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Amplifiers contain capacitors, which have dielectric materials that dry out and break down over time, and high heat accelerates that process. Transformers have lacquered wires that experience the same kind of failures. Polyethylene and other plastic insulation on wires will become brittle. Storing your amplifier in high heat will not damage it, per se, ...


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Are these combo units, just the cabinet or just the head? The head, in my opinion, would not be a problem being left in a hot environment. Do you worry about your TV or home stereo being in it? Your car stereo is left in a far hotter state if you live anywhere south of Alaska in the Summer. I would worry about it more in a situation where, if you moved it, ...


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For a complete beginner, it is normal for the strings to be uncomfortable to press down, especially the E string. Try minimizing your playing time at first, and build it up slowly. Take frequent breaks when your fingertips start hurting. If your strings are too high, it will hurt more, and for longer. Standard height for strings at the end of the ...


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Bow tension The most important thing you could do for your bow is to keep it loosened when it is not in use. This is something that every string player must do when putting their bow back in the case after playing. Storage Placement-wise, it is best to leave the bow in the case and occasionally take it out into the sun. If you have a long plastic bag ...


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I am no luthier, so I'm not going to claim that whan I say is absolute truth. But I found this site after searching for a bit, and it seems quite correct to me. And yes, it is normal that the distance between the finger board and the strings grow larger the closer to the brigde you get, and it will thusly be harder on the fingers to play closer to the ...



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