Ok so I just bought a fully carved Amati Replica from Christopher and I'm technically still in the "Trail" period because I haven't paid for it yet. I have a bass buggy and a well padded case. Should I worry about walking this beautiful bass down Chicago streets to the Columbia Sherwood building for my community orchestra rehearsals? If this is going to a major problem I will return this new bass that I love and just get a Ply or Hybrid. I really just don't want to do this bass and injustice. Its freezing in Chicago quiet often and I just had my first weather scare when the seam opened on my bass. I don't know if i can deal with this much stress every week.