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Stretto Humidifier for Violin or Viola

$27.00 (as of January 29, 2018, 9:00 pm)


Includes case and 2 humidification bags, no hygro-thermometer. The Stretto (Switzerland) is simply among the best system for maintaining a secure and consistent humidity level in a case’s interior. The Stretto bag effectively humidifies for up to two weeks. When in a position to rehydrate the bag, simply re-soak in water (distilled for best results). Benefits to the player include their instrument being safer from the risk of cracks, consistent performance, bow hair does not dry and shrink causing higher tension risking warpage or even tip breaks. Why use a humidifier? The winter months ahead will bring with them colder and drier air which may also be dangerous for instruments and bows. Wood absorbs and releases moisture as humidity levels change in the surrounding air. Instruments are, of course, made of wood. Dry air causes wood to release moisture which causes it to shrink and/or shift ever so quite which for your instrument may end up in cracks and expensive repair bills. Of course most instruments won’t crack, but as your instrument dries out, its tone will change, and seldom does it change for the better! Bow horsehair shrinks in dry air which can impair sound quality, or cause the bow to warp, or could even result in a disastrous bow tip break. A good phrase that comes to mind is: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Purchasing a slightly reasonably priced humidifier will offer protection to your investment and you to sound your best. Dimensions Length: 3″ Width: 2 1/4″ Height: 3/4″

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