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when a cat pees on a tele... uh, any ideas?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by crisscrosscrash, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. nresponse

    nresponse TDPRI Member

    Fire is the only solution. Time for a radical relic job. And the cat? I think you need to remind it that instrument stings used to be made out of cat gut.
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  2. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Peon ~ Peed Off!


    So you wanna play catgut strings?
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2017

  3. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Stop the cat violence people!!!
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  4. NotAnotherHobby

    NotAnotherHobby Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2015
    Da' Magic Mittin'
    I don't want to derail this fine, fine thread, but I have to respond. Bacteria only becomes airborne when droplets of spray are created. Bacteria does not float in the air after a cat pees on your guitar. Viruses and bacteria are made to go airborne when, say, someone sneezes or coughs. This expels countless microscopic globes (globules?) of saliva and phlegm into the air which - given specific conditions - can have a fair area of effect. The same can be true when a cay sprays urine on a guitar. However, after that urine is set into the wood of the guitar, there is very little chance that bacteria will float up from the surface of the sprayed area. What you would be smelling would be the various components of the urine (some of which is lighter than air) and / or byproducts of bacterial metabolic processes. But your average bacterium doesn't "float and fart" fumes without some sort of mechanical initiator.

    The same is true of, say, someone with body odor.

    Now, many strains of bacteria are completely viable in an airborne state - one of which produces tuberculosis. Most, however, have to be spread through manual contact.

    This all said, I'm sure the proper application of LASERS would make this problem go away right quick.

  5. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Oh Helmut,
    Nothing but cat love here!

  6. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 15, 2014
    I took my new Les Paul to my sister's to show it off. I left the case open in the hallway; you can guess the rest. It stunk for about a year. I repeatedly sprayed it down with febreeze, threw in a half box of baking soda, close the case, shake vigorously, leave it closed for 24 hours, leave it open for 24 more hours, vacuum vigorously. I'll bet I did this a dozen times. Couple years later, zero smell. Frikkin' cats.

    Go away cat smell!!!!
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  7. 2blue2

    2blue2 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    Maybe write lyrics to the tune of heartbreaker:

    In the days of my youth my cat peed on my guitar
    Now I have to clean it before i can put it in my car.....
    Now its reached that state that it smells like the can
    No matter how I try I failed at every plan....

    Go away you cat pee smell....

    Some threads just have a life of there own;)
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  8. Milspec

    Milspec Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 15, 2016
    Yes, spread by manual you not use your hand on the neck? Does your hand not have a layer of bacteria? Does bacteria not act on urine to break down urea?

    All of those answers would be YES. This is not an argument, this was trying to help a member solve his issue with a guitar contaminated by cat urine. I tried to help, you are trying to pick a fight....big difference.

  9. NotAnotherHobby

    NotAnotherHobby Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2015
    Da' Magic Mittin'
    My issue was the "bacteria in the air" comment.

    Not trying to start a fight, but clarifying facts.

    I think we can both agree that touching car pee is bad, and that lasers can solve every problem known to Man.

  10. Milspec

    Milspec Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 15, 2016
    It was late night for me as well and I just left Facebook....some of the irritation bled over into this thread. Actually, a laser would do the trick pretty well as do dry-ice blasting....two opposite spectrums with the same result.

  11. NotAnotherHobby

    NotAnotherHobby Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2015
    Da' Magic Mittin'
    Nah. I'm just annoying. (full disclosure)

  12. Milspec

    Milspec Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 15, 2016
    I'll take annoying over fake any day of the week.

  13. rickthescot

    rickthescot Tele-Meister

    Feb 14, 2011
    Yet another reason for me to dislike cats.

  14. nosmo

    nosmo Friend of Leo's

    Jan 31, 2012
    Lake Jackson, TX are already annoying. Are you saying they're fake too?
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  15. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    No, no Nosmo. Fake cats are what they throw up in the air at the skeet range. Or are those pigeons? Actually, either will work.
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  16. Les Paul lover

    Les Paul lover Tele-Meister

    Aug 20, 2017
    Poor cat. :(
    It's not like it asked to be in the benz to start with. :(

    I say that.... my grand parents used to flush the kittens their cats would have. They wouldn't pay to have her spayed, and thought flushing them away was quite alright.... :(

  17. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 25, 2016
    Midwest, USA
    You mean... wrap the cat, right?

  18. Frontman

    Frontman Tele-Holic

    Jul 10, 2014
    You can remove the smell using the same method used to tan leather, but this requires removing the brain of the cat.

  19. David Barnett

    David Barnett Poster Extraordinaire

    Usually it's sufficient to remove the cat's testicles.

  20. Boil

    Boil Tele-Meister

    Oct 30, 2011
    Where would one get one of these said problem solving Lasers?

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