Restorers in Canada

Discussion in 'Trumpet Repair and Modification' started by Blind Bruce, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. Blind Bruce

    Blind Bruce Pianissimo User

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    Who does the best trumpet restoration in Canada?:-)
     
  2. Brian H. Smout

    Brian H. Smout Piano User

    Hi Bruce,

    If you want anything done such as dent repair, general maintenance or even custom touches or valve alignments then Robert at FrankenHorn in Edmonton is your man. I am not sure whether or not he does re-lacquering. I am pretty sure he doesn't do any plating either.

    Down East, it seems that Ron Partch in Toronto or the Sparx mouthpiece designer at Long and McQuade are often mentionned.

    Cheers,

    Brian
     
  3. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    My vote goes to Ron Partch, he is the go to guy in Canada.
     
  4. Blind Bruce

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    I tried to Email Mr Parch and the message returned as undeliverable.
    Is there any valid address?:-?
     
  5. Brekelefuw

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    I don't know about his email.
    He moved to a new location in Toronto about a year ago, and I don't know where that is anymore. I can ask around for his number if you want. I need it too because I plan on asking if I can spend a day watching him work.
     
  6. Happy Canuck

    Happy Canuck Piano User

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    Ron's current information is:
    RON PARTCH BRASSWIND SERVICES
    1503 Danforth Avenue
    Toronto, ON M4J 5C3
    Contact: Ron Partch, Owner,
    Tel: (416) 516-3883
    Fax: (416) 516-0825
    Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30AM - 5:00PM
    Services: Sales, service and accessories of brass instruments only

    Great guy, great work

    Ted Sparks is now at St. Johns Music:
    109 Vanderhoof Ave.
    Toronto, Ontario
    M4G 2H7

    Phone: (416) 785-5000
    Fax: (416) 785-6300
    Toll Free: 1-800-387-8575
    Email: [email protected]

    You can't go wrong with either of them!
     
  7. Wlfgng

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    Robert at Frankenhorn is the go to guy. Robert has done some amazing work for me. He doesn't do relaquering, I do believe he can silver or gold plate small items eg. mouthpieces.
    Roberts work on brass is top notch, he is also staring to build a solid rep for woodwinds as well.
     

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