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FlavioB
Hi ppl!
Next year I will very probably need to move out of my actual apartment and temporarily (like for 3-4 months) store all my goods in some sort of container, which will be stored in a huge warehouse/storage facility. This, because my new home will be ready on the 1st of August, but my actual apartment will be renovated from between April and May (4-5 weeks). I don't want to travel back and forth to my actual location, as I'll move in August to my final one.

So, besides my furniture and the usual stuff (TV, HiFi, CD collection, dishes, cutlery and so on) I will need to store my studio as well. And this is the part which really scares me!!! I do have almost 10 keyboard synths, for which I don't have any cases whatsoever (I do have the original Yamaha case for my CS-30 and a soft bag for my GEM S2 Turbo). I do have lots of desktop and rack units, all but few of them vintage (both keys, drum machines and other stuff). Got also a rarity (OSCar) and a classic Model D in good shape.

Have you ever had to deal with similar situations?
What are your suggestions? Do's and don't's?

I'm honestly also thinking to "spread" my studio around, like dividing it among a couple of friends of mine... but still... not so secure as it would be in a locked-off container, right?

And what about "3-4 months" without touching them, not even only powering them on? OK, this happens to a couple of synths already, as I'm not playing my Vermona Synthesizer since like many months or so... but anyway...

I'm not (yet) desperate, but I'd really love to hear your comments, suggestions, experiences...

Fortunately I got plenty of time to prepare for this and to plan it...

Thanks in advance!
Flavio.
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Royce Lee
I was in the same position. I wound up renting a storage closet for a few months and rented a truck to go back and forth. It was pretty painless. So many people these days have too much stuff, the storage locker business is surprisingly robust. They are usually climate controlled and comfortable. When I was taking gear back and forth I also found that I was not the only musician and was in the company of other studios.

In the end I found donating excessive gear for tax write off to be more effective than meeting strangers on Craigslist.

Usually these storage locker business, at least in the States, have extra-curricular activities in the evening after the lights are off and they are ostensibly closed.  Various cultists will meet in the basements and preform rituals. I found it interesting to observe some of these after a hard day of moving gear. Then in the morning they clean up the residue of candle wax, blood, and contraception and clear out...leaving no trace behind. I offered them use of my modular but found that they tended to like LA synthesis and FM instead, which was surprising. One has to be careful about this though, as the various storage locker companies belong to different sects, which have been locked in mortal warfare since ancient times.



On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 1:11 PM, Boniforti Flavio <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi ppl!
Next year I will very probably need to move out of my actual apartment and temporarily (like for 3-4 months) store all my goods in some sort of container, which will be stored in a huge warehouse/storage facility. This, because my new home will be ready on the 1st of August, but my actual apartment will be renovated from between April and May (4-5 weeks). I don't want to travel back and forth to my actual location, as I'll move in August to my final one.

So, besides my furniture and the usual stuff (TV, HiFi, CD collection, dishes, cutlery and so on) I will need to store my studio as well. And this is the part which really scares me!!! I do have almost 10 keyboard synths, for which I don't have any cases whatsoever (I do have the original Yamaha case for my CS-30 and a soft bag for my GEM S2 Turbo). I do have lots of desktop and rack units, all but few of them vintage (both keys, drum machines and other stuff). Got also a rarity (OSCar) and a classic Model D in good shape.

Have you ever had to deal with similar situations?
What are your suggestions? Do's and don't's?

I'm honestly also thinking to "spread" my studio around, like dividing it among a couple of friends of mine... but still... not so secure as it would be in a locked-off container, right?

And what about "3-4 months" without touching them, not even only powering them on? OK, this happens to a couple of synths already, as I'm not playing my Vermona Synthesizer since like many months or so... but anyway...

I'm not (yet) desperate, but I'd really love to hear your comments, suggestions, experiences...

Fortunately I got plenty of time to prepare for this and to plan it...

Thanks in advance!
Flavio.

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elmegil


On May 12, 2017 1:28 PM, "Royce Lee" <[hidden email]> wrote:
Usually these storage locker business, at least in the States, have extra-curricular activities in the evening after the lights are off and they are ostensibly closed.  Various cultists will meet in the basements and preform rituals. I found it interesting to observe some of these after a hard day of moving gear. Then in the morning they clean up the residue of candle wax, blood, and contraception and clear out...leaving no trace behind. I offered them use of my modular but found that they tended to like LA synthesis and FM instead, which was surprising. One has to be careful about this though, as the various storage locker companies belong to different sects, which have been locked in mortal warfare since ancient times.


You've been re-reading Illuminati! again, haven't you?  :)
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Royce Lee
It turns out that the storage locker business predates the Illuminati, having been started on Earth  by early cooperation between mutlicellular organisms and an advanced, but now extinct species of intergalactic travellers that were themselves part of an eternal guild of storage specialists.

For various reasons that I won't go into here, it is best Boniforti if you avoid storage lockers in the four corners of the building. Especially if you plan on moving your gear back into a studio that uses plugins simulating analogue gear. Also, I'd recommend sweeping before and after you move the gear in.

I think I am off topic though and should stop before I say too much.

Royce


On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 1:38 PM, Pete Hartman <[hidden email]> wrote:


On May 12, 2017 1:28 PM, "Royce Lee" <[hidden email]> wrote:
Usually these storage locker business, at least in the States, have extra-curricular activities in the evening after the lights are off and they are ostensibly closed.  Various cultists will meet in the basements and preform rituals. I found it interesting to observe some of these after a hard day of moving gear. Then in the morning they clean up the residue of candle wax, blood, and contraception and clear out...leaving no trace behind. I offered them use of my modular but found that they tended to like LA synthesis and FM instead, which was surprising. One has to be careful about this though, as the various storage locker companies belong to different sects, which have been locked in mortal warfare since ancient times.


You've been re-reading Illuminati! again, haven't you?  :)

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Kenny Balys-2
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I don't trust any lockup or storage place at all so I would never
recommend using them.

It may be better and safer to rent a small flat, pile everything in
there to the ceiling and move your insurance over to that place.

Other than that, distribution amongst your friends is also better in my
opinion.

If none of those, then selling off some of the gear may be an option.

Very frequently I hear a story such as "my storage locker got broken
into, be on the lookout for the following gear...."



On 12.05.17 18:11 , Boniforti Flavio wrote:
> Hi ppl! Next year I will very probably need to move out of my actual
> apartment and temporarily (like for 3-4 months) store all my goods
> in some sort of container, which will be stored in a huge
> warehouse/storage facility. This, because my new home will be ready
> on the 1st of August, but my actual apartment will be renovated from
> between April and May (4-5 weeks). I don't want to travel back and
> forth to my actual location, as I'll move in August to my final one.
>
<SNIP>
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Royce Lee
I didn't know about the theft issue. On a serious note, I would never use a facility that did not have an active front desk. There are some that are totally automated and open 24 hours. I would agree that is not at all secure. You would certainly want to find a place with people you trust and whom have eyes on everybody entering and leaving.

Part of my joking around was that I became friends with the people at the front desk. Looking back, now I know why they were always getting to know me. 


On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 1:55 PM, Kenny Balys <[hidden email]> wrote:

I don't trust any lockup or storage place at all so I would never
recommend using them.

It may be better and safer to rent a small flat, pile everything in
there to the ceiling and move your insurance over to that place.

Other than that, distribution amongst your friends is also better in my
opinion.

If none of those, then selling off some of the gear may be an option.

Very frequently I hear a story such as "my storage locker got broken
into, be on the lookout for the following gear...."



On 12.05.17 18:11 , Boniforti Flavio wrote:
Hi ppl! Next year I will very probably need to move out of my actual
apartment and temporarily (like for 3-4 months) store all my goods
in some sort of container, which will be stored in a huge
warehouse/storage facility. This, because my new home will be ready
on the 1st of August, but my actual apartment will be renovated from
between April and May (4-5 weeks). I don't want to travel back and
forth to my actual location, as I'll move in August to my final one.

<SNIP>

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Kylee Kennedy
I've had to store gear for months in storage. Like said before find one that takes security seriously. The last couple I used were big chain storage facilities in the US. They have cameras everywhere a front desk, only allow access during the day time...and the storage door was locked with my own lock not one supplied by them.
I made sure to bubble wrap and then put each keyboard into a large plastic bag. In case of earthquake the bubble wrap is some protection and the plastic covering in case the sprinkler system goes off. The biggest issue is storing them horizontally, because a lot of the battery leak issues and even transformers coming loose are bad bad bad if stored on their sides. I just buy those cheap rolling metal shelving they use everywhere in kitchens $99. Wide enough for all my vintage keys and since I have so many keyboards I can roll around a few shelves and get to one or two keyboards I want to use at the time and roll them back in.
The best part is when you get settled in and start to play with them again. Feels like christmas and it usually allows me to realize which keyboards I love and which ones I didn't miss and can sell.

Good luck with the move! 

Wish I could afford a house in LA, but I'd have to win the mega millions lottery.

Kylee



On Friday, May 12, 2017, Royce Lee <[hidden email]> wrote:
I didn't know about the theft issue. On a serious note, I would never use a facility that did not have an active front desk. There are some that are totally automated and open 24 hours. I would agree that is not at all secure. You would certainly want to find a place with people you trust and whom have eyes on everybody entering and leaving.

Part of my joking around was that I became friends with the people at the front desk. Looking back, now I know why they were always getting to know me. 


On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 1:55 PM, Kenny Balys <<a href="javascript:_e(%7B%7D,&#39;cvml&#39;,&#39;kenny@beatkamp.com&#39;);" target="_blank">kenny@...> wrote:

I don't trust any lockup or storage place at all so I would never
recommend using them.

It may be better and safer to rent a small flat, pile everything in
there to the ceiling and move your insurance over to that place.

Other than that, distribution amongst your friends is also better in my
opinion.

If none of those, then selling off some of the gear may be an option.

Very frequently I hear a story such as "my storage locker got broken
into, be on the lookout for the following gear...."



On 12.05.17 18:11 , Boniforti Flavio wrote:
Hi ppl! Next year I will very probably need to move out of my actual
apartment and temporarily (like for 3-4 months) store all my goods
in some sort of container, which will be stored in a huge
warehouse/storage facility. This, because my new home will be ready
on the 1st of August, but my actual apartment will be renovated from
between April and May (4-5 weeks). I don't want to travel back and
forth to my actual location, as I'll move in August to my final one.

<SNIP>

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FlavioB

Thanks for the hints.
Would it make sense to buy hard-cases for all my synths, so that I can staple them without too much fear of damaging something?
F.


Kylee Kennedy <[hidden email]> schrieb am Fr., 12. Mai 2017, 21:24:
I've had to store gear for months in storage. Like said before find one that takes security seriously. The last couple I used were big chain storage facilities in the US. They have cameras everywhere a front desk, only allow access during the day time...and the storage door was locked with my own lock not one supplied by them.
I made sure to bubble wrap and then put each keyboard into a large plastic bag. In case of earthquake the bubble wrap is some protection and the plastic covering in case the sprinkler system goes off. The biggest issue is storing them horizontally, because a lot of the battery leak issues and even transformers coming loose are bad bad bad if stored on their sides. I just buy those cheap rolling metal shelving they use everywhere in kitchens $99. Wide enough for all my vintage keys and since I have so many keyboards I can roll around a few shelves and get to one or two keyboards I want to use at the time and roll them back in.
The best part is when you get settled in and start to play with them again. Feels like christmas and it usually allows me to realize which keyboards I love and which ones I didn't miss and can sell.

Good luck with the move! 

Wish I could afford a house in LA, but I'd have to win the mega millions lottery.

Kylee



On Friday, May 12, 2017, Royce Lee <[hidden email]> wrote:
I didn't know about the theft issue. On a serious note, I would never use a facility that did not have an active front desk. There are some that are totally automated and open 24 hours. I would agree that is not at all secure. You would certainly want to find a place with people you trust and whom have eyes on everybody entering and leaving.

Part of my joking around was that I became friends with the people at the front desk. Looking back, now I know why they were always getting to know me. 


On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 1:55 PM, Kenny Balys <[hidden email]> wrote:

I don't trust any lockup or storage place at all so I would never
recommend using them.

It may be better and safer to rent a small flat, pile everything in
there to the ceiling and move your insurance over to that place.

Other than that, distribution amongst your friends is also better in my
opinion.

If none of those, then selling off some of the gear may be an option.

Very frequently I hear a story such as "my storage locker got broken
into, be on the lookout for the following gear...."



On 12.05.17 18:11 , Boniforti Flavio wrote:
Hi ppl! Next year I will very probably need to move out of my actual
apartment and temporarily (like for 3-4 months) store all my goods
in some sort of container, which will be stored in a huge
warehouse/storage facility. This, because my new home will be ready
on the 1st of August, but my actual apartment will be renovated from
between April and May (4-5 weeks). I don't want to travel back and
forth to my actual location, as I'll move in August to my final one.

<SNIP>

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Kenny Balys-2

If the cases are only for this purpose then its much more sensible to
get cheap plywood and 2 by 2 lengths, and build crates for everything.

I, with the help of a friend, was able to crate my whole studio in 2
days for a transatlantic move.

The cost of the materials was around $600. $600 will barely get you two
ATA flight cases (perhaps not even)

Just an idea.

On 14.05.17 16:08 , Boniforti Flavio wrote:
> Thanks for the hints.
> Would it make sense to buy hard-cases for all my synths, so that I can
> staple them without too much fear of damaging something?
> F.
>

<SNIP>
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FlavioB

Hi Kenny. What do you mean with "2 by 2 lengths"? 2x2m ?


Kenny Balys <[hidden email]> schrieb am So., 14. Mai 2017, 18:15:

If the cases are only for this purpose then its much more sensible to
get cheap plywood and 2 by 2 lengths, and build crates for everything.

I, with the help of a friend, was able to crate my whole studio in 2
days for a transatlantic move.

The cost of the materials was around $600. $600 will barely get you two
ATA flight cases (perhaps not even)

Just an idea.

On 14.05.17 16:08 , Boniforti Flavio wrote:
> Thanks for the hints.
> Would it make sense to buy hard-cases for all my synths, so that I can
> staple them without too much fear of damaging something?
> F.
>

<SNIP>
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Kenny Balys-2

Wups... these would be the 48mm by 48mm wood coming in 180cm lengths.

Basically, whatever is the absolute cheapest wood. The plywood is
re-enforced by corner bracing.

If you need any hints, watch the end of Raiders of the Lost Arc; right
after the line "top men". There is a room full of crates that will bring
a tear to the eye of any crate lover.

(some regions in Europa actually speak American for milled structural
lumber)

On 14.05.17 16:23 , Boniforti Flavio wrote:

> Hi Kenny. What do you mean with "2 by 2 lengths"? 2x2m ?
>
>
> Kenny Balys <[hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>> schrieb am
> So., 14. Mai 2017, 18:15:
>
>
>     If the cases are only for this purpose then its much more sensible to
>     get cheap plywood and 2 by 2 lengths, and build crates for everything.
>
>     I, with the help of a friend, was able to crate my whole studio in 2
>     days for a transatlantic move.
>
>     The cost of the materials was around $600. $600 will barely get you two
>     ATA flight cases (perhaps not even)
>
>     Just an idea.
>
>     On 14.05.17 16:08 , Boniforti Flavio wrote:
>      > Thanks for the hints.
>      > Would it make sense to buy hard-cases for all my synths, so that
>     I can
>      > staple them without too much fear of damaging something?
>      > F.
>      >
>
>     <SNIP>
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Andre Majorel-8
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On 2017-05-14 16:15 +0000, Kenny Balys wrote:

> If the cases are only for this purpose then its much more
> sensible to get cheap plywood and 2 by 2 lengths, and build
> crates for everything.
>
> I, with the help of a friend, was able to crate my whole
> studio in 2 days for a transatlantic move.
>
> The cost of the materials was around $600. $600 will barely
> get you two ATA flight cases (perhaps not even)

If it's just for storage (or for infrequent transport by careful
people), you can use OSB or particle board which is quite a bit
cheaper than plywood. If you're stingy and/or environmentally
conscious, you don't even have to buy it ; there's a lot of free
16-mm melamine particle board out there from discarded
bookshelves and wardrobes. In dense urban areas, the average
yield would be a few square metres per kilometre of pavement.

--
André Majorel http://www.teaser.fr/~amajorel/
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el macaco
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Hello.

I just had my studio packed for a move and stored for 2 and a half years.  

Seal them in plastic to protect from moisture and put some silica gel or cloth bags of rice to absorb ambient moisture. Don't tape them up too tight as it might fuck with knobs and switches.

Be prepared to do some repair when you unpack them, as things can go wrong.

Better in the container and make sure you have insurance to cover replacement in case of fire or other loss.

Hope that helps.



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On May 12, 2017, at 1:11 PM, Boniforti Flavio <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi ppl!
Next year I will very probably need to move out of my actual apartment and temporarily (like for 3-4 months) store all my goods in some sort of container, which will be stored in a huge warehouse/storage facility. This, because my new home will be ready on the 1st of August, but my actual apartment will be renovated from between April and May (4-5 weeks). I don't want to travel back and forth to my actual location, as I'll move in August to my final one.

So, besides my furniture and the usual stuff (TV, HiFi, CD collection, dishes, cutlery and so on) I will need to store my studio as well. And this is the part which really scares me!!! I do have almost 10 keyboard synths, for which I don't have any cases whatsoever (I do have the original Yamaha case for my CS-30 and a soft bag for my GEM S2 Turbo). I do have lots of desktop and rack units, all but few of them vintage (both keys, drum machines and other stuff). Got also a rarity (OSCar) and a classic Model D in good shape.

Have you ever had to deal with similar situations?
What are your suggestions? Do's and don't's?

I'm honestly also thinking to "spread" my studio around, like dividing it among a couple of friends of mine... but still... not so secure as it would be in a locked-off container, right?

And what about "3-4 months" without touching them, not even only powering them on? OK, this happens to a couple of synths already, as I'm not playing my Vermona Synthesizer since like many months or so... but anyway...

I'm not (yet) desperate, but I'd really love to hear your comments, suggestions, experiences...

Fortunately I got plenty of time to prepare for this and to plan it...

Thanks in advance!
Flavio.
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Ben Bradley
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> And what about "3-4 months" without touching them, not even only powering
> them on? OK, this happens to a couple of synths already, as I'm not playing
> my Vermona Synthesizer since like many months or so... but anyway...

This is a short enough time frame I wouldn't worry, but (IMO as
someone who's done both electronics designer and repair) electronic
devices should be powered up for at least a few minutes once or twice
a year to keep electrolytic capacitors from de-forming. Keep away from
high humidity and/or cold weather. I like the silica gel and rice bag
idea.

> I'm honestly also thinking to "spread" my studio around, like dividing it
> among a couple of friends of mine... but still... not so secure as it would
> be in a locked-off container, right?

   As others have said, a locked-off container might not be your most
secure option. If you do it use the round high-security locks that are
harder to cut open (or whatever the best thing is thesedays). I used a
cheaper lock on one 20 years ago, and mine was one of several storage
units hit one night (the manager lived on-site, but the place had 24
hour access and this probably happened at 4AM). They didn't hit any
units with the round locks. Yes, I lost a synth, not quite sure of the
model but I think it was an Octave Cat.
SVG
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SVG
Above and beyond security, storage lockers hardly ever will guarantee the safety of your prize possessions.  I have a friend who kept his father's furniture in a storage locker for a few months.  The roof leaked and even though he had proactively draped tarps over everything and put everything on pallets, there was still some damage.  The storage locker people will tell you to get outside insurance.  

When you don't have to stand by the integrity of your building, you don't keep up on roofing repairs as often as  you might.

Seriously, give the gear to several friends.  They will not only benefit from the joy of discovery, they will take care of your gear like no other.

Stephen






On Sun, May 14, 2017 at 9:18 PM, Ben Bradley <[hidden email]> wrote:
> And what about "3-4 months" without touching them, not even only powering
> them on? OK, this happens to a couple of synths already, as I'm not playing
> my Vermona Synthesizer since like many months or so... but anyway...

This is a short enough time frame I wouldn't worry, but (IMO as
someone who's done both electronics designer and repair) electronic
devices should be powered up for at least a few minutes once or twice
a year to keep electrolytic capacitors from de-forming. Keep away from
high humidity and/or cold weather. I like the silica gel and rice bag
idea.

> I'm honestly also thinking to "spread" my studio around, like dividing it
> among a couple of friends of mine... but still... not so secure as it would
> be in a locked-off container, right?

   As others have said, a locked-off container might not be your most
secure option. If you do it use the round high-security locks that are
harder to cut open (or whatever the best thing is thesedays). I used a
cheaper lock on one 20 years ago, and mine was one of several storage
units hit one night (the manager lived on-site, but the place had 24
hour access and this probably happened at 4AM). They didn't hit any
units with the round locks. Yes, I lost a synth, not quite sure of the
model but I think it was an Octave Cat.

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FlavioB
Hi everybody.
Thank you all for your contributions - I got pretty much an idea of how to do it (and what to avoid!) :-) Let's try to make a summary here:

- storage (container is preferred, as it has only to be loaded once at my actual home and unloaded once at my new home) has to be climatized, securely locked and possibly video-surveilled.
- plywood crates are to be preferred over flight cases, mainly because of the huge price difference.
- wrapping my synths individually in bubble wrap, then somehow "seal them" with plastic bags and adding silica or rice bags for humidity is the way to go.
- these "wrapped" synths can be put into crates, made of either plywood or osb: the latter seems to be the cheaper, but will it be "good enough" for my synths coverage? I will most probably stack them horizontally.
- insurance has to be verified, if it's possible to transfer it over for a period of time. I already have all my gear insured, but of course only if it is in my home.
- lending out gear to friends is also a good idea, but not every synth-friend of mine has enough room for even only "some" of my synths. I will for sure ask them.

Now, what about follow type of hardware:
rack-mount units (I also got an MKS-80, the one which arrived from US with a broken front panel PCB!), drum machines (TR-606, Yocto), desktop synths (MS-20M, Boomstar 4075, Nyborg-12).

Also, for hardware I still have the original packaging (like for my Drumbrute), will that be enough?

Thank you guys! I'm really glad you have so much suggestions - now I gotta find what better suits my situation!

BR,
Flavio.


2017-05-15 7:21 GMT+02:00 Stephen . <[hidden email]>:
Above and beyond security, storage lockers hardly ever will guarantee the safety of your prize possessions.  I have a friend who kept his father's furniture in a storage locker for a few months.  The roof leaked and even though he had proactively draped tarps over everything and put everything on pallets, there was still some damage.  The storage locker people will tell you to get outside insurance.  

When you don't have to stand by the integrity of your building, you don't keep up on roofing repairs as often as  you might.

Seriously, give the gear to several friends.  They will not only benefit from the joy of discovery, they will take care of your gear like no other.

Stephen






On Sun, May 14, 2017 at 9:18 PM, Ben Bradley <[hidden email]> wrote:
> And what about "3-4 months" without touching them, not even only powering
> them on? OK, this happens to a couple of synths already, as I'm not playing
> my Vermona Synthesizer since like many months or so... but anyway...

This is a short enough time frame I wouldn't worry, but (IMO as
someone who's done both electronics designer and repair) electronic
devices should be powered up for at least a few minutes once or twice
a year to keep electrolytic capacitors from de-forming. Keep away from
high humidity and/or cold weather. I like the silica gel and rice bag
idea.

> I'm honestly also thinking to "spread" my studio around, like dividing it
> among a couple of friends of mine... but still... not so secure as it would
> be in a locked-off container, right?

   As others have said, a locked-off container might not be your most
secure option. If you do it use the round high-security locks that are
harder to cut open (or whatever the best thing is thesedays). I used a
cheaper lock on one 20 years ago, and mine was one of several storage
units hit one night (the manager lived on-site, but the place had 24
hour access and this probably happened at 4AM). They didn't hit any
units with the round locks. Yes, I lost a synth, not quite sure of the
model but I think it was an Octave Cat.


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Bruno Afonso
Slightly tangential, but I wonder if any Canadian can recommend a storage place in Ottawa/Gatineau area? Need to some my studio stuff alongside my house belongings for some months.. at least until sometime in Sept.

Right now we're looking at Dymon where we've stored some stuff before. 

Cheers

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FlavioB
... ah yes - I forgot to mention that my studio is in Switzerland, so if anybody would know of some reliable storage facility here... :-)
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2017-05-15 16:55 GMT+02:00 Bruno Afonso <[hidden email]>:
Slightly tangential, but I wonder if any Canadian can recommend a storage place in Ottawa/Gatineau area? Need to some my studio stuff alongside my house belongings for some months.. at least until sometime in Sept.

Right now we're looking at Dymon where we've stored some stuff before. 

Cheers


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We have had a good experience with Dymon; not synths though. As you know they are very secure and climate controlled. We did have some things of a relatives stored at a place out in Stittsville that was neither of these, just less expensive. Nothing happened but it made me uncomfortable.

Cheers,

John



On 2017-05-15, at 10:55 AM, Bruno Afonso wrote:

> Slightly tangential, but I wonder if any Canadian can recommend a storage place in Ottawa/Gatineau area? Need to some my studio stuff alongside my house belongings for some months.. at least until sometime in Sept.
>
> Right now we're looking at Dymon where we've stored some stuff before.
>
> Cheers
>

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Bruno Afonso
Thanks John, that's very helpful. We liked Dymon too, I was just wondering if there were other good places a bit more affordable.. ;) 

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On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 1:24 PM John Emond <[hidden email]> wrote:
We have had a good experience with Dymon; not synths though. As you know they are very secure and climate controlled. We did have some things of a relatives stored at a place out in Stittsville that was neither of these, just less expensive. Nothing happened but it made me uncomfortable.

Cheers,

John



On 2017-05-15, at 10:55 AM, Bruno Afonso wrote:

> Slightly tangential, but I wonder if any Canadian can recommend a storage place in Ottawa/Gatineau area? Need to some my studio stuff alongside my house belongings for some months.. at least until sometime in Sept.
>
> Right now we're looking at Dymon where we've stored some stuff before.
>
> Cheers
>

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