Brass Instrument Specialist Expert Service for
Trumpets, Cornets, and Flugelhorns
Lemont, Illinois 708-482-8153
Doctor Valve is
The Trumpet Valve Specialist.
In addition to running the Dr. Valve shop, Steve is a regular member of the trumpet section of the Fred Cantu Big Band. Steve is performing with Fred and the band at Redmond's Pub 5730 South Archer Ave from 9-12, Thursday Dec 20. The band starts at 9pm, cover is $5. You can find out more about the band and their future performances at Fred Cantu's Facebook page.
If your trumpet, cornet, or flugelhorn valves need repair,
send your instrument to Steve for prompt expert attention.
Check out the Picture
Galleries of recent and current projects.
New gallery added 3/09/05.
Doctor Valve was pleased to sponsor the Jazz Player Radio Interview the weekend of April 23-25, 2004.
The incredible Roger Ingram was the featured artist, with an interview by Jake Sommers.
Listen on Live365 radio through the website, Jazz Player Radio, "The House That Ferguson Built".
At Doctor Valve I offer my clients superb craftsmanship,
attention to detail, and prompt service. Once an appointment for
your horn is scheduled, typical turnaround time for
a trumpet valve job
is 5 to 8 weeks, turnaround for an instrument overhaul or restoration
is 6 to 12 weeks, depending on
condition and whether parts need to be made or special ordered.
A trumpet, cornet, or flugelhorn valve alignment usually takes 1-2 weeks.
Simple or emergency trumpet repair tasks can often be
done "same day" with a scheduled appointment.
Local Chicagoland clients are welcome to make an appointment to bring their horns
to the shop. Clients
from other locales should see the safe trumpet shipping page for
details on packing a horn for safe shipping.
Fully insured USPS Express or Priority Mail, or UPS or FedEx Second Day are the recommended
methods for delivery.
The shipping address (as of August 20, 2011) is
Doctor Valve, 479 5th Street, Lemont IL 60439-4115. Please include your contact information (name, address, phone, and email) in the package.