An MC50 is small and relatively lightweight. They're simple to ship. I live in VA, too. The best places to service yours aren't in VA. If & when you're ready to ship, try Pat Hickman at http://classictubeaudio.com/
. He did a fine job with mine.
"For me, I think the only danger is being too much in love with guitar playing. The music is the most important thing, and the guitar is only the instrument." Jerry Garcia