A Clean, Fresh Smelling Amp

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Let’s say you find a really old Tweed Deluxe amp at a garage sale somewhere. Everything is working fine but the amp itself has a bad odour. A little cleaning up and the amp looks much better inside.

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But that smell! It is still there. What to do?

I followed such a thread on The Gear Page. And I have no idea whether any of these suggestions work. But here they are:

Use Odaban.

Put coffee beans in a brown paper bag and leave them inside the amp.

Remove the chassis and leave it and the cabinet in the direct sunlight in spring.

Place lots of baking soda along with a cup of apple cider vinegar inside the cabinet.

Put the amp in a large trash bag and fill it with loosely wadded up newspaper. Then put a small cup of baking soda with a few drops of lemon juice in it.

First, vacuum out the dead cat.

Well, you get the idea. Lots of things you need to deal with as a guitar player.

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