Instruments Services - Music Publications
Yes, it's that time of year - time to PACK UP Chris Cromer's Honda Element with just as much stuff as we possibly can and DRIVE LIKE MAD to some college studios to FIX BRASS INSTRUMENTS!!
Several times a year either Chris and I, or Chris by himself, will take his bench-top ultrasonic cleaning unit and most of our small- and medium-sized hand tools and supplies on the road to do cleanings and repairs. We visit college studios in a relatively drive-able geographic area, set up shop, and work, work, work all day and often into the evening. We never know what is going to drop down on our 'mobile benches', but we do our best to do the best work we can in 'field conditions'. It's a lot of work, very challenging, and very rewarding! Taking our repair act out to the studios is a great way to connect with people. Many students in these areas just don't have the ability to get to our shops, and some areas are very thin, repair-wise. We only charge for the work we do, and at regular shop rates.
And, we like to support the educational mission of the studios that host us. As part of our repair clinic tour service we offer a lecture/master class/Q&A on maintenance, modification, and/or gear. No extra charge - it's all part of the service!
So, if your studio would like us to make a stop sometime just send me an email (email@example.com) or a call or text to (410) 866-1587.