Shipping large cabinets

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by adivin, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. adivin

    adivin Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    New Orleans, LA
    Can large cabs like a 610 be shipped UPS and Fed Ex, or do they have to go freight?
  2. rpsands


    Jul 6, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    They can if they're under a certain size/weight packed. They can also go Greyhound which is often cheaper at the ~100lb size range.
  3. I asked that specific question about an 810
    cabinet. Zzsounds told me it had to ship freight
    but it only meant FedEx had to put it on a special
    truck and would still would be delivered to my
  4. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    When I had my Mesa 810 shipped in it had to be brought by truck freight because it was 175 lbs. The weight limit I was told for the 'normal' delivery trucks is 150 lbs max.
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  6. adivin

    adivin Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    New Orleans, LA
    Sounds like most 610s like an NV at 100lbs could go regular ground.
  7. Syco_bass


    Aug 13, 2008
    Tucson, Arizona
    Custom builder - Arizona Bass Company/Curcio Custom Basses
    + 1 for grayhound. By far the cheapest and eazy to deal with.
  8. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    Both UPS and FedEx offer freight services. Ampeg ships their cabinets via UPS freight. It goes in a truck rather than a plane so it takes a few days longer.

    It's worth checking the rates for all services. I shipped an amp recently FedEx and two day was less expensive the freight.