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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by IguanaFish, Jun 2, 2018.
The Jimi Hendrix approach to gear cleaning. Whats good for Jimi...
Gasoline and a match
two fingers layed down the law in post 11.
Simply clean any dirt/dust and let the sun bake the smell out.
if your cabinet is farting I think that problem was just solved in Finland.
Take it home and soak it in cider...
Pull out all the cab insulation and trash it, wipe down wood inside cab and back of cover with solution of baking soda, then borax, let dry in sun, install new insulation.
You can wipe down speakers with a lightly dampened cloth of same.
Wipe down outside of Tolex with same.
For inside of amp, pick up some incense you like, find a large box to cover amp, poke a few holes in opposite sides, light incense, cover incense and amp. Burn incense for a couple of days. Probably best outside.
If is is "rat fur" covered, I'd spray the outside down with Fabreeze until I'm cool with it. I wouldn't spray anything inside.
You could put something like the fabreeze "small spaces" things and just attach it down in there. The downside is replacing the insert every so often.
Don't clean it, mojo will leave and amp will sound bad or sit it outside and let the sun do magic.
hydrogen peroxide. It reacts with organics to break them down. I had a cat (it lived) that peed on my rat fur cabinet. the HP killed the odor quick. you could add a few drops of Dawn, to help. If you have a hard surface cabinet you can also add a teaspoon of Baking soda to the mix, but that will leave a bit of residue when it dries.
Ground coffee is known for sucking odors out.
Fragrance is in the fingers. I'm pretty sure I've read that here on TalkBass a number of times.
I wouldn't use Dawn without being able to thoroughly rinse it off/out.
White vinegar and water?
The guy that owned my house before me smoked. I had small bags made of loose weave cotton filled with fresh cedar chips. It did get rid of the smell over time.
Playing through any Zvex distortion pedal with all knobs on "10" will kill anything.
Or, a few zaps of patchouli strategically placed - smells like Deadheads.
I would look inside the cabinet and remove the rats nest for a start.
think outside the box..
You could stuff a tampon up each nostril.
+1 with @two fingers
Sunlight and outside air nuked the club cigarette and DNA odors out of a carpet covered cab I owned. Took a couple of repeat exposures. But after a week the smell was gone. And it’s true that it smells a little worse before it starts getting better since the stuff starts flushing up to the surface the first time or two you give it a sunbath.
In a burst of excessive zeal I also hit mine with some Scotch spray on carpet and upholstry cleaner after that. Just follow the instructions on the can. Check it on a small inconspicuous spot first to make sure it doesn’t bleach the color. (It didn’t on mine.) Also be sure not to get any on the speakers or in any jacks or other electrical things. I just taped some cardboard over the front grille and protected the backplate and jacks with some strips of painters masking tape.
Scrubbed up really well.
HELP ME!!! Rat Fur Removal Advice Needed
White vinegar in a spray bottle. It's a miracle product and so cheap that it's almost free.
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