Re: Storage and care tips needed

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Posted by Bob Gollihur on May 31, 2001 at 07:40:31:

In Reply to: Storage and care tips needed posted by Mike Leggio on May 30, 2001 at 10:51:35:

: I've decided to finally enter the double bass world and I need to know how to store it on a daily basis.

: I have a basement studio where I would like to keep the bass but I'm worried about too much moisture, or winter temperatures hovering around 60 degrees over a long period of time. Would this cause long term problems? I could run a dehumidifier in the studio exclusively to combat this. Would that be enough?

: Does it make a difference if the URB is plywood or carved?

A dehumidifier may be necessary, depending on the level of humidity. You can pick up a cheap device at Radio Shack to measure humidity, and if it regularly exceeds 60% a dehumidifier would be suggested for a carved bass. The temperature you mention should not be a concern. If the basses is laminated, and a good quality laminate, the higher humidity shouldn't be a problem unless it is really very high, where it is negatively affecting other items in the basement as well. If you are going to have a studio there you are probably going to want to invest in a dehumidifier anyway.

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