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Thread: Shops near Des Moines, IA

  1. 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

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    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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