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How to properly ship (and pack) a CLAVINET D6, by plane...
« on: August 29, 2021, 11:30:39 AM »
Hi People!  I really need help about this!  :-\

I moved 2 years ago to Spain (I was living in Argentina), and my Clav D6 is still there. I´ve contacted a very good company for shipping from South America to Europe, and they ship with all the customs taxes and legal papers.  :)

I trust in them....However, I really can´t trust in the employees of the airports...I'very afriad of my clavinet suffering big impacts...so, I was thinkhing maybe I can remove some fragile parts, like the mics and the preamp...any suggestion that you can bring to me I would be very gratefull. This is really a big step, and I dont want my clavinet destroyed during the moving.

Did anybody travelled/moved a clavinet by plane? also do you have some packaging recommendations?
 
Thank you!

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Re: How to properly ship (and pack) a CLAVINET D6, by plane...
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2021, 11:54:15 AM »
Well after doing a third search in the forum I found this!

https://ep-forum.com/smf/index.php?topic=7628.0


Hi People!  I really need help about this!  :-\

I moved 2 years ago to Spain (I was living in Argentina), and my Clav D6 is still there. I´ve contacted a very good company for shipping from South America to Europe, and they ship with all the customs taxes and legal papers.  :)

I trust in them....However, I really can´t trust in the employees of the airports...I'very afriad of my clavinet suffering big impacts...so, I was thinkhing maybe I can remove some fragile parts, like the mics and the preamp...any suggestion that you can bring to me I would be very gratefull. This is really a big step, and I dont want my clavinet destroyed during the moving.

Did anybody travelled/moved a clavinet by plane? also do you have some packaging recommendations?
 
Thank you!

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Re: How to properly ship (and pack) a CLAVINET D6, by plane...
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2021, 07:34:01 AM »
>>Well after doing a third search in the forum I found this!

https://ep-forum.com/smf/index.php?topic=7628.0>>


The member "Ozdoc" in that thread is my Classic Keys co-author David Robertson. During the production of our book, I shipped many vintage keyboard instruments from the US  to David in Australia, with a shipper who crated them in the manner he describes, with forklift standoffs.  Over the course of several years, I don't believe any of the instruments arrived with any damage.

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1965 UK Vox Continental;1967 Gibson G101 organ; 1954 Hammond B2; Leslie 21H; Leslie 31H; 1974 Rhodes Mark I Stage 73; 1972 Rhodes Sparkletop Piano Bass; 1978 Hohner Clavinet D6; 1968 Hohner Pianet N II; 1966 Wurlitzer 140B; 1980 Moog Minimoog Model D; 1983 Roland JX-3P; 1977 Fender Twin Reverb; 1983 Roland JX-3P synth; Vox AC30CC2X amp.
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Re: How to properly ship (and pack) a CLAVINET D6, by plane...
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2021, 08:16:17 PM »
Over the last year I've been handling the shipping on Rhodes, Wurlitzers, Large synths all over the place here at RetroLinear.
Best bet is a wooden crate at least 1/2" Plywood, add 2" Cell cushioning foam in every direction.
4x4" blocks on the bottom to allow handling via pallet jacks and forklifts.
$250 crate is a sound investment for instruments selling for thousands of dollars

When shipping a clav its import to make sure the pickups are tight, no movement-   supported internally, all it takes is 1 good smash and those pickups crack-game over mojo dead.