Instrument repair south west *ASAP*

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by matt_BBb_bass, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. matt_BBb_bass

    matt_BBb_bass Member

    Took my instrument out of its case last night (BBb bass) which i left in the band room on Monday night and found it last night with crease in the bell! Thing is i need it for the 2nd section national finals in 3weeks.... Anyone know of anyone that could do it? I tried my normal repairman but he is away till October!
  2. Hells Bones

    Hells Bones Active Member

    If you can get it to Cardiff then Dennis Wedgewood is your man.
  3. JesTperfect!

    JesTperfect! Member

    Ouch Matt! Any idea what happened?
  4. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Would guess probably down to it shifting in the case and there not being enough padding at the bell end. Have you banged the case down on its end recently? I did the same to my contrabass trombone a while back - the sheer weight of the instrument makes for quite a considerable force.

    Might be worth leaving the repair until after the finals? It almost certainly won't make any noticeable difference to the instrument's playing response.
  5. There is a chap in Camborne who used to work in Trevada but he went solo, he lives in Camborne but cant remember his name.
  6. tubbytuba

    tubbytuba Member

    Hey Matt you dropped it on purpose lol!!! Thats one way to get all those other dents out that youve put in it!!!
  7. jim

    jim Member

    Just sent you a message matt with two people worth speeking to but you might have to get in your car and up the m5!
  8. baritastic

    baritastic Member

    The only person worth going to is Denis Wedgwood in cardiff. Everyone else is complete rubbish and will rip you off.

    Denis: 02920460920 DO NOT take it in a gig bag or even mention one if it has ever been in 1 or he will kick you out of the shop

    But tbh a creased bell really isn't going to make that much difference...

    Or failing that you want Derek Farnell in Manchester: 01617407778
  9. matt_BBb_bass

    matt_BBb_bass Member

    From what me and Dave can work out.... Looks like someone took it out the case and didn't relise how heavy it was and dropped it!! Not impressed! lol
  10. bassinthebathroom

    bassinthebathroom Active Member

    Locally, Lyn Cooke is the man to see. I don't have his number but if you contact Ian Davies on 07968 892165 he will be able to put you in touch with Lyn.
  11. matt_BBb_bass

    matt_BBb_bass Member

    Cheers Iain! Last i herd he has got to the silly ilse to live?! Il give Ian a call tomorrow! Thanks :D
  12. JesTperfect!

    JesTperfect! Member

    No....I wouldn't be either!

    One reason that I am the only person that touches / plays my instruments.

    You do realise though:

    If you'd taken it home to practice, it would never have happened............
    food for thought, I think you'll agree! :tongue:
  13. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Just to reiterate (not quite sure why I'm bothering, but hey ho), damage that looks like this can easily result from a shock to the bell end of the case while the instrument is inside. Maybe somebody moved the case, and dumped it down on the end too hard? Seems the most likely explanation to me... Your explanation requires some nasty behaviour, which tends to be rare...
  14. tubbytuba

    tubbytuba Member

    Taking a look at Matts Bb bass it looks like he stated,i would say it was an accident. As for Lyn Cook,hes deffo moved away,France i believe !!!
  15. matt_BBb_bass

    matt_BBb_bass Member

    I can see what you mean.. It was in the back of the band van all last weekend... think is if it happen then i can't remeber seeing it on Monday night =/ It may well of happened then! I can see how it could happen very easly!

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