Trumpet And Brass Instrument Repairs
A professional level hand made instrument that is the quality above the usual mass produced assembly line instruments demands a quality repairman. The following repairmen are ones I have personally dealt with and watched as they produce precision, quality and beauty. They all go beyond the usual music store repairmen in that they have actual knowledge of manufacturing from the ground up and can build replacement parts if needed.
Rich Ita's Brass Instrument Workshop
Phone (770) 420-8700 0r 1(888) 527-3601 toll free
Fax (770) 565-5089
3164 Holly Mill Run, Marietta, GA 30062
Hours: 10 AM - 6 PM Tues - Sat
Rich used to work for Schilke and is excellent at antique brass restoration.
He has done excellent dent removal for me.
(650) 593-3050 work business shared with antique brass collector
(415) 637-1244 home
Larry is one of the best trumpet players in San Francisco.
He was a student of Claude Gordon and helped with the CG Selmer.
Larry has repaired two CG Selmers for me with excellent results.
Robb Stewart Brass Instruments
Phone and Fax: (626) 447-1904
140 E. Santa Clara St., #18
Arcadia, CA 91006
Robb is excellent at antique restoration and historic reproduction instruments.
He worked on my Boston 3 Star Cornet putting it in new condition.
He also did the prep work to silver plate my CG Selmer (#495) in 1986.
Ron Pinc Brass Repair
270 Eisenhower Lane North, #8
Lombard, IL 60148
Ron used to work for Schilke.
Ron installed a third valve ring, and stop screw on my Schilke P5-4 Piccolo Trumpet.
The parts matched the Schilke as good as new.
P.O. Box 51
Interlochen, MI 49643
Ken used to work for Bob Malone in Los Angeles.
I have used him for dent repair and custom work.
Ken is a great player and knows when the horn plays right.
US: (800) 837-0980
FAX: (661) 775-8821
INTERNATIONAL: (661) 775-8820
25574 W. Rye Canyon Road
Valencia, CA 91355
KO Skisness, a long time friend, does all the valve alignments with precision.
I have had all my piston valve horns aligned by him.
John Upchurch (aka, The Slide Doctor)
John D. Upchurch
71 Granite Bluff
Dahlonega, GA 30533.
John is the best at slide alignment and repair.
John is precise and has been hired to teach factory workers.