How to remove smell of cigarettes from amp?

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  1. AaronG

    AaronG Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi Guys,

    I just bought a used Bryston 3B sst (Thanks James!) The previous owner was a smoker, and I find that the amp smells like cigarette smoke. I have a non-smoking house hold and I've gotten a few complaints.
    Does anyone know how to get the smell out of the amp?

    Thanks,
    Aaron
     
  2. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Just tell the amp that smoking will stunt it's growth and
    you should be okay.... [​IMG]

    You might want to buy a couple cans of Fellowes PC Duster
    from Wallyworld and take the cover off the amp and dust the
    guts off.. That may help.. I have heard some guys will put
    the amp in thier basement and let it play for a few days and
    they say this helps air it out.. Or you could always hang a
    Smelly Pine Tree inside (you know.. the car air fresheners)
     
  3. Todd Alexander

    Todd Alexander Stunt Coordinator

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    Kick James butt for being a smoker, then, clean as much of the receiver as you can (which you probably already did). The remaining scent will disapear as time goes on. In a week it will be significatnly weaker. In a month it should be about completely gone.

    The air duster idea is pretty good too, it may speed up the time you wait.
     
  4. AaronG

    AaronG Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks guys,

    I'll try the duster.
    Bryston actually just recommended the same thing. They said I should use an air compressor at 80-100 psi.
    Anyone know what psi the duster is?

    Thanks,
    Aaron
     
  5. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Lead Actor

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    It's got to be less than that, after all it can't fill a tire!
    Another thought, aside from opening the unit and cleaning everything that's not critical, would be to place a charcoal filter or even briquet inside in a safe place to absorb odors.
     
  6. Mark Dickerson

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    Aaron:

    Move it to the basement, take the cover off and let a fan blow on it for about a week. Set up a couple of passive air fresheners next to it (the kind that is intended to "neutralize" smoke), as well.

    It should be fine in a week.
     

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