Well I have search over the forums trying to find a related topic -- I am in need.
I generally play my Bach 37 at church and during practice was walking with my horn under my arm, chatting across the stage and some knucklehead decided laying a music stand down between the rows was a good idea to hide it. Yep I didnt see it - lost my balance and "leaned" onto my horn into the chair, feeling the squish all the way down. No creasing but alot of bends - imagine taking your horn sideways into vice... yeah its ugly.
It now resembles a taco... Im not really laughing about it but I guess sooner or later bad things happen. I have had this horn since 1980 (i bought it new), and while I have a good collection of horns, playing is not the prob - Im just attached to it and would like to restore it.
I live in CA and am looking for a "professional" shop that can rebuild this horn for me.
any ideas? Im stuck and Im picky.