My main focus is on vintage, less known and less appreciated cornets and trumpets as well as vintage student models and antique cornets. Recently my new interests are working on and collecting flugelhorns, trombones, euphoniums, tenor horns, single and double french horns. I specialize in refurbishing and collecting original condition horns, but on occasion do complete restores.UpYourBrass shop policies are single tolerance, all listed brass wind instruments get the same treatment unless otherwise mentioned in the listing. All of my instruments are serviced, inspected and photographed by me so no back of the house guys telling the front of the house it's ready. All reconditioned horns from start to finish receive. 3 stage Tesch green clean of horn and all components (Emerald Degreaser, Power Brass Acid, Classic Brass Alkaline - as needed). Initial inspection to determine viability to become an instrument again or to be put in my parts pile, unworthy horns are not refurbished. Hot water rinsed, and body and slides thoroughly brushed. Upper and Lower valve chambers polished. Threads cleaned on horn body and the top and bottom caps. Small parts hand detailed and/or run through the tumbler. Horn body trued as needed, hand torqued at all solder joints for strength, braces checked and repaired or replaced as needed. Bell tail, taper, flair and leadpipe dents and major dings removed when easily accessible. Valve chamber area knuckle dings removed. Female slide receivers dry scrubbed with firm brush, male slides polished, gap between valve body and threads cleaned. Inside bell flair brushed finished behind the bell seam. Valves hand lapped from top and bottom when accessible, rotary valve chambers are power brushed.
Valve chambers and valves checked for proper fit during lapping. Valve cap threads checked for fit, out of round threaded areas are trued and threads are chased. Horn body is then hot water triple rinsed and scrubbed.
Slides dry scrubbed with firm brush, polished and checked for proper fit and feel, any fit issues mentioned in listing. Slides hot water rinsed, accessible dents and dings removed.
Valves aligned, felts pads, springs and water-key corks replaced as needed. Horn and valves assembled, all interfaces and parts lubed. Al Cass Fast used on ALL valves. Play tested and checked for valve action, slide fit, leaks, and slotting (after regular use, valves should fit to the lapped chamber and get faster).Original mouthpieces are usually included, checked for receiver fit, cleaned and polished (most vintage mouthpieces have blemishes). Horn is then wiped clean and or hand polished.
Cases opened, aired out, disinfected, vacuumed, sometimes minor repairs are completed (Note, some old cases will have residual smell). Horns are photographed on the UpYourBrass Poker Table, disassembled and checked for proper fit again.Refurbished horns should be cleaned in a warm water bath with mild detergent after at least one month's time and preferably after your first full practice session, don't forget, to never mix oils, many are different and mixing them can lead to dirt buildup and sluggish valves. I highly recommend the use of spitballs regularly to clean any residual debris from your refurbished vintage instrument, remember vintage horns have sometimes been sitting for a very long time, you as an instrument owner should clean your instrument regularly. If you have any questions or problems with your instrument after you receive it, please contact me first. I will offer full consideration for any parts or horns that are listed improperly.
The shipper will most likely not offer any compensation to you unless these steps are taken. The item "Lamonte Trumpet Made in Holland with Nice Original Case and Mouthpiece" is in sale since Sunday, July 18, 2021. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Brass\Trumpets". The seller is "upyourbrass" and is located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda.