Distinguished SOTW Member/Logician
I've found that the more opinionated a repair tech is, the less likely I'll be impressed by their work or seek their services again. My favorite ones have always worked with me to get my horns where I want them to be; giving me choices when confronted with truly difficult obstacles, rather than dictating what they will or won't do. I remember one tech in particular that told me he was opposed to certain resonators and would not install them under any circumstances. That should have been a red flag, as the work he did on my horn required follow-up by another tech to correct a problem that he had actually blamed on me and my set-up, of which he did not approve. Of course I will never use that tech again, and nor would I recommend him. Which also brings up an interesting point... many of the techs here that folks have actually used and recommend seem to be not only flexible, but willing to listen and learn from all here, whether they be other techs or simply experienced players. I do wonder if others have this impression as well.