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    maxi126
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    I use little packs of silica pebbles in my violin case to absorb any excess moisture. Is this a good idea, or am I asking for trouble?

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    Prog1
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    yes, I would like to know the answer to that, too.

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    Musicloverk
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    I would think this would be a bad idea unless you have a hygrometer in the case indicating extreme high humidity. I’ve read that being too dry can damage the violin. That is why they recomend using dampits in dry conditions.

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    lamoneeka
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    I’d have to agree with Musicloverk: Unless you have evidence of conditions being too humid, then I would not take measures to dry the environment. Both extremes can be harmful, in terms of warping your instrument. Have you seen this article, on humidity and instruments? Further, have you used a hygrometer, like the MusicNomad, to determine whether your violin’s environment even needs adjusting? It might be happy already. 🙂

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    EL Go
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    Silica sounded like a good idea until I heard the other answers. I will leave well enough alone as I’m not having any issues with my violin. Thanks!

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