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My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard

“My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard johnny bruce

And they’re like, it’s better than yours

Damn right, it’s better than your’s

I could teach you but I have to charge”

Ok, BrassWindFix doesn’t actually sell milkshakes – these lyrics are of course from the hit single by Kelis in 2003 called “The Milkshake Song”.  Why are we quoting them you ask? Well…. this week Justin had to repair the trumpet owned by the now famous Jonny Bruce who was playing with Kelis at the Lovebox Festivo recently.

All set to go on stage, waiting in the wings Jonny, was eager to get started and perform in front of the heaving masses who’d turned up to listen to an amazing performance by the band.  Unfortunately, right at that moment, Jonny dropped his third slide from his trumpet and it not only dented from the impact,  it created a sizeable hole!  Scrabbling around in every musician’s first aid kit Johnny found the essential item he was looking for: gaffa tape to “plug” the hole to see him through to the end.  Ever the professional, he then performed the entire set with his trumpet in that condition!  That takes some skill – and also a fair bit of ongoing repairs with constant gaffa tape replacement due to it getting soggy.   Awesome stuff!

So this week he popped in to see Justin and left his trumpet for an emergency overnight repair so that his pride and joy would be ready for this weekends events.

Justin had to fit a strengthening patch and an Amado waterkey to the third slide.  Here are some pictures of the trumpet to show the repairs that Justin carried out.


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