I recently went to Seattle where the humidity was quite high. My violin loved it! I came home to Alaska where the humidity is 40 to 45% in my studio and my violin sounded great for a little while and then started to deteriorate.
My violin seems to be very sensitive to humidity less than about 50% and prefers about 70 to 80% (I think).
Here is my question:
Might there be a setup parameter that could be changed to make my violin sound better in a lower (not excessively so) humidity. Perhaps a different length post or a thicker or thinner bridge...or?
When the humidity is lower what happens to the violin? I know the wood has less moisture and the plates will be less dense but what else happens?
So, if anyone has suggestions for adjustments for a lower humidity I would be extremely anxious to try them. Thanks.
I'm dealing currently with 38% humidity. What do you typically see? I'm actually curious what ranges people from all over the place typically see, so anyone feel free to chime in.
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