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    The Gig From Hell Monday night came to a sudden end thanks to a downpour. I first secured my mandolin, it having already suffered a meter's fall onto the concrete deck and then attended to my gear. My Baggs Venue pre-amp/DI was sitting in a puddle of rainwater! Even though I got it out of there right quickly, the damage was done. It no longer responds to an input signal, and the power light stays on constantly. I removed the battery to stop that. And I've been leaving it in the sun to dry it out since then, though it's been mostly cloudy. No improvement, but still hoping.

    Anyone been down this path before? I'd open it, if I had the tools - kind of unusual fasteners, and my local repairman is on vacation.
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    Toss it in a bag of uncooked rice.
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    Do the rice, but you might want to gently heat the rice in an oven on a low temp for a little while to get it extra dry, then put it in a Tupperware with board after it cools. You’ll have too clean pedal of stray rice grains after the drying. Contact cleaner or electronics deoxyidizer might help...
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    Well, wonder of wonders! After several hours of sunshine, it has come back to life. I've gone and put it in a potful of rice, where it will sit for a few days for thoroughness' sake. Hopefully it will continue to improve and be ready to go in time for the next Gig From Hell.

    Thanks very much. That method had occurred to me, though I wasn't sure if it would work on something this large.
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    Default Re: Help With Baggs Venue

    I’ve had several “gigs from hell” in my career, glad you and your gear survived!
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