Valve Alignments in NYC/NJ area

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by mlagatic, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. mlagatic

    mlagatic New Friend

    Mar 24, 2007
    Northern NJ
    Hi all,
    I'm looking to get valve alignments done on my horns. I was trying to contact someone at Yamaha Artist Services in NYC, but haven't gotten a reply back yet. My questions are:

    1) Has anyone ever had service done at Yamaha Artist Serivces and how best to contact them?
    2) What other reputable places are there to have my valves aligned or inspected in the NYC/Northern NJ area?
    3) How much does it cost to have a typical valve alignment done.

    Thanks so much for your time! I would love to send my horns out to Bob Reeves in California, but with all the gigs at the moment, I don't want to be without my horns and would rather do something local. Thanks again!
  2. Ed Kennedy

    Ed Kennedy Forte User

    Nov 18, 2006
    Wayne Tanabe did my Getzen Severinson about 2 years ago. the turnaround was quick. I contacted him through his email address on the Yamaha website. Sometimes he's on the road doing clinics. The difference it made was remarkable. A friend of mine was visiting NYC and had him do it as a walk-in. Turnaround was a few hours.
  3. TrentAustin

    TrentAustin Fortissimo User

    Oct 28, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Josh Landress gets my vote!
  4. govtmodel

    govtmodel Pianissimo User

    Dec 26, 2004
    Rhode Island
    My answers are:

    1. Probably yes, but not me.

    Yamaha Artist Services, Inc. (YASI) can be reached by email, phone, or fax. The members of the staff are available to answer your calls Monday through Friday, excepting holidays, during normal office hours (9:00am to 5:00pm Eastern Time).

    [email protected]
    PHONE 212-339-9995 ext. 0
    FAX 212-339-9970

    689 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor
    (Piano Salon)/11th Floor (Band and Orchestral Atelier)
    New York, NY 10022
    (Entrance located on the north side of 54th Street, between Madison & Fifth Avenues) Map Location

    Contacting Band & Orchestral
    Bob Malone (Manager) | [email protected]
    Wayne Tanabe (Senior Technical Manager) | [email protected]
    Tomoji Hirakata (Senior Technical Specialist) | [email protected]
    Dave Lotozo (Artist Relations Specialist) | [email protected]

    2. Contact - Josh Landress: 1-516-521-7101 [email protected]

    3. $165, according to the Josh Landress website
  5. EdMann

    EdMann Mezzo Forte User

    Sep 20, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Bob (Malone) just did some wonderful work on my Z. If you have a Yamaha, go to Yamaha. My .02


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