Shipping Question

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Deeter, Jul 19, 2001.

  1. Deeter


    Dec 5, 2000
    San Fransico, CA
    Just a quick question . . . I'm faced with having to ship my bass to myself from Wisconsin to California. I've got all the original factory packaging and then some, so it should be alright in that regard. But I was wondering whether it is preferable to ship a bass with the strings loose, or close to tuned, or if it even matters. Anybody got any idea? Thanks in advance.

  2. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Definitely loosen those babies.

    For one thing, it will get all the heat and humidity it can handle when it comes through the midwest. (I know, it was 106 here in the heartland yesterday with high humidity).

    Secondly, if somebody gets clumsy with it or the driver runs off the road or something, the shock to the instrument won't be as great if it isn't under tension.

    If your load isn't taking up the entire truck, odds are they are picking up more stuff along the way, (these guys don't let an inch get by without paying off, if they can help it). This means your bass may be moved en route to make room for other pick-ups.