That new guitar case smell...and kettle corn caramel

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  1. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    My brain works in weird ways...anyway...

    You know how pretty well all (core) PRS guitar cases have that nice smell to them, and it seems to last forever? I never could quite characterize it: Vanilla? Touch of honey? The 2005 CU22-12 I just received has a case that still has that smell - amazing after 14 years. Which is what reminded me to post this:

    Back in March, or maybe February, I was running sound at a festival event. Suddenly, I could smell that PRS case "fragrance"! What? Where is that coming from?

    It was from the kettle corn vendor, and whatever caramel they use.

    Now I'm pretty sure PRS doesn't use actual kettle-corn caramel when they make their cases (or whoever makes them for PRS), but dang, it was the exact scent!

    Anyone else smell that scent out in the "real world"?
     
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  2. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    shouldn’t you be at a meeting you caused your own self?
     
  3. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    If they make scent cards for a newly washed car then certainly the possibility exists. There's a certain smell in Gibson cases from the 50's and 60's too. I sense a business opportunity here ..
     
  4. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Not buying it...............(walks off to sniff case)............well, I'll be damned. That's a good call. I totally get that from a 2009 Paisley case.
     
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  5. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Mine smell like cigarettes and one night stands.
     
  6. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Brazzy?
     
  7. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    @[email protected] Didn’t specify gender when giving them that title. :rolleyes:
     
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  8. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    You can erase the first part with baking soda; the other part you don't want to.
     
  9. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    You know those guitars I have hanging on my wall? I've used the cases as popcorn containers for years.
     
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  10. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I love popcorn.
     
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  11. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Do you stop at Garrett's when you're in the Chicago area? If not, make your daughter take you there the next time you're on this side of the lake.
     
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  12. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Yes, and they also have one near me.

    I crave that stuff. I like the mix of cheese corn, caramel corn, and plain kettle corn. Oh man!
     
  13. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    Mmm....popcorn! Lots of kettle corn out here, less so the other varieties.

    Now that my fiddles are off the wall and I have to open the cases again, I did notice a similar smell. Figured it was from my cold or nose spray.
     
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  14. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Cool! I didn't know they had shops outside of the Chicago area. I'm with you on the mix!
     
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  15. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I’ve seen video where a a someone mixed coffee in with glue so that it had a nice aroma !

    Could this be a caramel scented carcinogenic adhesive?!:confused:
     
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  16. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I sure hope so!
     
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  17. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    That could explain......:oops:
     
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  18. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Ditto!
     
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  19. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Finally getting back to this thread...been sticking to the Elec Guitars subforum last few days.

    Glad to see I have some concurrence!

    Heh. I will say "no comment" to that, in a "pleading the fifth" kinda way...
     
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  20. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    It has occurred to me THAT is the smell in the case I have. None of the others had it so I couldn't i.d. it.
    Well done!
     

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