Grand Rental @ Del Tech

Rented our Baldwin Grand for an event at Del Tech for the Freeman Stage.

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Stuck Giardinelli Trumpet Mouthpiece

3-Piece Giardinelli Trumpet Mouthpiece where the shank was seized to the bowl section. Whacked it with a rawhide; wrapped it in silicone tape and tried to free it with a 2 pairs of pliers; froze it, then heated the bowl…nada….finally whacked it a few more times with the rawhide, grabbed it wearing 2 heavy rubber gloves, and it popped free. Cleaned the threads and reassembled.

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Rental Violin Crack Repair

Repairing 3 cracks in one of our rental violins.

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Left Pic – 2 cracks in the top, on the lower right side
Right Pic – Small cleat super-glued to clamp. This cleat will be glued to the underside of the crack through the F-Hole. The super glue will pull away from the clamp, leaving the cleat glued underneath the crack

 

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Left Pic – 2 Clamps w/cleats ready to go inside
Right Pic – 2 Clamps going through the F-Hole. 1 Clamp drawing the crack closed

 

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Left Pic – Gluing a small crack near the F-Hole
Right Pic – Another view of same crack