Controlling the relative humidity of your wooden instrument is vital, whether it be a piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, string bass, or dulcimer. You have several ways to control humidity if you do not use Music Sorb .
- Install humidifiers and dehumidifiers in a whole building.
- Install humidifiers and dehumidifiers in one room.
- Figure out what sponges, chemicals, desiccants, electrical gizmos that you like, study how they work, learn the process for dealing with them, set a schedule and reminders to be sure not to forget, and execute your plan.
Once you have done your homework, you can begin to make a judgment of what best fits your budget.
If you are a building owner and a musician…a famous musician…with lots of money to spend, it can be convenient to install humidifiers and dehumidifiers in a whole building. This way the only problems you have are
- Paying for the energy use and maintenance, and
- Figuring out how to not take your instrument(s) out of the building for more than three days.
If you are not a building owner, but still have the finances, and only want to install humidifiers and dehumidifiers in one room, you problems are essentially the same, although maybe a bit less expensive concerning point 1 above.
The third alternative of using sponges, water, chemicals, desiccants, electric gizmos, etc. has the advantages (except for electric gizmos) of
- Costing less.
- Transporting your instrument.
- You need only use the engineering sector of your brain to figure it all out.
If, however, you, for some reason, do not find any of these alternatives especially exciting, give up and use Music Sorb. No need here to go into why you should use Music Sorb, since all you need to do is take a look at why you should.