you might want to contact Tom Green at Greens Buffing, a top notch repair guy and has done some great work for me. He was the gold plating guy at Anersons Plating before going out on his own so he does know what he is doing. Check out his web site Greens Buffing. never hurts to check out more than one place.
formerly known as old geezer Dave
Chicago Benge 33XX
Blessing 1580 [ Powell modified ]
Getzen 800s ml Cornet P02819
Yam. 231 Fl. 15383
King Master Cornet 295628
assorted other horns
Well, here's another thought. You may not want to drive there, but Zig Kanstul in Anaheim is the one who actually built that trumpet and he does excellent work. The wait may not be as long as Mark. If you really want fast service, try Anaheim Band Instruments. I had my Los Angeles Super refinished there and it only took one week (you won't have to wait so long to continue playing). It came out beautifully. Whatever you decide, good luck on your comeback. It's a great adventure. (It's been one year for me after nearly 40 years off).
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Comeback, thanks for the advice. Man, we are like twins as I basically quit playing in 1968 when I left for college. I went to Valparaiso U and their music was not very good back then. I recently retired and the music at VU is now incredible. I saw Arturo Sandoval there about a month ago. Holy smokes! I heard him 2 years ago and he hasn't lost a beat. He is also an amazing pianist. I'm thinkin' it may take me as long as a month before he invites me to open for him....YEA RIGHT! Hey, while you are on the line, I noticed the 2 mouthpieces I had were the Bach 7C and 101/2C. Why I had those 2 is a mystery to me. However, I read a thread this morning that tells me those are not the right pieces for a person of my now limited skills. What did you start back with? If you can, let me know. As for the repair job, I think I will stick with Mark because now that I know the horn is playable, I am going to practice until he slots me in...sometime in August. Best, Al Reichle
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