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MUD Violin Viola Dehumidifier - Microwaveable NZ

$36.50
SKU 89790

M.U.D. (Multi Utility Desiccant) is an exceptionally effective and re-usable dehumidifier made from highly absorbent and unique minerals. It lasts longer and removes more moisture from the air than any other desiccant in the world. Protect your instruments from the harmful effects of humidity with the M.U.D. and ensure optimum performance and long life from your instruments.

 

Helps to protect your musical instruments from the harmful effects of humidity. M.U.D. is an exceptionally effective dehumidifier made from highly absorbent and unique European calcinated minerals. It lasts longer, and removes more moisture from the air than any other desiccant in the world.


It is a reusable, organic, moisture-absorbing compound that is capable of absorbing up to 75% of its own weight in water for 60-90 days, and can then be used over and over again. Thus protecting your musical instruments, and equipment from harmful humidity.

Simply place it into a microwave as directed in order to reactivate it.

In Stringed instruments, water in the air is readily absorbed by the wood, which increases the weight of the instrument, and creates a noticeable loss of tone. Expensive strings are also more likely to rust and break. Humidity also causes serious damage: wood can swell, warp, twist, and crack. Glue softens, and joints open. Dampness also encourages mildew, and pest infestations such as weevils, mites, bow-bugs, and woodworm.

In Bows, moisture in the air is absorbed by the 'porous' horse hair and causes the hair to swell, and lengthen. To compensate, string-players must then over-tighten the bow-screw, which alters the balance-point of the bow, and affects playability. There is also a danger of a bow with damp hair 'seemingly' being loosened after use, only to become tight again and shrink on a dry day. Hence a musician who thought they had stored their bow on a relaxed state, will open their case to find the hairs tight, and an unnecessary strain exerted on their precious bow. Humidity also makes a bow's silver finger-grips tarnish at an accelerated rate.

M.U.D. helps to maintain a consistent environment and stop these problems.

In Woodwind instruments, moisture causes swelling to the pads, corks and wooden bodies, leaving you with expensive repair charges.

In Brass instruments, slides become sluggish and difficult to control.

Electronic Equipment can be rendered useless. 'Case Sweat' can cause short-circuits, and solder 'dry-joints' leading to failures, faults, and malfunctions. M.U.D. is the ultimate solution in protecting electronic equipment, from tiny circuit boards to large loudspeakers.

Instructions for M.U.D.

Place the M.U.D. vial into your instrument case. One 25g vial is sufficient for violins, guitars, and smaller instruments (up to 1/4 cubic meter). For cellos and larger instruments, two vials are recommended. M.U.D. has a naturally built-in colour indicator, which shows you how much moisture has been absorbed. When completely dry, M.U.D. is a light sandy colour. As moisture is absorbed over a period of time, M.U.D. changes its hue to a darker 'reddish-mahogany' colour. When this occurs, it is then time to reactivate your M.U.D. Remember to check the COLOUR of the M.U.D. regularly.

Reactivation in a Microwave Oven: The M.U.D. vial is made from heat resistant Schott borosilicate glass ('pyrex'- type) tubing and can be microwaved for a limited period of time with relative safety. Place the entire vial into the microwave and cook on medium heat for 30 seconds.

You will see moisture start to be released from the M.U.D. granules. Remove the vial from the oven and allow it to completely cool. Moisture will continue to be released as the cooling process occurs.