Posted by Bob Gollihur on September 27, 2000 at 15:09:06:
In Reply to: Basses and the Weather posted by Matt Rao on September 26, 2000 at 22:44:23:
: After a horrible accident that happened at my school, in which several of our best basses split down the middle from drastic cold/hot changes (the heat shut off in sub-zero weather, and then was brought back on several days later), I've become a little worried about how best to care for my bass. I am especially concerned about my bass' exposure to the heating system at home (should temp be kept constant, humidity (and how do I control it), etc.), traveling with my bass outside in the cold (and then bringing it back into a heated environment), and the like. If anyone has any tips on these things, PLEASE share them...I'm very worried about hurting my bass in any way,
In addition to the good advice you got about humidifiers, etc., I would suggest keeping your bass in a good quality bag to help it transistion more slowly from one environment to another. It's surprising how warm my bass stays in a bag in my van during Winter trips when I arrive at a destination an hour away. Keep it away from heat and air conditioner registers that may intensify the shock or directly pour excessively dry air on it.
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