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Ryder
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Butterscotch Blues
Jul 12th, 2018 07:28 PM   Edit   Profile  

I know it's been in the heat for at least 3 days by the time it gets to me. Will it need to acclimate inside my air conditioned house?

I've done that before when it was freezing cold out so I wondered if boiling hot would be the same, in reverse.

Put it in the non air conditioned garage for awhile?

It's coming tomorrow!

(This message was last edited by Ryder at 09:29 PM, Jul 12th, 2018)

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Jul 12th, 2018 08:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've never heard of hot-to-cool acclimation, but it sure wouldn't hurt to leave it in the box for a day in the house.

In any event, look down the neck from the headstock and see if it is twisted when you do have it in your hands.

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Jul 13th, 2018 12:39 AM   Edit   Profile  

I presume it's an electric not an acoustic so I don't think you have much to worry about within normal environmental changes.

I wouldn't stick it in a walk-in freezer immediately after it sat in front of a torpedo heater :^)

Guitars are a lot more robust than I think we give them credit for.

Also, if it's being shipped in a hard case (say ABS) they provide a reasonable amount of insulation.


Ryder
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Butterscotch Blues
Jul 13th, 2018 05:18 AM   Edit   Profile  

Yes, electric. Gig bag instead of case.
Thanks

Leftee
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Jul 13th, 2018 06:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

I wouldn’t worry about it. (-:

jhawkr
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It's all gravy from here on...
Jul 13th, 2018 06:09 AM   Edit   Profile  

No worries. It's a Fender and it's not nitro I presume.

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Jul 13th, 2018 07:53 AM   Edit   Profile  

Unless you're running your AC to where your house windows are frosted, this isn't a problem. In the winter time, the temperature difference could be as much as 50 or 60 degrees (F). Even in intense summer temperatures, you're rarely looking at more than a 25 degree difference.

Ryder
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Butterscotch Blues
Jul 13th, 2018 12:37 PM   Edit   Profile  

Ok thank you. I’m not worried!
Not nitro.

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Jul 13th, 2018 01:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

The degree of cooling wouldn't be my primary concern. The potential for a structural problem exists while it's in transit. If it's 100 degrees outside, how hot (and for how long) has the guitar been in the truck? (I know, I have a hot tale of woe.) Anyway, it takes about three seconds to look down the fret board from the neck (sort of like you're sighting a weapon) and ensure that it is (still) entirely parallel to the body of the guitar. Anyway, Congrats on the new guitar! Always a fun day.

gdw3

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Jul 13th, 2018 04:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

Let it sit in the gig bag overnight after you get it.

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Jul 13th, 2018 05:34 PM   Edit   Profile  

He’s already playing it.

We won’t see him for a while. (-:

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Jul 13th, 2018 06:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

If not nitro, take it out as soon as it's not going to scald you!

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Jul 13th, 2018 07:16 PM   Edit   Profile  

My #1 '95 Strat sits in my car almost all day, every Monday, until I am able to check into a hotel. Then again on Friday, after I check out of the hotel, until whatever time I start heading home. That guitar, after installing a Tremsetter, stays in tune just as well as any of my other guitars. I've never had to worry about it.

Ryder
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Butterscotch Blues
Jul 14th, 2018 05:59 AM   Edit   Profile  

It got here, I opened it up and looked at it for 15 or 20 minutes.

Tuned up and started playing..

Looked at the neck and it was just right.

Thank you guys.

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Jul 14th, 2018 12:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yeah, actually, in the heat, you want to get it cooled down as quickly as possible (especially acoustics, as glues can start to give in extreme heat).

Enjoy - and share pics soon!

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Jul 19th, 2018 12:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

Reverend mikey is right. A friend of mine locked his acoustic in the car trunk once and when we got back it had more or less unglued itself. body was popped apart ,the neck was hanging by spiders of glue etc. He recently got it reassembled after years . it cost him more to have it gone through than it would have cost him to buy 3-4 guitars but he wanted "that" guitar.

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