At least once a year I take Julio to RDG woodwinds in Los Angeles to see repairman extraordinaire Tom Yaeh. He is fantastic at what he does and a terrific person.
I imagine it’s a spa like experience for my bassoon. They keys get oiled, pads replaced and overall is gets spruced up. Many times I’ll make a list of specific items I want addressed while I’m visiting Tom, but in this case I had no specific concerns for Tom.
Keys getting oiled up
Julio sans keys…don’t see that everyday!
It’s important to have your instrument worked on every year. I’m grateful to have such a fantastic repairman so close as many people ship their instruments to Tom from all over the country.