Friday, June 23, 2017

Arc-tung, baby

Another pair of dead pots. Do we actively handle those metal parts of pots during play? Of course we don't. We wonder how corrosion crept into the cracks & fine lines to eat away into the system & kill the pots eventually. A simple answer would be repeated changes in temperature. But it's not seasonal here in Singapore, why would this account for parts corrosion? 
  1. Air-con vs non-aircon environment. That's right, we subject our instruments to lower temperatures at places & then subject them to the heat & humidity at other times. This is how moisture penetrates into unseen places. We won't know this until it's too late.
  2. Sweat. For those of us who perform, especially. Sweat from our hands could get to seemingly out of reach spots.

Those dead pots were from my Spector Arc 6 guitar. They were replaced in 2013 by Beez who was still doing business at Katong (Roxy Square). So four years later, they had to make way for replacement parts once more. Remember, these are expendables, don't get too worked up once they decide to stop working. 

Weekend is here, it's gonna be a long one. 👍

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