Cycon
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#1
Hello guys, I sweat alot while playing, especially while jamming. Not just sweaty hands, I mean I'm really sweating, and sometimes it drops on my guitar. It doesn't affect my playing, I'm used to it now, but can it hurt my guitar? The electronics for example?

Thanks in advance
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permanentmarker
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#2
i dont fink so, might dull the finish
apparently angus young sweats so much on stage that his pickups get waterlogged
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#3
it should only make the screws rust and the strings last less longer...unless its dropping of you like a water fall..it shouldnt get into the eletronics
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#4
i doubt it'll hurt the electronics, probibally just rust out the screws and strings easier, but you can replace them easily.
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#5
Might cause erosion on your bridge, pickup polepieces, and ofcourse strings to break sooner/rust, but it shouldn't get into your electronics.

I do advise a towel though... You don't want your bridge to rust. Especially not your bridge saddles to erode.
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Cycon
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#6
ah good. I wondered about it, because some sweat dropped into / ontop of my flying Ibanez bridge, and I thought it could hurt it
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#7
I wouldn't think it would, just move your bodily parts away from the pickups?
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#8
Quote by permanentmarker
i dont fink so, might dull the finish
apparently angus young sweats so much on stage that his pickups get waterlogged

i never knew that.... thank you for informing me.

and i dont think sweating should be a problem... i think it might wear off your finish eventually, and maybe wear down your strings..... not sure though.
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#9
eh... summertime, i always get sweat all over my guitar, its best to clean it off anyway otherwise all the salts in your sweat form a gungy layer on the finish if you leave it long enough
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#10
dude, i sweat like a pig when i'm playing too... i have a white LP and it has definately dulled the finish (looks kind of pink haha) and my strings don't last as long. but w/e it won't hurt anything unless you strap a funnel onto your guitar directly into your pickups lol that's kinda gross
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#11
what happens if some sweat drops on my pickups, I won't recognize it, will it hurt the pickup?
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#14
You know about the sweat on the strings thing,there are strings that rust really really hard.they're called "GHS" ors something like that it's 3 letters!Anyway I sweat only on my hands and when it's freaky warm here in greece i sweat a lot!Maybe it's because you're nervous try play with passion and feel free to jam
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Cycon
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#15
Quote by Ace Frehley
You know about the sweat on the strings thing,there are strings that rust really really hard.they're called "GHS" ors something like that it's 3 letters!Anyway I sweat only on my hands and when it's freaky warm here in greece i sweat a lot!Maybe it's because you're nervous try play with passion and feel free to jam


About the nervous thing... I have a social-dissorder so it's hard for me not to get nervous while playing infront of other people

But thank you all for your tips, I'll take a towel with me in the future
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JDioon
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#16
It's 32 degrees Celsius over here and just got back from a one hour intense jamsession. Sweat was dripping of my face, down my nose and onto my guitar like madness. Now my guitar doesn't make any sound anymore. gotta let it dry, hopefully i didn't short anything
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#17
yeah well what are you going to do about it? get mad at god?

angus young replaced his SG because the neck warped from all the sweat he poured into it. but i doubt you play like angus young. and he plays practically naked.....and hes like 60.....and hes running around like a chicken with his head cut off during shows.