1. Welcome to TalkBass 2014! If you're new here, we just went through a major site upgrade. Please post all concerns and bugs to the Forum Usage Issues forum. We will be monitoring that forum. Thank you for all of your feedback.

    The TB Android app is working, you may need to uninstall/reinstall. The iPhone app is now updated and should work after you upgrade. TalkBass is responsive to any screen size, so we recommend using your mobile browser for full functionality.

    Please read the TalkBass 2014 FAQ for lots of great info on the new software.

Temperature

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by r.t.swing, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. r.t.swing

    r.t.swing

    Joined:
    May 5, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    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

    powerbass

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2006
    Likes Received:
    1
    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

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

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2004
    Likes Received:
    6
    That just can't be good. I think you're flirting with danger.
  4. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2004
    Likes Received:
    7
    Disclosures:
    HPF Technology: Protecting the Pocket since 2007
    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?
  5. robobass

    robobass

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    Likes Received:
    2
    Disclosures:
    Private Inventor - Bass Capos
    When you heat up a sub-freezing room the humidity will drop to near zero. Don't do this!
  6. r.t.swing

    r.t.swing

    Joined:
    May 5, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    I guess I'll be bringing the bass inside tonight. Thanks all.
  7. drurb

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

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2004
    Likes Received:
    6
    Does "r.t.swing," by any chance, stand for "rapid temperature swing?" :)
  8. nicechuck

    nicechuck

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Likes Received:
    0
    Lol Drurb
  9. r.t.swing

    r.t.swing

    Joined:
    May 5, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Actually it from a Wynton Album; Resolution To Swing, but your version may be more truthful.:)
  10. iiipopes

    iiipopes

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
  11. drurb

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

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2004
    Likes Received:
    6
    +1! That's a rule I usually follow and quote as well.

Share This Page