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« Reply #120 on: Dec 21, 2015, 03:53PM »


A7G is swamped, and I can't give them my horn for a week. Anyone else in SF? THANKS!
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« Reply #121 on: May 25, 2016, 02:21PM »

Jim Langenburg fixed a nasty dent on one of my horns for $20. Looks beautiful. Nice guy, for anyone in northern Illinois. http://www.brazenbandworks.com/
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« Reply #122 on: Jun 02, 2016, 06:44PM »

I recently had my catastrophically damaged slide repaired by The Slide Doctor (Ray Splawn) of 5290 Dunroven Way.Dawsonville, Georgia [ray @slidedr.com / www.slidedr.com] and he transformed my Yamaha YSL-8820 Xeno slide from a unusable hunk of brass into a better than new slide.   His price was VERY reasonable.  I hope I never require his services again but, if I do, I will gladly trust him with my horn.  I could not have expected more from any repairman.  He is very busy so be prepared to wait for your slide.  I waited six weeks but it was more than worth it.  I recommend him without reservation.
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« Reply #123 on: Sep 29, 2016, 03:15PM »

Anyone have suggestions for repair folks in/near the following cities:

Albany, NY
Boston
Rochester, NY
Pittsburgh, PA

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« Reply #124 on: Sep 29, 2016, 03:30PM »

Here in metro Boston check Osmun Brass in Acton.  Jim Becker is my go-to man.

Also in Boston is Ken Pope.

For more routine work in Nashua New Hampshire is David Bailey.  If any of your woodwind friends need work, David is SUPER.  If you need any details feel free to PM or e-mail me.

Note that in previous posts here there are recommendations for Rochester and Pittsburgh.  For Rochester, look for a post by Radar.
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« Reply #125 on: Sep 29, 2016, 04:05PM »

D/FW area has good trombone repairmen.

Eric Edwards
Eric Swanson

Bob Hester is down near Houston. He is very good too.
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« Reply #126 on: Sep 29, 2016, 04:52PM »

I don't mean to say anything bad but I thought Bob Hester had passed away? If I am wrong then I am very sorry.
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« Reply #127 on: Sep 29, 2016, 05:01PM »

I don't mean to say anything bad but I thought Bob Hester had passed away? If I am wrong then I am very sorry.
Just talked to him the other day and received emails this week too.

He is doing well.
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« Reply #128 on: Sep 29, 2016, 07:14PM »

Here in metro Boston check Osmun Brass in Acton.  Jim Becker is my go-to man.

Also in Boston is Ken Pope.

For more routine work in Nashua New Hampshire is David Bailey.  If any of your woodwind friends need work, David is SUPER.  If you need any details feel free to PM or e-mail me.

Note that in previous posts here there are recommendations for Rochester and Pittsburgh.  For Rochester, look for a post by Radar.

Thank you Bruce!
I'm sorry about that, I trolled very carefully for Albany and Boston but was less careful for Rochester and Pitt. I'll go back and look again.  Good!
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« Reply #129 on: Sep 29, 2016, 07:27PM »

That is great to hear! He did repair on my horns years ago and I must have just heard wrong! Great guy!
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« Reply #130 on: Nov 28, 2016, 12:09AM »

South Florida?
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« Reply #131 on: Nov 30, 2016, 07:37AM »

Waterloo is in North Central Iowa, but Merlin Grady's shop is right off US 20 and only 266 miles east of Sioux City according to the official Iowa map.  Not a long trip from most places in eastern Nebraska-western Iowa.  He's a master tech-- see the endorsements--http://merlingrady.com/testimonials.html.

One more vote for Merlin.  He's looking at retirement, so make sure you sweeten the pot and gush a little.  But yes, he's very good!
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« Reply #132 on: Nov 30, 2016, 08:05AM »

I recently had my catastrophically damaged slide repaired by The Slide Doctor (Ray Splawn) of 5290 Dunroven Way.Dawsonville, Georgia [ray @slidedr.com / www.slidedr.com] and he transformed my Yamaha YSL-8820 Xeno slide from a unusable hunk of brass into a better than new slide.   His price was VERY reasonable.  I hope I never require his services again but, if I do, I will gladly trust him with my horn.  I could not have expected more from any repairman.  He is very busy so be prepared to wait for your slide.  I waited six weeks but it was more than worth it.  I recommend him without reservation.
I just got my Edwards T350 slide back from Ray last month. Although not catastrophic, the slide has not been serviced since 2004. It is in great condition, and the shipping process was very easy and reasonably priced. Ray included a detailed list of each item checked and/or repaired (bowed outer and inner tubes, geometry correction to the hand slide, adjusted brace bar, etc.) He also greased and cleaned the removable lead pipe, realigned the water key, replaced the pad and spring, rubber crook bumper, adn felts in each cork barrel. The whole process took about 5 weeks, but was well worth the wait.
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« Reply #133 on: Dec 13, 2016, 06:40AM »

Is there any good repair techs in Baltimore/DC?   

I have a 2B SS i would like to have a slide built for, and a 2B that I'd like them the check out some of the acid bleed on.  (unless its red rot)
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« Reply #134 on: Dec 13, 2016, 07:17AM »

Is there any good repair techs in Baltimore/DC?   

I have a 2B SS i would like to have a slide built for, and a 2B that I'd like them the check out some of the acid bleed on.  (unless its red rot)

Todd Clontz
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« Reply #135 on: Dec 24, 2016, 04:20PM »

For those in and around CHICAGO:

 - http://www.danahoferbrassrepair.com/
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« Reply #136 on: Jan 27, 2017, 08:42AM »

Any recommendations for repair techs in Minnesota or Wisconsin? Thanks!
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« Reply #137 on: Jan 27, 2017, 11:39AM »

Any recommendations for repair techs in Minnesota or Wisconsin? Thanks!

Brian Russell of Russell Winds (if he is still operating -- he's now with Schilke-Greenhoe)
M&W Custom

Both in Wisconsin, a little north of Chicago.
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« Reply #138 on: Mar 28, 2017, 10:05AM »

Great new(ish) tech in the Raleigh, North Carolina area.

Scott Sweeney of Sweeney Brass.  A great tech and an excellent bass and tenor trombone player.  The best slide tech I have ever had work on my horns.  He made a severely damaged, completely unplayable Olds Recording slide of mine playable again.  Also a great brass tech in general.  He did some great work on my King 1241 tuba.  Check him out.

http://www.sweeneybrass.com/

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« Reply #139 on: Mar 30, 2017, 08:30AM »

Just got my Kanstul 1570 slide back from Eric Edwards, and he did a phenomenal job, both structurally and cosmetically. Turn around time was good, and he was able to source the kanstul slide tube. He was great to work with, and I would highly recommend him to anyone. I'm in NJ, and shipped my slide out to him to be fixed.
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