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cobo

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  1. I had a similar experience recently. I checked the night before my flight and it was about half-full. So I decided to take the risk and try to carry it on. When I went to board, the gate agent initially denied me to carry it on. I have platinum status with that airline and asked her politely if I could try to fit it, and if it wouldn’t fit, I would gate check it. She reluctantly agreed. Luckily, it did fit. But I came very close to having to check it and that could have been a disaster. I don’t think I would take that risk again.
  2. I would think that would depend on a lot on the plane and what size bins they have, as well as their airline and their policy for letting you being such a large case on board. Many airlines recognize the delicate nature of instruments and the desire to avoid checking them. Some airlines will let you try to fit it in the overhead bin, and if it fits and the plane is not too full, they’re happy to let you do that. If the plane is full, they’re less likely to let you try it. Some airlines let you purchase an additional seat and strap it into the seat.
  3. The short answer is yes: raising the pickup closer to the strings generally makes it sound more full (more midrange, more low end). Also, louder, so be careful about the balance with the other pickup if you use the middle switch position. Driving the pickup height down generally makes it sound thinner and lowers the output. Take a measurement of where the pickups are now before you begin, and/or write down the number of turns of the adjustment screws that you make. That way it’s easy to put it back where it was. Highly recommended to play around with pickup height. It can make subtle or sometimes significant differences. Great fun!
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