Players who love their wooden acoustic guitars know maintaining proper humidity in dry seasons is essential. This helps keep your instrument in top shape and prevents it from cracking, so says, my husband. Humidifier packs are expensive.
After cutting on an old humidifier pack open it struck me to use the water beads I had purchased for the kids. These tiny little beads can absorb huge amounts of water. They can increase to hundreds of times their original weight.
I soaked ¼ tsp of beads and put them in his pack holder and they worked marvelously. The little hygrometer he keeps in the guitar case agrees.
I purchased those beads for less than $6 years ago and we’re still using the same pack. I make up a jar of soaked balls and keep them in the fridge for him to change out when needed. They can be re-soaked once and re-used. He is happy with the substitution and I’m am elated with the savings!
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