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Philosophy on dent repair

Postby Cdub » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:12 am

So, I was in a hurry packing up after rehearsal and tipped my horn and gave it a quarter sized dent in the upper bow and a small ding on the bell. I'm annoyed with myself for not being careful, but such is life.

Do you typically get dents repaired right away, or is there a critical mass level? I'm thinking of waiting until my next break in music cycles to get these righted.
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Re: Philosophy on dent repair

Postby bloke » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:15 am

...well, philosophically speaking... :lol:
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Re: Philosophy on dent repair

Postby k001k47 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:59 pm

bloke wrote:...well, philosophically speaking... :lol:


One must become the dent to understand the dent; only then will the course of action become clear.
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Re: Philosophy on dent repair

Postby lost » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:24 pm

Who knows? Your horn might play better now...a claim that's been made somewhere here.

I hate dents and get them addressed ASAP.
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Re: Philosophy on dent repair

Postby bloke » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:01 pm

Who has seen the dent?
Neither I nor they,
But when the owner's face turns grey,
It may not be a good day.

Who has seen the dent?
Neither they nor I.
When someone walks by with a bowed head,
The denter has just passed by.
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Re: Philosophy on dent repair

Postby k001k47 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:13 pm

In all seriousness, though, if the denting is purely cosmetic, I'd only have it repaired if a trusted repairman has an open schedule during musical down time, or ask if an appointment can be made, so it doesn't sit in line at the shop.
If it is purely cosmetic though, and you don't see yourself selling anytime soon, I don't see any reason to have it worked on, especially the hard to reach top bow.
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Re: Philosophy on dent repair

Postby Three Valves » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:48 pm

It’s like my car.

I wait for a bigger dent to come along, say a dent larger than my deductible, then get it fixed!!
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Re: Philosophy on dent repair

Postby bloke » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:01 pm

Send your damage pictures to Allstate via their downloadable damage claim app, wait for them send you a check for a complete dent removal and re-lacquer (you do have "comprehensive" insurance, yes?), and then just go grab a replacement used bell and top bow from a foreign tuba salvage yard in your area.
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Re: Philosophy on dent repair

Postby Three Valves » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:38 pm

“Acci-DENT” forgiveness, baby!!

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Re: Philosophy on dent repair

Postby Donn » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:59 pm

First dent? The good news is that now, for as long as you can put off the repair, next dent won't be the first dent.
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Re: Philosophy on dent repair

Postby Cdub » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:17 pm

Not the first dent, just first dent on this horn :roll: . It is playing fine, so I think I'll wait until a down time (likely post holiday season).

Maybe I should go to the dentist to get advice?
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Re: Philosophy on dent repair

Postby bloke » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:19 pm

Have you tried sprinkling on a tiny bit of this, and (according to instructions) rubbing it in gently with a microfiber cloth?

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Re: Philosophy on dent repair

Postby Bnich93 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:39 am

I usually just spew expletives when it happens and then never get it repaired. Fortunately I have only put relatively small dents on bows and bells, and not something very important.
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Re: Philosophy on dent repair

Postby ghmerrill » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:11 pm

I actually have a Ph.D. in Philosophy and so can answer with some authority -- unlike all the other fake philosophers who are steering you wrong in this thread. The answer, of course, lies within yourself:

How much money do you have?

How much will it cost to repair the dents?

Do you want to spend that much money on fixing the dents?

There you go. My invoice is in the mail.
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Re: Philosophy on dent repair

Postby bloke » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:15 pm

otoh...
If you bring it to blokeplace and talk nice, I might fix something like that for nuthin'...as long as you don't beotch.

"Me listing all the stuff I'm NOT willing to do" doesn't mean that I won't spend five minutes fixing some easy-to-fix stuff for someone...if they make it really easy for me to do it for them.
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Re: Philosophy on dent repair

Postby Cdub » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:12 pm

That's a tempting offer, as I've also been considering a blokepiece...
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Re: Philosophy on dent repair

Postby bloke » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:30 pm

To be clear, if most anyone brings their own instrument to me, and I don't have to unpack it or re-pack it, and I don't have to get involved in a bunch of rigmarole, and if we can get it back in your case in less than 15 minutes, and if you don't say "oh and, just one more thing…", I don't see why need to charge someone for that. If I showed up at your doorstep and needed a 15 minute favor, wouldn't you do it for me?
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Re: Philosophy on dent repair

Postby Mark E. Chachich » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:10 pm

bloke wrote:To be clear, if most anyone brings their own instrument to me, and I don't have to unpack it or re-pack it, and I don't have to get involved in a bunch of rigmarole, and if we can get it back in your case in less than 15 minutes, and if you don't say "oh and, just one more thing…", I don't see why need to charge someone for that. If I showed up at your doorstep and needed a 15 minute favor, wouldn't you do it for me?



Joe,

Some of the Baltimore guys would do that (and more) for you, no problem.
Randy Harrison (HBRandy), Frank Wilsey (Heavy_Metal) and I think VERY highly of you (sorry, I hate to break the news to you).

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Re: Philosophy on dent repair

Postby bloke » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:22 pm

(sorry, I hate to break the news to you).

have a good evening,


I did have a great evening but was already morning when I saw this post.

Why so apologetic ?

Surely you're not trying to suggest that I'm operating under the belief that I'm the only person who runs my business this way, particularly when I finished it with
...wouldn't you do it for me?


Cheer up! :D
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