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Kyser KLHA Humidifier problem.

Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by mnutz, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. mnutz

    mnutz Tele-Afflicted

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    I purchased this new. Immersed it in distilled water, and when I wiped off the excess... the printed label turned into a goopy, glittery mess.

    Anyone else have this problem?

    This is the first Kyser I've tried. I've used Dampits in the past with no problems.
     
  2. BigDaddyLH

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    Read the instructions: keep dry. :lol:
     
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    Guess I missed that.:rolleyes:
     
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    Not sure what’s going on but here’s one in my main guitar I’ve just pulled out. Used it for 15 years. IMG_7809.JPG
     
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    I don’t “immerse it”, just run tap water over it til it’s filled, let it sit, squeeze out the water and use it. Maybe it got immersed to much?
     
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    I've never had a problem with them. I have two and one of the D'Addario Humidipak that Sweetwater suggested with my new guitar. They all seem to be doing the job.
     
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    I didn't immerse it either. I'm using distilled water, so I just poured a little from the jug, then gave it a quick wipe with a towel, and it was like the ink just melted.

    I sent the pic to Sweetwater and they said they hadn't seen that happen before. They are sending me a Planet Waves drop-in (their recommendation) to try instead and refunding the price difference.
     
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    Right; I was just going by what you said in the original post.

    Whatever, if it were me I’d likely be distrustful of the Lifeguard, and would try something else, too.

    I used plain old ‘Damp-It’s’ for many years before the Kysers, and they worked well for me, too. Kept my Hummingbird intact while camping one summer in the New Mexico mountains for a week, with the guitar only wearing a chipboard case. A guy there at Bandelier had a Martin with no humidifier, and one day opened his case up to find the bridge had completely let go!

    I just switched to the Kysers because I liked the concept. I hope whatever ya end up with works out for ya.
     
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    Yep I have used Dampits before too, that's actually all I've ever used. Just thought I'd try something different this time.

    Man you are brave! Camping in the mountains with a Hummingbird?! That's awesome!
     
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    It was 1973, no internet of course, and guitars were just guitars. One of the first things my wife ever gifted me with, in late 1974, was a hard shell case for my guitar. She was shocked that I carried it all over the country in that chipboard case, in that old F-100. IMG_3745.JPG

    My biggest guitar influence was a guy I met about 1971. He had the best sounding old Gibson I’ve ever played. It was really worn, but sounded tremendous, and I think it was a 1936 Advanced Jumbo or an earlier Jumbo or Trojan. I played a couple of those old AJs many years later, and his was a much darker sunburst, but so worn it was kinda hard to tell.

    He’d paid $100 for the old thing, and hitched across the USA several times with that guitar, and no case. Times have changed!
     
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