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Re: [HD] playing HD outdoors in rain or damp

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Subject: Re: [HD] playing HD outdoors in rain or damp
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Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 20:54:06 GMT
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Got a question about the advisability of playing one's HD outdoors in rainy 

Obviously one would not want to play in a downpour under any circumstances, but 
my band is playing at an outdoor gig this Saturday in the SF Bay Area, and rain 
seems to be predicted. The other band members all play instruments with 4-6 
strings (fiddle, banjo, guitar). They tend to be hardy souls who would probably 
not be deterred by a bit of damp. I, OTH, DO NOT want to discover that the 68 
strings on my Dusty Strings D-300 HD have been compromised by misty weather, I 
understand we'll be playing under a shade structure, but that doesn't mean it's 
completely dry under there if it drizzles or rains.

Anyway, just wondering at what point one would be prudent NOT to be playing 
one's HD in inclement weather conditions.  I'm asking because I have a feeling 
there will be some peer pressure to keep playing unless it gets really bad, and 
I want to have some solid data on which to base any decision not to play my HD. 


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