#3
Quote by phil22au
Can cigarette smoke damage electric guitars and equipment?


Just ask every rockstar that has ever lived?
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#4
Sound engineers will start crying if you do it near their 10k studiomics, but regular equipment (guitar, amp, drums, ...) isn't affected by it at all. Luckilly
#5
No, but nitrocellulose finish really sucks up the oils produced by cigarette smoke. After playing bar gigs for 20 years, the finish on my dad's Gibson "The Paul" (hell of a workhorse) still smells like a pack of Pall Malls. Nothing that can ever really be done to change that. The pores in the finish have completely absorbed the smell.

Good thing I'm a dirty chainsmoker who doesn't mind.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#6
nah jus makes it smell funny
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#7
Quote by Chad48309
No, but nitrocellulose finish really sucks up the oils produced by cigarette smoke. After playing bar gigs for 20 years, the finish on my dad's Gibson "The Paul" (hell of a workhorse) still smells like a pack of Pall Malls. Nothing that can ever really be done to change that. The pores in the finish have completely absorbed the smell.

Good thing I'm a dirty chainsmoker who doesn't mind.

Anyone else think this is badass?
#8
Quote by Levi79
Anyone else think this is badass?

You think that's badass? The back smells like beer because of a tragic spill and the headstock ... well, it smells like the reefers.

Good thing I have no problem with that, either.

Edit: If they don't want you to keep your blunts and joints between the strings of the headstock, then why do they put them that far apart!!
Sincerely, Chad.
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#10
Quote by Chad48309
You think that's badass? The back smells like beer because of a tragic spill and the headstock ... well, it smells like the reefers.

Good thing I have no problem with that, either.

Edit: If they don't want you to keep your blunts and joints between the strings of the headstock, then why do they put them that far apart!!



WIN
#12
Yeah just don't try to sell your gear, people are like...Yeah anti-smoking to the max.

But if you're planning on keeping it go ahead and smoke around it. My guitars smell like nicotine goodness :-D
#13
It won't damage your gear, but it will damage your lungs. Not like you need those anyways.
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#14
Quote by Vabolo
It won't damage your gear, but it will damage your lungs. Not like you need those anyways.



fuuuuuuuck off
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#16
Quote by Chad48309
You think that's badass? The back smells like beer because of a tragic spill and the headstock ... well, it smells like the reefers.

Good thing I have no problem with that, either.

Edit: If they don't want you to keep your blunts and joints between the strings of the headstock, then why do they put them that far apart!!



Can we see a pic of this beauty?
#17
I think it fades the finish a little, which i think looks cool


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#18
Eddie Van Halen did it all the time.
Whether or not his tone sucks is up to you.
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#19
it makes it better.
Jumping on dat gear sig train.
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#20
Quote by JJ2003
Can we see a pic of this beauty?



Not my image, but the same model and quality. Google "Gibson The Paul Firebrand" for more pictures.

Also, not my video, but same year/model of guitar: http://youtu.be/V9fenwEHIho
Sincerely, Chad.
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#22
^
Enough said.....
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#23
Quote by phil22au
Can cigarette smoke damage electric guitars and equipment?


Yes.

Smoke and electronics are not friends. The more sensitive the electronic components, the worse it is.

Fortunately guitars etc. don't generally have very fragile electronic components.

So it takes a good while, and it's not like pots n' such can't be cleaned...


So the simple answer is 'Yes', but the practical answer is 'who cares?'
#27
I work on dozens and dozens of guitars a year as well as buy and sell hundreds a year. Any one who says Cigarette smoke will not damage a guitar does not know what they are talking about and are probably smokers.

Nicotine from second hand smoke from tobacco will take it's toll of a guitar. Nicotine residue as well as a few dozen dangerous chemicals in cigarettes is corrosive and thsi stuff will stick and get into just about everything. Nitro finishes really go down hill fast from cig smoke but luckily Poly Finishes are not effected. The rest of the guitar electronics and hardware can suffer quite a bit. Pots will get scratchy and not perform correctly. Hardware, strings, frets will pit, rust and corrode. Fingerboards will absorb the nicotine and also can deteriorate, crack, swell and/or soften. You go into any ones house who smokes heavily and you'll find the residue destroys the paint, pits electrical and metal, will cause fabric to just fall apart etc.

Two of the most harmful chemicals for a guitar in smoke are the acetone and toluene

Here is a list of what is in cigarette smoke:

Nicotine - It is also used in insecticides.

Tar - a cancer causing substance that damages the lungs.

Carbon monoxide - a gas that replaces some of the oxygen in the body that is needed for the lungs to function properly.

Arsenic - very potent deadly poison.

Cadmium and nickel - used in batteries.

Vinyl chloride - used to make vinyl products. Short-term exposure causes dizziness, headaches and tiredness. Long-term exposure can lead to cancer and liver damage.

Creosote - a component of tar. If inhaled it can cause irritation of the respiratory tract.

Formaldehyde - a preservative substance used in forensic labs. It causes cancer in humans and in animals.

Polonium 210 - a radioactive substance that requires special handling techniques when studied in labs. It can cause cancer of the liver and bladder, stomach ulcers, leukaemia amongst other diseases.

Ammonia - a pungent colourless gas used in many cleaning products such as window or glass cleaner.

Acetone - the main component of nail varnish remover.

Acrolein - an extremely toxic substance used to manufacture acrylic acid. It is considered a possible human carcinogen and it irritates the lungs and is the cause of emphysema.

Hydrogen cyanide - deadly toxic poison used to kill rats. If breathed in in small doses, it can cause headaches, dizziness and weakness.

Carbon monoxide - a deadly gas if inhaled in enclosed spaces. Faulty and leaking gas heaters, boilers, stoves and tobacco smoke all produce this gas.

Toluene - used to manufacture paint, paint thinners, nail varnish and adhesives. Low - moderate levels can provoke tiredness, weakness, loss of appetite and memory loss.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see what is in smoke that can damage your prized guitar.
John

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