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shaolin
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:05 am    Post subject: Shout-out for Jim Becker Reply with quote

Hi All -- Last year I had Jim Becker at Osmun do a valve job on my 1968 Olds Special. He turned a "Special" into a "Fantastic." This past week, he did a valve job on my 1954 Olds Recording, with the same result. The horn is the off-the-map good. In my view, for a vintage horn, there's no bigger bang-for-the-buck than a valve job, as long as the rest of the horn is sound. Jim also goes the extra mile, always finding other things to correct along the way (my Recording came back with the bell straightened out and with O-rings on the third valve slide). He's an expert's expert, fair in pricing, and a nice person to boot. Thanks, Jim!
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VetPsychWars
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, the valve job makes a big difference. Also: tight-fitting slides. I've had all of the slide tubes replaced on my Model 228 Lightweight 400 and the responsiveness of the horn has increased.

It's like playing a new horn!

Tom
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James Becker
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're very welcome Shaolin and thank you for your repeat business! It's always nice to see a classic trumpet or cornet come back to life and play as it did when new. We look forward to serving you again.
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77 Powdermill Road Rt.62
Acton, MA 01720
www.osmun.com

Our workshop is as close as your nearest UPS store https://www.ups.com/dropoff?loc=en_US
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