brass repair books or website?

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  1. Jerryc

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    I am looking for book titles or websites where I can learn about brass instrument repair that I can do myself, like changing water keys, removing dents, sodering joints, etc. any recommendations?
    thanks,
    JerryC
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

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    Welcome to TM, Jerryc!

    Go to: 2nd Front Page

    Scroll down to and order the Erick Brand Repair Manual. All you need to know, and fun stuff as a bonus.

    Have fun!
     
  3. Jerryc

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    thanks brother! I look forward to getting this book you recommended.
    JerryC
     
  4. Brekelefuw

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    The book is not a bank breaker, but the thousands of dollars in tooling for actually doing the work is a lot for a learner.
     
  5. stumac

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    Hi Jerry,

    Unless you want to become a full time repairer an investment of 2-300 dollars would set you up with enough tools to do simple repairs, a hand held gas torch, tapered mandrill and a couple of ball ended rods. Get yourself some beaten up instruments to practice on.

    Regards, Stuart.
     
  6. Jerryc

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    sounds good, thank you very much for the good info!
    I appreciate it.
    JerryC
     

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