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PROBIRT Newsletter - March 9, 2007

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ANOTHER WEB CONFERENCE?!?!


Another round of live, online clinics has been scheduled for Sunday, March 25th and Monday, March 26th. Dan Parker, a 30-year veteran of the band instrument repair industry and Andy Smith, a specialist of low brass repair will be presenting clinics on a variety of topics, including:

Dent work without a dent machine
Tips and tricks
Tuba basics - bell types, valve types, keys, and configurations
Estimating / pricing
Processing stock
Simple tuba improvements
What to look for in a repair shop
Recruiting & marketing
Making tuba work easier on the body
Brass internal clean – the basics

Stay tuned for a full schedule.


REPAIR SCHOOL MATRIX


One of the most common requests we receive is for info and advice on band instrument repair schools. So we’ve put together this matrix of the five accredited band instrument repair schools in North America - one in Canada and four in the United States. Info was gathered from the schools’ websites and from talking to the admissions offices and/or the instructors.


LATEST REPAIR VIDEOS


Catch up on the latest band instrument repair videos added to the Probirt website:

Larry Mueller continues his discussion on the basics of lathe operation in this three part series - Lathe Basics (Part II) (31min).

Ed Strege’s “Tips and Tricks” series continues with:
Plastic Clarinet Body Repair (12min)
Wiping Solder (2min)
Spot Lacquering Tip (1min)
Silver Soldering Tips (3min)
Making Water Key Springs (2min)
Deburring Sax Tone Holes Quickly (2min)
Cleaning Satin Silver (2min)
Miracle Rivets (3min)

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