Thank you again everybody for all the responses and suggestions.
I hope everyone in the north-east made it safely through that blizzard; it was the worst we’ve seen in years up here.
I have taken an advantage of the bad weather to conduct a simple environmental test (Canadian style) with my stainless bass. The objective was to demonstrate one of the benefits of the stainless steel construction of the bass.
Two basses, perfectly tuned, were placed outdoors and immersed in snow at a temperature of -5C (23F) for one hour.
After an hour I brought the stainless basses back inside and checked the tuning. Both basses tuning went down only 10 percent across all 4 strings.
All parts of the basses shrunk due to the cold temperature, but equally (even the strings!), due to the stainless steel construction of the basses.
After slowly warming up, the basses tuning returned to their initial state of perfect tuning.
There was no warping, staining or cracks to either of the basses.
The stainless bass construction is designed and manufactured to be almost totally unaffected by any extreme weather condition: cold, rain, hot, even humidity.
This stainless bass is the only bass that could survive the next Ice Age. (You would have to play acoustic though).
I should note that the test was not totally successful. I used our wooden kitchen chairs to hold the guitars to shoot some pictures, and the weather cracked the paint. (My wife have has not seen them yet. Wish me luck.)
Because of this, I don’t use any paint on the neck or body of the bass. Any scratches would require using emery cloth to recover original brushed finishes. (Emery cloth will be provided with every bass).
In very cold weather I have seen guys using gloves (looks cool and practical), and with a stainless bass, they wouldn’t have to worry about the guitar at all.
Yes I know. Everything is about tone and music. My stainless bass definitely has the tone down. The music will be up to the future player.
You can see a few pictures of my Canadian Style environmental test, and regular updates and news about the Stash Stainless Bass on my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/StashBassGuitar