That Smell

Advice and tips on building a Carvin Guitars kit.

Moderators: Kevio, ElfDude, JesseM, RockCrue, soundchick, ChrisH, peb, Mike Jones, Bundy

Bliff Curton
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 17
Joined: Oct 2018

That Smell

Postby Bliff Curton » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:11 pm

Has anybody experienced “that smell?”


This smell phenomenon has been pushing me towards another Carvin/Kisel.
I have an ‘00/‘01 LB70p - opening up the case is a near-spiritual experience when that smell greets you as you look upon your instrument.
This phenomenon makes for quite the ritual and affected my psyche to have reference for the instrument.
I always though it was the wood finish but it would be funny if it is just the case.
If its the case, I want those casses for each of my instruments.

User avatar
spudmunkey
Elite Carvinite
Elite Carvinite
Posts: 16071
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: San Francisco Bay Area

Re: That Smell

Postby spudmunkey » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:19 pm

I've heard G&G adds some sort of treatment to their cases that are made in certain times a year that smells like vanilla. i think it has something to do with humidity mitigation, but I'm not 100% sure. :think:

Bliff Curton
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 17
Joined: Oct 2018

Re: That Smell

Postby Bliff Curton » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:56 pm

That must be it.

The Smell is a vanilla/skittles kind of smell.

Thanks Spudmonkey

User avatar
texastoast
Gold Carvinite
Gold Carvinite
Posts: 1873
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Duh, Im in Texas

Re: That Smell

Postby texastoast » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:22 am

someone once said it smells like tapioca. I think that nailed it.

Bliff Curton
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 17
Joined: Oct 2018

Re: That Smell

Postby Bliff Curton » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:15 pm

Well bummer, dude.

I purchased a new Icon, expecting to be able to experience that smell when I open the case

But they dont carry hardshell bass casses anymore.

Oh well, “attachment is the root of suffering”


Return to Builder's Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests