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Bass Case Smells Like Milk !?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Stingray_EB, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Hey guys ,

    So I Just wapped the old Stingray out for a practise today and couldnt help notice that the inside of my case smells like ............ MILK !?!?!?!?!


    Nothing has been spilled or sprayed on the bass or case ? Certainly no milk ? What could this be ? and whats the best way of getting rid of it ?
  2. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
  3. Throw some cookies in there for a few days and it will smell like Milk and Cookies (better than Milk). :D
  4. lol God NO, I nearly threw up on my bass when i got a smell of it. Is it safe putting stuff like Febreeze on it, after all my bass will be in there too ?
  5. Ampeg SVT

    Ampeg SVT Son, I am disappoint.

    Sep 9, 2006
    its better than rotted milk
  6. Funkdrawer4

    Funkdrawer4 Registered Abuser

    Line up the kids and start asking!Whenever I would play with this one guy he would always put whatever he had left after eating in my gig bag.:rollno::rollno:
  7. off milk? D:

    I hope for your sake it isnt.

    I got a cheapy case on ebay last year and it stank of plastic wrapping stuff. Took a full week of febreeze + lying open outside, in the fresh air to completely rid the smell. :/
  8. FingeringAm

    FingeringAm Inactive

    Jun 28, 2008
    So Cal
    keep ur bass on a stand for a week(or however long it takes) and just spray the s**t outta it with febreeze(oust or stronger stuff if needed :D)
    if it actually smells like MILK not just mildew or ROT it must have been the previous owner or if u bought new do u live on the coast? my friend had a fender j in a really old case in his garage at his beach house in florida...came back 2 weeks later and the thing was completely rotting :S
  9. Ampeg SVT

    Ampeg SVT Son, I am disappoint.

    Sep 9, 2006
    He lives in scotland...
  10. Thats the wierd thing, its always been mine, this smeel has just came suddenly. Can I stress my bass doesnt smell, its the plush stuff in the case. So let it air outside and febreeze it eh ?
  11. Ampeg SVT

    Ampeg SVT Son, I am disappoint.

    Sep 9, 2006
    Yeah try it and if it doesnt work then I dont know what you should do
  12. Maybe it came from Canada in a bag...
    at least it doesn't smell like ROTTEN milk.
  13. Yes but we have water and sand u know the whole coast thing here too lol
  14. Very, very...very...cold water :D

  15. wld3


    Jun 22, 2008

    Uh oh. It may be new case time.

    I had a friend who had his Fender guitar case start stinking, for no apparent reason, and no matter what he tried it continued to smell bad until he threw it out and just bought another case.

    Someone hypothesized that, since nothing was spilled or stored in the case that may have caused it, that something happened (temperature, humidity, etc.) to cause some kind of mold to grow within or under the plush stuff or else perhaps the material itself, or the glue (or something) was breaking down due to age and that was releasing an odor.


    Hmm... if it takes going this far, maybe you could pull out all of the lining and have the case re-lined.

    Whatever it is, I hope you resolve the problem without having to ditch the case.

  16. That was my first guess. It's probably mold or mildew growing underneath the plush. If it's been in a pretty humid environment that can happen.
  17. moon-bass

    moon-bass They call me El Jefe Supporting Member

    May 10, 2004
    USA, New Orleans
    I bought a bass a few years back, the case has a terrible smell. I used whole (not ground) coffee beans - took the smeel out, and had a pleasant coffee odor.

    Coffee beans are great at absorbing odors ...
  18. Ampeg SVT

    Ampeg SVT Son, I am disappoint.

    Sep 9, 2006
    and they taste great!!!

    well im serious
  19. Mine still smells like all the smoky bars and rehearsal spaces it has lived in. I don't smoke.
  20. Guest043

    Guest043 Guest

    Apr 8, 2008
    ...thats disgusting...