Hi. I am the proud owner of a second hand Rath R9 with independent Hagmann Valves. The instrument is a little "used" ie. some dints on the bell (one rather deep) and some serious lacquer wear in the usual spots. The slide is a little sticky at the 6th/7th position and the valves (although better than my former rotary valves) probably need a service. I am considering an overhaul to bring the bone to as close to its original condition as possible and have obtained a rough quote from Rath based on several photos. I am aware of McQueens in Manchester who have also have a good reputation in the reconditioning market and wondered whether anyone had any further suggestions as to who could undertake this work based on personal experience. Further the bone was delivered in an under-sized case (shoe-horned in !!!) and although I have bought a pro-tec gig bag I don't consider this adequate protection. Does anyone have an idea as to which hard cases actually accommodate the instrument and what these cases may actually cost. Thank you in anticipation.