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Brass Instrument Specialist
Expert Service for
Trumpets, Cornets, and Flugelhorns
Lemont, Illinois
708-482-8153

Links

These are sites belonging to clients, vendors, friends, and others. 

Valve Oil

5 Starr Products Excellent oil, preferred by many great players, including me.


Custom Mouthpieces

Karl Hammond Design Karl is my "custom mouthpiece guy." He's the best.


Parts Suppliers

M/K Drawing My favorite source for mandrel drawn tubing and custom tuning slides.


Repair Technicians

Brass Instrument Workshop - Rich Ita - Cobb County, Georgia
Charlie's Brass Works - Charlie Melk - West Allis, Wisconsin
Doctor Valve (You are here.) - Steve Winans - Lemont, Illinois
Powers Brass Works - D. Kevin Powers - Monroe, Michigan


Musicians

Roger Ingram
George Vosburg
Rolf Smedvig
Bud Herseth
Art Davis
Maynard Ferguson


Orchestras and Organizations

Chicago Jazz Ensemble - Jon Faddis, Artistic Director
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
The International Trumpet Guild


Instrument and Related Accessories Manufacturers

Conn-Selmer, Bach, Benge, King
Boosey & Hawkes
Calicchio
Kanstul
Karl Hammond Design
Laskey-Pinc
Marcinkiewicz
Monette
Naumann
Schilke
Taylor Trumpets
Tom Crown Mutes
Yamaha


Serial Numbers - Manufacture Date for Trumpets

from the Benge factory (i.e., Conn-Selmer) website
Benge serial numbers from 1973 - 1981 (sn before 10,000 is pre-1973)
 
from the Besson factory website
Besson serial numbers
 
from the Calicchio factory website
Calicchio serial numbers
 
from the Conn factory (i.e., Conn-Selmer) website
Conn serial numbers from 1876 to the present
 
from the HN White / King factory (i.e., Conn-Selmer) website
King serial numbers 1883 - 1986
Further info on King instruments can be found at the HNWhite.com site.

from Lars Kirmser's MusicTrader website
Schilke serial numbers through 1977
Bach serial numbers through 1994
 
from Jim Donaldson's Trumpet Gearhead website
Martin serial numbers and other interesting info about Martins
 
from Eric W. Nicklas' trombone pages, at the U of Missouri website: data from Gordon Cherry,
Bach, Besson, Conn, Holton, King, and Olds serial numbers


Business Links

Are You On The Web?, Inc. (Web Host)
The US Postal Service (USPS)
United Parcel Service (UPS)
Federal Express (FedEx)
Paypal
Ebay
Google Search
Google's Frugel Shopping Search (beta)
The Photographic Depot (Film Developing, etc.)
The Way Back Machine (an archive of most sites on the web)


Bass Links

John Huet's Custom Bass Guitars
Neal Caine
 

Numerical List of US Area Codes
helpful info...from AllAreaCodes.com
(Hint: Click in the select box, then type the first digit of the ac you're searching for.)

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