It will get scorching as hell on stage, and so long as you are staying hydrated which means you are going to sweat your ass off. Although possibly not as a lot as Jason Newsted did again when he performed with Metallica within the ’90s. That dude was sweating a lot he was really breaking basses on tour.
In an interview with Bass Player, Newsted talked about his insane testing methodology for basses after he acquired bored with breaking so many because of extreme sweat. The testing methodology concerned a bath of salt water, a coil heater, and a stand – one bass survived.
“For Load, I used a ’58 P-Bass and a 1981 Spector NS 4-string. The Spectors had been constructed rather well, performed properly, and sounded glorious, however I had a number of hassle with sweat getting inside. All of my devices needed to be salt-water proofed. We would achieved an out of doors present on the final tour, and by the top of the gig, there was one functioning bass out of six – dangerous information. And when a bass going by 250,000 watts of PA unexpectedly shorts-out, persons are not joyful.”
“Once I was making an attempt to determine who was going to construct my basses for the tour, I might have to check every bass. I might refill an enormous tub with tremendous scorching water, dump in some salt, and submerge the bass. Then, I might take it out of the bathtub and put it in entrance of a coil heater for a couple of minutes. I might repeat this similar course of thrice with every bass. Then I might beat the crap out of it for some time in my studio, and at last I might let it sit on a stand for a few days. Normally, the bass corrodes and does not play anymore. Not one of the basses handed that take a look at apart from the Sadowsky.”
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