Temperature

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  1. r.t.swing

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    I keep my Chrissy ply in my studio in the garden. It can get down to -5 or so this time of year centigrade, I heat the room before I play so it is constantly going from warm to cold in winter.

    Is this going to cause me any trouble in the long run.
     
  2. powerbass

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    Avoiding extremes of temperature change is always good for wooden things like a UB. Excessive heat is worse than cold IMHO. If possible I would try to keep it in a cool, not cold space.
     
  3. drurb

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    That just can't be good. I think you're flirting with danger.
     
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    Granted the Chrissy probably has a much higher quality varnish, but temperature swings in South Bend were the likely cause of heavily checking the finish on my old Kay. There were a number of occasions where I had to leave the bass in my car, in the dead of winter, and I thought to myself, what can harm a Ply bass?
     
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    When you heat up a sub-freezing room the humidity will drop to near zero. Don't do this!
     
  7. r.t.swing

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    I guess I'll be bringing the bass inside tonight. Thanks all.
     
  8. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC Supporting Member

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    Does "r.t.swing," by any chance, stand for "rapid temperature swing?" :)
     
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    Actually it from a Wynton Album; Resolution To Swing, but your version may be more truthful.:)
     
  11. iiipopes

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    Best rule of thumb regarding temperature, humidity and musical instruments: if it is not comfortable for you, then it's not comfortable for the instrument.
     
  12. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC Supporting Member

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    +1! That's a rule I usually follow and quote as well.
     

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