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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Gary Garcia, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. Gary Garcia

    Gary Garcia Pianissimo User

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    Hi, I sent my Martin Committee trumpet to Musical Instrument Repair Shop for refurbishment six weeks ago. I emailed them to get an update on delivery and was told that they take 36-42 weeks on average and are a small family business.They told me that other pro-shops take 1 -2 years
    for refurbishment.I have sent other trumpets out and have never heard of such a thing.Please take this as FYI before sending your instruments out to anyone.---Gar
     
  2. bagmangood

    bagmangood Forte User

    that is weird...
    I've never heard of that...
     
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  3. MJ

    MJ Administrator Staff Member

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    False

     
  4. Dale Proctor

    Dale Proctor Utimate User

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    There may be a handfull of shops with long waiting times like those (I know of one in particular), but there are very good ones that can do a normal lacquered overhaul in a couple of weeks. If plating is involved, add a week or two, and if a valve job is involved, another couple of weeks. That's six weeks max for a high quality "fix everything" job.
     
  5. misty.sj

    misty.sj Forte User

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    I would ask them to send your horn back ASAP, with shipping insurance.
     
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  7. NYTC

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    Get the horn back from them and send it to Charlie.
     
  8. bigtiny

    bigtiny Mezzo Forte User

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    Ditto. If they haven't started, get it back. If Charlie Melk doesn't work out, then try the guys at Osmun Brass in Arlington, MA. They do fine work and I'm guessing they can turn it around for you...
     
  9. Brass crusader

    Brass crusader Mezzo Piano User

    I agree, get the horn back NOW!!!
     
  10. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    I work in a repair shop and have never heard of a waiting list that long. 4-6 weeks is the usual wait for a big job.
     

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