| paul williams wrote:|
|Get two companies - one for the general household goods & one that specialises in piano's and the like - they are used to dealing with both difficult items & obsessive owners ;-)
Other companies would be those that specialise in delicate industrial or medical equipment, there should be some in the phone book.
Well, I did interview people who “shall” care. I spoke with a few teams from our local Berklee College of Music. Then I have learned that besides a desire to do job it need be also an experience to move the things. I do not feel comfortable with semi-pro students, even if they claimed “did over 50 jobs”. To move a sofa across a bridge from Boston to Cambridge it is not the same as what I am planning to do.
I also interviewed the companies that specialize on the moving of “museum rarity”. I was not impressed with them. They have theories of super packing the things but it is not what I looking. The pros are very confident about what they do but I do not give damn about their demonstration of own professionalism. Instead I am looking the movers who would be able to suppress own egos and follow my own instructions. I want them do not rush and I want them literally to ask me “HOW I WOULD LIKE” a given box or a given piece of equipment to move, before they even pick it up.
I very much do not deny the obsessive nature of my job, in fact it is how I present myself to the movers when I talked to them. But, hey, if I am WILLING to pay them for the explicitly SLOW move with insisting of multiple SLOW trips then do you think I have a point?
The problem with audio move is that movers do not know the specific of the items that they move and they need to ask how to move the items. I have no time to explain to them that Vibroplans might be lifted but when it is on ground then no sliding allowed. I do not want to explain to them that amps need to be lifted only from specific position and hands need to be applied only in a certain way. I am not will be able to explain to them that a given box has DHT tubes with very fragile 70 years old filaments and that a stress might not break the tubes but will shatter the heaters. I cannot explain to them that my LPs need to be cared in alphabetical order and that they are grouped by instrument of the concertos and by the name of performers. I will not be able to explain to them that tuners are aligned, have very fragile parts in them and a simple shaking of a tuner will drop the tuner sensitivity. I do not want to watch them how they put my equipment on floor – most of them lower it to an inch or two from floor then drop it….
There are silicon small things like this and I would like to make my own decisions HOW the things shall be moved. I would like be able to delegate my wish how to move the things and to insist that it will be followed.
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche