My Fat Trumpet needs a good seeing to - any offers?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by mikelyons, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    Hi All,
    This is for those people out there who do instrument servicing. My Sovereign Eb bass needs a good overhaul. Because I'm a shortar$e, my arms are not long enough and I've bent the 3rd valve slide out of true. The other slides don't come out and I've buqqered up the 2nd valve slide a bit by pulling on it too hard (we all know how that goes, I'm sure ;-)) It needs a few small dents knocking out and a general clean up, re-cork, valve guides and slide grease. Any offers? Any recommendations? A rapid turn-around is needed. Please don't give our treasurer a heart attack!
  2. Mossca

    Mossca Member


    Get in touch with Owen Wedgewood at Knottingley band. he sorted our two Bbs out and is very reasonable.
  3. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

    Yup, I'd second Colin, Owen's done some excellent work on our Basses over the last 3/4 years! A good workman who takes pride in doing the best job possible, A rare thing these days.
  4. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    Thanks chaps, I'll do that very thing. As always, your help is greatly appreciated.:tup
  5. agentorange

    agentorange Member

    I was about to recommend Owen, but it would appear that my two mates have beaten me to it!
  6. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    Undoubtedly, the boy does a good job.

    He plays a decent soprano too....