im in Birmingham
it has a soft case only unfortunately, I’ve never couriered anything and wouldn’t feel comfortable but I’d make a trip to Leeds if you were serious.
as far as the sound, I’m the worst person to ask,
Scotts bass lessons did a blind comparison between a Fodera and a £100 bass and I preferred the cheapo one.
on Tuesday my next day off I’ll do some sound comparisons between my two Warwicks and Musicman and send them to you if you like, I can also weigh it then.
No it doesn’t have a push/pull. One volume continuous knob and three tone with a notch/middle position if that makes any sense.