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Guitar wood?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by KingDavid, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. KingDavid


    Dec 29, 2013
    I've heard this about acoustic and classical guitars, but do you need to take care of your bass temperature wise? My brother and I always jam in our garage (most space) and he never leaves his electric there. However, it is REALLY cold there (40ish Fahrenheit)
    My bass is a Fender '01 Precision. Do I have to keep the guitar at room temperature? Does the tone of the bass at all change if the ambient temperature is too hot/cold? Just wondering... I don't want to make a mistake and suffer for it.
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    It's better to keep your bass at a fairly constant temperature, and room temperature is way better than 40°. Hopefully 40° is not your room temperature. The tone probably doesn't change much but the tuning will change with changes in temperature.
  3. Stumbo

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  4. KingDavid


    Dec 29, 2013
    Ok, because my room temperature is avg. 70F, and my brother really worries about leaving his electric in the garage. He left it once for 20 minutes in his case and flipped. I guess I should care about as much about my bass too...
  5. JTE


    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    Temperature is not an issue at all. Sudden changes in temperature are huge problems, and humidity changes are of concern. But just getting cold won't hurt a solid body bass, nor even an all solid wood acoustic guitar.