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Thread: IOWA: Shops near Des Moines, IA

  1. IOWA: Shops near Des Moines, IA

    I've recently become disenchanted with my current shop (Rieman Music) as they consistently overcharge me and the quality of work is often sub-par and/or incomplete. I'd love to be able to take everything to Merlin Grady in Waterloo but it's a pretty long drive for some stuff (I recently had a problem with a stuck bit in a sousa neck) and my parents aren't psyched about me driving 4 hours roundtrip for what they think is a remedial problem (trombone slide alignment or the like) or driving it up themselves. Anything within an hour's drive (one-way) would be great. Thanks!
    1905 Boosey Class A Euphonium-Wick SM4M
    Yamaha 301M Marching Baritone-Schilke 52
    1960 Conn 11J-Conn Helleberg
    1961 Conn 14J-Vincent DFL
    2015 King 2341-Bach Corp. 24AW
    Olds O95 Sousaphone-King 26

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    Lee Stofer is a premier brass technician (and a very nice man), but I'm afraid that his shop in Camanche, Iowa may not be convenient either.
    Last edited by enhite; 07-16-2016 at 02:28 PM. Reason: Spelling

  3. Yep, a bit farther than Waterloo. Thanks anyway!
    1905 Boosey Class A Euphonium-Wick SM4M
    Yamaha 301M Marching Baritone-Schilke 52
    1960 Conn 11J-Conn Helleberg
    1961 Conn 14J-Vincent DFL
    2015 King 2341-Bach Corp. 24AW
    Olds O95 Sousaphone-King 26

  4. #4
    Take it to Merlin. There's not a better technician closer as far as I've heard. Waterloo isn't that far from Des Moines.

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