Who to turn to

Discussion in 'Horns' started by bigaggietrumpet, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. bigaggietrumpet

    bigaggietrumpet Mezzo Forte User

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    Ok, so this is just one of those things that I'm doing for the sake of my curiosity. Who should I go to for the restoration of an Olds Studio. Basically I'm talking replating. I don't really know if the valves should be worked on or not, but I'm betting that upon an experience examination, they should probably be replated as well. I've looked at Rich Ita doing the work, but who are some other people who could do this?
     
  2. W Scott

    W Scott Piano User

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    Wayne Tanabes' shop 'The Brass Bow'

    Leigh McKinney at Eclipse in Dunstable, England.

    Anderson plating in Indiana can do the plating but I don't think they do dent removal.

    Rich Ita in Atlanta, Georgia also does very good work.
     
  3. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

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    Talk to my friend Dan at "The Village Tinker" brass repair shop. He does the work, preps the horn for plating, and sends it to Anderson's in Elkhart (the best place!). He charges very fair prices and is a gentleman to boot.

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  4. dizforprez

    dizforprez Forte User

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    dont forget about melk music.
     
  5. mark niehaus

    mark niehaus New Friend

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  6. JDWildcat

    JDWildcat New Friend

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    I highly recommend Charlie Melk. I snet him a cornet to work on, and not only did he fix it up beautifully, Dennis Najoom came into the shop and Charlie had him play test the horn before he sent it back to me. The cost was also very fair.
     
  7. CalicchioMan

    CalicchioMan Pianissimo User

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    Wayne Tanabe at the "Brass Bow" in Arlington Heights, IL or
    Steve Winans at "Doctor Valve" in La Grange, IL


    Both do great work!
     

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