Guitar thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by rajflyboy, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie

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    I got away with a setup and stern instructions to get a hard shell case and keep it humidified.
    So, in a monsoon, I picked it up, went back to the GC from the other day, found a random “jumbo” case covered in dust that it just happened to nestle into perfectly AND that cheap epi still hanging on the wall. I bought it all. As I told mama, I got my guitar fixed, a case, and a knock around acoustic for less money than I was planning on spending to just get my oldie fixed.
    It’s alittle saddening that I can’t leave it on the wall, especially during the winter, anymore.
  2. Uke

    Uke visualist

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    Get a room humidifier, your furnace will work more efficiently, too. That is, with increased humidity you will feel warmer even if the thermostat is unchanged. Your skin won't dry out and crack, either. Keep a damp sponge in a plastic bag (not sealed but open so as to allow the moisture from the sponge to reach the air in the case). There usually is a bit of room under the neck just below the head stock. Inside the pick and capo compartment sort of restricts the air flow compared to keeping it just within the case.

    An alternative to a formal humidifier is a crock pot set on low with the lid removed. You can add a bit of cloves to the water to make the room smell nicer, too. Add water to the crock pot periodically as it will eventually go dry.
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  3. Murphy Slaw

    Murphy Slaw Long timer

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    Looks to be 2 piece.
  4. josjor

    josjor Long timer

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    This. Your wooden furniture will thank you, your floor will stop creaking when you walk, and you'll no longer be quite so shocking every time you touch your spouse. :D Case humidifiers are great, but the problem I've always had with them is that I forget to keep them charged with water. With a whole house humidifier, that fan stops running and it reminds me to fill'er up. My home is fairly small but the humidifier still eats up about seven gallons a day. At my music store we go through almost 20 gallons a day.

    This is my favorite model. All others seem to burn out the fan at least once a year. I get about three years out of these and being on the Great Plains, mine run 24/7/365. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WAC9VKQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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  5. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie

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    It has a couple pouches, with a couple in reserve, and I bought a refillable gizmo that has some gel crystals inside too.

    I was looking at humidifiers, my wife runs these tiny ones with smellums in it regularly, but clearly it’s not enough.
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  6. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I was in a Guitar Center a couple days ago, they had humidifiers running in their acoustic room, but it was only about 25% humidity according to their wall barometer. I was kind of surprised it was so low. My local mom and pop shop has enough humidifiers going, you can't even see out the windows in the winter, they are so fogged over.

    I keep my guitars in a small 8x10 room and run a very small humidifier. Even with the door left open the humidity normally stays between 35%-454%. If I kept my guitars in a case, I'd never play them
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  7. josjor

    josjor Long timer

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    We keep it at 45-55% at both my home and my shop. And I’m like you: I hang my guitars (and ukes) because if they’re not out, I don’t play them as much. Now I just need to figure out a way to hang my bari sax. :lol3
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  8. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Occasionally mine will go over 50%, it just depends on how dry the outside air is.
  9. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places

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    The more I see of your designs, the more I want several. Unfortunately, I can't get into the "music room" now to play what I have. Love the look of the three lipstick style pups.

    jdg
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