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Thread: Should I take my sr5 to a outdoor show?

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    Should I take my sr5 to a outdoor show?

    I'm playing a outdoor festival next Saturday. We play first, then my bass will be outside in its case all day. I'm nervous about it being in the heat 5 hours. Should I take a cheap bass instead?
    Stingray 4 h in orange firemist with maple board
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    Don't deny the bass her moment. Bring a gig bag so you can sling it with you after your turn.

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    Go with what will sound best, the Ray of course. But keep her close!
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    Well they are not Art, I think they're meant to be played but I could be wrong.

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    Find a shady spot and keep an eye on it. That's what I do…. Under the stage is good.

    Better still, park your car in the shade far from the crowd, crack the windows a hair to let warm air out, and put the bass in the car.
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    Just keep her in the case, but has to be in the shade! I'm in the UK though so really really hot days are very rare!
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    Play it and keep it in a gig bag with you.

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    I have taken a 25 years old double bass across 12 weeks in different climates and most venues were in the open under sun wind and sometimes rain, this thing is still in one piece despite the only protection of a large thick canvas bag

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    Ok looks like I'll give it a go. I was a little leary, I didnt want to ruin a expensive bass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mobass View Post
    Ok looks like I'll give it a go. I was a little leary, I didnt want to ruin a expensive bass.
    Dont worry too much, just dont let the case in the sunligt for too long.
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    from the faq: Should excessive heat be avoided?

    keep her cool and you should have no problems whatsoever

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    Rule of thumb… treat your bass like a person. If you'd be comfortable where you park it, it will be comfortable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adouglas View Post
    Rule of thumb… treat your bass like a person. If you'd be comfortable where you park it, it will be comfortable.
    I'd say treat your bass as you would yourself, but then Jaco showed up.....
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    Keep it out of the sun and don't let it out of your sight. A day of keeping an eye on your baby is much better that the one-in-a-thousand chance of it growing legs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by njhammer View Post
    I'd say treat your bass as you would yourself, but then Jaco showed up.....


    Damn right!

    Just avoid direct sunlight as much as possible, all other torture Your bass will survive!

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