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Shipping a Bow

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by j-raj, Dec 7, 2004.


  1. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    What is the best way to ship a bow?

    Do I loosen the tension on it?

    Just wondering, 'cause at work I have to ship one and I really would hate to have anything bad happen to it.
     
  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Definately loosen the tension. If it's in a case, box it up. If not, I suggest wrapping it in bubble wrap and putting in a mailing tube, wrapping the mail tube in bubble wrap and putting that mailing tube in a mailing tube.

    If it's a cheap bow, maybe one good mailing tube is plenty. They are a couple of bucks at Kinkos.
     
  3. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Thanks man, I have a couple tubes here in the warehouse.
     
  4. olivier

    olivier

    Dec 17, 1999
    Paris, France
    I use PVC plumbing tube of appropriate diameter: strong, cheap and re-usable.
     
  5. Alexi David

    Alexi David

    May 15, 2003
    NYC
    I've done this too

    Those architects' drawing tubes change sizes - for different bows! There's cheap models that work well for a bow, provided you put some serious bubble wrap inside. These tubes are reusable