Eulipion Woodwinds

Welcome to Eulipion Woodwinds, home of Bob Drinkwater woodwind repair.  For many decades Bob Drinkwater has been a mainstay in the Boston Metro area providing skilled full service woodwind repair to all walks of musicians from internationally touring professionals to local schools and bands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the 1970s Bob spent 10 years at Haynes Flutes developing all aspects of the most demanding detailed woodwind manufacturing and setup. He started off drop forging and making keys, then moved on to making foot joints, soldering, finishing and full assembly.  He brought this especially precise approach to his work later on Clarinets and Saxophones as well.

From there he opened up his own shop upstairs at Carl Fischer Music in Boston with the now infamous “To Pad Or Not TO Pad” entry gate- (those who know, know) and the thousands of signed photos of every known jazz and soul musician covering the walls. He cared for instruments for all the working pros and musicians coming through town on tours as well as school age children and entire schools.  When Carl Fischer closed he moved down to Steinway and had a shop there until relocating to Stoneham where he had shop for years as well.

This is where you want to go for small repairs on the run for working musicians, school setups for students, full overhauls, damage repairs and half pad jobs as well. Service offered on Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute, Kazoo (those are the most expensive) Piccolo, you name it, he will tussle with it and get it going.  He also usually has a stable of second hand, student to pro and vintage to modern horns for sale and also offers consignment sales.

Stop by for all your woodwind needs (best to call for availability) at
38  Montvale Ave
Stoneham MA 02180

Call 718 481 9141 (shop)
or 617 710 6219 mobile

EMAIL HERE

BRIGHT MOMENTS!!!

 

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Otto Link FL Slant Sig. 7 no USA Original near mint

Amazingly well preserved original near mint Otto Link ‘slant signature’ mid-period Florida (no USA) 7 tenor piece.  This is really exceptionally difficult to find, now.  The original table milling marks are fully present, as well as the original facing and tip finish, nothing has been done to this piece.  It appears to have been played just very little and shows no significant wear, some normal scuff or scratches but that’s it.  I measured this piece at exactly .100″ which again is also rare.

It has the typical idiosyncratic facing curve that Ben Harrod was applying to these links at that time, slightly short on the front end of the facing, which produces a characteristic brightness with a bit of resistance and a fast response.  While the underlying tone is darker and very colorful and complex, the response actually comes out very edgy and cutting due to that facing and the moderate baffle they crafted.  This piece, however is very flexible if one learns how to manipulate it.  it can easily go from the Stan Getz classic slant sig vibe to a Sonny Rollins or more aggressive very easily.  It is a phenomenal playing early example of really the best design of the slant sig FL.

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