Blow pipe smoke into it for an evening. It'll smell amazing afterward.
Please link us all to the studies that show these fragrances are “toxic“ to human beings. OTOH, we absolutely know for sure cig smoke is indeed toxic.One of the few cleaners I have yet to try, maybe tomorrow.
Exactly our situation, we don't use scented anything and try to stick to natural cleaners as much as possible. We are super sensitive to it now and I can't believe what kind of nasty toxic **** people fill their houses with. When I went to buy that Marshall cab I knew as soon as I walked in the apt that it would stink like that. I figured it would dissipate but after a year it still smells like that, though not as strong, and I really scrubbed that thing down too.
I was kidding but really weed smoke is non-toxic compared to things like Glade, Febreze, and whatever other nasty odorous chemicals most people breathe 24/7.
Ugh, dryer sheets, another culprit of nasty smells!
I'm not going to do the work for you, look it up, it's quite well known by now. What do you think happens to those chemicals that are off gassing to give that smell? We breathe it. I'm not arguing cig smoke isn't toxic as well.
Yeah, I have studied fragrance chemistry quite a bit.
I am a Realtor. I know that smell well. My first thought and comment to my customer when I see and smell one is,"must or something must be at issue here". To me it smells like ant poison with a scent.Got my Ampeg GVT15-112 in a few weeks ago and I haven’t played it more than 15 minutes because I can’t stand the smell. My Marshall 6960 cab has a similar stink that I can’t defeat but it’s dissipated enough that you have to put your nose up to it to smell it, and I spent a lot of time cleaning that too. This thing…I can’t defeat it, it’s baked in so deep and it’s funking weird. It’s a like mix of Glade plugins and some other old people perfume-type of scent, like some nasty toilet mint mixed with Summer Floral Breeze (may or may not be a real scent).
I’ve used Simple Green, 99.9% alcohol, had the amp in a trash bag with baking soda for a week, left it out in the sun for several days, took it all apart and scrubbed the grill cloth with soapy water, and right now it's outside after washing in diluted bleach and the chassis is in a bag with baking soda. It just won’t go away, it’s sickening, like I don't think I can keep this thing if it doesn’t get any better. I’d rather it smell like smoke, maybe I should start blowing weed/cigar puffs on it?
Besides the terrible health and environmental aspects of this garbage, why the hell would anyone want their house to smell like this ****? My neighbors house stinks so bad of this that I smell it as soon as I walk out of the house and anything that comes out of their house is covered in this foul stink. One of the most offensive odors mankind has ever made IMO. Same with Febreze and all that other fake scented chemical garbage out there. STOP FILLING YOUR HOUSE WITH THIS TOXIC CRAP!!
I've seen plenty of threads on smoke smells but what about this chemical stench baked in, anyone have any luck with it?
Same thing happened with a relative. They use to put them in cars at car washes. But I HATE when they scent your car without asking. On the other hand, see how well marketing/propoganda works, it can get you thinking that **** on a stick smells like a rose.Years ago I loaned my truck to a friend to help him move, and the dropped a stink tree that people hang from their rear view mirror into a vent. Probably to mask the fact that they were smoking in there. I had to sell the truck it, never could get the smell back out.
I'm going to be encountering it soon enough since I am going to class for home inspections. They haven't covered terrible home smells but maybe they should, you could be right that they may be covering something up!I am a Realtor. I know that smell well. My first thought and comment to my customer when I see and smell one is,"must or something must be at issue here". To me it smells like ant poison with a scent.
I had my car interior detailed. It took a couple of weeks to get the fragrance out of the car. Left windows open in garage.I'm going to be encountering it soon enough since I am going to class for home inspections. They haven't covered terrible home smells but maybe they should, you could be right that they may be covering something up!
I obviously hate when they put those stink trees in cars too. They some some people like me are sensitive to it but I just think if you have removed most natural fragrances from your living spaces (and soaps/detergents/etc) that you can more easily recognize how bad that stuff really smells. If you are using scented soaps, laundry detergent, etc then you are hitting your olfactory with that all day and wouldn't notice how bad it smells (like my neighbors house is eminating that stink 24/7).
Read JJJ's post above. If the material is permeable, e.g. wood, then a solvent can carry the volatile organics into it. Things like glass tubes or metal chassis' are not permeable. So they can be cleaned off with the correct solvent.If the substance creating ther smell is on the tubes, transformer, or chassis -- anyplace where it can be baked-on and recooked -- then most of the suggestions mentioned here will do nothing whatsoever for that. It can be very hard to remove if it's physically fused with the amp guts. I hope this is not the case.
It's not so simple:
My opinion: It's a spectrum. How about -> maybe (some) fragrances are toxic, and they shouldn't be "the default".At this point, scrubbing with solvents and soaps isn't going to remove the smell. Whatever it is would have been removed from the surface by multiple methods at this point.
I think you are dealing with potentially the glue that was used to tolex or assemble the amp...
I don't remember where you said you got the amp... But have you contacted the seller and asked what was used and what method? That May point you in the direction of a fix..
I feel very fortunate that daily fragrance smells aren't this detrimental to my livelihood... To a level that all soaps and cleaners must be fragrance free. Seems unfortunate.
I have mostly understood that scents commonly used as fragrances in general are not toxic or harmful in fragrance level potency, and neither are the solvents commonly used.
Is this problem more of a "to sensitive, can't stand the smell" thing? Or a "fragrances are toxic and i.don't want to smell them, because smelling them means I'm ingesting chemicals" kinda thing? I get mixed signals from the posts.