I'd like some input from some of you experienced with sending tube amps through the mail. Here's the deal: I just purchased a rack-mounted SVT-II (non-pro) from a guy in Pittsburgh, which is about 4-4.5 hours away. Now, my dilemma is whether to drive out to Pittsburgh and pick the amp up in person or just have him ship it. I don't mind paying the shipping costs, but I'm concerned with the possibility of damage to the amp during the course of getting it delivered. It's a damn heavy piece of equipment and if they dropped it, it'd quickly become a pretty pricey retube venture, not to mention the other damage that could ensue. So what's the call? If you were me, would you spend an entire day driving 9 hours roundtrip to pick it up, or just bite the bullet and have it shipped? Thanks for any help.