** Reply to message from "chekmarx" <email@example.com> on
Thu, 25 Mar 2010 21:48:16 -0400
> Wow! That's all I can think to say about such a massive lightening strike
> and the negative results. No, that's not true. I think you just convinced
> me to do two things:
> 1] Buy a UPS regardless of the physical size of the unit and find room for
> it no matter what!
> 2] Get myself some renter's insurance, regardless of the monthly or yearly
> If I got hit with lightening even only somewhat as powerful as you just
> described and lost my musical and computer gear I'd be looking in the
> neighborhood of $5 to $6 thousand to replace everything. And some of the
> gear is nearly irreplaceable. The Les-Paul guitar I own for instance
> increases in value every quarter of the year. Models like mine run from
> $2000 to $10,000 depending on age and condition. Gibson Les-Paul's are
> pretty much worth their weight in gold. Go to www.musiciansfriend.com and
> take a look at the range of prices and you will be blown away. Even their
> "Studio" models, which are basic pieces with all the sonic qualities of the
> more expensive models, they just lack the physical "beauty" of their pricier
> kin go for at least a grand and up.
I don't leave my equipment plugged in when I am done. I even unplug my laptop
when I shutdown for the night. I do have a UPS for my home file and print
server which stays on 24/7 but I don't know if any of the equipment would
survive a very close lightning strike.