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Doctor Valve
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Brass Instrument Specialist
Expert Service for
Trumpets, Cornets, and Flugelhorns
Lemont, Illinois

Doctor Valve is
The Trumpet Valve Specialist.

If your trumpet, cornet, or flugelhorn valves need repair, send your instrument to Steve for prompt expert attention.

Professional trumpet valve job, overhaul and replate services.
See the Services page for prices and details.

Expedited trumpet, cornet, and flugelhorn repair.

Emergency and RUSH repair services available.

or call 1-708-482-8153 to schedule an appointment.


Trumpet Valve Jobs
Valve Alignments (OPM)
Chemical Cleaning
Trumpet Repair
Dent Removal

Steve, Karl, John and Roger
L to R: Steve Winans, Karl Hammond,
Roger Ingram, John Hagstrom.
Busy minds in the Doctor Valve shop...01/07.
Eric Roger Serafin Wayne
L to R: Eric Miyashiro, Roger Ingram,
Serafin Aguilar, and Wayne Bergeron at the
Maynard Ferguson tribute in St Louis, 09/06.

There is a NEW IMPROVED packing instructions slideshow page. Download size is about 600KB, approximately 1.5 minutes on dial-up, less than 20 seconds on broadband.
Check out the Picture Galleries of recent and current projects.

Go see the Projects Gallery

Doctor Valve was pleased to sponsor the Jazz Player Radio Interview the weekend of April 23-25, 2004. The incredible Roger Ingram was the featured artist, with an interview by Jake Sommers. Listen on Live365 radio through the website, Jazz Player Radio, "The House That Ferguson Built".


You can download or listen to the 60 second Doctor Valve radio ad (900kb mp3).
Sincere thanks to Hatfield post/production for creating a great radio ad for me!

At Doctor Valve I offer my clients superb craftsmanship, attention to detail, and prompt service.  Once an appointment for your horn is scheduled, typical turnaround time for a trumpet valve job is 5 to 8 weeks, turnaround for an instrument overhaul or restoration is 6 to 12 weeks, depending on condition and whether parts need to be made or special ordered.  A trumpet, cornet, or flugelhorn valve alignment usually takes 1-2 weeks.  Simple or emergency trumpet repair tasks can often be done "same day" with a scheduled appointment.

Local Chicagoland clients are welcome to make an appointment to bring their horns to the shop.  Clients from other locales should see the safe trumpet shipping page for details on packing a horn for safe shipping.  Fully insured USPS Express or Priority Mail, or UPS or FedEx Second Day are the recommended methods for delivery.

The shipping address (as of August 20, 2011) is Doctor Valve, 479 5th Street, Lemont IL 60439-4115.
Please include your contact information (name, address, phone, and email) in the package.

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