Just when I thought I had seen it all something new pops up.
Rodney Marsh and the crew at Marsh Woodwinds called me to fix a small leak the other day and while I was at his shop I encountered a problem I had never given any thought: What does it take to pack and ship a tuba? Especially a Sousaphone? Those puppies are HUGE and DELICATE and need to be HANDLED WITH CARE!
Since Rodney does not blog about his adventures I will substitute these surrogate explanation(s) for the edification of the curious because I was fascinated by the whole process and I trust you will be as well.
For detailed explanation with many pictures: