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Planet Waves HuMIDIpak Humidity Control System Black 

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Overview

  • True two-way Humidity control
  • Maintains constant 45%RH within instrument case
  • No water, no drips, no mess
Description & Specs
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    $35.70
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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

Protect the wood of your treasured instruments from splitting and cracking with this ingenious system! Put it in the cart!

 
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Planet WavesHuMIDIpak Humidity Control System
 
3.3

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Functional (9)
  • Good quality (8)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

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

    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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    5.0

    Great Product!

    By CWS

    from Oklahoma City, OK

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Preservation

    Comments about Planet Waves HuMIDIpak Humidity Control System:

    Much less hassle than the sponge type, and they protect my expensive Martins and Gibsons by keeping the humidity level fairly constant.

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Frequent Replacements

    By Jpunk5000

    from Philadeplhia, PA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Planet Waves HuMIDIpak Humidity Control System:

      I purchased this product and replacements starting at the end of October, and I think the directions state that the gel packs can last up to 2-3 months. (depending on conditions of course) For me, I had to change about once every 6-8 weeks. However, their packaging changed and I'm not sure if their formula changed too, but the last pack only lasted 3 weeks. I think I'll be going back to a sponge and distilled water... Disappointed considering the price point. Great concept, but fell short of my expectations.

      Comment on this review

      (6 of 6 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 Planet Waves HuMIDIpak Humidity Control 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.

        Comment on this review

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        DON'T DO IT!!!

        By GSMiniLove

        from Woodstock, CT

        About Me Novice

        Ask me a question

        Pros

          Cons

          • Leaks
          • Poor Quality
          • Waste Of Money

          Best Uses

          • Garbage can

          Comments about Planet Waves HuMIDIpak Humidity Control 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!

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Recommended

          By Oldguy

          from Valencia, PA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

          • Price

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Storage

          Comments about Planet Waves HuMIDIpak Humidity Control System:

          You cannot go wrong with this system. Perfect humidity levels all the time. Might be a little pricey but protects your instrument. Requires no skill to use and low maintenance. Simply buy replacement packs when needed.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best in-case system I've found.

          By RevSoupbone

          from Jersey Shore

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Planet Waves HuMIDIpak Humidity Control System:

              This is the easiest, most efficient way I've found to control the humidity in the case. Can get caught up in the strings a little when you're removing the rig as the humidipacs can snag the string but it's no big problem at all. No muss, no fuss and as long as the replacable pouches are soft, you're good to go. No more weekly soakings and wringing excess water out. I wish they would lower the cost of the replacement pouches but it's not cost prohibitive as it is.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              No Guessing

              By Hank Smith

              from NE Pennsylvania

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

                Comments about Planet Waves HuMIDIpak Humidity Control System:

                Some say a little pricey. I live in Pa. Had on in my Taylor 912ce and it still functioning well. Small price to pay for 8 months of perfect RH.Just ordered another to replace Dampit for my Martin 00028 EC. Great product!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Convenient and Practical

                By Lunk

                from Colorado Springs, CO

                About Me Experienced

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Design
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acoustical Instruments
                  • Storage In Case

                  Comments about Planet Waves HuMIDIpak Humidity Control System:

                  Save your favorite acoustical instruments in dry climates (like mine), where no humidity will wreck your guitar!

                  Comment on this review

                  (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 Planet Waves HuMIDIpak Humidity Control 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.

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                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Works best in conjunction with other sys

                      By nathannathaniel

                      from Canada

                      About Me Novice

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Planet Waves HuMIDIpak Humidity Control System:

                          Where I live the winter indoor humidity can be as low as 10%. It's probably unreasonable to expect any system to solve this problem. My first humidipaks lasted only 2 weeks as my Martin had spent 10 days in shipping and was somewhat dry. My second humidipacks have now lasted 6 weeks and are still soft, but I keep a wet sponge in the case with them (in a tupperware container), occasionally rotating positions in the case. I suspect that my use of humidipaks and a wet sponge will keep the humidipaks working indefinitely. Currently the average humidity in my home has been about 35-40%.

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