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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:15 PM
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So...the nice UPS man brings my bass guitar to my door today.
AND...the writing on the box says I shouldn't open it for 48 hours so the change in temperature doesn't crack the finish!

ARRRGGGH!!

I shoulda just bought it when I saw it, instead of shipping it. ARRRGGH!
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Rob H. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:16 PM
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1. It probably doesn't help
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 11:21 PM by Rob H.
that it's a Ric, which I'm guessing is making the wait that much harder. ;)

(I have a Fireglo Ric 360/6 and it's my favorite guitar.)


Edited to add: this is going to sound weird, but wait until you experience the "Rick-O-Smell" when you open the case. Seriously! It smells a bit like vanilla--at least mine did, anyway.
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:18 PM
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2. You're right!
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 11:33 PM by Brickbat
I took the case out of the box, but then I chickened out and haven't opened it. It's torture. It's like Schrodinger's cat.

ETA: Those fireglos are lovely.

ETA2: I've heard about the Rick-O-Smell! I can't wait!
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:20 PM
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3. Damn, that's brutal. If I was a UPS guy, I'd write that on boxes, just to screw with people
Of course, if you put it in the freezer for a while, it will acclimate faster. Or the oven, I can't remember... :evilgrin:

Congrats on the new bass!
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:32 PM
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8. I know, right?
Thanks! :toast:
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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:24 PM
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4. In my early 20's, I had some surgery and the surgeon cautioned me (us)...
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 11:25 PM by MiddleFingerMom
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... not to have sex for about a week-and-a-half. I was married to
my ex -- who was absolutely SMOKIN"!!!!!
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So, I know how you feel.
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We lasted a little more than two days.
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If you could see her, you would realize what incredible willpower that much waiting time had required.
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(on edit) We didn't crack my finish.
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:31 PM
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7. ROFLMAO.
I have to say, that's kind of how I feel.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:25 PM
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5. What?
Was it shipped from the seventh circle of hell?

That is bullshit.

Your slab has been in a UPS truck for at least 8 hours.

Open it up, and let rip.
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:30 PM
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6. Well, that UPS truck was cold.
And while I keep the house chilly, it is warmer than the outside... :shrug:
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:34 PM
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9. Don't worry about it, seriously.
Unless you ordered a Stradivarius, it won't make a difference.
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:41 PM
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10. *ponders*
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:41 PM
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11. *ponders unopened case*
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:57 PM
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12. The most severe temperature/humidity changes will (slightly) affect the curvature of the neck.
But, that's why basses have adjustable truss rods.

A Rick's finish isn't a delicate flower.

Rip into it like you're five years old and it's Christmas.

Believe Me, Or Not!
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:59 PM
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13. Well, now I'm delaying because Mr. Brickbat is on his way home from work, and he wants to see the
Edited on Fri Apr-08-11 12:01 AM by Brickbat
Big Reveal.

I did what one is supposed to do on the Internet: I googled what I should do and found all sorts of horror stories of finishes cracking or popping or spiderwebbing. It's as bad as googling a run-of-the-mill symptom and coming up with Morgellons.
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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 01:25 AM
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14. Let it sit.
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It's a Riokenbacher -- a work of art.
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They're the experts -- let them guide you on this.
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It'll be there in two days... as will you.
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 09:24 AM
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15. You gonna let some stupid writing dictate your life? Be a man GIRL!
WWSPD - What Would Sarah Palin Do?
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 09:35 AM
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16. What would Sarah Palin do? She'd open the guitar case
grab the thing by the neck, and smash the first Halibut she sees.

She's badass, and will make a fine president some day.

:hi:
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 09:47 AM
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17. BHAW-HAHAHAHA!!!!!
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 10:52 AM
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18. Bwaaaa!
As a writer, that cracks me up!
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 10:55 AM
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19. So, I opened it up when Mr. Brickbat got home...
...and we stayed up until 2 playing. He got a new Gibson guitar. We make beautiful music together.

Thanks for all the input, all of you!
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