The Prolix Music PET-1 humidifier has been designed with a unique expandable shell with a super absorbent polymer core that won’t leak – EVER. When hydrated and the surface has been dried with a tissue or cloth, the Prolix Music PET-1 humidifier won’t leak.
The video below demonstrates this with a 24″ drop test (see video below). As you have seen you can pick up your guitar and hold it in any position, knowing that no water will be damaging your tone wood, your case or anything else you’re humidifying.
You can even play while your humidifier is inside.
It’s simply the best humidifier money can buy. Better still, it’s born in the USA, and backed by a lifetime guarantee.
Only humidify when your guitar needs it. Not all the time. Too much moisture can be equally damaging.
Only humidify when you need to
Drop in the humidifier when the action gets too low, and remove it when that sweet action returns.
If you keep your guitar in a case, monitor the humidity inside the sound hole. When it drops below 45% RH you will know it is time to humidify, and when it exceeds 55% RH you will know it’s time to stop.
Finally, don’t be fooled by the outdoor humidity. Relative Humidity is temperature dependent. As such, heated indoor air is often much drier than the air outside.
Feel the Action
In severe cases you can see a dry or swollen guitar just by looking at the profile. But long before you see it, you will feel it when you play.
Too much Moisture Content will cause the bridge to lift, resulting in high action making it much harder to play, while too little, will cause the bridge to sink, lowering the action and causing fret buzz.
The sound of the guitar is also another little tell-tale sign, albeit less obvious. A guitar with the right moisture content will have a fuller sound than one that is overly dry.