i'm travelling down to sxsw this weekend and doing some touring around texas. i just got a Swart AST, and it doesn't fit inside my carry-on bag, but my fiance made a nice little tuki style cover for it and it is definitely small enough to carry on. i'm checking my pedalboard and clothes (dumping the guitar onto the drummer), but i'm thinking that the AST can by my carryon. anyone ever tried to take a small tube amp through security? i emailed TSA to find out, but haven't heard anything. doubt i will. my thought is that if i print out the page about the ast along with front / back pics from swart's site, and show my receipt that i'll have a better chance. i'll probably remove the tubes, but that might alter the look of it enough to make security even more nervous. any thoughts? any TSA people on TGP?