A Question of Winter Travel

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Bin Son of Bin, Nov 14, 2012.


  1. Bin Son of Bin

    Bin Son of Bin

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    Ottawa/Gatineau
    Good evening Lords and Ladies!

    As the kids are saying these days, Winter is Coming, and that has brought up a question in mind.

    When I get my Bass (Don't own it yet, but close), I will be taking her to Ensemble Practice once a week. I will bag her up and put her in the Prius and take her to the practice then back home.

    Will the brief exposure to the cold be a problem? Is there a temp in which you should never, even on pain of death, take it out into the cold even in a bag and only for perhaps 20 seconds max (from house to a warm, waiting car)?
     
  2. Rigel42

    Rigel42

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    Naples, FL
    I don't really know what I'm talking about (I live in Florida) but I would assume the danger is having your bass acclimated to the cold, then dragging it into the lower RH of a heated house or building.

    But then again, I've only seen snow a few times in my life.
     
  3. Michael Eisenman

    Michael Eisenman Supporting Member

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    You should be fine. Taking a bagged bass into the cold for 20 seconds isn't going to hurt anything.
     

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