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I know there are at least a few SOTWers here in Jax, FL.
Who do you use for horn maintenance and repair?
I'm aware of Rhapsody on Atlantic and Music & Arts on San Jose.
Are there others?
Who do you have any experiences with and who do you recommend or recommend to avoid?
 

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Hi Rowka...
I'm in Jax... other than the two shops you already listed I am not familiar with any other repair techs but I'm kind of new to this area.

However, I've heard that Sheldon Kanis at Portman's Music in Savannah, GA is an incredible repairman. I know a lot of pro players in this area take their instruments to him. They have a website at :
http://www.portmansmusic.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=7&image=brass2.gif

good luck!
 

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Hey Rowka. There is a guy named Mandi that does a great job of repairing saxes. He may contract the work out of the places you mentioned. Last time I found him he was contracting the work for MusicDepot and ProMusic.
 

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saxnjax said:
Hey Rowka. There is a guy named Mandi that does a great job of repairing saxes. He may contract the work out of the places you mentioned. Last time I found him he was contracting the work for MusicDepot and ProMusic.
Got any contact info for Mandi?
Thanks
 

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I'm editing this out...

It turns out that it wasn't the questionable way he held my horn that caused the issue, it was a loose screw. I got lucky this time that holding it like that didn't do any damage. I still cringe when I visualize that happening.
 

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Seriously I live in Jax, and would like to know who that guy was who bent your sax rods, so I can be sure to steer clear, I have a soprano silver curved martin I need work on, and would prob go postal if some Nimrod damaged it (more because of the sentimental nature of the horn then anything but yea)

I also need work on my conn alto. wouldn't mind getting my Bari adjusted also . . dam i need lots of work!!!!
 

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PM's sent. Just for the record, out of the pro's I know in town only one will take their horn to anyone local. I'm now in the same camp unless we find someone who's a master.
 

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This guy is not in Jax, but I recently had him repair a trill key, new neck cork, and adjust some pads on my VI tenor.It has never played better. Prompt and reasonable. Farrell Jackson from Hawthorne ( East of Gainesville). 352-466-3436. He does contract work for Lipham Music in Gainesville.
 

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I too am in Jacksonville and I need someone good that I can count on to do things right. Help me out, guys.
 

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There's also an old dude who lives just off Beach Blvd to the left, as you go to the beaches. The street is just before the big light bulb store. PM me for better directions. He plays a silver Supersonic. He did some work for me several years ago on a Mark VI. I have no idea if he is even still living. Like I said, he is an old dude.

I have played some of Steve's horns and if the tech he mentioned is the one who worked on the one's I've played, I'd drive toward Gainesville!

Randy
 

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Randy....You haven't played on the 1962 VI that he worked on....but you would appreciate what he did. Steve
 
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