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Ok slutz, what's the worst smelling piece of gear you ever bought?!
Old 14th November 2018
I have a '67 Starfire bass made out of mahogany. I started modding it years ago and the smell of the freshly drilled mahogany is just amazing. So much so that I got carried away.
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Old 14th November 2018
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Bought a JV-1080. It was owned by a smoker and after months, the thing was still smelling so horroble that I couldnt have it around. Luckily it wa my backup unit, so I sold it off. It got in with an extra expansion card, and I sold that separetly as well. You know, for the dry cleaners ;-)
Old 14th November 2018
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i have an HP test oscillator... one of the ones with the big ass wheel

smelled like someone had eaten a carton of cigarettes and took a **** inside the thing
Old 14th November 2018
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Back in the eighties...a piece of what I thought to be Black Afghan, but turned out to be at least 50% rubber.
And my english gf used to call the stuff „gear“, so that qualifies.
Old 14th November 2018
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The gear smelled acidic and like it had been bathed in antifreeze. It was Chinese. Inside I found fish food.
Old 15th November 2018
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The last set of acoustic treatment panels I bought smelled absolutely ghastly for the first few weeks out of the box, if that counts as gear. Thankfully it subsided eventually, but it was quite foul in a sort of quasi-organic way. Like android farts.
Old 15th November 2018
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Bought a Fender Black Face Tremolux 20 odd years ago dirt cheap...and smelt revolting. Nice though
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