I keep my bass in it's bag now, in a closet. I was wondering if anyone knew of a reason why I couldn't leave it uncovered on/in a stand in a corner of my living room? It is beautiful to look at, and I might be tempted to play for a few minutes several times between practices. There are many windows in the room, and the nearest heat vent is about 7 feet away. Thanks for your help! I'm in Rochester, NY where we have real winters and summers, if that makes a difference.