In the Case VS. On the Wall

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  1. Flux_Architect

    Flux_Architect 7-String Samurai

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    I have recently acquired a guitar that I actually give a shit about now (RG7620RB). My previous guitar was an old EX series Ibanez, that I would just leave lying around the house (and still do.)

    I am constantly torn now on whether to case my 7620 when I'm not playing it, or hang it on the wall. (via Hercules Hanger)

    Is there really any benefit to casing the guitar all the time? (As far as keeping the lo-pro minty, etc....)

    Thanks.
     
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    Ruins SS.org Regular

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    not really.
    you just achieve the following benefits:
    - no one will step/sit/kick/drop/spit or cause any other physical damage to the guitar.
    - you avoid the chance of direct sun light burning the hell out of your paint job or drying the wood .
    (dangerous only in long periods of time, weeks, months, not day or hour)
    -humidity? the case wont save it.
     
  3. vampiregenocide

    vampiregenocide A Chap Called Ross

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    Sometimes you might knock it taking it out of the case?

    If you live in a temperate place and you have the room, I'd go for wall mounting. Just keep it out of the direct sunlight, make sure its not too humid and obviously the hanger os solid. There are few greater works of art than a guitar, so why not show it off :)
     
  4. synrgy

    synrgy Ya ya ya I am Lorde

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    The only downside to hanging that bothers me (besides what's already been mentioned) is the dust factor. Dust is mine enemy!! ;)

    Other than that, the other responses sum it up.
     
  5. Dusty201087

    Dusty201087 Kenyon class of 2014

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    Dude, you know those compressed cans of air for cleaning off keyboards and stuff? Those work wonders on your guitars. I know how you feel :lol:

    And TC, I'd say hang it up but keep it in a low-traffic area. Regardless of what you do, the guitar isn't going to be perfect forever. I'm not saying go outside and relic it yourself or anything, but eventually it's going to get beat up :shrug:
     
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    vampiregenocide A Chap Called Ross

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    True, but I've come to find my guitar gets dusty regardless lol and teh furry interior of my case is liek a dust magnet. Besides, the guitar will be hanging vertically, so there is less of an area for dust to settle.
     
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    Æxitosus Banned

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    well if its in a case, its not getting (as) dusty.

    thats about the only difference.

    I would advise against leaning it against the wall though, as that might lead to some neck problems. it owuld probably take a few months to be leaning there untouched for anything to happen, but better to play it safe than sorry
     
  8. Flux_Architect

    Flux_Architect 7-String Samurai

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    Thanks Guys. I know in time I will not "baby" my guitar as much...but I have wanted this guitar for a couple of years...

    The greatest benefit for me to hang it is having "quick" access to it...instead of grabbing the case, opening it up, putting on the strap, plugging in the cord, etc...

    Just Grab & :shred:

    I just didn't know if the metal being exposed to air helped to "age" the trem or anything...

    I usually wipe it down after I play so it's not all dirty/oily...and it's definitely out of the sun.

    EDIT: Also...the Hercules Hanger holds it away from the wall about 6"....so it never touches anything but the padded hanger.
     
  9. vampiregenocide

    vampiregenocide A Chap Called Ross

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    Metal takes years to oxidise, depending on what kind it is. Thats probably not worth worrying about lol By that time you will probably have other guitars and you could probably buy a new trem.
     
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    What about having a guitar in a case standing on its feet for extended periods? Would that have any effect on the neck?
     
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    I just leave my guitars out on stands.
     
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    personally - case it.
    if its a guitar worth caring about then you want to protect it.
     
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    yellowv Turd Ferguson Contributor

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    Hangers FTW!!!
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    ACK BAD! Don't use those! If any of the fluid comes out and hits your guitar, the thermal shock will damage your finish. Not sure about how much it takes to crack poly, but you can wreck a nitro finish in seconds with canned air.

    And yeah, the guitars I play regularly are out on stands.
     
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    Dusty201087 Kenyon class of 2014

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    :holy: Shit. Oh well, at least I'm only playing a shitty 006. As long as the thing plays I don't care :lol: it's getting shipped as soon as I get a new guitar.
     
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    leftyguitarjoe Correct-handed

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    I've been doing it like that for 6 years. Nothing has happened to any of my guitars.
     
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    Dude, I wouldn't be able to leave your house if I walked into that room...

    Nice little variety \m/
     
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    I leave all my guitars lying around on stands. That way I can pick them up easily and play them. I used to keep a few in cases but cases always end up getting moved in my house making them hard to get the guitars from easily.
    If you make sure you have it on a stand somewhere out of the way then there should be no trouble and you're guitar will be kept in good nick.
     
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    polyurethane does seem to be extrememly affective at attracting dust....
    i have an 8 guitar rack....
    i play atleast one of them daily, and they always have dust on them....
    maybe the fact i build guitars and restore furniture means i have alot more dust around here than most of you blokes though lol

    imo hangers are no good
    single stands like to get knocked over or break
    and leaning guitars on things can have its pros and cons lol
     
  20. AvantGuardian

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    I used to keep all of my guitars hung on the wall until we had a 6.8 earthquake up here (Seattle) several years ago. None of the guitars actually fell off the hangers, but they did bang against the wall a bit. No serious damage, but it has since prompted me to keep my guitars on one of those sturdy 5-guitar rack type stands instead. I assume this wouldn't be an issue for you though in Texas.
     

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