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  • Which is worse for guitars: heat/humidity or cold?

    I realize neither would be the best option, but I in which of the two extremes guitars would fare better.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Towelie v2.0
    I realize neither would be the best option, but I in which of the two extremes guitars would fare better.


    I think heat and humidity is worse, but not sure.
    "Women are like Republicans... Pure Concentrated evil with a warm hole."

    -TheBurninator

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    • #3
      moisture and then dry is the worst...i was at a local music store here in indianapolis and someone came in with 5-10 guitars from John Mellencamps band..and they had left the strings on all of them while they were in storage and the were beyond fubarded...a real mess , a couple were gibson acoustics and a couple others were old Deans..all with warped necks..pull up tops

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      • #4
        Im thinking humidity is... within reason, good for them.

        It's the dry cold you have to be careful for... it causes the wood to dry out and crack and..

        I have no idea I'm just talking out my ass.
        Move along people, nothing to see here.

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        • #5
          Humidity and then Drynes...etcetc
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          One moment's high, and glory rolls on by
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          That flashes and fades in the summer sky
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          • #6
            yes, humidity is better. however, the WORST is a drastic, sudden change between the two. that'll kill the wood.
            Amps:
            Fender Performer 1000
            Marshall JCM900 Cab

            Guitars:
            Fender Deluxe Player's Stratocaster
            Custom homemade (by PedalPat) Wolfgang
            Carvin DC700m 7-string
            Ibanez AW50 Acoustic
            Parkwood PW 560 Acoustic

            Other:
            POD x3 Live

            MAV (solo project)
            POD patches

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            • #7
              Aye, like matt_v says, sudden changes in temperature is probably one of the worst scenario's for your guitar. Like pulling it out of the case in a warm room when the temperature of the guitar is still freezing from it being stored in a cold climate for some time (applies only when the owner of the guitar knows what snow is).

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              • #8
                Taylor says dry is worse it'll crack the wood eventually. They have an article on their site.

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