Replate strad cornet?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by alant, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. alant

    alant Pianissimo User

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    Hi i have a strad long cornet that plays really nice, however there have been a few repairs to the lead pipe and bell that are not that good, also it has been re-lacqured to a not so good standard. i would like to have it refurbished and re-lacqured or prefaably plated. I have been told by one tec to leave well alone as the cornet may suffer due to the repairs needed to bring it uo to the condition i want. i would really like to get it plated but would want it lookng like new is this possible?
     
  2. codyb226

    codyb226 Banned

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    Is it a New York, Mt. Vernon, or just an Elkhart?
     
  3. alant

    alant Pianissimo User

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    Just an Elkhart. :)
     
  4. codyb226

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    Okay, well it is possible to make it look new again. But will cost you a little. If you like how it plays, dont plan on selling in the near future, go for it. Andersons plating does a good job. Anderson Silver Plating: Band Instrument Services
     
  5. alant

    alant Pianissimo User

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    Thanks for the advice. i am in the UK any recomendations for UK specialist would be good.
     
  6. trumpetsplus

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    Talk to Will Spencer. He's a nice guy, great repairer, and has a lot of experience in finishing. Give him my regards.
     
  7. codyb226

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    Oh, I didnt even think of that. Just an assumption that you were in the US. My apologizes.
     
  8. jiarby

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    I'd say sell it and buy the one you want...
    By the time you do the restoration you will have spent the same money as buying one already the way you want it, especially if you consider the original value of the horn.

    Maybe if it was an antique or rare horn it would be ok, or just because the horn has some sentimental value to you, but for a common elkhart strad?? meh...
     
  9. patkins

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    or, just keep it as a backup and buy a new one!
     

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