#1
hey guys i wasnt too sure where i should ask this so i hope im in the right place.

ok so as far as i know guitars are not waterproof but ive seen videos like slayer playing whilst the blood is raining down on them and bands throwing water over themselves to cool down.

so is there some treatment on the guitars ? or are guitars just more waterproof than i thought .

thanks for any answers ive just been wondering this for awhile
#2
They just can afford to stuff up their guitars, and they probably more waterproof than you thought.
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#3
guitars are fairly waterproof, i played a gig once and someone chucked a full bottle of beer on me mid song and it didn't **** up my bass in the slightest, it just smelled of cheap booze for about a month even after i completely cleaned it several times
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guitars are fairly waterproof, i played a gig once and someone chucked a full bottle of beer on me mid song and it didn't **** up my bass in the slightest, it just smelled of cheap booze for about a month even after i completely cleaned it several times

. . . You must not have been playing very well.
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#5
yeah there more waterproof than you think. you can get away with getting water splashed on your guitar as long as it doesnt get inside or mess with any electronics. However i doubt you could jump in a pool/ ocean with a guitar and have it be okay.
#7
Is it in a music video? Because in music videos the guitars are usually not plugged in, there fore there is no electricity running through them and they are fine.
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Is it in a music video? Because in music videos the guitars are usually not plugged in, there fore there is no electricity running through them and they are fine.


I thought there was no electricity running through them unless you had active pickups?

Edit: Well, apart from the tiny current from passive pickups.
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Is it in a music video? Because in music videos the guitars are usually not plugged in, there fore there is no electricity running through them and they are fine.


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. . . You must not have been playing very well.


it was a really good gig but there was one guy in the crowd who was constantly trying to put us off, it kinda climaxed with me being covered in beer and him getting dragged out by 2 of my friends and the bar man. i'm not making excuses on my behalf my playing wasn't perfect by any stretch of the imagination but i was in time and in tune and we weren't playing anything you can really hate just typical pub cover band songs
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#12
lol so they say...

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#13
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didn't ron mcgoveney (excuse the spelling) get an electric shock from playing his bass after dave mustaine pour beer down the neck?

According to behind the music, yes. But I would imagine that had something to do with a ground loop and his bass possibly being active.

Anyway, you shouldn't have issues if, let's say, you get a poly finish in the rain and are cure to clean it off with a rag. What can harm the finish is getting a nitro wet and rubbing against it, getting into your fretboard would not be good, or into an oil finish I would imagine. Where you can harm it is if you use a heat source to dry it...
#14
I wouldn't recommend playing you're guitar outside during a monsoon, but it should be ok. It might just cause you're bridge or any metal pieces to rust up, especially on a cheaper guitar. And I wouldn't risk damaging the finish as well.
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Is it in a music video? Because in music videos the guitars are usually not plugged in, there fore there is no electricity running through them and they are fine.


There is no electricity in a guitar anyways, even when they're plugged in, asides from a tiny induced current (I'm not explaining induced currents though >.<. You get electricity though in guitars with active pickups, obviously.

Remember kids, when you plug your guitar into the amp, it's an OUTPUT jack. No electricity is entering your guitar.

Anyways, guitars are more sturdy than most people think, especially things like Tele's. They can handle a lot of abuse.
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#18
even still, if the venue or amp isnt grounded, you can get a really bad shock from touching the mic stand while playing, or from playing while standing in water.
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