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D'Addario Planet Waves D'Addario Planet Waves Two-Way Humidification System  Black 

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Planet Waves, in collaboration with Humidipak, brings you the first two-way humidity controller that maintains a constant 45% relative humidity level...Read More

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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
 
3.5

(based on 43 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

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    (8)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Functional (15)
  • Good quality (13)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (4)

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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Novice (5), 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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4.0

Good product

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from Battle Creek, Michigan

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

      Although Ilike the Humidipaks very much, using them with my Martin GPACk4, I had to put the double pack in the cutaway section of the case, as it was a problem when I put them in the soundhole. I do not believe this will have any ill effects. I use them w/no issues in my 35 year old Yairi, and I'm confident they will be effective for the Martin. (As the Martin body is a bit thinner, the paks were too much above the strings and I was not comfortable with closing the (hardshell) case.

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      1.0

      not as shown

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      from MA

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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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            5.0

            Your guitar will thank you

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            from Banner Elk, NC

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound
            • Makes My Guitar Happy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Humidifying Case
              • Humidifying Guitar
              • Storing Guitar

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

              Ok, yes I am a novice to guitars. So new that I didn't think humidity would be an issue until after I had my Baby Taylor for about 1 month. I noticed more string buzz and also the sound was not as good, did some research, and decided to try the D'Addario humidification packets. They are advertised as taking all the guesswork out of humidification - perfect for a novice like me! After I started using this system, I noticed a definite improvement in string buzz, overall sound, tone quality, and my guitar even seems to look nicer. I don't know how well this would work in a soft-side bag, but it is superb used with a hard shell case.

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              5.0

              Great Product

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              from Ohio

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

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

                  Takes all the worry out of it! No more wondering if it needs more or less humidity.

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                  5.0

                  Good Price - Quick delivery

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                  from Ocean City, MD

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                  • Good Quality

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

                      Good product
                      Works well
                      Speedy delivery

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                      5.0

                      Great Humidification System!!!

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                      from Baltimore MD

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                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional

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

                          When I first discovered a split in my Taylor 454 12 string I immediately ran it to the local dealer who verified it was only the finish and not the wood. Lesson learned owning an upper priced gtr with finer higher quality woods, they DO dry out, unlike the lesser grade ones. I never bothered with humidification on any of my lesser grade gtrs. This system is actually recommended by Taylor and works as verified with calibrated hygrometer. I have this system in all 3 of my higher end guitars.

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                          3.0

                          Quality has gone down over the years

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                          from Boston, MA

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Works as expected

                          Cons

                          • Cloth Sleeves Too Small
                          • Poor Quality

                          Best Uses

                          • Winter

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

                          I've used these for a number of years on my instruments during the dry New England winter months. They continue to do the job but I've notice the quality of the sleeves has gone down over they years. Last year the cloth sleeve that the packet goes into was a very thin cheap fabric. This year it was the same cheap fabric but they manufactured it to be slightly smaller than the insert. This means I had to wrestle with each packet to get it into the sleeve. In some cases having to wrinkle it up to get it to fit. I have no analytical way of telling if the contents of the packet has diminished but the sleeves are much cheaper.

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                          5.0

                          Always ready to go.

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                          from Clinton, Okla.

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

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                            • Practicing

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

                            My guitars are always ready to go when I am perfect tone in case it's time to hit "record"

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                            5.0

                            Great Product!

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                            from Oklahoma City, OK

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Preservation

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

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

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                            1.0

                            Frequent Replacements

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                            from Philadeplhia, PA

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                            • Poor Quality

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                              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Two-Way Humidification 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.

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