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Shipping a Neck

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Slackerprince, Jan 26, 2013.


  1. Slackerprince

    Slackerprince

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    I sold my P bass neck and I'll be shipping it from Tampa to Chicago.
    I guess I'm a little nervous about the packaging, specifically, moisture from the heat to the cold.
    It's currently wrapped in a blanket, then I was going to use bubble wrap, then I was thinking a garbage/recycling bag or two tied in a knot, then cardboard box.
    I was just concerned with condensation of moisture or something else getting to the wood.
    Don't know if it'll be sitting in a mail truck, post office, or something.
    I just know it's been super cold up in Chicago, so I just don't want any issues.
    Anyway, anyone have recommmendations for the packaging?
    Thanks.

    S
     
  2. Supertanker

    Supertanker Watch the dog! He is trained to bite!

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    Don't worry about it.

    It will be fine.

    Wood is very resilient....
     
  3. cybersnyder

    cybersnyder Always groove.... Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah, don't worry about it. FedEx has a cardboard tube that I used to ship a neck before. It was a MusicMan neck and those are 3+1 rather than 4 tuners on a side so maybe a P badd neck won't fit, but it might be worth a shot if you live close to a FedEx location.
     
  4. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

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    Loosen the truss rod, use a shipping tube, and add enough void fill to keep it from bouncing around inside of it.
     
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  6. Slackerprince

    Slackerprince

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