Bottom bow dent repair

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Posted by Les Smith on April 21, 2002 at 13:04:38:

I know very little about tuba repair, and since the bottom bow of my otherwise beautiful lacquered instrument has a few small dents (which I would like to have removed), a comment in the "un-laquered horns" string caught my attention.

JS, in his April 20, 2002 00:21:12 "un-laquered horns" post, gave as step 4 the following:

"The repairman tells him, 'I can unsolder the bottom bow, and take out most of the dents, but it will burn your lacquer.'"

So what is the usual procedure to take out minor dents in the bottom bow? Does it always involve unsoldering, or are there effective alternatives? Does it always burn the lacquer? What is the approximate cost (assuming one does not opt for the $2,000 re-lacquer job)?


P.S. Why is it that sometimes when I try to post a message, the note apparently does not go through and I receive some sort of message from an anti-spam organization?

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