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post #4 of Old 10-03-2011
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It can be done.
The salty air will wreak havoc (read - rust) on the steel strings but you can take some precautions to limit this.
I'd carefully wipe down your strings with either rubbing alcohol or denatured before putting them back in their cases, taking care not to get the thinner on anything but the fret board.
I'd cut out pieces of a heavy gauge plastic drop cloth that could be inserted into each case, on top of the guitars before closing the case tightly. The plastic cut outs should be bigger then the inside dimensions so it gets held in place when you close each guitar case.
I'd use Damp-its or other humidification device in each guitar case (moistened with fresh water of course).
I'd keep plenty of spare sets of strings around in an air tight case or bag.
Invest in D'Addario stock.

The use of dessicants has been suggested and might be a good idea for storing your tube amp in it's own air tight bag.

It can be done.
Good luck.

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