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Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by Eddie, Feb 25, 2021.
Soon you'll able to play some metal songs on your new--wait, that's not the Explorer.
Just get a felt marker and write "Explorer" on a piece of tape and put it on the headstock. You won't know the difference. (Make sure you add Gibson on it, not Epiphone.)
But it DOES have a pickup ...
HNMGD, enjoy it eddie, I've been on suspension for a week, so vet me in, whens your explorer coming?
Explorer fund is back to $0.
But I'm about to meet up with a FBM buyer to sell some gear. Hope he doesn't flake. Happens all the time.
The speed at which the guitar reaches room temperature. Heat exchange is slowed by the case/box. The finish and the wood expand and contract at different rates. If one expands too quickly, the other may stretch and crack.
I don't think there's a consensus on the acclimation time, but I'm certain that it increases with the price of the guitar.
I say damn the torpedoes. Open the damned box already! The suspense is killing me. Is this the SDOTD MIM 000? I want to see this baby.
Ok, so the box is just insulation. That makes sense. Thanks.
I still think I would just open it.
And I hope you're ready to play this one. If this is a 000 you're officially in the campfire crowd...
I went to the acoustic forum and asked the same question and got different answers, ranging from "tear it open, baby" to "wait four to six hours" to a few (and not many) wait 24 hours. And it seemed, as Davis Sharp said, that the more expensive the guitar, the longer the wait is recommended.
I'm w/Uncle Joe...
Tear it open..!!
Run a Bic under it for a few seconds, if it makes you feel better...
Then start hammering on it.!
It's a Martin...
The speed of the adjustment -- avoiding what has been called "thermal shock."
When my Martin was due to be delivered I took the day off work so it would nt sit on the freezing porch. Then I left it in the case, but out of the box, for an hour or so so it could adjust from the mid-cold temp of transport o the cool environ (low 60s) of my home.
If I'd not been home when it was delivered and had sat in sub freezing weather for a length of time I'd have extended that before opening the case wait to a few hours.
It is not primarily the temp or humidity but large changes in the same the most often creates problems. Quick and uneven expansion on contraction. (Uneven surface to within the wood)
Once near ambient temperature there is in my experience little real risk apart from extremes.
I am amazed frankly that Eddie has not opened his box.
I am astonished I haven't either. However I have gone off my diet ... so there's that.
The temptation is great, but I know the heartache will be greater if something goes wrong.
Patience is a virtue grasshopper. The Martin will be unleashed tomorrow.
My bet is 12:01 A.M. Eastern time
No no. Past my bedtime.
I agreed to 24 hours. So around 2pm.
Can bad happen? Sure. Just as "bad" can happen to each of us.
Do we live in a case? Protected.
I suppose some do -- especially it seems among the millennials.
No. I take that back. Such do not live in a case. They substitute that "case" for being alive.
Enjoy that guitar! It is what it was created for! @duceditor.
Didn't join this forum for self affirmation. Definitely not in one of @Eddie 's ,NGD posts. But, I needed to hear this, at this very moment. Thank you!!!!!
A guy over at the acoustic forum opened his and said he is very impressed with it.
All the dozens of mini posts of “Is this a good deal”, “Look what I just scored”, and “no time for pictures right now”...
And NOW he’s gonna go sensible...
I’m officially dub thee:
“Sir Eddie of EGADS!”