Do you keep a guitar in your car?

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  1. Stringbanger

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    Mine folds up and fits neatly in the glove box.
     
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    Nope, just amps.
    All three of them.
    Been doing it for years, so far so good.
     
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    I suspect all the wax potting evaporates in the summer heat. Some like the microphonics, some hate the feedback.
     
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    Will wax actually evaporate, or just melt and pool at the bottom?
     
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    nope, I learned my lesson long ago by leaving my acoustic in its case one day in the trunk while I was working in Ohio. took it out to play when I got home and the solid top spruce had warped and pulled away from its sides.
     
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    I'd love to, but what would I do with the wifes body?
     
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    I know I shouldn't for these reasons, but I do it way WAY too often. I'm too lazy to take it inside sometimes when I get home from a gig at 4:00 a.m.
     
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    I've left guitars in cars during gigs and such. Not for long lengths of time. I wouldn't use the car as storage for a guitar. I have left amps in the trunk for weeks.
     
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    Cool guitar and glad you were able to rescue her.

    Why do you leave it n your car? Do you play while stopped at red lights?

    I'd be cool if you could play through the car's sound system. I'm sure there a cable/amp available for this. Actually recall some car manufacturer including a built in guitar amp in the vehicle. VW maybe?
     
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    Where would I keep the bodies?
     
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    Exactly!
    On my commute home, there's a long block downtown that sometimes takes me 4 or 5 red lights to get through, so that's a good opportunity to grab the Lazer and play a bit. It's also nice to have handy in case I just find myself somewhere with some time to kill.

    Gotta love that Volkswagen deal!
     
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    This^
     
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    No
     
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    I never leave a guitar in a car, but my buddy has a carbon fiber small bodied guitar he keeps in his trunk. The weather does not affect it and it is out of sight unless he pulls it out to play it.
     
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    I used to get old car cassette players.... de-solder the leads off the tape head and join them to a 1/4" jack and play guitars through the car speakers........

    handy for camping....:)
     
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    Only very, very rarely if I needed to go straight to rehearsal after work. And even then, it was on a mild fall day.

    +1. After having my car rear ended (and totaled), the guitars stay in the back seat when I'm on my way to rehearsal or a gig, not the trunk.
     
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    Never. I have in the past, when I was younger and sillier. No need to tempt fate, these days. My rule is never leave a guitar any place you wouldn't leave your dog. I used to say kids, but then my son became a teenager and the rules changed. Lol.

    I have had amps that lived in there. I had a Hot Rod Deluxe for six years that never once saw the inside of my house. It just went from the trunk to the stage and back again. I tried to bring it in once. I got it out of the trunk, set it down on the back porch at probably 4 am to unlock the door, and totally forgot I was carrying it. I found it out there buried in the snow when I went out the door to my gig the next evening. Oops. At least it had the cover on it.

    Brushed the snow off it and threw it back in the trunk. No harm done.

    Six years of every kind of Ohio weather extreme imaginable. Gigged almost every day. It got knocked over, banged into, rained on. Played at outdoor shows at night where the humidity was so high everything was soaked in condensation. Toughest amp ever IMO.

    The guy I sold that amp to after I beat it to death for six years is still playing it. That was ten years ago at least.

    I never liked the sound of it all that much, it was just functional. But anybody who says those amps are unreliable is full of crap!
     
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    I have a plywood Yamaha acoustic-electric that seems to be able to withstand temperature and humidity changes. I've had the sick feeling of finding a solid top on an acoustic belly up because I forgot it was in the car.
     
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    Buy a nice hsc and keep it in the trunk, the weather extremes are not so extreme then. I keep a Strat just like that and have never had any issues summer or winter, a quick tuning and I'm ready.
     
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