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 Repairs in NY/NJ Area
Author: tdinap 
Date:   2007-09-01 05:28

I've searched the site for good repair people in the NY/NJ area, and obviously found a wealth of information. I just have a few questions to help clear things up.

I have a stellar recommendation from a friend for Alex Kalpachi, at 701 7th Ave in the city. My friend loves the work Alex did, and I have tried his clarinet since and really like it. However, on a search, the only reference to Alex I can find is a post by this friend about two years ago. Anyone else ever worked with him?

My friend had a pretty extreme overhaul, costing over $600. I'm just looking to get the action on my keys lightened up a bit, and maybe have it cleaned and/or touched up in a few other areas. My clarinet is an R13, about three and a half years old. The only work I've ever had done was to have the tenon rails shaved down a bit, to prevent them from getting stuck. Is there a relatively set range of prices I should expect to pay for the kind of stuff I'm looking for, or does it depend heavily on who you go to? Should I expect to have to get more work done than I think?

Also, any idea how long it might take? If I can't get the whole thing done by three weeks from today (preferably earlier), I'm going to have to wait until I'm off from school for the holidays.


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tdinap 2007-09-01 05:28 
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mnorswor 2007-09-01 15:23 
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Iacuras 2007-09-01 21:25 
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CEC 2007-09-02 00:48 
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Chalumeau Joe 2007-09-02 02:51 
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John J. Moses 2007-09-02 04:14 
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tdinap 2007-09-18 22:52 
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redwine 2007-09-03 11:03 
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tdinap 2007-09-10 00:40 
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DavidBlumberg 2007-09-03 20:42 
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skygardener 2007-09-10 01:48 
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Ed 2007-09-10 02:49 
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