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  • Snake Aces
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    Originally posted by ErikH View Post
    Here's what ya do if you want to hang them. Get a nice 2x4 or 2x6, stain it a nice color, bevel the edges, whatever you want. Mount the wall hangars on that board and then mount the board to the wall in to the studs. If will not go anywhere. A buddy of mine did that in his upstairs "studio" room. Two rows in fact.
    This is a great idea, I thought of a similar approach even. I am afraid that once a few of them are hanging on the board, that the steel stud strips might not handle it over time. I am sure it will be fine, but I am so paranoid when I am not drilling into a traditional wooden stud.

    Either way, I am going to try it. I could always buy some cheap guitars to test it before putting my good ones up there.

    I like the idea of staining and giving it a finishing touch. I also like the idea of adding LED lights via PFDarkside. I am not a very skilled carpenter, but in theory, I love these ideas. When I try to execute them, I usually fail.

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  • PFDarkside
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    Originally posted by ErikH View Post
    Here's what ya do if you want to hang them. Get a nice 2x4 or 2x6, stain it a nice color, bevel the edges, whatever you want. Mount the wall hangars on that board and then mount the board to the wall in to the studs. If will not go anywhere. A buddy of mine did that in his upstairs "studio" room. Two rows in fact.
    The Youtuber Darrell Braun has a similar setup, he’s got LED strips on the board as well. It looks very cool. If I had a dedicated room/finished basement, I’d definitely do it.

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  • ErikH
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    Here's what ya do if you want to hang them. Get a nice 2x4 or 2x6, stain it a nice color, bevel the edges, whatever you want. Mount the wall hangars on that board and then mount the board to the wall in to the studs. If will not go anywhere. A buddy of mine did that in his upstairs "studio" room. Two rows in fact.

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  • Snake Aces
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    Originally posted by Masta' C View Post
    Unless it came with a nice factory gig bag, I typically have a hard case for every guitar I own. Both my wife and I hate the fact that we have to store them, however. At least half of my guitars are hung on the wall, so the cases aren't even used for the most part, but even if I build a Warmoth partscaster, eventually I will get a case for it and keep it on reserve.
    This is kinda my dilemma minus the wife part. I have one for each, but the cases take up more space than the guitars themselves. I am currently planning on mounting 5 to 7 wall mountable hangers in my sub-basement, I just have not decided which wall mounts I want to trust $2000 to $4000 instruments in. Then, I have the complication of a Styrofoam wall that uses metal plates with traditional stud spacing. It is an unfinished basement, but the unique Styrofoam walls actually create a decent jam space.

    So... do I dare trust a wall mount on these walls? And do I want to keep buying cases while running out of places to keep them?

    If you ask me, the case storage dillema is a bunch of:

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  • Masta' C
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    Unless it came with a nice factory gig bag, I typically have a hard case for every guitar I own. Both my wife and I hate the fact that we have to store them, however. At least half of my guitars are hung on the wall, so the cases aren't even used for the most part, but even if I build a Warmoth partscaster, eventually I will get a case for it and keep it on reserve.

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  • Mincer
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    I would think anything like that needs a power source to send out a signal constantly. So you either charge your guitar every other day, or the case. There has to be a better way, eventually that is affordable for most musicians.

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  • Snake Aces
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    Originally posted by ehdwuld View Post

    RFID only works if you have a reader within a few feet of it
    it's not like a GPS tracker or your phone that has power on it and talks to satellites and stuff

    You cant track it anywhere it goes
    You can track it to the nearest pawn shop that has a reader and reads it
    Like bar codes it reads out a code that the pawn shop looks up in a data base that shows lost or stolen

    That's the reason those things failed to catch on with Carvin guitars back in the day
    I am not sure what the newer companies are using for asset tracking then. I assumed it was RFID, but they must be using something besides RFIDs now. My point is, advanced satellite asset tracking is already here. It is only a matter of time before it becomes more affordable for the average consumer.

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  • ehdwuld
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    Originally posted by Snake Aces View Post

    In short, a very small, very very small microchip tracker is placed somewhere within the asset. This allows you to track the asset wherever they/it are/is. There are many companies specializing in this and eventually it will become more available to the average consumer. Right now you can get discounts if you want to track multiple assets through one company, but for the most part, it is currently used for assets more valuable than instruments because of cost. It is used a lot with human beings and items of specific interest to very wealthy individuals. It is good stuff, but welcome to the cyberpunk era.
    RFID only works if you have a reader within a few feet of it
    it's not like a GPS tracker or your phone that has power on it and talks to satellites and stuff

    You cant track it anywhere it goes
    You can track it to the nearest pawn shop that has a reader and reads it
    Like bar codes it reads out a code that the pawn shop looks up in a data base that shows lost or stolen

    That's the reason those things failed to catch on with Carvin guitars back in the day

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  • Snake Aces
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    Originally posted by Mincer View Post

    Gotcha. So does it have to be scanned in order to track it? Or is it instant satellite tracking wherever it is? I would assume you'd be paying a monthly fee for that.
    Most of them use satellite tracking that I know of, but some companies do not disclose how they are tracking assets (for obvious reasons), but clients are given specific instructions on how they can view the tracking location at any time.

    I do not know about the fee schedule. If I ever use one of the services for an instrument, I will definitely write a post about it someday in case anyone is interested. I imagine that is going to be at least a year away, if not longer. We will see how the world takes shape in the post-pandemic era, if we ever get there. It definitely is a technology that was advancing very rapidly, until the outbreak.

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  • Mincer
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    Originally posted by Snake Aces View Post

    In short, a very small, very very small microchip tracker is placed somewhere within the asset. This allows you to track the asset wherever they/it are/is. There are many companies specializing in this and eventually it will become more available to the average consumer. Right now you can get discounts if you want to track multiple assets through one company, but for the most part, it is currently used for assets more valuable than instruments because of cost. It is used a lot with human beings and items of specific interest to very wealthy individuals. It is good stuff, but welcome to the cyberpunk era.
    Gotcha. So does it have to be scanned in order to track it? Or is it instant satellite tracking wherever it is? I would assume you'd be paying a monthly fee for that.

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  • Boogie Bill
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    All hard cases.

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  • Snake Aces
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    Originally posted by Mincer View Post

    Explain how RFIDs work for someone like me who hasn't kept up with it.
    In short, a very small, very very small microchip tracker is placed somewhere within the asset. This allows you to track the asset wherever they/it are/is. There are many companies specializing in this and eventually it will become more available to the average consumer. Right now you can get discounts if you want to track multiple assets through one company, but for the most part, it is currently used for assets more valuable than instruments because of cost. It is used a lot with human beings and items of specific interest to very wealthy individuals. It is good stuff, but welcome to the cyberpunk era.

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  • Mincer
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    Originally posted by Snake Aces View Post
    Indeed. The other thing that is changing the game is RFID technological advancement. I hate RFIDs, I am against them... except when it comes to some gear. Thieves will get caught if they ever try to take some of my best stuff in the near future. I will have the last laugh and I will press charges
    Explain how RFIDs work for someone like me who hasn't kept up with it.

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  • Snake Aces
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    Indeed. The other thing that is changing the game is RFID technological advancement. I hate RFIDs, I am against them... except when it comes to some gear. Thieves will get caught if they ever try to take some of my best stuff in the near future. I will have the last laugh and I will press charges

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  • Mincer
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    I figure a case isn't going to stop a thief. If they are smart, they will get what they want eventually. Good thing that at shows, the gear is rarely out of sight (and insured).

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