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How to Use Humidifier

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How to Use Humidifier    13:28 on Saturday, October 17, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

OboeNightmare
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Okay, so I recently bought a new oboe, and it came with a humidifier. The weather has certainly gotten colder, so I think it would be a good idea to start using it. The main question I have is: how do you use a humidifier?

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Re: How to Use Humidifier    23:30 on Saturday, October 17, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

JOhnlovemusic
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It depends which type you have. But basically you want to 'charge' it with distilled water. The moisture will then evaporate from the humidifier into the air in the case and the wood of your Oboe.

If it is a sponge type squeeze it and then let it soak up the distilled water. Then sqqueeze it gently to get the excess water out of it so it doesn't puddle in your case. If it is the type that is like florists foam, put it in a bowl of distilled water and let it soak it up. Shake it a bit to get rid of the excess water. You want it moist, not soaked.

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Re: How to Use Humidifier    11:41 on Monday, October 26, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

OboeNightmare
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It's a dampit I believe. Do they work the same way?

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Re: How to Use Humidifier    22:13 on Monday, October 26, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

JOhnlovemusic
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Yep. get it wet in some distilled water. squeeze or spin it out the extra moisture so it doens't puddle and put it in your case. Some Oboe players put one inside each section of the oboe. But you could leave it in the case or alternate it between two sections if you olny have one dampit.

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Re: How to Use Humidifier    16:31 on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
   

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