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Where Purchased: Amazon
For anyone who has struggled with guitar humidifiers, try Oasis brand. For years I had tried the snake kind, the sponges, the products that humidify the case. And every dry season, regardless of the product, I'd be refilling the humidifier after a few days. The sponges only lasted a day or two. Te snakes were messy and I really didn't know when they were dry.
This year I purchased Oasis, now have 3-1 for all my high end guitars. I don't know the complete science behind it but the product is a cloth-like cylinder containing small beads that hold the water, and humidify the guitar via time-release. The result is twofold-it lasts longer - double or triple what I was used to; plus you can visually see when to add water (the container shrinks when thirsty). For those of you like me wonder when to refill the snake style products, this is a great relief. With Oasis, there is no mystery re when you need to add water...
I'll be honest that my first impression wasn't all that great since the product comes with a syringe and I was forcing too much water into the container. However I now don't use the syringe, I just fill it up by trickling or pouring water in, screw the cap on and place it in the guitar. Done. Like other products it humidifies inside the guitar and you can position it one of two ways-in between strings 3/4; or wedged beside string 1 or 6 and the sound hole edge. I use the latter-its so easy and while this approach does touch the wood, it uses as soft stabilizing plastic flange... totally passive.
So if any of you pickers out there are as frustrated as I was with conventional guitar humidification products-, check Oasis out. You won't be sorry
Overall Rating: 9
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