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Storing A Classic

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by oeyj, Feb 16, 2003.

  1. oeyj


    Jan 19, 2003
    Philadelphia, PA
    Should I loosen the strings when I store an instrument away for a while? If so, how much?
  2. IMO, if the bass is in good shape and the neck is pretty decently straight, then keep the tension on the strings and store it in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. In this condition, the tension on the neck is balanced and that will be true when it's removed from it's storage. As far as cool - it doesn't have to be "cold" just room temp and controlled so that temp and humidity are slow to change. It is perfectly alright to store the bass flat in it's case. If the bass has a really out-of-whack neck, then I would see that it got a good setup and let it settle in before storing for a long period of time.