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    Hi, anybody have any problems using their V-drums in a basement? I'm looking at a new house where the basement is finished, but not sure about the dampness. Would this have any effect on the v-drums? Anybody have any horror stories? Success stories?
    Thanks!

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    Originally posted by Tully:
    Hi, anybody have any problems using their V-drums in a basement? I'm looking at a new house where the basement is finished, but not sure about the dampness. Would this have any effect on the v-drums? Anybody have any horror stories? Success stories?
    Thanks!
    There are no windows in my semi-finished basement. It sees a temp range of 70 deg F +/- 5 deg F. I had a set of acoustics there for ~7 years. They showed no signs of pitting, rust, etc. I've had my V's there for 2+ yrs with no apparent problems. I attribute this to having a dehumidifier. You would be surprised at how much H2O those things suck up.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Tully:
      Hi, anybody have any problems using their V-drums in a basement? I'm looking at a new house where the basement is finished, but not sure about the dampness. Would this have any effect on the v-drums? Anybody have any horror stories? Success stories?
      Thanks!
      I just moved my V-drums from my spare bedroom to the basement. But before I did that, I went out and bought a dehumidifier and set it up for direct drainage on the highest setting and had it run for two days prior to moving the V's. Prior to doing this my basement was dry but a little damp. A week later, it appears to be significantly better. I'm taking a little bit of a gamble here but I feel reasonably confident that I have limited the risk significantly.

      I would be interested in hearing other experiences.

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      • #4
        No help here... My basement has a continuous stream running through the french drains...it is useless...
        Did I mention I had a house for sale?

        Erik

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        • #5
          Hehehe...

          I want a huuuuuuuuuuuge basement, so I can have all my audio gear and drums in one room
          Music was my first love...

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          • #6
            I have a basement that is finished and has its own AC and furnace, so it's just like the upstairs down here (except it stays cooler even if the air is off, because it is partially underground - I think the hottest I've seen it get is about 76). I live in Atlanta, where it is usually SUPER humid in the summer and I have not had any problems. this is my second summer here (this house).

            redbrick
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            • #7
              I had problem with humitity and mold in my basement. I purchased a dehumitifier and it resolved the problem. My suggestion is to get a good one (I bought mine from Sears. Ran about $200 or so). IMHO it's worth the $$. Haven't had any problems with my electronic drum equipment.

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