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Temperature

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by r.t.swing, Dec 5, 2012.


  1. r.t.swing

    r.t.swing

    May 5, 2009
    London
    I keep my Chrissy ply in my studio in the garden. It can get down to -5 or so this time of year centigrade, I heat the room before I play so it is constantly going from warm to cold in winter.

    Is this going to cause me any trouble in the long run.
     
  2. powerbass

    powerbass

    Nov 2, 2006
    western MA
    Avoiding extremes of temperature change is always good for wooden things like a UB. Excessive heat is worse than cold IMHO. If possible I would try to keep it in a cool, not cold space.
     
  3. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC

    Apr 17, 2004
    That just can't be good. I think you're flirting with danger.
     
  4. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Granted the Chrissy probably has a much higher quality varnish, but temperature swings in South Bend were the likely cause of heavily checking the finish on my old Kay. There were a number of occasions where I had to leave the bass in my car, in the dead of winter, and I thought to myself, what can harm a Ply bass?
     
  5. robobass

    robobass

    Aug 1, 2005
    Cologne, Germany
    Private Inventor - Bass Capos
    When you heat up a sub-freezing room the humidity will drop to near zero. Don't do this!
     
  6. r.t.swing

    r.t.swing

    May 5, 2009
    London
    I guess I'll be bringing the bass inside tonight. Thanks all.
     
  7. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC

    Apr 17, 2004
    Does "r.t.swing," by any chance, stand for "rapid temperature swing?" :)
     
  8. nicechuck

    nicechuck

    Jul 9, 2007
  9. r.t.swing

    r.t.swing

    May 5, 2009
    London
    Actually it from a Wynton Album; Resolution To Swing, but your version may be more truthful.:)
     
  10. iiipopes

    iiipopes

    May 4, 2009
    Best rule of thumb regarding temperature, humidity and musical instruments: if it is not comfortable for you, then it's not comfortable for the instrument.
     
  11. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC

    Apr 17, 2004
    +1! That's a rule I usually follow and quote as well.