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to open or not to open

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Indiana Mike, Aug 14, 2007.

open it?

Poll closed Aug 15, 2007.
  1. let it sit

    15 vote(s)
  2. are you kidding? tear it open.

    15 vote(s)
  3. soak it in carrots

    6 vote(s)
  1. Indiana Mike

    Indiana Mike Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    I bought a bass that has been traveling accross the country for a week , in this heat wave .

    it came from california to the midwest .

    should I wait and let it sit , in the shipping carton, in my air conditioned 72 degree house ? or just tear it open?
  2. smurfco

    smurfco Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2007
    Stamford, CT
    It'd probably be OK to open, but I look at it this way: you've waited a week, what's another couple of hours?

    Better safe than sorry and all that.
  3. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004
    Better to be safe than sorry. Go have a nice leisurely lunch, run a couple of errands then haul a$% home and rip the thing open!
  4. lefty007


    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    Is not like the bass was directly exposed to the sun at 110 degrees and now you are going to put it inside a freezer at -20. . .

    Open the darn thing and play it!
  5. Flintc


    Aug 15, 2006
    A week ago I received a toasty hot Modulus that had been baking in the UPS truck in 100+ weather all day. Sure, I opened it immediately, but I let it adjust to room temperature before I attempted to tune it. Strings get quite a bit tighter as they get quite a bit cooler.

    But hell, it didn't take more than 10 minutes...
  6. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    Open it. It's been sitting on the dock at UPS near you for a few hours and then was probably on the truck all day, so it's pretty well acclimated to your climate already.

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