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My bass got rained on what should I do

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by Jared Houseman, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. Jared Houseman

    Jared Houseman

    Jul 5, 2018
    It just started pouring at a gig and my bass got pretty wet. It's a plywood so it should be okay, but what other steps should I take help. Is it okay to put it in a hot room or should I just leave it alone to dry
  2. First thing is to slack the strings so tension won't distort the (moistened) table. Then create a setting where the bass will dry out quickly but not too quickly; just enough that the bass will dry out gradually and, one hopes, evenly.
    jsf729, Winoman and robobass like this.
  3. msw


    Aug 21, 2003
    I had the same thing happen years ago. Perfectly sunny day rapidly changed into a raging downpour. I did everything I could to dry off my bass but ultimately the fingerboard detached from the neck and a seam opened up a week later. Good luck and I hope your experience turns out OK.
  4. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
  5. Coolhandjjl

    Coolhandjjl Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    Double Bass perhaps?
  6. Jared Houseman

    Jared Houseman

    Jul 5, 2018
    I slacked the strings and left it in a warm room. I played a gig today and everything seems okay.
    RSBBass likes this.
  7. Drgonzonm


    Sep 4, 2017
    American SW
    the OP did post in the DB portion of tb

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