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I have to imagine they're not easy things to get through security and on to a plane, right? Especially, say, a (cough cough) vintage Marshall head?
I've never tried an amp but I always carry a guitar on. I travel more than 120 flights/year.Have carried-on small amps on domestic flights all over the U.S. inc Hawaii dozens of times over the past 30 years, before and after 9/11. In particular, '62 tweed Champ, '82 Rivera Champ II, '61 Maestro G-1, and '80s Marshall Lead 12 have all made many flights. I just feed them through the scanner, and all of these will fit in overhead racks. Only exception generally is small turboprop like from Green Bay to Rhinelander, WI, there you have to check it at the gate. It's funny, most times they go right through w/o a hitch. Occasionally the inspector backs them up for a second look or two, but I've never had real problems. Great conversation starter from strange musicians of all ages and backgrounds when you're standing around an airport holding a vintage tweed Champ, I've found. OTOH, I've never attempted carrying on a Marshall head or bigger amp.-Jeff
Usually I travel with a Steinberger GL-8. So it goes above even on a Dash-8 turbo prop. Even with the case.Where do you put the guitar on the plane? Does it somehow fit in the overhead compartment or...?
If they were on their game they could have refused you because of weight.Hah, yes I did it with a Fender Princeton - it fitted perfectly the exact maximum dimensions allowed by British Airways as carry on... very heavy to carry all the way through the airport on landing though! I had no trouble at all with security.
I'd just check the dimensions of that head.