Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

 
Advanced search

1092827 Posts in 72329 Topics- by 19432 Members - Latest Member: joshealejo
Jump to:  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
Print
Author Topic: Valentino Directors Fix Kits for Brass  (Read 217 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Zandit75
*
Offline Offline

Location: Penguin, Tasmania, Australia
Joined: Sep 13, 2017
Posts: 82

View Profile
« on: Jan 11, 2018, 04:37PM »

Just wondering if anyone has experience with the Valentino Directors Fix Kit for Brass instruments?
I think it would be a good addition to our band, just wondering about the quality of the tools and accessories.

http://www.hickeys.com/music/brass/trombone/accessories/other_bass_trombone_accessories/products/sku084477-valentinodirectors-fix-kit-brass.php
Logged
Zandit75
*
Offline Offline

Location: Penguin, Tasmania, Australia
Joined: Sep 13, 2017
Posts: 82

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 02:30 PM »

No one has ever dealt with these kits??!
Logged
BGuttman
Mad Chemist

*
*
Online Online

Location: Londonderry, NH, USA
Joined: Dec 12, 2000
Posts: 51526
"Almost Professional"


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 02:34 PM »

Never seen that brand.  Kits like that are common and usually a good idea for a band to keep in the cupboards.
Logged

Bruce Guttman
Solo Trombone, Hollis Town Band
Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orch. President 2017-2018
JohnL
Edge Monster

*
Offline Offline

Location: Anaheim, CA, USA
Joined: Aug 1, 2004
Posts: 7262

View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 03:55 PM »

The concept is good, but it all comes down to the quality of the tools and parts. Valentino is part of JL Smith and Company (http://www.jlsmithco.com/). They seem to be more focused on woodwinds (particularly flutes), so you might want to query some woodwind people as to the quality of their products.
Logged

Question change.
Embrace progress.
Take the time to learn the difference.
Zandit75
*
Offline Offline

Location: Penguin, Tasmania, Australia
Joined: Sep 13, 2017
Posts: 82

View Profile
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 06:17 PM »

Found a distributor here in Australia finally. Not a cheap kit, and according to the tech guy I was talking to, they are top of the line tools and spare parts. 99% of the Valentino tools are made in house.
The store I spoke to use the tools in their own workshop.
I was quoted $1,050 AUD for the kit including delivery.
Sure, it's expensive, but for minor repairs, it could end up paying for itself.
Logged
BGuttman
Mad Chemist

*
*
Online Online

Location: Londonderry, NH, USA
Joined: Dec 12, 2000
Posts: 51526
"Almost Professional"


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 06:55 PM »

Even better, when you are out on a contest or the like and somebody needs a new water key cork or valve spring.  Ten minutes and it's playable again.
Logged

Bruce Guttman
Solo Trombone, Hollis Town Band
Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orch. President 2017-2018
Pages: [1]   Go Up
Print
Jump to: