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Removing moisture?


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Probably a daft question, but , would it be beneficial to keep a couple of silica gel packs in my sax case?

I know that a damp sax is a bad thing but can it be 'too' dry?
I have loads of these little 1/2 square silica pouches kicking about so thought they could be pressed into service rather than the bin.

Colin the Bear

Well-Known Member
Burnley bb9 9dn
Give it a wipe out with a pull through or a tickling stick and leave it on the stand for a while to air dry. I can't see the silica gel packs doing much good in a case that's not airtight and opened regularly.


On the border
British Columbia interior, Canada
Depends on the humidity where you live. Out here on the prairies in western Canada, the humidity is really low during the frigid winters; below 30% generally. I keep a humidity gauge in the basement.I'm worried about fret sprout in my guitars. In fact, I run a humidifier in the basement in the man cave and upstairs in our one-story (storey?) house. Spring and summer for the past half-dozen years have been a lot wetter than we've been used to. But of course, you folks in the UK would consider it a dry spring or summer. However, The humidity in the basement does get up to 60-70% when we've had rain. When I get up in the morning, I'll go down into the basement and turn on the dehumidifier. In an eight-hour day, it can suck several litres of water out of the air. When I turn it on, the reading may show 60-70% humidity. Eight hours later, the humidity will be down to 35%. When there's been no rain for a week or so, the humidity level will stay in the 35-45% area.

That's my solution to the humidity problem.

old git

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Get the CaSLM Dri Sax case. When you've finished your practice or gig. remove mouthpiece and place your instrument in the Dri Sax case. Plug in to the mains, 108-240 volts 50-60 Hz or your car cigarette lighter socket, and dry, warm air will be lovingly blown through and around your instrument.

We are working on a cycle dynamo version but going up 25% hills is difficult.

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