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Shipping Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RyRoBass, Mar 20, 2014.


  1. RyRoBass

    RyRoBass

    Sep 28, 2013
    Not sure if this is the right forum for this question...

    I’m going to be putting a bass up on TB in the next six weeks or so. (It’s an American MTD 635-24. Ash body/neck, walnut burl top, birdseye maple fingerboard, matching peg head and MTD “world” logo. Keep an eye out for it!) I’ve never shipped a bass before. Obviously I’ll be sending it in a hardshell case, should it sell.

    Can someone experienced give me the run down of how this procedure goes? I.E. what packaging do I need to do myself vs. what’s handled by the carrier, what kind of shipping insurance I should put on it, Fedex vs. UPS, ect. Ect.

    Thanks!
     
  2. It's easy. Get yourself a box big enough to accomodate the case. Use packing material so the case won't flop around in the box. I usually detune the strings enough to take stress off the neck for shipping. Take package to shipping company. You can insure for any value you wish. I also usually ask the recipient if they want a signature required delivery or not. Your probably looking at 55 to 65 bucks shipped. I always use FedEx.....never had an issue with them. Hope this helps.
     
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  4. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1 Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    N.H.
    See if you can find a box that a music store is throwing out.
    That will save some dough. Pack it well, detune strings a bit.
    I sent a bass to Wisconsin, FedEx for $50 from the Boston area.
     
  5. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Toss in your $20 and make it official.
     



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