Keeping guitars/equipment in conservatory

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cruxiformcruxiform Frets: 1465
We're doing a few home improvements at the moment so my guitar equipment and I have been hoofed out of the cosy spare room (which is carpeted and has a radiator) into the conservatory at the back of the house. The conservatory is wooden floored and can change from very cold to very hot in the summer. No radiator. I'm concerned about the change in temps but also possible condensation which could cause some problems for guitars and amps.

Is anybody on the fretboard having to keep their stuff in a similar environment? Any tips/advice?
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  • Guitars in case shouldn't be a problem but I wouldn't put electrical items in there.
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  • really not advisable at all for guitars, especially acoustics and semis

    amps will survive, but could rust on steel parts 
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  • cruxiformcruxiform Frets: 1465
    That's what I was thinking too. A friend of mine had all of his stuff in a wooden shed in the garden but it was insulated and carpeted. I'm very wary about placing my amp in the conservatory.

    Keep the advice coming.
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  • cruxiformcruxiform Frets: 1465
    It's looking like I have a strong argument to keep my gear in our bedroom.
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  • I would have thought the guitars would have been fine in cases as its more sudden changes in temp that can cause issues whereas condensation on the electrical items could potentially cause serious damage?
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  • octatonicoctatonic Frets: 16251
    cruxiform said:
    It's looking like I have a strong argument to keep my gear in our bedroom.
    Yes, and clearly this should also justify buying additional guitars in case the other ones suffer from erosion.
    I am the juice of four limes.
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  • octatonic said:
    cruxiform said:
    It's looking like I have a strong argument to keep my gear in our bedroom.
    Yes, and clearly this should also justify buying additional guitars in case the other ones suffer from erosion.
    you have to think of them like Gazelles, they are only really safe in a large herd
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  • cruxiformcruxiform Frets: 1465
    octatonic said:
    cruxiform said:
    It's looking like I have a strong argument to keep my gear in our bedroom.
    Yes, and clearly this should also justify buying additional guitars in case the other ones suffer from erosion.
    Good point!
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    I'm here to help.
    I am the juice of four limes.
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  • cruxiform said:
    That's what I was thinking too. A friend of mine had all of his stuff in a wooden shed in the garden but it was insulated and carpeted. I'm very wary about placing my amp in the conservatory.

    Keep the advice coming.
    insulation just slows down heat movement in or out, the shed would still get hot / cold within a few hours with no heating or cooling applied. relative humidity is the biggest guitar killer.
    If it's 0C outside, and 50% humidity, let that air into your house or shed and heat to 20C, and it is now typically around 28% humidity.
    the real difference would take it to about 10%, but not all air gets in, and you breathe, sweat and cook, etc. and so add to the humidity indoors

    keep them in a case under your bed, or bring them round my house for safe keeping

    I kept an amp in the cellar for a few years, it tarnished a lot, rusted in places, and some components failed - resistors - but that may be unrelated


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  • cruxiformcruxiform Frets: 1465
    Grand advice TC, thanks. It's a non-starter then. I'm happy to be honest.
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