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« Reply #20 on: Nov 27, 2012, 01:32PM »

The guys at BAC Horn Doctor do really great work. (Olathe, Kansas)

They're also willing to do just about any kind of ridiculous custom work you can think of, so if you have any crazy ideas, go to them.
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« Reply #21 on: Nov 27, 2012, 02:03PM »

I just got a Bach 42 slide back from Aaron Chandler----Acme Trombones in St. Louis.  My local repair guy could not make it happen, but AC did it!!   Good!
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« Reply #22 on: Nov 28, 2012, 05:37AM »

Does anybody have any recommendations for the Raleigh, North Carolina area?
Contact forum member "Cush".
He lives in Durham, and I think works in Raleigh.
He has told me he has a good repair guy down there, so he could point ya in the right direction.
I'm 3 hrs due west of Raleigh.

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« Reply #23 on: Nov 28, 2012, 12:07PM »

I just got a Bach 42 slide back from Aaron Chandler----Acme Trombones in St. Louis.  My local repair guy could not make it happen, but AC did it!!   Good!

Aaron's slide work is second to none, absolutely the best slide tech I've used. Be sure to get him to commit to a finish date- he can be slower than cold molasses, because he's playing a lot of gigs these days Good!
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« Reply #24 on: Nov 28, 2012, 08:11PM »

I've had some repairs made by forum techs (all with fantastic results)...
I'd suggest either of these... (in no certain order)
Eric Edwards
John Sandhegan
Benn Hanson

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These guy are super !    Don't get me started about the  custom Bach 36 G with a G attachment Eric built for me.  I actually care about tenor trombones with extra triggers again.
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« Reply #25 on: Dec 08, 2012, 04:19PM »

Here in my end of the world, The ONLY person I will take my horns to is Paul Able at the Able Brass Works. Paul an exceptional repair tech and he`s also a Bass Trombonist so he really knows trombones.
I'd second Paul Able here in Rochester NY, does great work!!!
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« Reply #26 on: Dec 09, 2012, 09:46PM »

In Houston: Lauren Davies. Amazing work on slides!
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« Reply #27 on: Dec 10, 2012, 07:24AM »

Wisconsin: Brian Russell (google "Russell Winds"). Formerly of Greenhoe. He's just finished a major project of making a saxophone playable with one hand, so his turnaround time will be pretty quick now, too!
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« Reply #28 on: Dec 10, 2012, 09:02AM »

Wisconsin: Brian Russell (google "Russell Winds"). Formerly of Greenhoe. He's just finished a major project of making a saxophone playable with one hand, so his turnaround time will be pretty quick now, too!

Wow. I wonder how good he would be with two hands !
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« Reply #29 on: Dec 24, 2012, 07:05PM »

In Connecticut, I recommend Bill Korzick in North Haven.


Bill's an absolute stickler for precise work, at the time he did stuff for me, you almost had to have a reference to go to him, Ben Griffin vouched for me (by lying, I assume).
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« Reply #30 on: Dec 28, 2012, 05:23PM »

I would like to endorse the work of Scott Snyder at Buddy Rodgers Music in Cincinnati, OH.  I've been working with him for the 14 years I've been in the Cincinnati area.  He's done a lot of slide work for me.... I'm VERY pickey.  He has always made my slides as smooth as glass  :)

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« Reply #31 on: Dec 29, 2012, 04:37AM »

Chuck Ward in Chardon, OH does first-rate work, and given his relationship with people at the Eastlake plant (assuming it's still intact), the only guy I'd consider to work on an old King (he has access to original, old parts).
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« Reply #32 on: Dec 29, 2012, 06:20AM »

Only quickly mentioned here already but deserves full kudos: Chuck McAlexander of Brasslab, formerly on the Westside of Manhattan, now in Brooklyn -- my go to guy for decades.......
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« Reply #33 on: Feb 09, 2013, 03:11PM »

Surprisingly there aren't many repair guys in Chicago, but outside of the city I highly recommend

Matt Johnson at Bandsource
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Dana Hofer (based out of his house in Des Plaines)
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« Reply #34 on: Feb 09, 2013, 04:42PM »

In Houston: Lauren Davies. Amazing work on slides!

I can attest to the quality of his work.
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« Reply #35 on: Feb 10, 2013, 08:11AM »

In the NYC area?

In no particular order...they are all very good:

Chuck McAlexander
Terry Pierce
Josh Landress

I have also heard good things about Wayne Tanabe, but he's at the Yamaha store and I don't know if he is free to work on other horns.

I mostly go to Terry Pierce, but it's a matter of convenience as much as anything else...he lives fairly close to me. I would trust any of them with any work that I needed done on a brass instrument.

S.

P.S. Bob Hester in Texas is as knowledgeable a brass guy as I have ever talked to. I would trust him with anything as well. Bet on it.
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« Reply #36 on: Feb 10, 2013, 12:10PM »

Wayne does do some work on other horns, but I'd check with him first, as he's wicked busy and not always in town.
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« Reply #37 on: Feb 12, 2013, 06:32AM »

I suggest you add Chuck McAlexander at The Brasslab in New York to your trombone tech list.  He's more than capable to fix all things trombone and is particularly good at slide work. 
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« Reply #38 on: Feb 12, 2013, 06:39AM »

Chuck, you've only been mentioned in at least 6 of the posts above. ;-)
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« Reply #39 on: Feb 14, 2013, 02:08PM »

Before I left Texas, I had Eric Swanson (bass trombone, Dallas Opera) work on my horn to fix some general repairs and some flight damage after I had to gate check my horn.  Awesome guy, can do complex repairs.  He does repairs for just about all of the brass in the Dallas Symphony, plus a lot of work with the Ft. Worth SO guys too.  He works out of his house somewhere in the DFW suburbs (I want to say Irving, but maybe not).

Anybody have names for North Florida/South Georgia?  I don't need repairs right now, but it would be great to have some in my phone book just in case.
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