Regardless of where you live and play your instrument, you need to be aware of the problems caused by fluctuations in relative humidity when an instrument is constantly being moved between locations and venues.



This is an effective humidifier and many players find no problems in leaving this in the instrument whilst they are playing. They need to be soaked, probably on a daily basis, when conditions demand and players must be sure to wipe excess moisture off before insertion into the instrument. This is extremely important as, in general, violins themselves do not like to be soaked and precious maker’s labels, signatures or stamps could be damaged by coming into contact with free water.

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