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Okay, I'm not spasticated. There's little specs of dust less than a mm long moving around on my guitar amp. I felt this was relevant as it's on my guitar amp and nowhere else, assumed that someone else might of experienced these. They're hanging out in the corners of my amp more than the top or sides.

Pictures:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/93596882@N02/9693418991/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/93596882@N02/9693418979/

Two pictures to show they have moved slightly if you care to distinguish that.

I haven't been smoking anything before anyone asks

A friend has suggested a page to me which looks right. "Mold mites" or "Grain mites" they're called by the looks of it. They like moisture and warmth, so I'm guessing it's the warm valves they like and the slight dampness of the basement, where the amp is situated.

Like I said they're only on the amp, and I can't see them anywhere else in the room. Anyone got any idea how to get rid of them? I imagine insect repellent might harm the valves or electronics if it seeps through.
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Last edited by Lavatain at Sep 7, 2013,
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Okay, I'm not spasticated. There's little specs of dust less than a mm long moving around on my guitar amp. I felt this was relevant as it's on my guitar amp and nowhere else, assumed that someone else might of experienced these. They're hanging out in the corners of my amp more than the top or sides.

Pictures:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/93596882@N02/9693418991/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/93596882@N02/9693418979/

Two pictures to show they have moved slightly if you care to distinguish that.

I haven't been smoking anything before anyone asks


yer a bit OCD i take it? you have probably wiped the amp down with a dry cloth right?

Quote by Lavatain
A friend has suggested a page to me which looks right. "Mold mites" or "Grain mites" they're called by the looks of it. They like moisture and warmth, so I'm guessing it's the warm valves they like and the slight dampness of the basement, where the amp is situated.


that is mostly conjecture. you don't know for sure if they are mites or just... stuff. if you are really concerned about it then try treating it like dust first, wipe it off with a dry or lightly damp lint free towel.

if you get a magnifying glass or have some other way to confirm they are mites then i'd recommend something more drastic.

http://www.mouldportal.com/how_to_kill_and_destroy_mould_mites_in_house.html

http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-and-Prevent-Flour-Mites

mind you both of these sites give no indication you'd just find these things on a guitar amp. if they are on your guitar amp then chances are you have a much bigger infestation in your house.

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I said they're only on the amp, and I can't see them anywhere else in the room. Anyone got any idea how to get rid of them? I imagine insect repellent might harm the valves or electronics if it seeps through.


i wouldn't use chemical spray as it'd probably stain the tolex.

the links above give an idea of how to get rid of mites (which seems to entail extensive cleaning and temp/humidity control).
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Last edited by gumbilicious at Sep 7, 2013,
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yer a bit OCD i take it? you have probably wiped the amp down with a dry cloth right?

I'm not that OCD, I figured my first course of action would be to hoover my amp first, see if they suck up.

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I'm not that OCD, I figured my first course of action would be to hoover my amp first, see if they suck up.


there ya go. sounds like a great idea.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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