FARMINGDALE, NY, January 17, 2007 — A major concern for musicians is maintaining the proper moisture content for treasured instruments. Guessing when to refill or to adjust a humidifier can perplex even the experts. The revolutionary Humidipak Automatic Humidity Control System makes all the necessary adjustments—and it does this without water, drips and mess.
The patented Humidipak is the world’s first true two-way humidity system for guitar that maintains the optimum humidity level for wooden instruments: 45% relative humidity. The “two-way” system means that it actually emits or absorbs moisture as needed to maintain 45% relative humidity. The Humidipak is an automatic system that eliminates maintenance, guesswork and protects cherished instruments. Simply place the Humidipack packets into your guitar, shut the case and let it do the rest.
Humidipak has undergone extensive beta testing by acoustic guitar manufacturers including Taylor Guitars, the preeminent American guitar maker, who crafted such rarities as The Liberty Guitar. Bob Taylor of Taylor Guitars explains, “Most guitar owners are in dire need of humidification for their guitars, but some need the opposite. Until the Planet Waves system, there has been no answer for them. At Taylor Guitars, we are blown away by its effectiveness. The Humidipak that Planet Waves is bringing to the market is among the most important accessories since guitar strings.”
“This revolutionary product is sure to change the way the entire music community thinks about humidification,” says Jim D’Addario, Chairman and CEO of D’Addario & Company, Inc. “We’re confident that the Humidipak will appeal to touring musicians, collectors, those undergoing seasonal transitions or any musician who cares about the investment he has made in his instrument. Our partnership with Bob Taylor and Taylor Guitars has proven to be the ultimate test and validation of this industry-changing product line.”
The Humidipak kits (including soundhole/headstock pouches and three packets) will be available February 15, 2007 and will retail for $29.99. Refill packets will retail for $9.99.