Humidity for Drums

Avalon747

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Hello All:

This is my first post on this form and I'm glad to be here. I would like to know if anyone has ever heard anything regarding maintaining humidity levels for drums. The reason I ask is because I also play acoustic guitar, and with that instrument luthiers are always stressing the importance of keeping the instrument well humidified, especially when being stored in a case. Drums are made from wood also, so one would expect humidity to be an issue with drums also, but Ive never read or heard anything regarding humidity levels for drums.

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drumaniac

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Probably around 40% at room temperature, the main thing would be to avoid drastic changes
in humidity and temperature.
 

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I've heard Martin keeps there factory set at 55% humidity. I have a hygrometer in my Martin case, it's always between 50 and 60%.
All my drums are at room temperature. The humidifier on the furnace is set at 45%.
If you're comfortable, your drums and instruments are also. Obviously avoid freezing, or high temps (like in a hot car.)
If your guitar does get very cold, when you bring in inside, leave it in the case until it reaches room temperature.
 

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