I'm playing some shows in LA in april, and borrowing most equipment, but need to take my pedals. Has anyone done this before? I'm thinking of checking them in with my luggage, instead of carrying them on. Is this the right thing to do? Just concerned about getting shit for not having a work visa. Presumably if they're checked in, I'll be in the clear? Should I just ship them?
(Not playing shows for money btw, but fancy avoiding any altercation with US immigration..)