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edgar3432

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Alguien de ustedes usa un humidificador para su bajo sexto? Me an dicho que se tiene que usar al comprar un bajo echo de mano. No se que tan sierto sea. Pero acavo de comprarme un bajo quinto de palo escrito y la verdad lo quiero cuidar con mi vida.

Has anyone on this forum used or use a humidifier? I was told i needed to get one to take care of my bajo . I live in oklahoma not to dry out here.
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simon, yo tengo el h, jimenez bajo que hace hohner y uso el oasis humidifier. jala chignon pero el unico rollo es que lo tienes que llenar con jeringa por que si usas el agua a presion regular se le salen los crystales que absorben el agua. tambien el addarrio es Bueno pero no siempre entra al sound hole especialmente si usas una pastilla grande como la emg o la Lawrence. yo en lo personal por que vivo en las vegas y el clima es muy seco todo el ano yo uso el oasis en el sound hole aparte en el estuche uso el addarrio en la area de la maquinaria y otro humidifier que hice yo de un soap holder y una esponja donde esta el resaque pa que no reseque la madera y se quebre. pero al igual tienes que tener cuidado el no sobre hidratarlo por que tambien se puede inchar la madera y eso tambien es malo. ojala y te haiga servido de algo mi comentario, saludos desde las vegas.
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Never heard of such a thing, although it makes sense because keeping a room where any wooden instrument is stored it would be wise to keep the humidity low (extreme cold and extreme heat will damage any instrument). I know that wood expands and contracts with the room temperature. I have owned guitars and bajosextos  all my life and have never needed to use a humidifier. You in Oklahoma might need to. As far as a hand made one. I don't see the difference in a mass produced one wood is wood. Just my humble opinion. I could be way wrong.[biggrin]
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Orale pues la neta nunca eh usado uno. Con mis otros bajos. Vivo en oklahoma aveces esta frio o caliente pero no tan seco como las vegas. Tengo un poco de miedo usarlo y fregar la madera por eso pregunto para estar 100% seguro que necesito uno.
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@Ramiroflores yea i never heard of that either and to be honest have never used one of course i just started playing about a year ago started out with a oscar schmidt and never used a humidifier on it. And now that i have a custom made bajo i really want to be sure about using one on this bajo.
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es nomas question de la humedad si mantiene su bajo en su habitacion o en un cuarto donde se mantenga mas o menos regulado ni tan frio ni muy caliente you should be fine if there is a decent amount of humidity it is said that the guitar or bajo should be maintained in 45 to 55% humidity you can get a hygrometer to find this out or see you local new for the forecast a lot of the times they will tell the relative humidity to your current temps and that's the number you want to consider relative humidity. unfortunately here in las vegas its always dry regardless of how hot or cold it gets its really hard to maintain an acoustic in perfect condition sometime you get a day or two with decent humidity but it hardly ever maintains that way through out the day. if you have any more questions or doubts look up articles of maintaining an acoustic humidified there are several articles and tools you can use.  
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nice casa cardiel bajo by the way.
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Thanks bro but how did you know i have a cardiel bajo? Havent even posted it on here lol
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facebook bro lol.
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Yea i just got it bro what do you think about there work? I heard alot of good things about them. I like it the strings do suck though. I was looking at the hohners also . Are they pretty good?
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personally I haven't played any of their bajos but judging by the pictures it looks like they do good work. if you could put up a video to hear the sound (once you change the strings lol) that would be cool. as for the hohner bajo ive had it for about a year and a half and it sounds great, it keeps good intonation the action can be adjusted which is always a good thing the only complaint really that I have is the thickness of the neck I have big claws for hands and because the neck is pretty thin ( compared to other bajos ive tried and my paw) but other than that intonation is good its held up pretty good in this dry weather however the climate change is soo extreme and dry out here that if you leave your bajo out of its case for a while you will notice the reaction of the wood there has been times where ive left it out of its case in the shop I practice with my band with the door open and the intonation changes, most of the times it goes sharp and I have to retune it yeah that's how crazy the whole humidity thing affects tone woods out here. there are other bajo players out here that tell me they keep them in their case at all times unless they are playing or practicing also I have noticed that most of the other bajos that I have tried are a bit thicker than my hohner.  
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Alvaro, good post I also have the Hohner bajoquinto Murcielago. I have had the identical intonation experiences as you. Always sharp to cooler temps stays in tune most of the time. For me it is a perfect bajo as I have small hands. I am only 5' 4".
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@tarasco88 hey bro sorry just getting back in this forum.. i uploded a video on youtube check it out its titled "corrido de juan martha bajo sexto" let me know what you think of the sound and also on how im doing im a begginner and need to get all the advice i can get.
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was up bro edgar my bad for the late reply bro ive been hella busy, but I did check out your video and it sounds good bro im not a pro by any means but I did like what I heard bro. the only tip I guess I can give you is echale mas ganas a las escalas bro I know in the video it seems like your imitating the song and you did a great job but add some of your flavor to it bro. me personally I can tell you that I don't follow songs note per note I just get los acordes and do my own thing with them sometimes it works others need more work but personally I think its more fun to play with music that way make it your own after all music is one of the best and unique ways to express yourself y rasguele a esas cuerdas compa keep up the good work bro.  
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by the way, your bajo sounds good bro I dig the sound.  
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Thanks bro.. and yea i just started with las escalas here recently.. im still getting comfrtable moving my fingers faster when i hit escalas. what steps did you take when you started to play?. I got los mayores menores y septimos down and las escalas de do re mi. I still need to figure out las escalase de fa sol and so on. But other than that i can think of what other things i need to hit next. i appreciate the tips bro.

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nice bajo, sounds good


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Thanks bro
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