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two types of trombone repairs...

PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:51 pm
by bloke
I have to be good at BOTH of these, and be able to change a satisfying-to-me amount of money for my time for both of these:

TYPE 1: This playing slide has always been "pretty good", but is just isn't right. Can you make this slide work REALLY right for me, bloke?

TYPE 2: This school-owned trombone was stepped on by a kid last year...and the year before...and the years before...and the year before...etc., etc., etc... Other than throwing it in the trash can and replacing it, what can you do to make it usable - once again - for $50 ?

Once again (in the last hour), I brought back from the dead a c. 1960 King 5B hybrid tenor/bass trombone (which has been school-owned and marched-with for nearly six decades), and a later 1960's Conn 88H large tenor trombone (perhaps 53 years old...same treatment). fwiw, the rotors on both (though in bad need of discarding/replacing or rebuilding) do hold a reasonably vacuum and become quiet when lubricated with something like 3-in-1 Oil.