sponge every other day. I haven't used it during the summer yet and since summers where I live are so humid I may not need to re-hytrate it as often.
Summary: The old ones were better. I have two and they work fine. The new one I bought is cheaply made. It doesn't hold as much water and dries out quickly. Planet Waves should go back to the old model.
These Do Not Work! Use a household sponge and baggie!
Diana P, amazon.com
4 November 2011
Summary: I bought several of these for my guitars. What a mistake. The sponges are tiny and all of them dried out within a day. Not very convenient. I am going back to using household sponges in sealed plastic bags with holes punched in! Planet Waves does not have a great reputation for quality humidifier systems.
Summary: I have been using guitar humidifiers for almost 50 years, the first being a small Goya. I've also fashioned my own, using small Rubbermaid containers and perforating the lids, then cutting sponge to fit. I've used Damp-It humidifiers, and my complaint about all of these is the difficulty in regulating the level of humidity. I prefer to humidify the inside as well as the out, but the Damp-It often over-humidified and caused my Taylor's top to swell.
Summary: This goes between your 3 and 4 strings, spreading them both way out. This constant stretch will ruin your strings quicker as well as widening your guitar's nut. This is a really awful design. I mean, really awful.
Summary: These work as advertised. It is a pain to keep distilled water around but hey... I have expensive guitars and they require the upkeep in a dry climate. These are the best I've found and I like them because they easily fit, are easy to fill and don;t impede closing the case when installed. Be careful not to get the sponges too wet or they could leak in your guitar.