Brad does great work and also happens to share a space with me. He does a majority of my repairs for the instruments I sell and is ok with walk in clients. He tries to keep regular hours M-F noon-5pm. Give him a call at 818-957-2448 to set up an appointment. Did I mention Brad is a fabulous trombonist and knows how to rebuild and repair trombone slides...believe me, itís an art.
Robb is probably the best brass repairman in the world. He is a master with any metal and also one of the most informed brass historians alive. Over the years he has created a variety of amazing one of a kind brass instruments, historic reproductions and restorations. Robb also maintains a list of used instruments for sale. Check out his website for his virtual museum and excellent articles updated mondays. His shop is what being a brass nerd is all about.
The Hornguys is the place to go to buy new brass instruments and accessories from a variety of makers. Owned by Steve Ferguson, Iíve worked at his shop for a number of years and started with him when we were selling trombones out of his house. The staff is the best in the business and customer service is top priority. Did I mention they get all the cool stuff? Also, my shop is one block away, so make a trip out of it. We have great Thai Food, a Kabob place and a liquor store... what could be more fun?
A friend of the Brass Ark and one of my favorite musicians. Jayís website is filled with excellent articles on all things pertinent to todayís brass player... from picking the right horn to audition prep. He has some wise words to offer. Updated weekly.
Arguably the best modern historic brass instruments in the world. I own two tenor sackbuts and a classical trombone from the Meinl brothers and they are fabulous! Made in a small shop in Geretsried Germany
Formerly the late Herbert Glasslís apprentice, Markus is making some of the finest brass instruments in Germany these days. Iím proud to say his instruments are available in the USA through The Brass Ark.