READ ME, I’M IMPORTANT! New schedule changes for the busy season!

Dear Valued Customer,

We want to thank each and every single one of you for choosing to do business with us. The response this year has been overwhelming and we are grateful to be so blessed with work.

We want to make you aware that because of the intense work load that we have right now, we are changing the way we schedule our days here in the shop. Due to overwhelming demand, we are closing our doors for a lunch break on Tuesday through Friday from 1:30PM to 2:30PM, and on Saturday from 12:30PM to 1:00PM. This is to ensure that we actually get time to eat and have a break during our day. We sincerely appreciate your understanding of this during our busy season.

IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY NEED, PLEASE CALL US AT 423-870-3697 AND WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO ASSIST YOU IMMEDIATELY.
If we’re here at the shop we’ll answer and help you as best we can. If there is no answer then we may have stepped out to get lunch, and you can be assured we will return at or before 2:30PM and will either help you immediately or return your call at that time in the order it was received.

We understand that this may come as an inconvenience to some of you, and we greatly apologize in advance for this. It is a true sign of your trust in us that our business has grown so much this year, and in order to keep providing you with the Consistent-C that you’ve come to know and expect, we must be strategic in how we manage our time.

Again…

IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY NEED, PLEASE CALL US AT 423-870-3697 AND WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO ASSIST YOU IMMEDIATELY.
If we’re here at the shop we’ll answer and help you as best we can. If there is no answer then we may have stepped out to get lunch, and you can be assured we will return at or before 2:30PM and will either help you immediately or return your call at that time in the order it was received.

 THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING YOU!

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A New Year Begins

Another big year of changes is coming at the shop. We’ve got big plans for expanding our operations and capabilities, which means a wider array of repairs that we’ll be able to offer. We’ll also be introducing a new site, and reaching into some new social spaces online to bring you more of what we’re up to around here. Keep checking back for updates as they’ll be coming more frequently!

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The year to come…

With the new year here, we’re taking the time to set new goals. How can we improve the experience of our customers while still maintaining the high standards we work so hard to ensure? For the coming year, there is one main area: Training.
The kind of work we do is painstaking. It takes an abundance of patience and time to learn (years at least), and we are taking the proper steps to ensure that our technicians have the proper training and experience to work on your horn in the safest and most effective way possible. How? This year we’ll be devoting more than 250 hours to nothing but high-focus training sessions, one on one between Jonathan and our apprentice technicians. It can take years to master just one type of horn, so this type of focus in training is paramount in order to increase not only knowledge, but productivity. This will widen the vocabulary of instruments that our technicians can work on in a shorter period of time, which will equate to more quality work being done. Quicker turn around on getting instruments finished and back to our customers is the name of the game, while still being able to keep our work at the highest quality possible.

Again, we want to thank you for all of your support and for making us your band instrument repair and sales choice. We look forward to making this year an even more productive year than last, and to making all of the improvements we can to make your experience here with us an even better one. Here’s to the new year. Let’s make it a great one.

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News from the front…

Okay folks, here’s the latest. Not only is this the busiest year we’ve ever had, but we’re the busiest we’ve ever been since the shop opened 10 years ago. We want to say thanks to all of you who have chosen us for your instrument needs, and also thank everyone for your patience while we continue to grow. Things have been so chaotic that this is the first chance we’ve had to check FB for almost 3 months!

We’d also like to say a special thanks to those who have horns in waiting right now. This goes not only for the schools we service, but our private customers as well. Without your patience and understanding, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Rest assured, we are getting through the work as quickly as possible while still maintaining what many of you know to be our extremely high standards of quality and workmanship.

Right now, we’re just 2 full time techs and 1 part time tech. The training is extremely challenging and takes years to complete. Many of you have expressed to us that while the work we do is great, it’s taking awhile to complete. We understand your position, and we want all of you to know that we are doing the absolute best we can in getting your horns back to you. This year has presented us with challenges, but also many great opportunities. We’re proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish and we’re looking forward to serving this community in an even better way in the years to come. We appreciate all of you, and we appreciate your patience. Without you, we wouldn’t have been able to make these first 10 years happen, so here’s to the next 10! Have a great week, and look for more posts coming up soon!

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For you brass folks… (from a Horn player)

Valve oil actually can (and does) dry out and can leave deposits that will cause your valves (or rotors for you Horn and Trombone players) to seize up over time. You should use 3 to 4 drops of valve oil in each valve first thing before you play each day. If you know you’re not going to be playing for awhile, continue to take your horn out and move your valves regularly once a week for 30 seconds. Always store your horn in a cool, dry place. This coupled with proper emptying of your water keys and regular cleaning and your horn will last as long as you need it to!

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Myths and mysteries of horn repair…

If you haven’t already, make sure to stop by our Instrument Care page and check out our guidelines for proper horn care and maintenance. More instruments will be added soon. Always remember to use common sense when handling your instrument. As always, you can keep up with us on our Facebook Page.

Stay classy Chattanooga.

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Here we go…

Most of the summer work is in and it’s become a crazy place around the shop! We couldn’t be thankful enough for everything that’s going on. To all of you who have chosen us, thank you so much for your business, we appreciate it more than you know, and we’re working hard to make sure that you get nothing less than the best for your horn.

Don’t forget that with the break in the school year, it can be a great time to shop for a new instrument if you or your children are looking into their time as a musician more seriously. We are southeast Tennessee’s exclusive Jupiter band instrument dealer. We’ve partnered with them for many reasons, not the least of which is their commitment to quality, customer satisfaction, and superior manufacturing. So if you’re in the market for a brand new instrument, stop by and ask about Jupiter!

Never C#, never Bb, just B Natural. (Yes, another bad music joke.)

Let us know if there’s anything we can do for you. Enjoy your summer!

 

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The journey continues…

We’re continuing to build the main site and get things rolling. Lots of craziness in the shop today (because that never happens…), but all in all it’s coming together. Coming attractions include an Instrument Care section, FAQs, and some brief bios about the staff here. More to come soon, stay tuned and make sure to like our page on Facebook!

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Oh no, it’s happening….

As if it didn’t take us long enough, we’re finally getting some stuff out there on “those internets” as it were. Thanks to our good friends at Scenic City Productions, we’re getting things rolling. If you ever have need of anything in the way of website design, hosting, studio recording or visual work, check out their website and let them put together a media solution that’s right for you!

Much more to come soon, in the mean time… Like Us on Facebook to keep up with what’s going on around the shop. You stay classy Chattanooga.

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