is THIS possible?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by thehangingmist, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. a few days back i pick my bass and notice yet another chip on my bass. now the bass had been resting the stand as i left it and this is the second time this has happened. and yes no one at home messes in this room or dares to touch my stuff so i have this ruled out that someone just knocked my bass around.

    i noticed the first ding almost an year back, ~ a month after i had bought it. and this new one is again turns up during the extreme summer time. someone told me this could be due to the heat - he said the finish can mess up owing to a lot of heat. is that possible??:confused::confused:

    here you can have a look; this is the older ding


    and the new one


    i zoom in


    so can this happen due to heat and humidity or changes in temperature and humidity levels?

    EDIT: this is a squier affinity jazz bass
  2. no crack or whatsoever to the wood its just the finish
  3. Matt_W


    May 3, 2007
    Leeds, UK
    On my first bass, a Squier Affinity P, the finish used to come off in chunks like that without it taking any knocks. Is it a cheap bass?
  4. yeah its the squier affinity series j bass. but i love it anyway its the best i could affrod :D
  5. quadrogong


    Jul 6, 2006
    do u let other folks play it at rehearsals n stuff?
    i let my bass student try my sadowsky once, for 5 minutes,and i noticed it's first ding afterwards..inexperienced players wear zippers,watches,etc..and can cause dings..

    I'd also look into the possibility that it's been played without your u leave it in your rehearsal space in it's case?..other players often try to use my gear while I'll not there,I share my rehearsal space with 2 bands.
  6. nothing like that. the bass stays at home mostly, when am practicing i always bring it back but anyway these SURE happened while the bass was at home; i practiced my lesson one night and see this the next day
  7. so like matt_w says is it normal with cheap basses? or is it because of the heat
  8. bassmanslap


    Jun 21, 2008
    You got a bass playing ghost man! :bassist:

    Dont see how that could happen because of temerature change? (Might be wrong!)

    Me thinks someone be playing, or at least messing, with your bass.:ninja:
  9. gmstudio99


    Mar 11, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    I think temp changes, if they did anything, would more likely cause a crack than a hole.
  10. yeah ghost idea makes me feel good! i dont know why though

    am clueless here

    very unlikely but possible no one could be playing but someone might have tripped or something but if that happens they do let me know if i ask
  11. thats exactly what i thought of first! its like a hole in the finish quite strange.
  12. bassmanslap


    Jun 21, 2008

    I got a Ghost Drummer, they should start a band man!:hyper:
  13. this reminds me of the singer/guitarist i was playing with earlier. after each practice he would disconnect everyone's rig and close his lyrics note books and would tell he fears that ghosts would come and rock with his words and our gear heh
    anyway i like your idea i would share it with my bass so thy ghost knows about it.

    am wondering if its Jaco's ghost playing my bass and trying to make this bass look his j bass :p . not a bad idea though :bassist::hyper:

    lol ok enough of this!
  14. ausf


    Jun 24, 2008
    New York
    If there's no ding in the wood or scratched leading around the edge somewhere, I'd guess it's finish failure.

    I had a Rick go down a flight of stairs once, still plugged in and hearing every agonizing note without a ding. Good finishes are tough.
  15. Osprey


    Jun 20, 2005
    Hey, a few dings! play your good bass, and enjoy it.
  16. yeah man am pretty cool with the dings was just being curious you know
  17. Delta_Petra


    Feb 26, 2008
    Portland, OR
    It MAY be possible for the heat to do this, especially with cheap plastic finish, but I think someone is playing it.

    You may have laid down the law about leaving the bass alone, but you can never be too sure who may pick it up or accidentally knock it over. Do you have younger siblings?
  18. i have a younger brother but he is grown up enough and anyway he never likes playing bass or guitar he likes playing keyboards a slight bit but no he doesnt mess with my stuff especially when he knows its taken me years to save up for this
  19. anyway any more ideas?
  20. adronchase361


    Jun 8, 2008
    I agree with the above three possibilities:

    1) Someone is playing it without your consent
    2) Weather/heat/etc
    3) Ghost bassist! :eek: (Just kidding.)

    Oh whatever the real problem is, I hope it doesn't happen to my Squier Affinity J-bass! :( Dings annoy me for a reason. I like my metallic red finish the way it is...