Shipping large cabinets

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

  1. adivin


    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.
  5. adivin


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

    Syco_bass Supporting Member

    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.
  7. 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.