Anyway, the ultraviolet LEDs didn't work out very well in fixing the stink of stinky bass. They helped, and while the stink decreased significantly, it still had quite the stench. So I used an alcohol scrub, and that helped a little more. But it was still pretty bad. So now I've gone all out and hit it with a couple of washes of hydrogen perchlorate. And by washes, I mean full-on scrubs with a brush I made out of wire and sponge. Even with all the previous cleanings, the interior was still surprisingly filthy. At least, that's what I get from the colour of the rinse.
(I know, I know, I should never use water on wood. I didn't like the idea either. Of course, the "water" was the highest concentration of hydrogen perchlorate I can make at home. And yes, I'm following the advice of various websites on how to salvage mildew-infected wood. I force-air dried it out as quickly as possible with the output of a HEPA filter for 12 hours.)
Anyway, I've hit it with lemon oil, to try to restore some of lost oils in the wood. Currently, it mostly smells vaguely of lemon. I can live with that as an endpoint. But the stink comes back again, I don't really know what I'll do. Any suggestions? I don't have an ozone generator.
Oh, also, I went down to Rustycon on Friday. I had a good time, and ended up accidentally sort of kind of playing a party for about 15 minutes! Someone asked me what an Irish bouzouki was, and I gave a demonstration, which turned into a mini concert. That was kind of awesome. ^_^ I also think I sold two or three people on them. Someone should give me a commission!
This post originated at ソ-ラ-バ-ド-のおん: Solarbird Makes Noises, on Dreamwidth.