Effect of changing room temperature on guitars - at home?

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Re: Effect of changing room temperature on guitars - at home?

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Slowy wrote: Wed Jan 03, 2024 3:08 pm
Bitbull wrote: Wed Jan 03, 2024 2:56 pm Related question I had wondering my mind this morning. Guitars that are not often used...should they be stored in a case or better to have them airing hanging on a rack?
Case.
But that doesn't mean forget them for a year or five.


Yip, agree case!

I had one in it’s case in a wardrobe for 2 years, got it out and it was still in tune, except for the skinny E!

I actually keep mine in cases all the time, but only because there’s nowhere safe to leave them and I don’t want them knocked over etc…

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Bitbull wrote: Wed Jan 03, 2024 2:56 pm Related question I had wondering my mind this morning. Guitars that are not often used...should they be stored in a case or better to have them airing hanging on a rack?
I'd rather play my guitars more at the expense of them aging faster. If they're in cases, it's another barrier to playing them.
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robthemac wrote: Thu Jan 04, 2024 7:47 pm
Bitbull wrote: Wed Jan 03, 2024 2:56 pm Related question I had wondering my mind this morning. Guitars that are not often used...should they be stored in a case or better to have them airing hanging on a rack?
I'd rather play my guitars more at the expense of them aging faster. If they're in cases, it's another barrier to playing them.
I've found guitars in cases under my bed that I forgot I owned :rofl: so yeah on display and ready to play!
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Its incredible how much wood 'breathes' from day to day or year to year. When you bring into account wood under tension via wire, it seems the best way to store is in a place with as little fluctuation as possible. I keep my best instruments in their case with a gel pack and keep two fun beaters out on stands for fun. These however are in a shady corner, under dust/shade cloth. Same with my amp.. I hate dust and fading.

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Sleep wrote: Thu Jan 04, 2024 9:36 pm Its incredible how much wood 'breathes' from day to day or year to year. When you bring into account wood under tension via wire, it seems the best way to store is in a place with as little fluctuation as possible. I keep my best instruments in their case with a gel pack and keep two fun beaters out on stands for fun. These however are in a shady corner, under dust/shade cloth. Same with my amp.. I hate dust and fading.
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:lol: free relicing service? 😀
robthemac wrote: Thu Jan 04, 2024 9:39 pm
Sleep wrote: Thu Jan 04, 2024 9:36 pm Its incredible how much wood 'breathes' from day to day or year to year. When you bring into account wood under tension via wire, it seems the best way to store is in a place with as little fluctuation as possible. I keep my best instruments in their case with a gel pack and keep two fun beaters out on stands for fun. These however are in a shady corner, under dust/shade cloth. Same with my amp.. I hate dust and fading.
Don't ever lend me a guitar.

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Sleep wrote: Thu Jan 04, 2024 9:55 pm :lol: free relicing service? 😀
robthemac wrote: Thu Jan 04, 2024 9:39 pm
Sleep wrote: Thu Jan 04, 2024 9:36 pm Its incredible how much wood 'breathes' from day to day or year to year. When you bring into account wood under tension via wire, it seems the best way to store is in a place with as little fluctuation as possible. I keep my best instruments in their case with a gel pack and keep two fun beaters out on stands for fun. These however are in a shady corner, under dust/shade cloth. Same with my amp.. I hate dust and fading.
Don't ever lend me a guitar.
More of a free sweating service.
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Yeah, I like them in the open, and both of my main guitars have toured through several countries, airports, customs, and shitty hotels multiple times and got beaten while "active", so there is no point starting caring now; I see them as tools, and they will outlive me.
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I should have put this at the beginning of the thread but...

YOU KEEP YOUR GUITARS IN A CHANGING ROOM?

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:clap: :lol:
olegmcnoleg wrote: Fri Jan 05, 2024 11:58 am I should have put this at the beginning of the thread but...

YOU KEEP YOUR GUITARS IN A CHANGING ROOM?

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It always makes me laugh when you see on reddit or tgp people waiting 24-48 hours when a new instrument arrives via courier before opening it, what a load of malarkey, trees in the forest don't care and neither should you.
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jeremyb wrote: Fri Jan 05, 2024 12:16 pm It always makes me laugh when you see on reddit or tgp people waiting 24-48 hours when a new instrument arrives via courier before opening it, what a load of malarkey, trees in the forest don't care and neither should you.
Trees in a forest dont get to minus 20 degree C, aircraft holds do....

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vinylguy wrote: Sat Jan 06, 2024 6:22 pm
jeremyb wrote: Fri Jan 05, 2024 12:16 pm It always makes me laugh when you see on reddit or tgp people waiting 24-48 hours when a new instrument arrives via courier before opening it, what a load of malarkey, trees in the forest don't care and neither should you.
Trees in a forest dont get to minus 20 degree C, aircraft holds do....
Thats correct, but which part do you think does more damage, a few hours at -20 in a plan hold, then multiple hours in a warehouse at room temp, then in a hot courier van for multiple hours, or opening it when it arrives at your house :rofl:
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Re: Effect of changing room temperature on guitars - at home?

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Few years ago I installed HRV system in the house. Since then I don't setup my guitar as often as I used to... certainly helps with humidity and temp control. I think Cost me around $3500 at the time but worth it in the long run. I always keep my guitar in the case after playing.

I personally wouldn't store guitars in a garage cause out of all the rooms in the house they seem to experience massive fluctuation in temperatures.

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