BOVEDA – HUMIDITY CONTROL KIT REFILLS
$9.00 – $99.99
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Prevent damage from the elements this is a MUST HAVE product for all guitars and timber instruments
New Zealand’s average annual humidity sits between 73% – 92% which is far to wet for any instrument. We have seen a lot of damaged instruments come through our doors over the years that could have all been prevented with correct humidity care.
KDG has done a lot of research on products and prevention over the years. We recommend this product to all our customers. Give your instruments the love they deserve for all the years of service. What’s in my own guitar cases at home? Boveda of course.
Not sure the relative humidity of your city?
Check your local humidity levels.
HOW TO USE BOVEDA IN YOUR INSTRUMENT CASE
Boveda 2-way humidity control works automatically—there’s nothing else to add.
Just slip the unwrapped Boveda(s) in the Leak-Resistant Boveda Fabric Holder(s) (Available separately.) (Do not open the Boveda itself.)
Let Boveda get up close and personal with your wood instrument:
Drape one Boveda Fabric Holder over your strings into your sound hole to really get into the body of your instrument. Nestle the other holder where it will not be crushed underneath the headstock to control humidity near the headstock and fretboard.
-For Other Wood Instruments:
Nestle the Boveda Fabric Holder(s) storage cut-out(s) within your case where the holder(s) will not be crushed.
Shut the lid and keep it closed whether your instrument is in there or not
HOW LONG BOVEDA WILL LAST
Initially, Boveda has some catch-up work to do, so your first Boveda won’t last as long as subsequent ones.
After your first set, Boveda will last 3-6 months depending on the time of year, your climate and your case. The material of your instrument case also affects the lifespan of Boveda.
You’ll have to replace Boveda less often in a: ABS plastic or fibreglass case
Why? Rigid, solid surface cases are more airtight. (And might even have a waterproof seal.) Because these cases allow less air in, Boveda doesn’t have to work as hard, so it will last longer.
You’ll have to replace Boveda more often in a: Wooden case
Why? Most wooden instrument cases are made of twice as much wood as the actual instruments they hold. Boveda will absorb moisture from your wooden case as well the instrument inside, which will reduce the lifespan of Boveda.
Soft case (hard/bag)
Why? Unlike a hard case, a soft instrument case or bag is made from materials that generally allow more air to pass through them. While Boveda will still provide humidity control in a soft case or bag, the increased airflow will reduce the lifespan of Boveda.
WHEN TO REPLACE
When Boveda 49% RH High Absorption fully expands, it’s time to replace it.
Within the same wooden instrument case, do not mix Boveda 49% RH
High Absorption and Boveda 49% RH or different Boveda RH levels. Instead of creating a new “average” RH, the moisture will merely transfer back and forth between the Boveda. Do not use Boveda with other humidification products. They will fight against each other and reduce the efficiency of the Boveda.