Hello from Massachusetts

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  1. dennis1

    dennis1 Junior Member

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    I just signed-up and thought I should introduce myself. I stopped playing for a while, but am back and happy for it. I just picked-up an R9 (9 5091) and loving it. I'll try to post a couple of photos (not sure how, yet).
     

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    JohnnyN Old School Premium Member

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    Welcome to the MLP, and happy new guitar day :)
    Is that stand made so it doesn't discolour nitro lacquered instruments?
     
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    Donal ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Premium Member

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    :welcome:

    Welcome to MLP :applause:

    Enjoy the fun and information :thumb:
     
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    dennis1 Junior Member

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    JohnnyN Thanks for the warning. It probably isn't Nitro safe. It was inexpensive (xcg4). I won't use it anymore. Do you have a recommendation? Thanks Again. Dennis
     
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    Donal, Thanks for the welcome. Happy to be here. Dennis
     
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    Welcome and HNGD!

    For the stand I take black cotton socks and wire tie them over the rubber that touches the guitar. I have not found a company yet that will declare their guitar stands nitro safe. The only one I had heard might be was Ultimate, but then I found this post from another board:

    "I researched this topic earlier some time ago and bought a few Ultimate Genesis stands. I put a Custom Shop Strat in one, a JV Strat in another, and my EJ Strat in the other. The CS and JV (poly on neck) are fine. The EJ (all nitro) was eaten in about 3 days. Fortunately, it was only the topmost layer of the lacquer that was affected and it rubbed out - close freak'in call. I now have the EJ back in an el cheezo GC stand with loads of guitar rags under and around contact points with the body and neck.

    I contacted Ultimate, and they DO NOT guarantee that their stands are OK with nitro."
     
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    dennis1 Junior Member

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    Wow! 3 days! Thanks again for the warning. Dennis
     
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    JohnnyN Old School Premium Member

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    You're welcome :)
    As for the stand LeftyF2203 gave some good advice and info. Covering with cotton seems to be very common. I've heard silk and cork being mentioned too.
     

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