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Sharkie
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Mar 13th, 2017 11:51 AM   Edit   Profile  

I just picked up a Snark and noticed the warning about the rubber pads reacting with nitro, poly....etc finishes. Any idea how long you could leave this tuner on a headstock - i.e what's a safe period of time.

Thanks.

Leftee
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VA

Mar 13th, 2017 12:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

For the period of time it takes to tune. And it still will, over time, leave a mark/remove nitro.

Pinetree
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NW Pennsylvania

Mar 13th, 2017 12:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

Snarks are a fine accessory and I'm sure the Snark company figures on folks leaving their tuner on their guitars forever.


Like I do.




Leftee
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VA

Mar 13th, 2017 02:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

I leave mine on for weeks on end as well with no issues. I have no nitro-finished guitars. My comment, above, was aimed at nitro.

5Strats
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Edmond/OKC

Axe Victim
Mar 13th, 2017 03:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have one of these for acoustic instruments. I wonder where it is? (:oD

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It's all gravy from here on...
Mar 13th, 2017 04:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have copious nitro finished guitars. I use Snarks but I don't leave them on any longer than needed. No sense tempting fate! I have had zero problems in many years.

Leftee
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Mar 13th, 2017 05:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

I am the master of woefully incomplete short responses. ;-)

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 07:20 PM, Mar 13th, 2017)

Doc Sarvis
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Tuned Strings and Tight Lines
Mar 13th, 2017 07:29 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have six nitro finish guitars sitting out and they all have a Snark Tuner on them. Now I'm . going to remove them all. I just replaced the non-reactive tubing on my guitar stands with cotton sheaths. After three years the tubing started reacting with my Les Paul R0 but I caught it before the damage was significant.

Peegoo
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Mar 13th, 2017 08:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

Don't get any raging hormones on your nitro either.

Just ask wrnchbndr!

Leftee
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VA

Mar 13th, 2017 08:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

Or deodorant. Or BO.

Wait. I think that was a different forum.

JAFO
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Mar 15th, 2017 02:19 PM   Edit   Profile  

I use a Snark to tune my LPs just during the tuning process. I don't have any finish damage where the tuner sits.

jazzguy

Philly, B-3 Capital

don't dream it be it
Mar 15th, 2017 03:03 PM   Edit   Profile  

never use the things, I can just spin around and hit the Korg Pitchblack on my amp.

a friend was telling me how great they are and showed me one on his beautiful his 50's Gibson ES-350.
I took off the Snark, and there was the finish damage.
boo!

jay1vinton

Hawaii, USA

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Mar 15th, 2017 05:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have one that I put on and take off and I don't have nitro anything. Snark is a bit better than others in the protection area. That rubber belt may react, but it's worlds better than those others that just have two pads and exposed sharp plastic and springs. My Washburn Acoustic, and my PRS McCarty both wear marks from less than protected tuners.

RDR
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Dec 14th, 2017 11:17 AM   Edit   Profile  

My SIL's dog just ate my Snark. I got another and actually read the instructions. Funny to note that they warn Not to use the tuner with laquer, poly, etc. and Gibson guitars with nitro.

Seems they should include this info in their advertising! I only use long enough to tune and haven't noticed any problems.

Leftee
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Dec 14th, 2017 11:26 AM   Edit   Profile  

Since I last posted in this thread I bought a nitro- finished guitar. I just don’t leave it on any longer than I need to.

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Dec 14th, 2017 04:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

Also, the majority of foam covered guitar stands will react with nitro finishes if you leave them long enough.

rockstar_not

USA

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Dec 14th, 2017 06:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

My snark would die out before getting the low battery indication. Would not properly indicate state of tuning. Had to quit using it after a couple embarrassing live situations.

Pinetree
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NW Pennsylvania

Dec 14th, 2017 06:46 PM   Edit   Profile  

I wouldn't dream of using my Snark anywhere but my house.



Doc Sarvis
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Tuned Strings and Tight Lines
Dec 14th, 2017 07:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've left them on my nitro guitars for months with no issues.

SonicBlue

Sunbury-on-Thames

Dec 15th, 2017 04:32 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have read that silicone 'rubber' surgical tubing doesn't mark nitro. It may be worth sourcing some and slipping it over the jaws.

On the Snark, does anyone else feel they go through batteries rather quickly?

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