Klarinet Archive - Posting 001142.txt from 1998/04
From: Bill Hausmann <bhausman@-----.com>
Subj: Re: Repair People (was Mouthpiece Information)
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 06:45:23 -0400
At 04:14 PM 4/18/98 PDT, Kevin Fay wrote:
>The people that work on MY horns, incidentally, are not connected to a
>"music store"--they have small shops and get paid by the hour, depending
>on the job. I'm sure that some other great repair people work through
>stores, though. For automobile repairmen (hardly a model), you can
>check to see if they are ASC-certified; I wonder if there is any such
>thing for instrument repair?
These guys do go to instrument repair schools, but last I checked they are
dwindling in number. Ferree's (they market repair parts, tools, and
supplies) has one, I think. And there was (may still be) a college in Iowa
that offered a degree. I have never seen anyone hang their diploma or
certification on the wall, though.
Bill Hausmann bhausman@-----.com
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If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.