Where to buy a trombone in San Francisco?
March 17, 2008 11:21 AM Subscribe
What is a good place to buy either a new or used trombone in San Francisco? Trombone repairs?
posted by R343L to shopping (4 answers total)
I have a cheap Bundy student trombone that I'm re-learning to play on. However it has some notable flaws: the metal buzzes / vibrates unpleasantly at certain notes, the slide does not move easily (audible sound of the inner slide contacting the outer) and is really just a cheap trombone anyway that I got second-hand years ago.
What would be a good music store in San Francisco to see about repairing it (I'm not sure it's worth the cost -- I tried once before and it didn't seem to give good results)? But more likely I will eventually buy a higher quality instrument -- what is a good place for either purchasing a good used one or is good for buying new ones? It's hard to say from googling what would be a good place and I don't really know anyone locally who could help -- most of the musicians I know play guitar or drums. Craigslist / ebay are pretty much out -- craigslist doesn't turn up much locally (I have no car) and I don't want to deal with judging instrument quality through an ebay listing.