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FDP Forum / Guitar Mods, Repairs, and Projects / Acoustic bass on the bench for some general maintenance. The stink!

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Aug 26th, 2017 07:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This is a Dean acoustic bass. Not a bad instrument at all. Needs minor repairs, new strings, cleaning, and a setup.

However, the owner has blasted the bag with Febreze, which is one of the skankiest stanks in the world. Probably because of cig smoke, but I'd rather smell that instead of Febreze.

You know what they say: "it if smells like cologne--leave it alone."

I used to regularly ride the DC metro, and many people substituted dry cleaning of their jackets with Febreze. The stink of B.O., Febreze, bad breath, and booze breath is not a nice way to commute. FLASHBACKS! Kill Me Now.

My entire house stinks from this stuff. The bag is going out on the deck for some alone time.





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Aug 26th, 2017 09:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You could shift the Febreze smell with some Shake 'n' Vac.

Edit because I really should have put a :-) in there... :-)

(This message was last edited by vomer at 11:07 AM, Aug 26th, 2017)

Te 52

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Aug 26th, 2017 09:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Get a cat to pee in that case and you won't smell the Febreze at all.

(This message was last edited by Te 52 at 01:54 PM, Aug 28th, 2017)

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Aug 26th, 2017 11:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

^

Good advice!



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Aug 26th, 2017 02:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm thinking about it!!!

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Aug 26th, 2017 08:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I recently worked on a heavily smoke damaged guitar, and distilled white vinegar did wonders. There was only so much I could do on the inside without damaging the instrument, but a good solid mist into the sound hole here and there helped.

I wonder how it would work to get rid of febreze...

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Aug 26th, 2017 10:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It appears the Febreeze is on the outside of the case. It's a semi-solid ballistic nylon gig bag.

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