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Shipping a Neck

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

  1. 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?

  2. Supertanker

    Supertanker Watch the dog! He is trained to bite!

    Jun 23, 2005
    Don't worry about it.

    It will be fine.

    Wood is very resilient....
  3. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Alien Audio Fanatic!! Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    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

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Loosen the truss rod, use a shipping tube, and add enough void fill to keep it from bouncing around inside of it.
  5. Sounds good.