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trivium91

 

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Guitar Storage 

Where do you guys store your guitars? I built a humidified guitar cabinet with a glass front, inside it has a PVC pipe rack wrapped in foam where I can lean the guitars against to keep them stable. The only issue is the bottom of the guitar is only making contact with the ground on its rear edge, since it’s leaned. It would basically be supported by the same spot as if it were leaned against the wall, though there is no chance of it falling as there would be with an open wall. Is there any particular reason to not have the guitar leaning against a structure? Is it bad to have the guitar supported by the lower bout at an angle? I can also store the guitars upright with the strings making gentle contact with the PVC wrapped in foam, though this would in theory increase string tension slightly, just not enough to really push in the strings much. Where do you store multiple guitars? Storing on the wall is ok but is not protected from dust, and for those that live North keeping humidity at 45% in the winter is not an option.
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mark indigo

 

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RE: Guitar Storage (in reply to trivium91

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Where do you guys store your guitars?


in a case, in a room, in a house... humidity varies between 60 in summer if/when it rains and it's wet, and 40 in winter if/when it doesn't rain and stays dry, so I figure that is about ok and don't worry about it.

If it went higher i might get the de-humidifier out, and if it occasionally drops below 40 in the winter i put wet towels on the radiator.

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12850bd

 

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RE: Guitar Storage (in reply to trivium91

I built a cabinet to house my guitars ...i cut slots in the shelf and made a wooden base covered in felt so the bottoms of the guitars dont get damaged.

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davewphx

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RE: Guitar Storage (in reply to trivium91

That's a pretty slick cabinet 12850bd! The only thing I would wonder about is the much larger volume to maintain the correct humidity in, then small individual guitar cases.

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Ricardo

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RE: Guitar Storage (in reply to 12850bd

If you didn’t pop that D string playing, it is a sign of rapid humidity changes.

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ernandez R

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RE: Guitar Storage (in reply to 12850bd

Wow that is nice.

Seems like seeing the guitar and being to reach in and just pull her out and play rather then munky with a case is a plus.

A tight door seal will help keep any humidity swings under control and easy enough to humidify with a shelf bowl/box with a big sponge during the worst months? Not sure about a small dehumidifier suitable for a small cabinet, any ideas?


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ernandez R

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RE: Guitar Storage (in reply to trivium91

I like to hang my guitars from the pegs.

here are a couple solutions I've come up with. Soft copper wire I hammer so it looks hand forged cause.

Always meant to make glass doors for the cabinet but never got around to it...


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I prefer my flamenco guitar spicy,
doesn't have to be fast,
should have some meat on the bones,
can be raw or well done,
as long as it doesn't sound like it's turning green on an elevator floor.

www.instagram.com/threeriversguitars
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 21 2022 18:01:53
 
ernandez R

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RE: Guitar Storage (in reply to trivium91

Some other ideas I was playing with to work with an existing wall hanging rod in the gallery were I sell my guitars,









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I prefer my flamenco guitar spicy,
doesn't have to be fast,
should have some meat on the bones,
can be raw or well done,
as long as it doesn't sound like it's turning green on an elevator floor.

www.instagram.com/threeriversguitars
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 21 2022 18:09:32
 
trivium91

 

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RE: Guitar Storage (in reply to 12850bd

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ORIGINAL: 12850bd

I built a cabinet to house my guitars ...i cut slots in the shelf and made a wooden base covered in felt so the bottoms of the guitars dont get damaged.


this is exactly what I did though yours is more fancy than mine, so the guitars are upright supported by the bottom and resting gently on the strings. I suppose there is smoke extra tension on the strings though im not sure if that matters.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 22 2022 15:39:49
 
trivium91

 

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RE: Guitar Storage (in reply to ernandez R

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ORIGINAL: ernandez R

Wow that is nice.

Seems like seeing the guitar and being to reach in and just pull her out and play rather then munky with a case is a plus.

A tight door seal will help keep any humidity swings under control and easy enough to humidify with a shelf bowl/box with a big sponge during the worst months? Not sure about a small dehumidifier suitable for a small cabinet, any ideas?


HR


I know they sell damp-rid which is just basically calcium chloride, though the downside is its not controlled. I run a dehumidifier in the basement during the summer months so it usually hovering around 45-55% for the whole basement. The winter is really dry though I will have to humidify just the cabinet.

But something like this might work:
https://www.amazon.ca/Pro-Breeze-Renewable-Cordless-Dehumidifier/dp/B01DCF0T1Y/ref=sr_1_9?crid=2VZOCJUM8FKW1&keywords=mini+dehumidifier&qid=1663857707&sprefix=mini+dehumidif%2Caps%2C184&sr=8-9

This looks promising though little big for just a cabinet.
https://www.amazon.ca/HAUTURE-Dehumidifier-1500Cubic-Portable-Dehumidifiers/dp/B08G8TZ5ZL/ref=sr_1_5?crid=2VZOCJUM8FKW1&keywords=mini%2Bdehumidifier&qid=1663857707&sprefix=mini%2Bdehumidif%2Caps%2C184&sr=8-5&th=1
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trivium91

 

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RE: Guitar Storage (in reply to ernandez R

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ORIGINAL: ernandez R

I like to hang my guitars from the pegs.

here are a couple solutions I've come up with. Soft copper wire I hammer so it looks hand forged cause.

Always meant to make glass doors for the cabinet but never got around to it...


HR










This looks great! Maybe some plexiglass would work for covers as its easy to work with?

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12850bd

 

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RE: Guitar Storage (in reply to Ricardo

yeah Ricardo... probably correct...we live in Sydney and the weather has been going crazy. I should tune down when not using the guitars but I get slack.
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trivium91

 

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RE: Guitar Storage (in reply to 12850bd

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yeah Ricardo... probably correct...we live in Sydney and the weather has been going crazy. I should tune down when not using the guitars but I get slack.


I heard that tuning down does more harm than good, not sure if this is true or not. I have some cheaper guitars that have a truss rod, I mean it makes logical sense to not tune down since the truss rod puts force in the opposite direction of the string tension, though thats just my theory. Now that is for truss rods, not sure the same would apply if the guitar did not have a truss rod.
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bahen

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RE: Guitar Storage (in reply to Ricardo

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If you didn’t pop that D string playing, it is a sign of rapid humidity changes.


That's interesting. Is there something particular about the D string that makes it more sensitive to humidity changes?
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Ricardo

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RE: Guitar Storage (in reply to bahen

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ORIGINAL: bahen

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If you didn’t pop that D string playing, it is a sign of rapid humidity changes.


That's interesting. Is there something particular about the D string that makes it more sensitive to humidity changes?


It is the thinnest weakest string of the 6. That is why they wrap it. The other basses follow suite. The thickest unbreakable string is the G of course. Imagine continuing the levels of thickness from 1-6 if the D string didn’t start over with the wrap to make it heavier.

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trivium91

 

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RE: Guitar Storage (in reply to Ricardo

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ORIGINAL: Ricardo

quote:

ORIGINAL: bahen

quote:

If you didn’t pop that D string playing, it is a sign of rapid humidity changes.


That's interesting. Is there something particular about the D string that makes it more sensitive to humidity changes?


It is the thinnest weakest string of the 6. That is why they wrap it. The other basses follow suite. The thickest unbreakable string is the G of course. Imagine continuing the levels of thickness from 1-6 if the D string didn’t start over with the wrap to make it heavier.

That explains why I always pop D strings right in my face at the second fret while playing, its due to wear and tear though.
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