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#1 User is online   olie 

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:29 PM

Lately I've seen a number of stories of damage caused by open cases falling shut on top of previously pristine guitar tops. The culprit(s) is (are) the little metal thingies that slot into the bottom receptacles.It would seem that (not that this happens every day, or anything)if some little covers were attached to the pointy culprits, at least the damage would be minimized. I'm not an inventor and I'm certainly not an entrepreneur but surely this occasional occurence could be made to be a much lesser disaster for others to avoid. It shouldn't cost an arm and a leg to provide a bit of insurance,could it? It's colder than hell(?) where I live and I'm bored,O.K.?
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 05:57 AM

My wife's step mother yarns some little pot holder things that slip over your cast iron skillet handles. I'll talk to her about it.

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 06:14 AM

The least expensive way to go would be to get a spider monkey, and train him to watch out for your guitars, particularly when they are resting haphazardly in open cases.

Spider monkeys are relatively intelligent and cheerful creatures, and they don't eat much.

On the down side, they do tend to want to masturbate in front of company, and they fling feces at people they don't like, but that's not a very tall price to pay for safeguarding your guitars.

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 06:33 AM

Hiscox cases are designed so that can't happen and are well worth their cost for the extra protection they offer when you travel. However, this seems like a really minor risk compared to other ways you can damage a guitar. ;)

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:13 AM

My middle son, when 10 or so, without my knowledge, took my LG1 out of the case. When he put it back, it was not all the way in and the lid fell (one of those brown, light cardboard faux alligator cases) and that little metal tab took a divot out of the upper bout. Only real damage on that puppy before and since. He's still outo f the will.
Since then, I've taken those metal snap closures off and replaced them with velcro on all my cases.
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:33 AM

View Postsparquelito, on 14 January 2018 - 06:14 AM, said:

The least expensive way to go would be to get a spider monkey, and train him to watch out for your guitars, particularly when they are resting haphazardly in open cases.

Spider monkeys are relatively intelligent and cheerful creatures, and they don't eat much.

On the down side, they do tend to want to masturbate in front of company, and they fling feces at people they don't like, but that's not a very tall price to pay for safeguarding your guitars.

Just a thought.
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:09 AM

View Postfortyearspickn, on 14 January 2018 - 08:13 AM, said:

duct tape.



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 10:37 AM

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:01 AM

Does anyone know how much the spider monkey costs? olie stated that it shouldn't cost an arm and a leg in his original post, so the monkey might not be an option.
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Posted 14 January 2018 - 11:06 AM

View Postsparquelito, on 14 January 2018 - 06:14 AM, said:

The least expensive way to go would be to get a spider monkey, and train him to watch out for your guitars, particularly when they are resting haphazardly in open cases.

Spider monkeys are relatively intelligent and cheerful creatures, and they don't eat much.

On the down side, they do tend to want to masturbate in front of company, and they fling feces at people they don't like, but that's not a very tall price to pay for safeguarding your guitars.

Just a thought.
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You would not be happy to come home and find Spider Monkey DNA on your guitar.

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 07:03 PM

Spider Monkey Glue? I think I'll stick to Gorilla Glue. On second hand, let me check the ingredients before I commit.
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Posted 16 January 2018 - 06:45 AM

I've had this happen to me too, on my taylor 314.. it was the skb case, and not having enough material on the strap that keeps the lid opened. pisses ya off don't it..
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Posted 16 January 2018 - 07:58 PM

I did that on my Masterbilt a few weeks after I bought it. Since then I put one hand on the neck and the other on the lid of the case, knock on wood or I should say no more knocks.
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Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:02 PM

View PostMorkolo, on 16 January 2018 - 07:58 PM, said:

I did that on my Masterbilt a few weeks after I bought it. Since then I put one hand on the neck and the other on the lid of the case, knock on wood or I should say no more knocks.

This! One hand on the neck and the other on the case lid.
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