What is the average cost of silver plating?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Repair and Modification' started by FutureBC, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. FutureBC

    FutureBC Pianissimo User

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    How much does it cost on average to silver plate a horn?

    I have a good playing king superior, but it could use some flair.
     
  2. s.coomer

    s.coomer Forte User

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    Check with Anderson Plating they are the best.
     
  3. lmf

    lmf Forte User

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    Future BC,

    I agee with s.coomer and recommend Anderson Plating:

    Anderson Silver Plating: Band Instrument Services

    Keep in mind the price will depend upon the condition of the instrument (dent removal, polishing and so forth).

    Anderson does quality work!

    Best wishes,

    Lloyd
     
  4. Happy Canuck

    Happy Canuck Piano User

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    If you go to eBay and search for account musicshop-more you will find he charges $200 for an overhaul and silver plate. You may wish to read some of the postings on the site but many people have been pleased with his work.
     
  5. rettepnoj

    rettepnoj Fortissimo User

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    Anderson charge around $4-500 USD
     
  6. Dave Mickley

    Dave Mickley Forte User

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    check with Greensbuffing - Tom Green worked for Andersons plating for years before going out on his own. He preps the horn then hand delivers it to Andersons for the actual plating. I have had him work on several horns his work is superb and his prices are better than Andersons.
     

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