Boveda...violin case and room humidifier

Edited: November 16, 2020, 3:10 PM · My new lutheir (who restored my lovely 18th century instrument) recommends I use both a room and case humidifier this winter as I live in an older apartment. I've the room humidifier and a controller. Currently I'm doing the saline tests for my room and case hygrometers so I know how far off they really are.

I also have a Boveda...but I just don't like the idea of having it touch my instrument. My Bobelock has several internal compartments, one of which is large enough to fit the Boveda. Would it be effective to have it in that compartment? The lid to that compartment is quite tight fitting, unsure that actually matters.

Thanks! My instrument has had open seams and cracks in the past and I want to do what I can to hopefully prevent a repeat from the winter weather.

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November 16, 2020, 3:54 PM · I used to use boveda and was also concerned about them touching my instrument, so I used this to prevent it from happening.

For me, the concern was adding moisture as my house can get very dry in the winter. I didn't use them for very long but if I'm 100% honest, I don't recall why I stopped.

I would tend to think putting them in a largely sealed compartment away from your instrument will not work - I think they need to be in same volume of air.


November 16, 2020, 4:46 PM · It came with a pouch - it was packaged for use in a wooden instrument case. Perhaps that isn't a concern with the pouch. My Bobelock case also came with a little round hygrometer that fits in the lid and I will experiment with that as well. I purchased the Boveda last year and before I realized that it was too large to fit my previous case.
November 16, 2020, 5:15 PM · I really like this humidifier for inside cases.

https://www.oasishumidifiers.com/product/oasis-mandolin-humidifier-oh26/

It comes with a magnet (with a sticky back) so you can place the humidifier where where ever you like in the case with out it contacting your instrument.

Hope this helps.


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