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wet guitar

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by extranovak7, Apr 2, 2014.


  1. extranovak7

    extranovak7

    Apr 2, 2014
    My lack of judgment in hanging up a guitar without checking for a stud resulted in my guitar landing in my fish tank. How should I go about trying to save my guitar. Its a cheap ibanez guitar but still don't want to loose it.
     
  2. Moe Freaka

    Moe Freaka

    Feb 11, 2014
    Matthew Harris 336-469-3845
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    Take all the battery covers etc. Off & just let it dry real good. Towel it. If you got any canned air/ duster blow around the volume & tone pots. Dont plug it in for a couple days. It'll probly be fine
     
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  4. extranovak7

    extranovak7

    Apr 2, 2014
    Thanks luckily it has no battery I'm worried about rust mostly
     
  5. For a passive instrument, the only thing to worry about is making sure that the pots and switches are dried out. Disassembly is usually necessary.

    The greater concern is water in the wood. That can cause warpage. If this is a bolt-neck, dry the neck joint.
     
  6. PortlandBass77

    PortlandBass77 Supporting Member

    Jul 11, 2013
    Portland, OR
    lol happened to a friend once. We used a hairdryer and towels to dry it off then let is sit in a consistent 60-70* F room for a week and it worked fine afterwards
     
  7. Or leave it in the tank for decoration
     
  8. zontar

    zontar

    Feb 19, 2014
    J-5
    I had a friend who came home one day to find water pouring into his basement where some of his guitars were.
    They were in cases, so not too bad--he was able to save all but one--and he dried them off, aired them out, etc--similar to above--and he aired out the cases, although there was damage to some of them-which meant they needed replacing.

    The non survivor was a Martin acoustic--it was made with hide glue and didn't do well--but he was able to get a new one with the insurance.