Anderson Plating

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by jsmiley89, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. jsmiley89

    jsmiley89 New Friend

    Jan 23, 2011
    Hey all, just wanted to get the scoop from some of you that have experience with Anderson Plating. I've heard that they're great with what they do, but how about pricing on... say gold-plating a mouthpiece?
  2. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Fortissimo User

    Nov 8, 2006
    Greenfield WI
    I walk my mouthpieces down to Charlie Melk for replating and the plater he uses, which is not Anderson, does a much better job. The gold plate I've gotten from Charlie's plater is very nice.

    I can't tell you which plater he uses, though, as he won't share. :-)

  3. Phil986

    Phil986 Forte User

    Nov 16, 2009
    Near Portland, OR.
    I had my horn refurbished and plated by Anderson with a complete valve overhaul and they did a fine job. The final price came in below estimate and it was ready earlier than the date they initially gave me. I had no experience with MPs though.
  4. TrentAustin

    TrentAustin Fortissimo User

    Oct 28, 2003
    Boston, MA
    They plate my mouthpieces and they are the best!
  5. kcmt01

    kcmt01 Mezzo Forte User

    Sep 25, 2009
    Polson, MT
    I have never heard anything bad said about Anderson. Which is rare, considering how quick people are to complain, nowadays.
  6. Bill Dishman

    Bill Dishman Piano User

    Nov 22, 2003
    Gainesville, Florida
    Anderson has done wonderful work on a few of my horns (silver plating) as well as a few of my friend's horns as well. I had a Cuesnon Flugel (bad lacquer) redone in saxophone lacquer by them and it is wonderful! Had them re-build a vintage cornet valve set and they did miraculous work.

    Timing is important with Anderson. During "busy" season work may take longer. In the less busy season they usually come in on time or earlier.
    I have no experience with gold plating with Anderson.

    Prices are what they are. Paying for good craftsmanship and expertise is always worth the cost. IMO.

    Would recommend John Hammond for replating mouthpieces. All of his work is impeccable.

    Bill Dishman
    Gainesville, Florida

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