Re: [LAU] water-damaged rhodes ?

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To: Dave Phillips <dlphillips@...>
Cc: LAU Mail List <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Saturday, August 25, 2007 - 12:14 pm

On Sat, 2007-08-25 at 08:27 -0400, Dave Phillips wrote:


Here's a paraphrase of an email that I sent to Yamaha a couple of
years ago ;-) You might find it enlightening ;-)

I bought a new Yamaha EMX88S portable PA on August 7th, 2005. I
used the PA on the night of August 20th, 2005 at a gig. I was very
pleased with the unit. Since I didn't have enough room in my car I
asked our other guitarist, Robert, if he would take it home with him and
he could bring it to the next gig. Robert dutifully took the system
home and placed it under his bed for safe keeping. All of this would be
unremarkable except for the fact that I live seven blocks off of the
beach in Long Beach, MS and Robert lives about a mile from Lake
Pontchartrain in Slidell, LA. Needless to say, Katrina came along a
week later and changed quite a few things around here. My family and I
evacuated east and Robert and his family went west. Unfortunately,
Robert, being ever the optimist, didn't evacuate his musical gear or
move it to higher ground. The EMX88S spent about a day and a half under
two or three feet of muddy, Lake Pontchartrain water. When Robert
returned he pulled the muddy PA out from under his bed and, having no
other real alternatives and little hope, hosed it down to remove the
crud. He then let it sit in his house for a couple of months. There is
still a small amount of dried mud inside the unit but nothing major. We
plugged it in, hooked up a couple of speakers and tested it out....
Everything worked!

Here it is, two years later, and I'm still using it and everything
still works.


Jan 'Evil Twin' Depner

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of
arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to
skid in sideways, chardonnay in one hand, chocolate in the other, body
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming 'WOO HOO, what a ride'"

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[LAU] water-damaged rhodes ?, Dave Phillips, (Sat Aug 25, 11:53 am)
Re: [LAU] water-damaged rhodes ?, Fons Adriaensen, (Sat Aug 25, 1:43 pm)
Re: [LAU] water-damaged rhodes ?, Dave Phillips, (Sat Aug 25, 2:01 pm)
Re: [LAU] water-damaged rhodes ? UPDATE, Dave Phillips, (Fri Aug 31, 8:29 pm)
Re: [LAU] water-damaged rhodes ? UPDATE, Paul Winkler, (Fri Aug 31, 8:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] water-damaged rhodes ?, Tracey Hytry, (Sat Aug 25, 1:15 pm)
Re: [LAU] water-damaged rhodes ?, Jan Depner, (Sat Aug 25, 12:14 pm)
Re: [LAU] water-damaged rhodes ?, Dave Phillips, (Sat Aug 25, 1:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] water-damaged rhodes ?, Fons Adriaensen, (Sat Aug 25, 1:45 pm)