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No need to guess, no need for a mess. Get accurate, hassle free humidity control.

Planet Waves, in collaboration with Humidipak, brings you the first two-way humidity controller that maintains a constant 45% relative humidity level. The patented Planet Waves Humidipak completely eliminates all the guesswork and anxiety of maintaining your musical instrument's proper humidity level. No more guessing if or when to refill the humidifier and worrying about drips or mess. Unlike all refillable humidifiers, the Humidipak acts as a gauge because it provides true "two-way" purified humidity control. It adds or reduces moisture only as needed to maintain 45% RH - the ideal climate for wooden instruments such as acoustic guitars.

Just place 2 packets in the double pouch. Put the double pouch over your D and G strings and let it hang down into the soundhole. Place the third packet under your guitar's headstock in its case. Close the case and you're done. The packet will last anywhere from 2-6 months, depending on the humidity where you are. When the packet become firm, discard and replace. The Humidipak humidity controller is as simple as that!

FEATURES
  • True two-way Humidity control
  • Maintains constant 45%RH within instrument case
  • No water, no drips, no mess
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D'Addario Planet Waves Two-Way Humidification System
 
3.6

(based on 70 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (37)
  • Functional (31)
  • Good quality (28)
  • Improves sound (10)

Cons

  • Poor quality (9)
  • Difficult to use (7)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (35), Novice (8), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works if you know what you are doing!

This product is sweet if you know how to do it correctly. I live in Colorado where it is very dry and I have had this product for a year and the gel packs...Read complete review

This product is sweet if you know how to do it correctly. I live in Colorado where it is very dry and I have had this product for a year and the gel packs are not dried up yet. Here is what to do.... Buy this product and a regular humidifier. I lay this product over the strings as directed and keep the regular humidifier elsewhere in the case. With fairly regular refillings of the regular humidifier your oasis gel packs will stay soft and the humidity in your case will remain at around 50%.

Here is my logic: The Oasis gel packs do indeed regulate the humidity at around the correct value. These packs come with moisture in them to begin with so if you are humidifiying your guitar in a climate that is very dry, these gel packs eventually dry out. However, they release their moisture slowly in order to maintain the correct humidity. If, however, the humidity rises above 50% then the gels packs will absorb moisture. A regular humidifier will essentially release it's moisture completely over time. It will not absorb moisture. So if you put the regular humidifier in your case with the gel pack system the humidifier will release it's moisture like normal and if the humidity is too high the gel packs will absorb this moisture. Once the regular humidifier is getting close to empty the gel packs will release their moisture to keep the humidity at the right level. Then it's time to refill your humidifier.

So you keep your gel packs alive (no need to buy more), the humidity at the correct value, and your guitar (and you) happy!

One more thing. I bet some of you are concerned that the gel packs could potentially absorb enough moisture from the humidifier to saturate the gel packs and cause them to leak. I haven't experienced this in the whole year I've had it and I refill my regular humidifier regularly.

Also, my gel packs went completely hard before I decided to add a regular humidifier and they "came back to life" and are now nice and soft again.
The crystals in this product do exactly what they are supposed to.....they regulate the humidity in your guitar case to around 45-50%. These will of course eventually dry out if ythe humidity in the air is less that 45-50%. Read review below for futher instructions.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

DON'T DO IT!!!

I bought a Taylor GS Mini on Monday 1/13/14 and the Planet Waves Humidipak Control System at the same time. I followed the directions exactly and each time I took my guitar...Read complete review

I bought a Taylor GS Mini on Monday 1/13/14 and the Planet Waves Humidipak Control System at the same time. I followed the directions exactly and each time I took my guitar out of the case, placed the humidipak back in the case and latched the case. I practice several times a day. On Friday evening 1/17/14 I went to practice (for the third time that day) and noticed there was something inside my guitar. I was quite upset as I have been extremely careful with it and I noticed the humidipak was wet. The Taylor C.O.A. inside the guitar had a blob of gel goop on it and it dripped further into the guitar. I did an internet search to see if there was a proper way to clean up this mess but all I found were complaints by other guitarists that this product leaked for them. I loosened the strings and cleaned it by blotting the mess up with a paper towel. It eventually dried and evaporated but the sticker inside the guitar has what looks like a water mark and is wrinkled and some of the print is lightened. Planet Waves claims they fixed the problem. Maybe I bought a bad one but I will never use these again!

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Leaked in my guitar - caution!

By Mero Chingon

from Ann Arbor

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Leaked
  • Poor Quality
  • Uneven Quality Btwn Packs

Best Uses

    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Two-Way Humidification System:

    75% of the time the packs work great, the other times they have leaked or arrived dried out. Quality control is not good.

    Very upsetting to have pack leak in my top-end Taylor.

    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Works if you know what you are doing!

    By Jacob Baldwin

    from Colorado

    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Two-Way Humidification System:

    This product is sweet if you know how to do it correctly. I live in Colorado where it is very dry and I have had this product for a year and the gel packs are not dried up yet. Here is what to do.... Buy this product and a regular humidifier. I lay this product over the strings as directed and keep the regular humidifier elsewhere in the case. With fairly regular refillings of the regular humidifier your oasis gel packs will stay soft and the humidity in your case will remain at around 50%.

    Here is my logic: The Oasis gel packs do indeed regulate the humidity at around the correct value. These packs come with moisture in them to begin with so if you are humidifiying your guitar in a climate that is very dry, these gel packs eventually dry out. However, they release their moisture slowly in order to maintain the correct humidity. If, however, the humidity rises above 50% then the gels packs will absorb moisture. A regular humidifier will essentially release it's moisture completely over time. It will not absorb moisture. So if you put the regular humidifier in your case with the gel pack system the humidifier will release it's moisture like normal and if the humidity is too high the gel packs will absorb this moisture. Once the regular humidifier is getting close to empty the gel packs will release their moisture to keep the humidity at the right level. Then it's time to refill your humidifier.

    So you keep your gel packs alive (no need to buy more), the humidity at the correct value, and your guitar (and you) happy!

    One more thing. I bet some of you are concerned that the gel packs could potentially absorb enough moisture from the humidifier to saturate the gel packs and cause them to leak. I haven't experienced this in the whole year I've had it and I refill my regular humidifier regularly.

    Also, my gel packs went completely hard before I decided to add a regular humidifier and they "came back to life" and are now nice and soft again.
    The crystals in this product do exactly what they are supposed to.....they regulate the humidity in your guitar case to around 45-50%. These will of course eventually dry out if ythe humidity in the air is less that 45-50%. Read review below for futher instructions.

    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    DON'T DO IT!!!

    By GSMiniLove

    from Woodstock, CT

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Leaks
      • Poor Quality
      • Waste Of Money

      Best Uses

      • Garbage can

      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Two-Way Humidification System:

      I bought a Taylor GS Mini on Monday 1/13/14 and the Planet Waves Humidipak Control System at the same time. I followed the directions exactly and each time I took my guitar out of the case, placed the humidipak back in the case and latched the case. I practice several times a day. On Friday evening 1/17/14 I went to practice (for the third time that day) and noticed there was something inside my guitar. I was quite upset as I have been extremely careful with it and I noticed the humidipak was wet. The Taylor C.O.A. inside the guitar had a blob of gel goop on it and it dripped further into the guitar. I did an internet search to see if there was a proper way to clean up this mess but all I found were complaints by other guitarists that this product leaked for them. I loosened the strings and cleaned it by blotting the mess up with a paper towel. It eventually dried and evaporated but the sticker inside the guitar has what looks like a water mark and is wrinkled and some of the print is lightened. Planet Waves claims they fixed the problem. Maybe I bought a bad one but I will never use these again!

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Works for me

      By Slappy

      from Albany, NY

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      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Two-Way Humidification System:

      I own 6 acoustic guitars, the most expensive being a Martin D-41, Martin HD-28 and Gibson Hummingbird. These Humidipaks work great for me in the Albany, NY area. Our winter season runs roughly from November thru April - the time when the heat comes on and the humidity often drops to 25% by January/February. Humidipaks work great for all my guitars. I've added wireless remote humidity monitors in each case; the receivers in the cases, the monitors installed on a wall. The humidity in my house drops to 30% and the guitars all read 45% +/- 2 degrees accuracy variation.

      My only complaint is that Planet Waves seems to have cheapened the cloth material that houses the packs, which creates a hassle when trying to remove them because they catch on the strings.

      The humidity in my area can also rise above 70% in the Summer months. Unlike other humidity control options, these also absorb moisture.

      I'm going to go ahead and say that those who find this product to not last long should consider the more permananent solution of using a good room humidifier. No in-case product is going to provide proper moisture under extreme long-term conditions. Think about it logically; even if these packs were completely filled with water, they simply couldn't sustain a guitar for three months at 25% room humidity levels.

      I highly recommend this product.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Precise humidity control device

      By gravityfree

      from Florida

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      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Two-Way Humidification System:

      This system is recommended by Taylor and very easy to put to use. Simply open the package and place in the case. I live in Florida where humidity is not a real problem but I still feel it's important to keep the humidity level as close to the factory level as possible. I still have my first nice guitar purchased in 1962 and it suffers severe damage from not using humidity control. Unfortunately there was no internet to inform us then. I have checked the performance of this product with a hygrometer and highly endorse it.
      A simple to use system to maintain a set humidity inside the case using gel packs in cloth bags.
      I have 2 sets both well made and error free
      At this price it's a no brainer for a solid wood acoustic guitar.

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Easiest way to protect your instrument

      By Mark-4Jx5e

      from Phoenix

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      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Two-Way Humidification System:

      I've seen the reviews that say Humidipak packets don't last long enough, but mine last a little over 3 months - IN PHOENIX! There are few places in North America as dry as it is here, but keeping my guitars in their cases with the Humidipak system works. The science behind the concept is solid - I've used it in a lab environment to control moisture content in paper samples (it's a long story), and a higher-humidity version of the same thing is commonly used for cigar storage. For those who rely on a hygrometer in the case to determine humidity, you should be aware that hygrometers are notoriously inaccurate unless you pay a LOT of money for them. Air circulation is also important for accurate relative humidity measurement, which obviously isn't possible in a guitar case. I don't use a case hygrometer, but the ultimate test is the condition of the instrument - and mine are in great shape. Highly recommended.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This really works

      By FlVillager

      from The Villages, Florida

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Two-Way Humidification System:

          My Taylor guitar of 6 years had an unacceptable high action. It didn't seem that shaving the bridge would lower it enough. After a little research on the Taylor web site, I thought this might be a "wet" guitar (more arch in top). Considering I live in Florida, it seemed reasonable. After 3 weeks of judicious use of the Humidipak and guitar case, the action is down to Taylor specs. Hooray, no neck reset. Every time after practice or playing with my group, into the case the guitar goes with a Humidipak.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Humidipak to the rescue

          By Richard Carew

          from Phoenix, AZ

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          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Two-Way Humidification System:

          Humidipak gives me some control over my guitars storage envroment. The full kit is for new guitars, after that it's only maintainence.
          Humidipak allows me to pack and store my precious guitars away. I admit it. I don't play all my guitars equally. I play one the most frequently (custom made dreadnought w/ fancy inlay). Another one more than most (Taylor 615ce). One not so much unless I'm feeling particularly maudilin (Taylor 315ce 12 string). And one hardly at all (Hagstrom electric). And I put a new Humidipak kit in each one when I get it new (custom dreadnought). And then I change the bags of liquid every month so I don't have to worry about them.
          I live in Phoenix, AZ and the climate here is harsh on guitars. I have a good amount invested in my guitars and don't want to loose any. I choose the Humidipak kit for each new guitar I bring in. Then I swap out the bags of goop each month and no worries.
          What is peace of mind worth. I have $5000 wrapped up in one custom guitar plus my Taylors are valuable. I'm not going to start pinching pennies now. When I get a new guitar it gets the full kit Humidipak. After that it's just maintainence.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Product has changed for the wrost

          By Gary T

          from South Cal

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          • Functional

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Two-Way Humidification System:

              This product used to have a saddle bag pouch for the two bags that hang into the sound hole. It looks like Planet Wave has gone cheap. It is difficult to get two bags into the pouch. The plastic rod and clip make it difficult to clip and size the pouch. The pouch touched the bottom of Breedlove and I couldn't size it to have it hang like the older saddle bag version. I will probably go back to the sponge method. Too bad, I liked the older version.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              not as shown

              By Bubbles

              from Sunnydale-Halifax NS

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              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Two-Way Humidification System:

              The photos don't depict the product. Planet Waves has also changed the sacks that live in the sound hole. They are too large for most guitars. Does Martin, Gibson, and Taylor have problems with this chemical fiber cocktail contacting the finishes of their sound holes ?

              They changed the sound hole sack and lined it to be almost moisture proof and requiring it to be folded over a string and clipped. This should make the packets last since no air can get in and out.

              The pouch that lives in with the peg head remains unchanged. I can't find any photos of what I've received on Planet Waves sites, GC sites, or MF sites.

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