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The Internal View from an Intern's Perspective

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The Internal View from an Intern's Perspective

Six weeks in, working at Quinn the Eskimo has already proven to be a unique experience - in the best kind of way. From the neon pink flamingo and fairy lights in the front office, to the stacks of incredibly old, rare, and interesting instruments in the warehouse, it's difficult to turn a corner without running into something - or someone - strange and interesting. Even amongst typical band repair shops, which are generally atypical work spaces to begin with, the Mighty Quinn stands apart. I have the better part of a decade's work experience in food service, from a...

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Introducing: Our New Interns!

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Introducing: Our New Interns!

Hey, everyone- we’ve hired some fabulous interns! They've been with us for a few weeks now and are doing a really great job!Terra Jo Toynbee is originally from the San Francisco Bay area, and is a 2019 graduate of the Renton Technical College BIRT program. Her previous musical experiences include percussion and euphonium, and she spent a short stint marching euph for Blue Devils B. Before working with us, she spent a summer working for Tim’s Music in Sacramento. When she’s not repairing instruments, she enjoys reading, drawing, crocheting, and hand-poke tattooing. Emma McGuire hails from Yakima, WA and is a...

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What’s on My Bench? A Kanstul 1500A Trumpet!

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What’s on My Bench? A Kanstul 1500A Trumpet!

Hey, Brass Fans! We’re all sad about the closure of the Kanstul factory, but here’s something to make you smile - a 1500A in fabulous condition! This horn has been played and shows very light hand wear, but other than that is in near perfect condition. After a good clean, I removed one tiny bell ping, and it’s good to go! Though this model looks heavy with the large bracing, it’s actually quite comfortable to play. Big broad sound, great intonation and overall just a super fun horn to play! It also comes with multiple tuning slides, an extra set...

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What’s on My Bench? Berp Bio Oil!

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What’s on My Bench? Berp Bio Oil!

Hey, brass friends!! I am super excited to announce that we are officially a Berp dealer!!! I have been using these products on my own horns for about 10 years, and love them so much that I also use them on almost every horn that crosses my bench. These oils are long-lasting, smell great, and leave very little residue behind. They are also very safe and come from a green, renewable source - what could be better than that? We are happy to be able to offer several viscosities to suit your instrument’s needs - if you would like to...

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What’s on My Bench? A 1947 Sterling Bell Reynolds Trumpet!

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What’s on My Bench? A 1947 Sterling Bell Reynolds Trumpet!

Hey, brass fans! I recently finished this fantastic horn, and thought you all might like to see some before and after photos. This is the third of this model that I’ve had cross my bench, and they are just as fun to play as they are to look at - so much, in fact, that I ended up buying one of them myself during my first couple of weeks of working at the Igloo. I’ll include some twinsies photos with mine, but mine is not for sale! As you can see from the photos, this horn came to us in...

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