#1
So I have a semi hollow. I've been schlepping it downstairs to my practice space in the basement, but keeping it upstairs in the case when not playing it. Is this neccessary? I live in MA and it's too expensive to heat the basement all day and all night. It's still inside so I doubt it gets below 45 degrees down there. Would it be ok to leave it down there full time on the stand?
#2
It's big changes in temperature that cause the neck to warp and finish to crack. If you don't mind cold strings it won't do any damage. I'm also in Mass, and I have to do setups 2-4 times a year due to the humidity (when I lived in Arizona i had to do maybe 1 setup on 1 bass ever over the course of 7 years). Maybe you could use a hygrometer and humidifier to control that if you're not traveling with it.
#3
Thanks. That helps. its not like it's a big deal keeping it upstairs is tough. But I'd rather keep it in the basement.
#4
Also be worth considering the humidity in the basement. Especially with a semi hollow, if the air is too dry the would can dry out and crack. as Unexistential said, look into getting a humidifier.
#5
Basements are generally not an environment you'd want to keep a guitar in, considering humidity more than temperature. Temperature changes are okay as long as they are slow, humidity is another thing entirely.
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