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Old 03-04-2016, 09:38 AM   #1
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Any ideas on a U.S. location to do plastic mount replacement on three places on a bass drone?

At a reasonable price?

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Old 03-04-2016, 10:18 AM   #2
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Roddy Maclellan in Monroe ,NC . check out his website.

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Old 03-04-2016, 12:05 PM   #3
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Michael MacHarg, Vermont.
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Old 03-04-2016, 03:08 PM   #4
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I know you requested a US based repair, but I'd recommend Dunbar for very good service and likely the quickest turnaround.
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Old 03-04-2016, 04:11 PM   #5
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I know you requested a US based repair, but I'd recommend Dunbar for very good service and likely the quickest turnaround.
I will second that emotion and add that, with the US exchange rate on the Canadian dollar, you'll be further ahead financially.
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Old 03-04-2016, 05:47 PM   #6
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Another couple options if you're wanting to stick to the states are House of Bagpipes or Brian Donaldson of Inveran. I personally have had great results with HOB and Brian is willing to help any time as well it seems.

Dunbar is swamped right now so it might take longer than usual to get a repair back, but you never know. Rick and the crew are awesome.
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Old 03-05-2016, 05:59 AM   #7
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Greetings, Les, and to All,

I shall be number three in line, with John and
Highland Park (Posts #s 4 & 5)... to chime
in with... and for... Dunbar Ltd.

Money, time... and ease of mind... all in one
place!! :)

Added that the Canadian and U.S. Postal
Service(s) are the least expensive (and most
secure) for getting your pieces there and back...
and the present exchange rates... you're ahead
of the game... all 'round!! :)

Good Luck with !!.

Regards,

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Old 03-05-2016, 07:34 AM   #8
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I have first- or second-hand experience with Dunbar, MacLellan, and Donaldson.

MacLellan is extremely busy. A fellow in my band with MacLellan pipes recently waited over a month for a repair.

Dunbar is extremely busy. I had requested some custom parts made and we were ready to go with it and they dropped off the face of the earth. After a few follow up inquiries, I gave up (it wasn't that important). Some other folks in the band have experienced some delays. They do a great job, they're just busy.

I had Brian Donaldson do a repair on (admittedly) a set of Inverans. He turned it around within a week and did a great job. I don't know how he would be handling imitation ivory, but he did a fine job recreating an ABW drone piece.

If it were me, I would inquire with Dunbar and Donaldson, get cost and time estimates and make a decision from there.
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Old 03-05-2016, 04:56 PM   #9
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I know you requested a US based repair, but I'd recommend Dunbar for very good service and likely the quickest turnaround.
My vote as well. The are just across the US-Canada. Shipping is fast and reasonable cost.

Their turnaround time caries by workload...but is still reasonable. I just had them refurb a set of pipes and manufacture a new matching replacement stock. Their TAT for the job was about 3 weeks. They kept me up to date for the estimated time prior to sending the pipes.

The work they performed was excellent.
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Thanks all,

We have lots of options from which to choose.

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