Leaving Electrics on Stands??

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  1. Da5Id

    Da5Id Member

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    Besides getting dusty and the potential for knocking them over, is there any issue with leaving electric guitars sitting out on stands? I like to leave mine on display and in view for inspiration to play. I know with acoustics it's best for humidity purposes to leave them in the case.

    Any issues I should be concerned about?

    Thanks!

    steve
     
  2. aleclee

    aleclee TGP Tech Wrangler Staff Member

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    • Humidity changes will necessitate more frequent setups
    • dust on the instrument and in the electronics
    • cheapo stands can damage nitro finishes
    ...but I still keep mine out on hangars :)
     
  3. matte

    matte Senior Member

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    The last and final time I left a guitar on a stand.
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  4. alderbody

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    ouch!... that's why i always keep them in their cases.

    better safe than sorry.

    btw, if you want to see a guitar to inspire you to play, just take a picture of it and hang it on the wall....:)
     
  5. aleclee

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    Matte, that looks like a major downer. :( Hope you were able to satisfactorily repair it.
    The only kind of fotoflame I can imagine myself owning at this point...
     
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    Leaving the guitar out of the case will help new nitro lacquer cure faster.
    Hollow/f-hole and acoustic guitars may get too dry in winter, though.
     
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    Thank goodness for Saul Koll. He dropped in a solid Brazilian Rosewood neck.
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    Most satisfactory! :AOK
     
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    Saul is amazing like that.
     

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