With Christmas coming, my practice room has been filled with trees and presents. I’m thinking about moving my bass and amp to my unfinished basement. Has no heat or a/c. Would being in a cold basement be bad for it and/or the amp?
If it was me, I’d put the tree in the basement, but that’s just me. I’m kind of a grinch LOL
Same here @PamPurrs, I can’t wait till the 26th, Christmas gift giving is for kids anyway as far as I’m concerned.
And @Gadget, I’d avoid the basement. I had a minor issue with a guitar I stored down there. It was there longer then it should’ve been and some of the chrome on the strap buttons got a ring of rust around it, and some rust elsewhere on it too. It was in a case but the dampness found its way in and this was a finished basement too. If its just till Xmas is over, I doubt you’d have a major problem if you cover it, but I know I wouldn’t do that again.
Christmas is the only holiday my wife really cares about, so if the tree goes to the basement I’ll be going with it. I really like sleeping in a warm, soft bed.
We have a dehumidifier down there and it’s in a hard case. Have to give it some thought.
@Gadget You probably won’t get a definitive answer on BassBuzz. As nobody is going to want to tell you, “Yes, it’ll be fine.” and then have it not be. There are too many variables.
I did a quick search and found this…
The safe humidity level for guitars is 40-55% but 40-60% is also acceptable. Taylor guitars recommend 45-55% but anywhere within this region should be fine – just keep an eye on it. The safe temperature for guitars is 21-25 C or 70-75 F.
Good luck staying out of the basement.