Date: 2006-08-19 18:38
Hi Kevin (& everyone else - this is my first post),
I sent my R-13 out to Larry for a full immersion rebuild and am expecting it back this coming Wednesday.
The rebuild with immersion came to $482. If you don't require the immersion process, I'd imagine an overhaul would cost significantly less, but I can't say exactly how much less. What I *can* say for sure is that Larry is a terrific fellow and my experience to this point has been exemplary.
Based on the many, many reports of others I've come across during my own research, you certainly would not go wrong by choosing the Brannens, John Butler, Dave Spiegelthal, et al. (the Brannens are very nearby to you, though, if proximity is a factor).
I chose Larry primarily for the immersion process he uses (my R-13 had gone unplayed for many years). My second choice was the Brannens, and I'll probably give them a go when the next time comes around for work to be done.
Best of Luck!
Post Edited (2006-08-19 18:40)