Guitar Maintenance with D’Addario Humidipak

Back in June 2018, I took my EVH Wolfgang for setup and maintenance to Paul, a well-known guitar repairman in Southern California. Since the EVH Wolfgang. Paul recommended placing a D’Addario Humidipak in the case where the guitar is stored when not being used.

D’Addario Humidipak is designed to keep Relative Humidity at 45-50% inside the case. Even though it is usually used with acoustic guitars, Paul assured me that it will help maintain my EVH Wolfgang. Especially with its unfinished neck and ebony fingerboard It is necessary to keep it from drying out, which might lead to cracking and fret sprout.

D’Addario Humidipak is based on Boveda’s product which formerly known as Humidipak.

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Trouble with D’Addario EXL120

Sometimes in March 2018, I started using D’Addario strings on my electric guitars per recommendations from two expert guitar technicians. Previously I have been exclusively using Ernie Ball Regular Slinky. It was the first brand of guitar strings that I used on my first electric guitar, a used Gibson SG that I purchased for $150 some years ago.

Personally I do not hear or feel major differences between D’Addario and Ernie Ball strings. All I care the most, the guitar is set-up properly to my likings.

For some reasons I have had three occasions when the EXL120 high E string keeps unravelling at the bridge.

I contacted my go-to guitar expert regarding the issue. He said this issue happened to 9-gauge string but not to 10-gauge ones. He recommend me to contact D’Addario.

Slayer, FivePoint Amphitheater

Getting ready for Slayer at FivePoint Amphitheater in Irvine, California.

We’re going to miss Testament and Behemoth, since we’re still on the way to the venue.

Parking is an issue.

We’re in the venue now. Missed Anthrax’s set.

Lamb of God is playing a few minutes after 8:00 pm.

It looks like Slayer will start their set around 9:30 pm.