Used equipment that comes from a coastline...should I be particularly wary??

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by 33EMC33, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. 33EMC33


    Nov 24, 2018
    I am looking to buy a used BOSS RC-300 Loop Station on Reverb. It has some rust on the nuts outside the 1/4" and AUX ports because its first owner lived in Hawaii. Should I be extra wary??
    Does anyone have experience with buying equipment that was previously on the coast?
    Let me know, thanks y'all!
  2. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    I bought an amp once that once lived near the water in Florida.
    It had really scratchy pots.
    I would ask the seller about any issues with switches and pots.
  3. filmtex


    May 29, 2011
    I bought a Jazz Bass from Mars Music that had been used at Sea World here in San Antonio, the pots were scratchy and I had to “exercise” them every time I used it. Wasn’t a huge problem, just kind of annoying. Never really connected with the neck and eventually sold it. I grew up in SoCal and never really experinced any problems with corrosion but everything in Hawaii is closer to the ocean. Fortunately pots and connectors can usually be replaced. YMMV